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Agro-chemicals destroy soil microbial biodiversity: Amending soil with probiotics found to improve soil quality and biodiversity

https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-07-28-amending-soil-with-probiotics-found-to-improve-soil-quality-and-biodiversity.html

Agro-chemicals destroy soil microbial biodiversity: Amending soil with probiotics found to improve soil quality and biodiversity Saturday, July 28, 2018 by: Ralph Flores agriculture , farming , goodscience , greenhouse , land productivity , microbial activity , microbial biodiversity , microbial biomass , probiotics , protozoa , research , rhizobia , soil biodiversity , soil cores , soil fungal communities , soil quality - (Natural News ) Probiotics, usually discussed ...

Organic farming promotes better plant biodiversity

https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-10-23-organic-farming-promotes-better-plant-biodiversity.html

Organic farming promotes better plant biodiversity Tuesday, October 23, 2018 by: Edsel Cook agriculture , biodiversity , Butterflies , Ecology , ecosystem , European vineyards , insects , moths , organic farming , organic farms , Plants - (Natural News ) Vineyards are an ancient and valuable means of agriculture in the southern reaches of Europe. ... The loss of biodiversity in agricultural areas is attributed to many factors, such as increasing use of large amounts of ...

Global food security at risk as crop biodiversity is lost

https://www.naturalnews.com/031144_food_security_biodiversity.html

Global food security may be in peril unless immediate measures are taken to stem the dramatic loss of genetic diversity among food crops and their wild relatives, according to a report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). ... "The loss of biodiversity will have a major impact on the ability of humankind to feed itself in the future; all nine billion of us by 2050, with the poorest in the world most affected," the report warns. "...

Continued growth of organic sector protecting bees, improving biodiversity

https://www.naturalnews.com/045816_organic_agriculture_honey_bees_biodiversity.html

The key to effective agriculture that both sustains the environment and provides clean bounty is rich biodiversity. ... Many organic farms, it turns out, could stand to implement more wooded areas, grass verges and fallow lands to help further improve biodiversity . "...

Bottom trawling is killing the seafloor and collapsing deep sea biodiversity

https://www.naturalnews.com/045468_bottom_trawling_seafloor_biodiversity.html

The method of industrial fishing known as "bottom trawling" is destroying the biodiversity of the ocean floor, possibly forever, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy, the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain, and the Institute of Marine Sciences (also in Barcelona), and published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. ... The researchers found that the constant stirring of sediment caused by repeated ...

Why fracking America's forests could lead to complete devastation of biodiversity

https://www.naturalnews.com/054966_fracking_forests_biodiversity.html

Why fracking America's forests could lead to complete devastation of biodiversity Saturday, August 13, 2016 by: Ethan A. ... Citizens are rising up in protest because they recognize that the precious biodiversity of this beautiful forest is at risk. "...

Drums of hydrochloric acid were found dumped in the ocean, at a location with sensitive biodiversity

https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-05-02-drums-of-hydrochloric-acid-were-found-dumped-in-the-ocean-at-a-location-with-sensitive-biodiversity.html

Deep-water fossil fuel deposits responsible for Bremer Canyon biodiversity Since the 1700s, the deep waters off the southern coast of Western Australia have been known to host large populations of diverse species of squid and the animals that preyed upon them. ... Biosludge spread on food crops will soon contain dead human tissue as Washington legalizes “human composting” It’s not just San Francisco; now MIAMI’s streets are flowing with human feces from masses of homeless as America’s left-wing ...

Preserving riverside forests by connecting fragmented habitats may conserve biodiversity, ecosystems

https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-03-26-preserving-riverside-forests-by-connecting-fragmented-habitats-may-conserve-biodiversity-ecosystems.html

(Related: Study shows that a loss of biodiversity can put an entire ecosystem at risk of extinction .) ... Sources include: ScienceDaily.com LandscapePlants.OregonState.edu Previous :Over 100 cities worldwide are now using at least 70% renewable energy Next : Use of most-prescribed diabetes drug, metformin, during pregnancy found to increase risk of obesity in the child - More news on A. miyabei Preserving riverside forests by connecting fragmented habitats may conserve biodiversity, ...

Study shows that a loss of biodiversity can put an entire ecosystem at risk of extinction

https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-03-16-loss-of-biodiversity-can-put-entire-ecosystem-at-risk-of-extinction.html

Study shows that a loss of biodiversity can put an entire ecosystem at risk of extinction Friday, March 16, 2018 by: David Williams badpollution , biodiversity , Ecology , environ , extinction , forest , goodscience , research - (Natural News ) Between the natural order of things and the way that humans have seemingly taken over much of nature, lots of different animal species have already gone extinct. ... According to their research results, he said, biodiversity loss ...

Conservationists study rare species to understand how biodiversity protects ecosystems – and humans

https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-11-17-rare-species-key-to-understanding-biodiversity.html

Conservationists study rare species to understand how biodiversity protects ecosystems – and humans Sunday, November 17, 2019 by: Grace Olson animals , biodiversity , conservation , Ecology , ecosystem , environ , environment , extinction , goodscience , green living , Oceans , Plants , rare species , realscience , research , wildlife - (Natural News ) Conservationists aim to preserve – and potentially save – different species and ecosystems around the world. ... As Stephanie Pau, ...

