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If you must cut down a tree, plant back a tree in Nigeria

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Coconut trees in St. Lucia

FG Mulls 40m Tree Seedlings to Check Desertification, Erosion Menace

By Kasim Sumaina in Abuja


The Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Environment is planning to raise about 40 million tree seedlings annually to curtail the effect of desert encroachment and the erosion menace plaguing the nation. 186 more words


Can family farming save the world?

2014 marked the UN International Year of Family Farming, which celebrated the contribution family-based agriculture brings to the global food system. Ilaria Bertini headed to Italy to attend two of the year’s most significant family farming events… 735 more words


Conserving our crops' genetic diversity

More than 22 years have passed since the Convention on Biological Diversity was signed. It called for international efforts to conserve the world’s biodiversity, which had long been suffering the effects of human activities. 692 more words

John Innes Centre

Biodiversity: Rare fox spotted in Yosemite National Park

Just 50 Sierra Nevada red foxes remain in the wild

Staff Report

FRISCO — One of the rarest mammals in the American West may be making a comeback in the Sierra Nevada. 716 more words


Something Really, Really Terrible Is About To Happen To Our Coral | Mother Jones

via Something Really, Really Terrible Is About To Happen To Our Coral | Mother Jones.

—By Tom Philpott| Wed Jan. 28, 2015

Coral reefs cover just 0.1 percent of the ocean floor, but provide habitat to 25 percent of sea-dwelling fish species.

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Science & Technology

Gadget Turns Plastic Into Edible Mushrooms - Cooking Stoned

via Gadget Turns Plastic Into Edible Mushrooms – Cooking Stoned.

Blog Post by Jerry James Stone – January 22, 2015

A team of microbiologists and designers have created a device that turns man-made trash–specifically plastics–into edible mushrooms.

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Science & Technology

Third Annual Future Farming Expo

It’s back!  The North Central CMA, in partnership with Goulburn Broken CMA and Murray Landcare, is proudly hosting the third annual Future Farming Expo.

Discover the latest farm research and innovation from experts, scientists and industry colleagues. 212 more words