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Drones in agriculture | Environment Pesticides | DW

Drones in agriculture | Environment Pesticides | DW | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
Researchers are testing drones to see if they can help farmers fight weeds and pests. The drones can automatically map large agricultural fields, identify plants, and enable herbicides to be sprayed with precision, sparing the crops.
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Plastic pollution is increasing in the Arctic Ocean

Plastic pollution is increasing in the Arctic Ocean | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
There’s more direct evidence that plastic pollution is increasing rapidly in the remote Arctic Ocean, according to German scientists, who have tracking sea-bottom litter at two research stations since 2002. The Hausgarten deep-sea observatory network includes a total of 21 stations in the Fram Strait, between Greenland and Svalbard.
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Frères des arbres, l'appel d'un chef papou - Kaizen magazine

Frères des arbres, l'appel d'un chef papou - Kaizen magazine | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
Face au changement climatique et au sort des peuples racines, le documentaire Frères des arbres, L'Appel d'un chef papou, suit les pas de Mundiya Kepanga.

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100-Year-Old Way to Filter Rainwater in a Barrel - The Prepper Journal

100-Year-Old Way to Filter Rainwater in a Barrel - The Prepper Journal | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
ensure you have enough water in a survival situation is to collect it from your roof. We found an old method our grandparents used to filter rainwater

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Cindy Burnside Peterson's curator insight, March 26, 1:02 AM

FYI - in some parts of the American West you are NOT allowed to capture rainwater off your own roof.  Isn't that insane?

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#Cyprus #poachers kill 2.3 million #songbirds in 2016

#Cyprus #poachers kill 2.3 million #songbirds in 2016 | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
Poachers in Cyprus killed an estimated 2.3 million birds in autumn 2016, including 800,000 on a British military base, conservation groups said Thursday.

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The illusion of normality at Fukushima | Asia | DW

The illusion of normality at Fukushima | Asia | DW | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
Six years after it suffered a nuclear meltdown, Fukushima appears to have returned to a semblance of normalcy. But there is still a long way to go in terms of cleaning up the site. Martin Fritz reports.
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Glyphosate 'will destroy the whole ecosystem' | DW Environment | DW

Glyphosate 'will destroy the whole ecosystem' | DW Environment | DW | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
The widely used weed killer glyphosate does not cause cancer, according to a controversial EU assessment. It's still highly toxic for biodiversity and should be banned, says Karl Bär of the Munich Environment Institute.
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Energy on the go - the world's smallest hydropower plant | eco@africa | DW

Energy on the go - the world's smallest hydropower plant | eco@africa | DW | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
Sick of your phone running out of battery? Now you can use a mini water turbine to charge it up! The German design is already in demand from African communities wanting to generate their own hydropower.
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Burning wood for energy ignites fierce academic row - BBC News

Burning wood for energy ignites fierce academic row - BBC News | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
Scientists on both sides of the Atlantic have become embroiled in a war of words over energy from trees.
A recent Chatham House report claimed that burning wood for electricity is worse for the climate than using coal.
It sparked a backlash from a group of 125 academics in the field who said the research was deeply flawed.
Now supporters of the original study have hit back, saying that to avoid dangerous warming the world needs to plant more trees, not burn them.
Producing electricity from burning biomass such as trees has boomed in recent years, with the amount of energy generated doubling between 2005 and 2015.
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New Zealand river first in the world to be given legal human status - BBC News

New Zealand river first in the world to be given legal human status - BBC News | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
A river in New Zealand has become the first in the world to be granted the same legal rights as a person.
The New Zealand parliament passed the bill recognising the Whanganui River, in North Island, as a living entity.
Long revered by New Zealand's Maori people, the river's interests will now be represented by two people.
The Maori had been fighting for over 160 years to get this recognition for their river, a minister said.
"I know the initial inclination of some people will say it's pretty strange to give a natural resource a legal personality," said New Zealand's Treaty Negotiations Minister Chris Finlayson.
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Decline of bees threatens the evolution of plants, study suggests

Decline of bees threatens the evolution of plants, study suggests | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
The feared demise of bumblebees could bring the evolution of the plants they pollinate grinding to a halt – leaving them vulnerable to new diseases and other threats – a new study suggests. Researchers in Switzerland tested what happened when field mustard plants were pollinated solely by bumblebees or hoverflies over nine generations. The results were dramatic: the bee-pollinated plants grew taller and produced twice as much scent.

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Another way of looking at the fix we're in.

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Anger over UK ship's damage to pristine reef - BBC News

Anger over UK ship's damage to pristine reef - BBC News | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
Two weeks ago, a British-owned cruise ship accidentally ran aground in one of Indonesia's most pristine coral reefs, causing extensive damage. For local people, who rely on dive tourism, it is a sad and worrying time.
"I was born here, I was in tears when I saw this damage," said Ruben Sauyai.
"The damage is huge and acute. It could take 10 to 100 years to repair it."
A professional diving instructor, Mr Sauyai, 30, runs a home stay and dive centre on Raja Ampat, a remote and idyllic island chain in the west of Indonesia's Papua province.
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'They died of thirst': Extreme conditions wipe out forest over 1000 kilometres

"The death of mangrove forests stretched over 1000 kilometres of Australia's northern coast a year ago has been blamed on extreme conditions including record temperatures.