Conserving biodiversity in active pastures: The ecosystem can be preserved with scattered trees, according to research

https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-01-29-the-ecosystem-can-be-preserved-with-scattered-trees.html

Studies have explored the importance of scattered trees in preserving species biodiversity within agricultural systems. ... For more stories on biodiversity and conservation efforts, visit Ecology.news . "...

Cover crops help farmers maintain soil health and biodiversity by protecting carbon content

https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-08-08-cover-crops-help-farmers-maintain-soil-health-and-biodiversity.html

Cover crops help farmers maintain soil health and biodiversity by protecting carbon content Wednesday, August 08, 2018 by: Ralph Flores agricultural waste , agriculture , biofuel production , carbon content , carbon loss , cover crops , crop residue , farming , goodscience , livestock , organic carbon , research , soil , soil biodiversity , soil health , soil nutrient , soil organic carbon - (Natural News ) Cover crops have long been recognized for its benefits – they can reduce ...

Prominent agriculture figure says GMOs do not belong in Africa, organic biodiversity is the way

https://www.naturalnews.com/033128_gmos_africa.html

Prominent agriculture figure says GMOs do not belong in Africa, organic biodiversity is the way Tuesday, July 26, 2011 by: Ethan A. ... These are essentially the words of Anne Maina, advocacy coordinator for the international charity organization African Biodiversity Network, in response to recent proposals by stakeholders of the Zambian government to introduce GMOs in that country. "...

Biodiversity key to sustainable biofuel according to University of Minn. researcher's findings (press release)

https://www.naturalnews.com/019670_biodiversity_findings_biofuel.html

"This is exciting because it shows that biodiversity can be used to produce a sustainable supply of biomass for biofuels," Tilman says. For more than 50 years, scientists have debated the hypothesis that biodiversity stabilizes ecosystems. "...

Exposure to microplastics weakens the grip of mussels, which may affect biodiversity and reduce aquaculture yields

https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-05-15-microplastics-weaken-mussels-may-affect-biodiversity-aquaculture.html

Exposure to microplastics weakens the grip of mussels, which may affect biodiversity and reduce aquaculture yields Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by: Edsel Cook animals , aquaculture , badpollution , biodegradable plastics , biodiversity , blue mussels , Ecology , environment , marine ecosystems , microplastics , Mussels , plastic pollution , seafood , wildlife - (Natural News ) Increasing numbers of microplastics are found inside mussels and other shellfish during recent years. ... They ...

Working with nature to reduce pesticide use: Farmers around the world are rediscovering the increased yields offered by biodiversity

https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-03-25-reduced-pesticide-use-farmers-around-the-world-are-rediscovering-the-increased-yields-offered-by-biodiversity.html

Working with nature to reduce pesticide use: Farmers around the world are rediscovering the increased yields offered by biodiversity Sunday, March 25, 2018 by: Tracey Watson agriculture , biodiversity , crop yields , endangered wildlife , food production , food science , harvest , permaculture , pesticides - (Natural News ) The face of agriculture has changed dramatically over the past century. Instead of working with what nature has provided, encouraging biodiversity ...

Biodiversity results in healthier, more productive ecosystems and can even help guard against extreme weather

https://www.naturalnews.com/2017-09-27-biodiversity-results-in-healthier-more-productive-ecosystems-and-can-even-help-guard-against-extreme-weather.html

After consolidating the data, Duffy observed that biodiversity exacted how much the ecosystem flourished . ... (Related: Why fracking America’s forests could lead to complete devastation of biodiversity .) "...

Unique savanna in Brazil is being converted into cropland, losing biodiversity and endangering river basins that provide hydroelectric power

https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-06-18-unique-savanna-in-brazil-is-being-converted-to-cropland-losing-biodiversity-and-endangering-hydroelectric-power.html

Unique savanna in Brazil is being converted into cropland, losing biodiversity and endangering river basins that provide hydroelectric power Monday, June 18, 2018 by: Michelle Simmons agricultural damage , biodiversity , biomass burning , Brazil , Cerrado , cropland , Ecology , environment , environmental threats , farm area , farm lands , farming , farming methods , flora and fauna , forests , native habitats , perennial rivers , river basins , savanna , threatened ecosystems ...

More proof biodiversity reduces the need for chemicals: Leaving strips of wildflowers across fields of crops reduces pesticide use

https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-02-13-more-proof-biodiversity-reduces-the-need-for-chemicals-pesticide-use.html

More proof biodiversity reduces the need for chemicals: Leaving strips of wildflowers across fields of crops reduces pesticide use Tuesday, February 13, 2018 by: David Williams biodiversity , bright wildflowers , chemicals , crops , farm land , farming , food crops , food production , food supply , goodclimate , goodfood , goodpollution , goodscience , harvest , pesticides , wildflower - (Natural News ) It’s a well-established fact that pesticides can have many adverse effects ...

Modern agricultural practices destroy the environment’s natural balance: Heavily farmed areas have little biodiversity, more disease

https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-10-27-modern-agricultural-practices-destroy-environment-natural-balance.html

Modern agricultural practices destroy the environment’s natural balance: Heavily farmed areas have little biodiversity, more disease Saturday, October 27, 2018 by: Ralph Flores agriculture , biodiversity , ecosystems , environment , farming practices , metagenomics , plant-based virus , viral epidemic - (Natural News ) Agriculture is more than just growing and harvesting crops. ... This includes factors such as water quality, nutrient cycling, soil retention, carbon sequestration, ...