Daily Archives: March 31, 2017

New action plan to stop the spread of Red Palm Weevil

New action plan to stop the spread of Red Palm Weevil

Experts on the Red Palm Weevil meet at FAO in Rome to debate and refine a global framework to eradicate the pest. 31 March 2017, Rome – A new action…

Protecting Pristine Paradise Palau: Technical deliberations tackle regulations on aquatic biosecurity and biofouling management

Protecting Pristine Paradise Palau: Technical deliberations tackle regulations on aquatic biosecurity and biofouling management

Minister Umiich Sengebau (1st row, 4th from left) opened the national consultation on Aquatic Biosecurity and Biofouling Management Some thirty participants representing the government (Bureau of Justice: Office of the…

Africa Food Prize — Calling for Nominations 2017

Africa Food Prize — Calling for Nominations 2017

Nomination and selection procedure The nomination process for the Africa Food Prize starts with nominations being sent to the Africa Food Prize Secretariat. The Africa Food Prize Secretariat then assists…

When it comes to biological populations, expect the unexpected

More than three decades of data on the physical, chemical and biological variables in 11 Midwestern lakes show that while lake temperatures and nutrient concentrations rise within relatively expected ranges…

108 million people in the world face severe food insecurity – situation worsening

108 million people in the world face severe food insecurity – situation worsening

A family compound in Terekeka, South Sudan. 31 March 2017, Brussels—Despite international efforts to address food insecurity, around 108 million people in the world were severely food insecure in…

This timid little fish escapes predators by injecting them with opioid-laced venom

Fang blennies are small fish with big teeth. Specifically, they have two large canine teeth that jut out of their lower jaw. Since blenny fish are only about two inches…

Previous exposure to flaviviruses increases effects of Zika

Prior infection with dengue or West Nile virus can enhance the effects of Zika infection, a new study using human samples tested in mice finds. Source link…

Methane emissions from trees

A new study is one of the first in the world to show that tree trunks in upland forests actually emit methane rather than store it, representing a new, previously…

New publication online: Handbook for fisheries socio-economic sample survey – principles and practice

New publication online: Handbook for fisheries socio-economic sample survey – principles and practice

Socio-economic data are a key component of the scientific advice required for the participatory management of fisheries, yet in many countries these data are limited, usually because of a…