Arquivo da Categoria ‘Agricultura’

  • 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 [...]

  • Soils are endangered, but the degradation can be rolled back

    sexta-feira, 4 de dezembro de 2015

    The world’s soils are rapidly deteriorating due to soil erosion, nutrient depletion, loss of soil organic carbon, soil sealing and other threats, but this trend can be reversed provided countries take the lead in promoting sustainable management practices and the use of appropriate technologies, according to a new UN report released today.
    The Status of the [...]

  • Debate rages over herbicide’s cancer risk

    segunda-feira, 16 de novembro de 2015

    The world’s most widely-used herbicide, glyphosate, is unlikely to pose a cancer risk to humans, according to a report released by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) on 12 November1. Yet its finding comes nearly eight months after the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) said that glyphosate probably does cause cancer in humans2.
    Both [...]