Measuring “Roundup” in the Great Barrier Reef

Measuring “Roundup” in the Great Barrier Reef

Scientists estimated the degradation time for glyphosate, an herbicide in “Roundup”, in the Great Barrrier Reef. This is the first study of the persistence of glyphosate in seawater.

Source: oceanbites.org/measuring-roundup-in-the-great-barrier-reef/

US salmon may carry Japanese tapeworm, which can grow to 30 feet long: study

US salmon may carry Japanese tapeworm, which can grow to 30 feet long: study

If you eat raw or undercooked fish, you risk developing an infection from parasites. One of the most gruesome is tapeworm, a species of digestive tract-invading parasites that includes Diphyllobothrium nihonkaiense, or the Japanese broad tapeworm. Though this worm was commonly believed to infect only fish in Asia, a study published Wednesday in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s monthly journal Emerging Infectious Diseases says wild salmon caught in Alaska had also been infected by this parasite.

Source: wgntv.com/2017/01/13/us-salmon-may-carry-japanese-tapeworm-which-can-grow-to-30-feet-long-study/

Veganism could save the world, new study argues

Veganism could save the world, new study argues

How can we grow enough food to feed a skyrocketing population, while still leaving some room for nature? To find out, researchers ran hundreds of food production simulations under different conditions—like organic versus high-yield farming, and plant-based versus meat-based diets. They recorded whether each combination of strategies was “feasible”—whether enough food could be produced to feed the estimated 2050 world population without expanding the area of farmland people already use.

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http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/04/veganism-could-save-world-new-study-argues