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1. Trees can help mitigate ammonia emissions from farming

Scientists have developed a new online calculator and guidance to help farmers and others to design woodland to capture airborne ammonia, reducing pollution.

Tags: Atmosphere, Biodiversity, Farming, Forests, Plants, Pollution, UK
2. Saving the forest on a shoestring

Around 80% of the Atlantic Rainforest has been lost as growers of crops like sugar cane have cleared trees to make way for plantations. But a low-cost method could help restore biodiversity.

Tags: Biodiversity, Conservation, Farming, Forests
3. Protecting biodiversity in palm oil

News that chocolate, bread and dried fruit all share a common ingredient with household detergents and cosmetics might sound both unlikely and unappetising. However, palm oil is used in each of these and many more everyday products.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Biodiversity, Conservation, Farming, Food, Forests
4. Better cocoa crops for better livelihoods

Chocolate may be one of life's little pleasures, but in Ghana, for many, it is the very means of life.

Tags: Climate, Conservation, Environmental change, Farming, Food, Natural resources, Poverty
5. It is a tale of survival for plants and insects

Insect pollinators that have survived the impacts of intensive agriculture may be more able to resist future environmental changes than previously thought.

Tags: Bees, Biodiversity, Conservation, Ecology, Environmental change, Farming, Pollinators
6. Sydney rock oysters shrinking due to coastal acidification

Sydney rock oysters, found only in the waters of Australia and New Zealand, are getting smaller due to coastal acidification, a new report has found.

Tags: Climate, Environmental change, Farming, Fish, Food, Marine life, Oceans, Pollution
7. Why is the UK's honeypot shrinking?

An innovative monitoring scheme could provide a better understanding of the factors that impact on the size and health of honeybee populations, and on honey yields.

Tags: Bees, Biodiversity, Farming, Pollinators, Sustainability, UK
8. Skin of the Earth

Exploding populations are challenging the world to keep more people fed using less - and less good quality - land.

Tags: Climate, Environmental change, Farming, Food, Natural resources, Pollinators, Soils, Sustainability
9. Where does bad air come from?

Auchencorth Moss is one of Scotland's distinctive moorlands, this precious habitat is now providing valuable information for scientists working to combat air pollution in cities and towns across the country.

Tags: Atmosphere, Farming, Pollution, UK
10. Your tropical food trolley

Tropical climates in the depths of Asia, Africa or South America might seem a world away from the checkout queue in your average Scottish supermarket or corner shop. But if your basket contains chocolate, coffee, bananas or rice, you can almost guarantee that what you eat comes from far warmer places thousands of miles away.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Biodiversity, Conservation, Farming, Food, Forests

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