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    What’s the problem?

    Humans have always relied on wild plants and animals for our subsistence, and we will carry on doing so. Once, we were able to live in a mutually beneficial way...

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    Fighting food waste

    Big and small projects to combat food waste are popping up all over the world. They’re full of ideas about how you can help. GLOBAL Think, Eat, Save In 2011,...

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    What a waste!

    Around a third of the food produced globally for human consumption is wasted or lost – a whopping 1.3 billion tonnes of it. In developed nations manufacturers and food retailers...

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    Quinoa – that’s ˈkiːnwɑː

    From an unknown to a superstar with a Facebook page – no, not a musician, not a sports wonder-kid, just a humble grain that’s delicious … and good for you....

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    Fighting malaria

    Malaria is one of the world's biggest public-health concerns, killing around 700,000 people a year – many of them children, and many in Sub-Saharan Africa, although the disease is also...

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    What’s in a sponge?

    On the face of it, coral reefs in tropical waters shouldn't exist at all, because the waters that surround them are nutrient-poor – lacking the nitrogen and phosphorus that all...

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    Youthful designs

    Youthful designs Learn from the ideas of the Bayer Young Environmental Envoys. If you are interested in any of their ideas, could help develop them, or want to do something...

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    A frog’s life

    Microbes can help preserve the health of wildlife. Recently, researchers discovered a bacterium that, in the wild, helps protect certain species of salamanders and frogs – and might, with the...

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    Microbes: forgotten diversity

    In recent years, thanks to advances in DNA sequencing technology, our ability to identify and study microbial ecosystems has changed our perspective on microbes and their contribution to human health....

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    Caution: wildlife crossing!

    As the human population grows, the harder it is for wildlife to thrive. Sprawling cities, towns, roads, factories and farms use up open forest, prairies, meadows and wetlands, driving plants...

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