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Carbon feedback from forest soils to accelerate global warming

After 26 years, the world's longest-running experiment to discover how warming temperatures affect forest soils has revealed a surprising, cyclical response: Soil warming stimulates periods of abundant carbon release from...

Sunlight and 'right' microbes convert Arctic carbon into carbon dioxide

A new study outlines the mechanisms and points to the importance of both sunlight and the right microbial community as keys to converting permafrost carbon to CO2.

Win-win strategies for climate and food security

Efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the agriculture and forestry sectors could lead to increased food prices -- but new research identifies strategies that could help mitigate climate change...

Removing nitrate for healthier ecosystems

In a new study, researchers have identified nitrate removal hotspots in landscapes around agricultural streams.

Modeling the impact of green eggs and hens

Poultry given vegan organic chicken feed can help to produce eggs with a smaller environmental footprint than those fed non-organic feeds that contain animal by-products, new research shows.

Spectroscopy: Simple solution for soil sample

Traditional ways of analyzing soil texture are slow. Researchers have shown a new, high-tech method that is fast, cost-effective, and portable. This technique could make it much easier to understand...

The outsized role of soil microbes

Three scientists have proposed a new approach to better understand the role of soil organic matter in long-term carbon storage and its response to changes in global climate and atmospheric...

Survival of soil organisms is a wake-up call for biosecurity

Tiny creatures in soil that attack plants have the ability to survive for at least three years stored in dry conditions, showed a recent study. Furthermore, they were found to...

Ants dominate waste management in tropical rainforests

A study has found that ants are responsible for moving more than half of food resources from the rainforest floor, playing a key role in maintaining a healthy ecosystem.
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Organic Innovation Days

3rd edition: 15-17 November 2017, Brussels

November 8, 2017: Pre-conference at the Organic World Congress 2017:...

On November 8, 2017, the conference "Accelerating innovation - the role of science, policy and...

Statistical report 2015 for Europe and the European Union

In "The World of Organic Agriculture" a dedicated chapter on "Organic Farming and Market...

Australia’s appetite for organics at record levels: New organic market...

The latest Australian Organic Market Report reveals the nation’s organic industry could be...

Q&A: Do you have data on organic oilseeds, dry pulses...

We are looking for data on organic lentins, millet and peas from Kazakhstan and Ukraine. Do you...

Now available: The FiBL slides with the data on organic...

The FiBL slides with the data on organic agriculture worldwide 2015 based on "The World of Organic...

Q&A: Do you have data on organic honey and beekeeping?

I am writing to you as I am seeking for data on organic farming, in particular concerning the...

Organic viticulture worldwide: New FiBL slide presentation

A new slide presentation with latest area data on organic viticulture worldwide and selected...

Switzerland. Organic market increases by 7.8 percent in 2016

The latest figures for the Swiss organic market (from 2016), recently presented by Bio Suisse...
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