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GMOs – putting the ‘sweet’ back into corn?

Genetically modified organisms: putting the ‘sweet’ back into corn?

The perceived pros and cons of GMOs often leads to a split in opinion, as SciTech Europa explores. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines genetically...
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Boosting agricultural productivity with the FutureAgriculture project

Arren Bar-Even explains how the FutureAgriculture project is hoping to boost agricultural productivity and overcome the deficits of natural photorespiration. The EU-funded FET Open project FutureAgriculture...
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Fish diseases: Why prevention is better than a cure

As fishing industries such as the £1bn Scottish salmon farming industry are being affected by the growth of diseases, focus is now turning from...
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Marine technology: Scenario-based risk management for polar waters

Aalto University’s Marine Technology Research Group outline a new project to develop risk-based guidelines which holistically consider the impact of risks in ice infested...
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Growing American strawberries: The challenges, needs, and opportunities

The American Society for Horticultural Science has review the challenges, needs, and opportunities for growing American strawberries. Jayesh Samtani of Virginia Tech and Curt Rom...
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Clean Arctic Alliance: we must focus on the Arctic Heavy Fuel Oil ban

Clean Arctic Alliance has encouraged the six IMO Member States to remain focused on developing the heavy fuel oil ban in the Arctic. The campaign...
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The hidden air pollution caused by your daily household activities

Research from the University of Colorado Boulder suggests that daily household activities cause significant air pollution. Indoor air quality levels could be equivalent to...
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Electric Vehicles: Are carmaking giants misjudging their strategy?

Bad strategy and a lack of diversification will kill some carmaking giants soon, according to Dr Peter Harrop, the chairman of IDTechEx. The new IDTechEX...
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Improving the European environment with butterfly monitoring

A new EU Pilot Project on butterfly monitoring is aiming to inform decisions on improving the European environment. The project is called ABLE (Assessing ButterfLies in Europe)....
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Solving the mystery of sea snakes that cannot drink seawater

Sea snakes are surrounded by seawater. While previously scientists believed they could drink seawater, new research has shown they need to access fresh water. The...

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