Monthly Archives: June 2019
Oomycota are fungal-like organisms and notorious parasites of fish, crops, and algae. A new study published in IMA Fungus analyzed samples across the Arctic and found Oomycota sequences that comprised completely unknown branches of life. As the Arctic continues to warm, Oomycota might migrate into the Arctic Ocean and parasitize non-coevolved hosts, leading to incalculable consequences.
Time to once again test your TE knowledge with a quiz!
50 years ago the USA led the way in regulating pesticides, but research published today in Environmental Health finds that the country is still using many pesticides that are either banned or being phased out in the EU, China and Brazil. In this blog Nathan Donley, author of the research, tells us about his study and how an unofficial policy of relying on voluntary pesticide cancellations has led to this situation.
On World Environment Day, we look at what biotechnology can do to help reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and move towards a bio-based economy.
Set up by the United Nations, World Environment Day aims to raise international awareness of environmental issues and encourage action to protect our world and environment. The theme for this year’s day is ‘Air Pollution’ with China acting as the host country for the official celebrations. Air pollution is the cause of 7 million premature deaths each year and according to the UN, 9 out of 10 people breathe polluted air. Understanding the effects and taking relevant action are steps which will help to #BeatAirPollution. Test your knowledge of air pollution and its effects with our quiz!