Environmental Conservation

How Soilless Agriculture Differs from Soil-based Agriculture

The obvious difference with soilless agriculture is the absence of soil. But do the differences end there? How can soilless agriculture really work and how does it compare to soil-based agriculture?

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Why this planet needs a woman's touch

So if there is a bond between women and our planet, does this mean our planet needs a woman’s touch? Thousands of years ago our predecessors worshiped the Earth as a living female being...

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What is the precautionary principle?

What is the Precautionary principle? Popular wisdom says “better safe than sorry”. And this really is what the precautionary principle is about...

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things you can do to help save bees

Honeybees are some of the hardest workers out there. The world needs their precious work, and it is in our interest to prevent further loss of their colonies.

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The beauty of the high biodiversity ecosystem

The word biodiversity beautifully captures a fundamental concept: life on this planet is extraordinarily diverse and complex. Modern societies thrive on diversity...

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How to prevent ocean acidification

Ocean acidification is causing huge problems for sensitive marine ecosystems. Although we can not stop the process, there are a number of preventative strategies to...

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what is a sustainable fish

What Is a Sustainable Fish?

What is a sustainable fish? A sustainable fish is one which comes from..., or one which is abundant and caught with non-destructive fishing practices.

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sustainable methods to grow rice

Rice’s extraordinary water footprint is primarily owed to...One of the most promising approaches was developed about 25 years ago by farmers in Madagascar who decided...

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What role does humus play in soil fertility

What role does humus play in soil fertility? Because of its high ratio in organic compounds, humus is also rich in microorganisms which help plants to absorb nutrients or...

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What effect do keystone species have on an environment

Keystone species are plants or animals that play a unique and crucial role. Research has identified 4 ways in which keystone species can affect their environment...

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