By Washington Castilhos A Brazilian scientist who developed a method that reduces greenhouse gas emissions from sugarcane cultivation has been awarded a prize that each year recognises a researcher whose work has excelled in the area of fertiliser use. Heitor Cantarella received the International Fertilizer Association’s (IFA) Norman Borlaug AwardRead More →

China’s air quality improvement measures are working, but researchers say more still needs to be done. China’s measures to improve air quality are working, but more stringent policies should be put in place to safeguard public health, a new study has shown. Air pollution in China, especially in mega-metropolitan areas,Read More →

When cities were Nature’s haven: a tale from Bangalore Bangalore has a long lasting love history with nature. Eirik Refsdal/Wikimedia, CC BY-ND Harini Nagendra, Azim Premji University We tend to think that nature and cities are polar opposites. Yet this is not true. As my research on Bangalore or BengaluruRead More →

by Hans Nicholas Jong Average temperatures in the Indonesian province of Jambi have risen amid clearing of vast swaths of forest, a new study show. Areas that have been clear-cut, mostly for oil palm plantations, can be up to 10 degrees Celsius hotter than forested areas. The warming could make waterRead More →