About 7400 hectares of mangroves strung along the Gulf of Carpentaria died in a single month in early 2016 because of the unusual warmth, a prolonged drought and an El Nino that reduced local sea levels by about 20 centimetres, said Norman Duke, head of the Mangrove Research hub at James Cook University."

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7 Secrets to Perfect Compost - Modern Farmer

7 Secrets to Perfect Compost - Modern Farmer | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
Afraid to take the dive and start composting? Relax, the Modern Farmer guide to composting has arrived.

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Unconventional Gardening Methods: Pros and Cons - Organic Gardening - MOTHER EARTH NEWS

Unconventional Gardening Methods: Pros and Cons - Organic Gardening - MOTHER EARTH NEWS | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
With this breakdown of the pros and cons of aquaculture, straw bale gardening, hugelkultur, lasagna gardening, biodynamic gardening, and hydroponics, you can reimagine your backyard space.

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Cindy Burnside Peterson's curator insight, March 25, 8:44 PM

Isn't this interesting? Lasagna gardening . . .

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Kenya is planting a forest the size of Costa Rica

Kenya is planting a forest the size of Costa Rica | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
Kenya this week announced a plan to restore 5.1 million hectares of deforested land, an area that constitutes 9% of the country—roughly the size of Costa Rica. The goal is part of a global campaign called the Bonn Challenge, which aims to have 350 million hectares of forest planted across the world by 2030. Environment minister Judy Wakhungu told reporter

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Global CO2 emission flat for 3d year in a row

Global CO2 emission flat for 3d year in a row | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
Carbon dioxide emissions from the world’s biggest economies — the U.S. and China — dropped in 2016 and didn’t grow in Europe, showing that economic growth can occur without an increase in heat-trapping pollution, according to the latest emissions report from the International Energy Agency. 

As in the previous two years, flat-lining global emissions were the result of a surge in renewable energy production, switches from coal to natural gas, improvements in energy efficiency, and structural changes in the global economy.
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Gas from the Amazon or fracked in Europe? | DW Environment |

Gas from the Amazon or fracked in Europe? | DW Environment | | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
Amid a heated national debate over fracking, the UK has received its first natural gas cargo from the Peruvian Amazon. Critical voices, however, are getting louder. Is there no better alternative?
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Drought and forest loss cause vicious circle in the Amazon | DW Environment | DW

Drought and forest loss cause vicious circle in the Amazon | DW Environment | DW | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
If dry seasons intensify with man-made climate change, the risk for self-amplified forest loss increases even more and could put the Amazon rainforest further at risk, an international team of scientists found.
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Nigeria's school of waste | eco@africa | DW

Nigeria's school of waste | eco@africa | DW | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
Recycling is on the curriculum in Nigeria, where the #WeSeparateWaste project is teaching why waste management matters and showing pupils how to get creative with trash.
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50 years on: the oily legacy of the "Torrey Canyon" | DW Environment | DW

50 years on: the oily legacy of the "Torrey Canyon" | DW Environment | DW | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
50 years ago, the oil tanker "Torrey Canyon" ran aground off the UK coast, between the Isles of Scilly and Cornwall. What followed was the world's first major marine oil spill.
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Huge plastic waste footprint revealed - BBC News

Huge plastic waste footprint revealed - BBC News | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
Soft drinks makers admit more needs to be done to stop people discarding single-use plastic bottles.
Their UK trade body says it will work with government to reduce the number of bottles ending in the sea.
It follows research from Greenpeace suggesting the top six global firms sell plastic bottles weighing more than two million tonnes a year.
The biggest brand Coca-Cola is under fire for refusing to disclose how much plastic it produces.
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Bumblebees make flowers grow bigger and smell sweeter

Bumblebees make flowers grow bigger and smell sweeter | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
Gardeners have long known the importance of bees for pollination, but the insects can also help flowers grow bigger and smell more fragrant, scientists have discovered.

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Eben Lenderking's curator insight, March 16, 9:39 AM

No wonder our garden is so amazing!

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Growing #algae bloom in Arabian Sea tied to #climate change

Growing #algae bloom in Arabian Sea tied to #climate change | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
BANDAR AL-ROWDAH, Oman (AP) — The Gulf of Oman turns green twice a year, when an algae bloom the size of Mexico spreads across the Arabian Sea all the way to India.

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Amazon faces death spiral of drought and deforestation, scientists warn

Amazon faces death spiral of drought and deforestation, scientists warn | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
Much of the Amazon is facing a death spiral of deforestation and drought over the next century, according to a new study. Projected reductions in rainfall would not lead to “complete Amazon dieback” but “large parts” of the vast region were “certainly at risk”, one of the researchers said.

The water cycle of the Amazon has been described as “one of nature’s great wonders”, but the forest has been under pressure from the timber industry, agriculture and the effects of climate change.
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