Peace has led to more deforestation in Colombia

The consequences of peace and armed conflict for deforestation depend on the location, reports a new publication in Frontiers in Environmental Science. Using Colombia as a case study, this work presents one of the most comprehensive ...

Nobel Prizes awarded in pandemic-curtailed local ceremonies

Three 2021 Nobel Prize laureates said Monday that climate change is the biggest threat facing the world—yet they remain optimistic—as this year's winners began receiving their awards at scaled-down local ceremonies adapted ...

3 US-based economists win Nobel for research on wages, jobs

A U.S.-based economist won the Nobel prize in economics Monday for pioneering research that transformed widely held ideas about the labor force, showing how an increase in the minimum wage doesn't hinder hiring and immigrants ...

China's Yuan Longping dies; rice research helped feed world

Yuan Longping, a Chinese scientist who developed higher-yield rice varieties that helped feed people around the world, died Saturday at a hospital in the southern city of Changsha, the Xinhua News agency reported. He was ...

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