Changes to animal feed could supply food for 1 billion people

While millions around the world face the threat of famine or malnutrition, the production of feed for livestock and fish is tying up limited natural resources that could be used to produce food for people. New research from ...

Oregon blaze latest major wildfire to engulf US West

A massive wildfire burned out of control Monday in Oregon forcing residents to flee and threatening towns and thousands of homes, in the latest blaze to scorch the US West during a blistering summer.

Hunt on for monarch butterfly eggs in the gardens of Canada

When Canadian conservation enthusiasts head out to find monarch eggs, it's always with a magnifying glass and a notebook. They are volunteers taking part in a summer census of the iconic, endangered butterflies.

How toxic facility relocation depends on community pressure

No one wants to live near a toxic plant. Toxin-releasing facilities such as paper, pulp, and other manufacturing plants negatively affect human health, environmental quality, and property values. And communities with lower ...

Chronic stress causes genetic changes in chickens

How can stress in animals be measured? Scientists from Uppsala University and elsewhere have now found that what are known as epigenetic biomarkers could be used to detect long-term exposure to stress in commercially raised ...

The quality of Nigerian home-grown rice is poor: Here's why

Processing agricultural products—adding value by transforming them from basic commodities—increases their worth, appeal and market value. In the case of rice, processing is an important and distinct feature in its production. ...

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