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4 Myths About GMOs And Organic Food Everybody Needs to Stop Believing

Here are the facts.<p>For some consumers, the mere act of shopping at the supermarket can be full of overwhelming decisions.<p>After extended debate in the …

How Bill Gates aims to clean up the planet

It’s a simple idea: strip CO2 from the air and use it to produce carbon-neutral fuel. But can it work on an industrial scale?<p>It’s nothing much to look at, but the tangle of pipes, pumps, tanks, reactors, chimneys and ducts on a messy industrial estate outside the logging town of Squamish in western …

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Magenta greenhouse glass generates electricity, doesn't bug plants

Greenhouses already tend to be situated in such a way that they receive a lot of sunlight, so why not incorporate solar panels into them? That's just …

4 Things Most of Us Refuse to Admit About Ourselves

I was writing at a local beachside coffee shop when a young woman approached me. “You’re Marc, right?” she asked.I looked up at her. She had piercing …

Six Nobel prizes – what’s the fascination with the fruit fly?

Drosophila share 60 per cent of human DNA, making them perfect for research that has led to vital strides in treating cancer, autism, diabetes and many other ills. Now scientists in the field have won yet another Nobel<p><i>Am not I</i><i><br>A fly like thee?</i><i><br>Or art not thou</i><i><br>A man like me?</i><p>With these lines, from <i>The …

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We’ve Grossly Underestimated How Much Cow Farts Are Contributing to Global Warming

A new NASA-sponsored study shows that global methane emissions produced by livestock are 11 percent higher than estimates made last decade. Because …

Tropical forests are now emitting more carbon than oxygen, alarming new study finds

So much of the Earth’s forest has been destroyed that the tropics now emit more carbon than they capture, scientists have found.<p>Tropical forests …

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Debris from the 2011 tsunami carried invasive species to North America

The 2011 Japanese earthquake and subsequent tsunami washed massive amounts of debris into the sea. Boats, docks and parts of houses circulated in the …

DNA-editing breakthrough could fix 'broken genes' in the brain, delay ageing and cure incurable diseases

Scientists have discovered a new way to edit DNA that could fix “broken genes” in the brain, cure previously incurable diseases and potentially even …

Chinese Scientists Become First to Use CRISPR Gene-Editing on Humans

Chinese scientists are attempting to use CRISPR to develop a new treatment for cancer patients, and the U.S. will soon follow their lead.<p>A team of Chinese scientists from Sichuan University in Chengdu have become the first to inject a person with cells modified with the gene-editing tool …

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Sundrop Farms, a tomato production facility that is the first agricultural system of its kind in the world, celebrated its grand opening in Port …

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Enzyme soup: is this the future of recycling?

A new waste handling project in Northwich, run by Dong Energy, is expected to create enough biogas to power 10,000 homes<p>The world’s largest waste-to-biogas conversion plant is gearing up for a grand opening next spring in Northwich, north-west England, using advanced enzyme technology to handle …

What would happen if the world suddenly went vegetarian?

Eliminating meat from our diets would bring a bounty of benefits to both our own health and the planet’s – but it could also harm millions of people.<p>People become vegetarians for a variety of reasons. Some do it to alleviate animal suffering, others because they want to pursue a healthier …

Agriculture

Eccentric Youngster Jaden Smith Gives Sustainability Street Cred

Sustainability is a cause that has been gaining momentum for a while now. With well known pioneers like Sylvia Heisel, Liz Spencer, Stella McCartney …

Could ants be the solution to antibiotic crisis?

Bacterial defences of fungus-farming ants could help in medical battle against superbugs<p>Scientists have pinpointed a promising new source of antibiotics: ants. They have found that some species – including leaf-cutter ants from the Amazon – use bacteria to defend their nests against invading fungi …

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Putting Food Waste To Work

A little garden goes a long way.<p>Food for the Hungry (FH) has been working for over 40 years in the world’s hard places and in that time, we’ve seen a strong link between the responsible use and protection of the environment and the likelihood that a family breaks free from the cycle of poverty. …

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6 Things You Can Do When Dealing With Family Members Who Are Toxic

Toxic people are best to be left alone and avoided. Sometimes that’s hard to do as it may be the case that you either work with someone or have …