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The loss of nature's biodiversity is widening the divide between countries, social groups and generations. Photo: LLs Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)LLs Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Vause: “Nature’s exploitation is fueling inequality”

The remarks of the UN economist at the European Environment Agency: "Protecting nature means fighting inequality between nations, the social gap and the generation divide". Climate mitigation and biodiversity protection are crucial
The share of global population exposed to flood events has increased by 24% in the 21st century. Photo: Thearat Touch EU/ECHO Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)Thearat Touch EU/ECHO Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)

21st century floods have already affected nearly 300 million people

The share of global population exposed to flood risk has grown at a 10 times faster pace than previously estimated with Asia as epicenter, The University of Arizona says.
The Ulan Buh desert in Mongolia hosted the first large-scale trial conducted by Chinese researchers. Photo: 摩游乐 Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0)摩游乐 Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0)

China is fighting desertification by adding cellulose to sand

Chinese researchers offer a solution to soil degradation: a plant paste that can turn the desert into a grassland. The new technology might help 500 million people in Central Asia
Dal 1990 ad oggi le emissioni dell'industria alimentare globale sono aumentate dell'8%. Foto: Pxfuel Free for commercial use, DMCA https://www.pxfuel.com/en/free-photo-oimhn

“Food system generates one third of all human-caused GHG emissions”

Historically underestimated, emissions from pre- and post-production activities weigh strongly on estimates of food industry's total climate footprint. Mr. Tubiello (FAO): "Zero balance is no longer enough, we need to reduce the impact of all sectors."
The food production system, says Ellen MacArthur Foundation's latest report, can be redesigned to let nature thrive Photo: Pixabay Free for commercial use Attribution not requiredPixabay Free for commercial use Attribution not required

Diversity and circular design will lead global food into the future

Ellen MacArthur Foundation: "To create an environmentally friendly food production system, we must redesign the supply chain by diversifying ingredients and regenerating crops."
Soil analysis of the Mayon volcano in the Philippines has revealed some promising species of bacteria. Photo: Patryk Reba Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)Patryk Reba Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Soil bacteria from a volcano bring new hope for cancer treatment

Scientists from the University of Los Baños have isolated 30 bacteria species found at the Mayon volcano, in the north of the country. One of them seems to have relevant antibiotic and antitumor properties.
Agriculture, U.S. organizations explain, "needs a collections of practices tailored for each region, climate, soil type, and farming system." Photo: Pxhere CC0 Public Domain Free for personal and commercial use No attribution requiredPxhere CC0 Public Domain Free for personal and commercial use No attribution required

Three U.S. soil associations unveil seven proposals for climate-resilient agriculture

Proposals from U.S. experts: data use, effective communication, specific solutions, collaboration and more. The goal? Changing agriculture to tackle climate change.
Beer waste can help eliminate parasitic microorganisms in the soil promoting agricultural yield growth. Photo: CC0 Public Domain Free for personal and commercial use No attributionCC0 Public Domain Free for personal and commercial use No attribution

Beer by-products are good for soil as crop yields increase 15%

Beer production leftovers can boost agricultural yields and soil health, Spanish researchers say. The circular solution can control parasitic invertebrates population and accelerate plant growth
Applications for the EU call on "Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment" are open until October 6. Photo: Gerd Altmann Creative Commons CC0 Public domainGerd Altmann Creative Commons CC0 Public domain

Food, bioeconomy, agriculture: one month left to join EU €1 bn call

There is time until October 6 to submit your projects under the €1 bn European call for projects on food, agriculture and bioeconomy. The goal? "Accelerate the ecological transition to achieve climate neutrality."
Nematodes are essential players in the soil system providing benefits or damage depending on properties of 30,000 different species. Photo: Starlight Hunter Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)Starlight Hunter Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

In Japan a DNA test unveals the secrets of soil nematodes

Genetic testing also works with nematodes, which are crucial for ecosystem. A new study from offers new perspectives for the study of soil