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April 2021 Asia Analysis

In the April 2021 edition of Asia Analysis, Maiko Shimmura, from the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, speaks about Japan’s efforts toward increasing the use of hydrogen energy.
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Illegal mining in Amazon releases mercury into Indigenous lands

The illegal mining of the Amazon rainforest continues through the COVID pandemic, with Indigenous communities experiencing the double-hit of mercury poisoning and "imminent violence".
late blight disease, genetic

Defeating late blight disease of potato in sub-Saharan Africa

Three academic experts, including Richard E. Goodman from the Food Allergy Research and Resource Program, shed light on defeating late blight disease of potato in sub-Saharan Africa, starting with a brief introduction to the crop in question.
agriculture and human health, soil rizosphere

Soil rhizosphere, agriculture and human health

Zachary Senwo, PhD, Professor, tells us what we need to know about soil rhizosphere, agriculture and human health.
natural pest control, entomology

Natural pest control: Moving forward with biopesticides

Dr Joel R. Coats, Distinguished Professor of Entomology & Toxicology, explains biopesticides in the field of natural pest control.
future climate change, CRESCENDO

Simulating future climate change to support policy making with respect to climate adaptation

We spoke with Professor Colin Jones, project coordinator of CRESCENDO, about the project’s work in predicting global climate change over the coming century.
fatal heat waves, global warming

One quarter of global population faces fatal heat waves

In South Asia, global warming is set to create more deadly heat waves - with 60% of the region unable to take shelter and survive, due to working outdoors.
applied climatology, climate literacy

Applied climatology: Science in the service of society

Dr Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux explains applied climatology - science in the service of society – beginning with comment on climate literacy.
red seaweed, national food institute

How proteins can be extracted from red seaweed sustainably

Prof Charlotte Jacobsen from the National Food Institute, DTU, explains how proteins can be extracted from red seaweed sustainably.
plant biotechnology, meat industry

Cell Culture: Disrupting the Meat Industry

Dr. Björn Örvar from ORF Genetics, enlightens us on the firm’s innovative plant biotechnology offerings, derived from barley plants.
natural disturbance, forest

The resilience of tropical forests to natural disturbance

Professor Jess K. Zimmerman from the University of Puerto Rico, explains how natural disturbances, such as hurricanes, can affect the Luquillo Experimental Forest (LEF).
climate change policy, green deal

Planning with climate change: Combining climate mitigation and adaptation decisions

AXIS Research Programme Coordinator Rolf von Kuhlmann explains why connecting scientific disciplines with society is crucial for climate change policy.
green and sustainable recovery, vestre

How can we make a truly green and sustainable recovery?

Romy Rawlings, Commercial Director at Vestre Ltd, explains how using an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) could be the key helping customers ensure the sustainability of their everyday choices.
usable packaging, fossil fuel

Usable Packaging project: Launching a revolution in bioplastics

Funded by the BBI JU programme within the EU’s Horizon 2020 initiative, the Usable Packaging project seeks to dramatically reduce the use of environmentally harmful fossil fuel-based packaging by developing high-performance bio-alternatives.
low glycemic rice, diabetes

The hard solution to develop low glycemic rice for diabetes

Professor Dr Apichart Vanavichit, at the Rice Science Center, reveals the hard solution to develop low glycemic rice for diabetes, starting with comment on soft-texture white rice as a health risk factor.
cloud seedling, rain

How is cloud seeding implemented?

Here, Droplet Measurement Technologies LLC Chief Scientist Darrel Baumgardner examines traditional approaches and methodologies to cloud seeding, which aims to enhance or suppress precipitation and launder the air below clouds to remove pollutants.
sustainable development of aquaculture, IMPAQT

IMPAQT: Supporting the sustainable development of aquaculture

Here, Coordinator of the Intelligent Management Systems for Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (IMPAQT) project Frank Kane discusses the path to revolutionising aquaculture and increasing the industry’s sustainability.
the impact of wildfires, trees

Scientists calculate the impact of wildfires on global ecosystems

After going through decades' worth of data, scientists at the University of Cambridge explain the impact of wildfires on global ecosystems - from carbon dioxide emissions to the resilience of trees.
plant diversity, bee conservation

Scientists explain why plant diversity is crucial for bee conservation

Bumble bees and honey bees both depend on the same flower species in UK summers, which means that plant diversity is crucial to the survival of both species.
climate scientist, coal

Climate scientist criticises UK Government for new coal mine

Dr James Hansen, former global warming lead for NASA, has asked the UK Government to reconsider their confirmed plan to build a new coal mine in Cumbria.

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