ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Reducing water scarcity possible by 2050

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News   Reducing water scarcity possible by 2050 Posted: 29 Aug 2014 08:57 AM PDT Water scarcity is not a problem just for the developing world. Increased water-recycling and improved irrigation techniques are among many strategies identified in North America as key to successfully reducing global water …

Saline Agriculture to Feed and Fuel the World

Saline Agriculture to Feed and Fuel the World Shortage of fresh water poses a much bigger threat to world food supply than the shortage of fossil fuels; cultivating salt-tolerant crops could solve both problems Dr. Mae-Wan Ho and Prof. Joe Cummins Fresh water in short supply and salinization widespread People …

FUTURIST UPDATE: The Fungus That Captured the Gold

May 2014 • Volume 15, No. 5 In this issue: To Spot Trends before They’re Trends, Follow the Friends The Fungus That Captured the Gold Of Mice and Men and Women: Gender Bias among Lab Rats? WorldFuture 2014 Speakers Bookshelf What Future Do You Favor? A LinkedIn Discussion In Memoriam: …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: What evolved first, a dexterous hand or an agile foot?

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News   What evolved first, a dexterous hand or an agile foot? Posted: 06 Oct 2013 05:41 PM PDT Resolving a long-standing mystery in human evolution, new research indicates that early hominids developed finger dexterity and tool use ability before the development of bipedal locomotion. Salt-tolerant bacteria …

Science Daily: Scientists shut down reproductive ability, desire in pest insects

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News     Scientists shut down reproductive ability, desire in pest insects Posted: 26 Aug 2013 03:29 PM PDT Entomologists have identified a neuropeptide named natalisin that regulates the sexual activity and reproductive ability of insects. The finding may open new possibilities for environmentally friendly pest management. …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Induced seismicity? Recent spike of earthquakes in the central and eastern U.S. may be linked to human activity

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Induced seismicity? Recent spike of earthquakes in the central and eastern U.S. may be linked to human activity Air pollution responsible for more than 2 million deaths worldwide each year, experts estimate A coral symbiont genome decoded for first time Induced seismicity? Recent spike of earthquakes …

Clean Technica: Self-Assembling DNA Molecules As Scaffolding For Artificial Photosynthesis — Solar Energy Antenna Developed

Top cleantech news of the day fromCleanTechnica, the world’s #1 cleantech or clean energy website:   Self-Assembling DNA Molecules As Scaffolding For Artificial Photosynthesis — Solar Energy Antenna Developed Coal Industry Must Wake Up – Renewables Are The Future MidAmerica Energy To Boost 579 MW Antelope Valley Solar Project Investment …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Reforestation study shows trade-offs between water, carbon and timber

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News  Reforestation study shows trade-offs between water, carbon and timber Earth’s mantle affects long-term sea-level rise estimates Scientists offer first definitive proof of bacteria-feeding behavior in green algae Biophysicists measure mechanism that determines fate of living cells Tomatoes: The world’s favorite fruit, only better-tasting and longer-lasting New …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Lost in translocation? How bird song could help save species

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Lost in translocation? How bird song could help save species Study reveals how fishing gear can cause slow death of whales Minus environment, patterns still emerge: Computational study tracks E. coli cells’ regulatory mechanisms Bird’s playlist could signal mental strengths and weaknesses Bacterial spare parts filter …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Strengthening legumes to tackle fertilizer pollution

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News   Strengthening legumes to tackle fertilizer pollution Big ecosystem changes viewed through the lens of tiny carnivorous plants Asian monsoon is getting predictable: Strong correlation between summer monsoon and preceding climate pattern Wildfires can burn hot without ruining soil Source of organic matter affects Bay water …