History and/of the environment

It belongs to our time in history to be worried about environment, climate change, ‘plastic islands’ in the oceans, extreme weather, etc. Of course, never before so many people lived on this planet, never before people used so much fossil… read more
Slash and burn agriculture in Amazonian rainforest

Forests can play key role to end global hunger

Trees offer a multitude of ecological services. For instance, they support bees and other pollinators, which are essential for crop production including on farmland. They also provide animal fodder that enables communities to produce meat and milk, and protect streams… read more

Tiny Opossum Could Be Farmers’ Friend

A small mammal that likes to feast on a soybean pest in Brazil’s Cerrado illustrates how preserving this savanna landscape is good for farms as well as biodiversity ​A gracile mouse opossum at the Botanic Garden of Brasília >> André… read more

Urban Insects Clean Up our Streets

North Carolina State University researchers working in New York City studied the food waste disposal by insects in the city. To do their investigation, the scientists dumped food garbage in dozens of sites, within parks and in street medians. Their… read more

Nectar Helps Bees’ Medicine Go Down

In addition to fuel, nectar from various plant species contains chemical compounds that reduce the numbers of a common gut parasite in bumblebees. Home-based bird watchers might have mixed up a batch of  ‘nectar’  to  attract the feathered objects of… read more