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Costs and benefits of organic farming:

Yields Benefits: Some studies suggest that the stability of yields might be higher under organic management. Costs: Yields under organic management are on average 19 to 25 per cent lower than under conventional management. Context: Many cereals show higher yield… read more

Organic is only one ingredient in recipe for susta..

Many people choose organic thinking it’s better for humans and the planet, but a new UBC study published in Science Advances finds that might not always be the case. “Organic is often proposed a holy grail solution to current environmental… read more

Bhutan’s stumbling block to being the greene..

Bhutan is well on its way to becoming the greenest nation on the planet.  Photojournalist Michael Buckley explores in the Ecologist the reasons why the country’s ecosystems and dazzling biodiversity remain intact – and highlights the one thing that threatens… read more

Loss of ocean predators has impact on climate chan..

Continued unsustainable harvesting of large predatory fish, including the culling of sharks, can have far-reaching consequences for the way we tackle climate change. Professor Rod Connolly, (marine scientist at Griffith University’s Australian Rivers Institute), is one of the authors of… read more

Environmentally friendly, soy air filter

Washington State University researchers have developed a soy-based air filter that can capture toxic chemicals, such as carbon monoxide and formaldehyde, that current air filters can’t. Hazardous gases escape most filters Poor air quality causes health problems worldwide and is… read more