Arquivo de janeiro de 2016

  • New tool approved for use with EQIP planning

    domingo, 31 de janeiro de 2016

    The National Air Quality Site Assessment Tool (NAQSAT) was developed through the collaboration of more than 12 land grant universities and numerous industry partners. The NAQSAT was developed for livestock producers, their advisors, and conservation planners to identify opportunities for addressing air emissions from confinement-based livestock and poultry operations. It provides assistance to livestock and poultry [...]

  • Más presupuesto en ciencia aumenta impacto en revistas

    domingo, 31 de janeiro de 2016

    Los países en desarrollo pueden acortar el camino hacia el impacto de sus investigaciones con solo aumentar los presupuestos nacionales para la ciencia, concluye un estudio.
    Un modelo desarrollado por un equipo de investigadores, el cual revisó las publicaciones en ecología, demuestra que la cantidad de dinero invertida por los países en desarrollo en investigación se correlaciona [...]

  • 258 milhões de hectares estão no CAR

    sexta-feira, 29 de janeiro de 2016

    O mês de dezembro registrou aumento de 6.338.647 hectares inscritos no Cadastro Ambiental Rural (CAR), o equivalente a duas vezes o tamanho da Bélgica, um incremento de 2,52% na área passível de cadastro. O registro reúne informações ambientais sobre áreas de proteção permanente, reservas legais, florestas, remanescentes de vegetação nativa, áreas de uso restrito e [...]

  • “Come together”

    quarta-feira, 27 de janeiro de 2016

    Em meio a promessas de se exercitar e manter um escritório arrumado ou um espaço na bancada do laboratório, os cientistas que desejam seguir com seus trabalhos em 2016 devem fazer uma resolução simples para o novo ano: ampliar seus horizontes.
    Pensar além do formato convencional dos artigos científicos, e experimentar novas maneiras de apresentar dados [...]

  • Chile: institucionalidad científica vive profunda crisis

    quarta-feira, 27 de janeiro de 2016

    Desolación es el estado de ánimo que inunda a la comunidad científica chilena, luego de que las promesas de dos gobiernos y las expectativas de los investigadores comenzaran a derribarse sistemáticamente en los últimos meses por falta de voluntad política.
    A la renuncia el 31 de octubre de Francisco Brieva a la presidencia de la Comisión Nacional de [...]

  • Reducing Competition Between Livestock and Humans for Food

    quarta-feira, 20 de janeiro de 2016

    A study by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture shows that cutting concentrate feed can be an alternative way to ensure food security in a climate friendly way. The research report published in the scientific journal of the Royal Society Interface says that increasing efficiency in livestock production and reducing the share of animal products [...]

  • Eating Less Beef Might Not Lower Brazilian Emissions

    quarta-feira, 20 de janeiro de 2016

    The results add further fuel to the debate about this issue, after research published in December found that some vegetables use more of the planet’s resources per calorie than some meats.
    The finding may seem incongruous, as agriculture is responsible for such a large proportion of global greenhouse gas emissions, but the study’s conclusions depend on how [...]

  • Canada’s Emissions from Beef Down Since 1980s

    quarta-feira, 20 de janeiro de 2016

    Improvements in production and feed efficiencies, crop yields and management strategies, resulting in reduced emissions and resource requirements, were largely responsible for the significant decrease in environmental impact, according to the first results of a comprehensive five-year (2013-2018) study examining the Canadian beef industry’s environmental footprint. Conducted by researchers at the University of Manitoba, Agriculture [...]