Wherever there are people, there will be pests that thrive off the human population. Over the centuries, researchers have developed many different ways of dealing with insects, rodents, and weeds. People are beginning to realize that taking a heavy approach to preventing pests can have negative effects on their health and the environment as a whole.
As farmers worldwide confront changing climates and challenging new situations, ideas are beginning to spread that can bring new high-tech solutions for farmers to adapt to a hotter world, wherever they live
The water hyacinth has been clogging waterways and causing havoc and destruction of ecosystems since the 1900s. But researchers are discovering that it can play a role in reducing carbon emissions – as well as providing raw materials for production.
A new approach promises to help reduce hunger, fight erosion, promote tree cover, and capture carbon emissions all at once. In southern Philippines, it is happening in upland areas now.
Cuba has a reputation for primitive agricultural practices. But being isolated from the latest farming methods and chemicals for the last 60-odd years has an upside. Its bees are as green and pure as they come.
Rice is seen as the staple food across almost all Asian countries. But changes to nutrition education, concerns about agricultural demands and a trend towards urbanisation are all pushing a move to less rice on the Asian plate.
TNB was found liable for negligence in causing the 2013 environmental disaster involving torrential water flow from the Sultan Abu Bakar Hydroelectric Dam causing fatalities, severe flooding and property damage in Cameron Highlands. Lawyer M.Manogaran also calls for a new legislation - a Dam Safety Act - to protect the interest of the public.
An independent Swiss monitoring group has cast doubt on official greenhouse gas emission figures from at least two major nations. Problem for global emission control, climate change management. By Jeremy Torr.
Conservation agriculture with trees, or CAT, provides the benefit of additional income to farmers while protecting the environment, reports Henrylito D. Tacio