Did climate change really kill billions of snow crabs in Alaska?

A snow crab.The disappearance of billions snow crabs from the Bering Sea has captivated the world’s attention since Alaska shut down the fishery for the first time in October 2022. But where exactly did these snow crabs go? And what caused them to vanish so quickly? Scientists are still grappling with these questions, but climate change is […]

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Biofertilizers cut costs and GHG emissions for Brazilian soybean producers

The successful use of microorganisms in the production of soybeans is driving R&D for the development of bioproducts focused on different crops. Image by Bruno Kelly/Greenpeace.Brazilian soybean producers have been highly successful in using genome technology to benefit their crops, with huge economic and environmental gains, a new paper highlights. Currently, the growers are using biofertilizer on 80% of their crops and their benefits are pushing scientists to develop new bioproducts for other crops as well. Scientists in Brazil have […]

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To boost fish catches, try banning fishing, new study shows

Goatfish in a coral reef.In 2016, Barack Obama, the U.S. president at the time, made a proclamation: he would expand the protection of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, a stretch of ocean fringing the islands and atolls of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands that native Hawaiians consider to be sacred. Ten years earlier, his predecessor, George W. Bush had protected […]

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Panama restricts information on sanctioned boats, evading transparency

Panama restricts information on sanctioned boats, evading transparencyThis is the second in a two-part series originally published in Spanish on Mongabay Latam. You can read the first part here. An investigation recently published by Mongabay Latam and Bloomberg Línea seeks to answer the question: Why would a foreign boat request to fly the Panamanian flag? Numerous experts, scientific publications and reports point […]

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Indonesian beauty queen founds Indigenous coffee brand in her native Lombok

Mirnawati in front of the ancient Semokan Ruak mosqueLOMBOK, Indonesia — In the northern foothills of Mount Rinjani, an active volcano, lies a coffee plantation and processing facility that doubles as a training ground. Here, among the arabica trees and crates of ruby-red coffee cherries, Mahniwati, an Indigenous Bayan woman and beauty pageant winner, supports farmers to improve their products and their livelihoods. […]

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