Tag Archives: Environment

144th Inaugural Akonye Advocates Controlled Environment Agriculture In Nigeria By Humphrey Ogu

The physiology of the root and how it harnesses the manifestation of the entire plants in the environment formed the main thrust of the 144th Inaugural Lecture delivered by Professor Love Akonye at Ebitimi Banigo Auditorium on Thursday, November 30, 2017. Delivering the Lecture entitled: “The Root and the Media: The Use of Physiological Processes as Indicators of… Read More »

How cellphones are killing gorillas, and other threats you didn’t know were endangering great apes

USC researchers such as primate expert Craig Stanford are working to understand how to better protect these animals, who could be gone in just 100 years All great apes are considered severely endangered. It’s possible that 100 years from now, species such as orangutans will be wiped off the planet entirely. What’s more, apes are the only animals to share… Read More »

New CCRI paper in Land Use Policy

A paper written by Jane Mills, Pete Gaskell and Julie Ingram, together with Stephen Chaplin of Natural England, has been published in Land Use Policy. The paper – ‘Understanding farmers’ motivations for providing unsubsidised environmental benefits’ – explores farmers’ motivations for undertaking unsubsidised practices that benefit the environment on their farms. The paper draws on responses from a national survey in England of 1,345 farmers, in-depth… Read More »

Arid Land Agriculture Department Participates in Symposium on “Safe Use of Pesticides”

The Department of Arid Land Agriculture at the Faculty of Meteorology, Environment and Arid Land Agriculture represented by Dr. Refaat Atalla Abohassann and Dr. Ahmed Ali Zaitoun has participated in a seminar entitled “Safe Use of Agricultural Pesticides and Moringa Trees” on Wednesday,27 December 2017, in Makkah Al Mukarramah. Which is carried out by the Ministry of Environment,… Read More »

Highlighting Yale science at the World Economic Forum

President Peter Salovey and other Yale luminaries joined experts from around the globe at the World Economic Forum (WEF), held Jan. 23-26 in Davos, Switzerland. Read President Salovey’s account of his visit there in the latest edition of Notes from Woodbridge Hall. The theme of this year’s WEF was “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World.” During… Read More »

Genetic mapping shows migratory birds’ vulnerability to climate change

Research focusing on yellow warbler looks at species’ challenges and capacity to adapt As Earth’s climate changes, species must adapt, shift their geographical ranges or face decline and, in some cases, extinction. Using genetics, UCLA biologists involved in the Bird Genoscape Project are racing against time to find out the potential for adaptation and how best to protect vulnerable populations… Read More »