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‘Ecological intensification’ swaps pesticides for biodiversity

... something new on the menu that could employ nature's own resources instead. Intensive agriculture aims to achieve ... not so easy and it takes time.' Could we use nature’s own resources instead of pesticides to increase yields? ...

Bins filled with food

How can we cut down on food waste?

... knowledge and information to people wanting to start their own food-sharing activities, as well as ideas that can help ... or even set up similar kinds of activities in their own cities, beyond those listed in the database,’ Prof. ... But consumers won’t eliminate food waste on their own. ‘What I would like to see is to influence policy and ...

How To Be A Wildlife Photographer

... front of you. If you are unable to leave nature to do its own thing then you have no right to be there. This may sound ... the wildlife photographer. Sadly, this war is of our own doing. Climate change (yes, I know now don't drop off to ...

Quicksand warning sign

What is Quicksand?

... to escape, as a Dutch scientist found when he produced his own home-made variety in the laboratory. Daniel Bonn was on ...

Scientists are using diamonds to uncover what makes up the earth’s core.

What's at the centre of the earth?

... suggest that it is not dense enough to be iron on its own. The best way to understand the precise composition is to ...

Breaking the unbreakable: Solving the problems of plastics and plants

... Hundreds of millions of years ago, plants developed their own incredibly sturdy material. When they adapted from a ...

View over the Bristol Channel, England from The Naked Scientists Space Balloon

Sending a balloon to space

... we bought off the Internet made more noise of its own than it picked up from the environment, so that was a ... pet dogs inspired a surge of animal owners to submit their own. The stand-out winner, though, was a lady from Cape Town ...

Fresh fruit and vegetables at a food market

Putting food under the microscope

... inoculate them and give them a vaccine to produce their own antibodies to specifically reduce the archaea in the ... explains Bronwen Percival. Each farm will have its own microbial footprint that can impart specific flavours to ...

The buff-tailed bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) visiting Globe thistle. By Penny Firth.

The Plight of the Bumblebee

... kill or evict the queen and take over her workers as their own, using them to rear their own offspring. There are no cuckoo workers, only males and ...

A polluted city

Reducing air pollution begins at home, say scientists

... people do not take responsibility for the impact of their own behaviour. By making changes at home, people can make a ...

A free-range chicken on a farm

Turning food waste into animal feed

... these products come from unsustainable sources with their own set of environmental impacts. To produce synthetic, or ...

The International Polar Year 2007-9

International Polar Year 2007-9

... in the Australian sector (as China has no claim of its own in the continent) to largely replace their two previous ...

Smog over Santiago in Chile. This can be caused by nitrogen oxides in the atmosphere.

Nitrogen - The Bad Guy of Global Warming

... globe, do we really want to stop artificially creating our own useful nitrogen compounds? Why would we want to go back ...

PACKAGE

The carbon cost of home delivery

... That's why Nimber is not going to have any cars of our own; our mission is to use existing capacity.’ Nimber ...

Seaweed coffee cups could help ditch single-use plastics

... chains give customers a discount when they use their own cup. ‘But there are some circumstances where reusable ...

San Francisco Mission District burning in the aftermath of the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906.

The San Andreas' fault - or ours?

... Countries in Asia have long since put into place their own earthquake warning systems. China, for example, has an ... looming for Southern California: the first step toward our own warning system. Just as newspapers had started publishing ...

Tech trends undermine move to zero-waste economy

... a big part of the hotel industry. Each room often has its own fridge which may be replaced every four to five years, ...

Bed bug: Cimex lectularius

A Traveller's Guide to Bed Bugs

... and Stowaways Bed bugs are flightless; under their own steam a trip of even a few metres can be a daunting ...

What's On The Menu ?

... to facilities that follow the rules. Pirates have their own illegal pipelines to bring the fish to market. Often ...

grasshopper speciesDifferent species of Chorthippus grasshopper that closely resemble each other

Where do new species come from?

... evolved to choose only mates who sing the song of their own, they might never or very rarely outbreed, leading to a ...

How do Thunderstorms and Lightning Work?

... was hit 15 times in as many minutes; so you can draw your own conclusions about the validity of that statement. What is ...

Floods in York

Learning to live with flooding

... Every little helps, according to Kelman, even making our own properties a little greener can help in reducing the risk ...

An explosion of drones: new technology in the geosciences

... technologies that can read microscopic information, one's own physical relationship to nature is replaced with the lens ...

Nanocrystal solutions

No need to change the lightbulb - we already have

... proportion of the LED's blue output, whilst emitting their own red and green light. The blue, red and green lights ...