Flare-up of ASF with more than 100 new cases worldwide
Flare-up of ASF with more than 100 new cases worldwide

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reported that 114 new outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) were recorded worldwide between 25 December last year and 7 January this year, compared to 218 cases verified in the previous survey.

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PepsiCo aims for net-zero emissions by 2040
PepsiCo aims for net-zero emissions by 2040

Food and beverage giant PepsiCo plans to more than double its science-based climate goal, targeting a reduction of absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across its value chain by more than 40% by 2030. In addition, the company has pledged to achieve net-zero emissions by 2040, one decade earlier than called for in the Paris Agreement.

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Mutant roots reveal how we can grow crops in damaged soils
Mutant roots reveal how we can grow crops in damaged soils

For years, conventional wisdom has held that roots don't grow as deep in hard soil because it's just too difficult for them to physically push through it. But our new research has unearthed another reason: their growth is controlled by a biological signal which can be "switched off", enabling them to punch through compacted earth. It's a discovery that could help crops to grow in even the most damaged of soils.

By Malcolm Bennett, Bipin Pandey and Sacha Mooney 3 days ago

New mangrove forest mapping tool puts conservation in reach of coastal communities
New mangrove forest mapping tool puts conservation in reach of coastal communities

Mangroves are salt-tolerant plants found in intertidal areas throughout much of the world's tropical and subtropical coastlines. Mangrove ecosystems are highly variable, ranging from sparse, stunted shrubs to dense stands of thick-stemmed tall trees.

By Trevor Gareth Jones 15 Jan 2021

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