By the end of the 1990s, the idea of encroaching deserts had become difficult to defend.
Africa's great green wall suffers from a major mismatch between ambition and effort. But that's not to say it should be ditched altogether.
Mosquitoes are repelled by chicken odours and will actively fly outside when they encounter them.
Anopheles arabiensis is the world's most common, malaria-carrying mosquito. Now it's emerged that chickens emit an odour that can repel the deadly insects.
So much data is collected from horse racing that could be used to prevent accidents.
It's a year since the tragic death of two Australian jockeys and the sport has claimed two more lives since then. So what is being done to imprve safety in horse racing?
A reduction over the years in rider deaths in horse racing means further tragedies could be prevented.
Horse racing claimed the lives of three jockeys recently – two in Australia and one in the United States – and some prominent industry professionals have openly claimed that deaths in racing are part of…
Using industrial hemp for the production of bioenergy has been promoted by enthusiasts for a long time.
Bioenergy is currently the fastest growing source of renewable energy. Cultivating energy crops on arable land can decrease dependency on depleting fossil resources and it can mitigate climate change…
Duran, Duran, anyone?
Europe, the world’s most industrialised and intensively managed continent, is going wild. During the past three decades it has witnessed conservation successes with the most unexpected species: Europe…