A tiny beetle poses a huge threat to trees in South Africa

- Ida Wilson and Hilton Fryer This article requires an active response after reading it. Please follow the action steps listed at the end. A minute exotic beetle that carries disease-causing fungi is threatening tree life in South Africa. This beetle bores holes into mostly the trunks of healthy, living trees where it cultivates [...]

By |2019-07-18T17:46:28+02:00July 18th, 2019|News|0 Comments

NDVI – Normalized Difference Vegetation Index

The Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) is a simple graphical indicator that can be used to analyze remote sensing measurements, typically but not necessarily from a space platform, and assess whether the target being observed contains live green vegetation or not.

By |2018-01-18T19:33:14+02:00January 9th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Japan: Aomori apples to get barcodes that show individual fruit’s history

Japan’s Aomori Prefecture produces almost all of the apples that are sent out-of-country for export. In a time when there is a clamor for safer food – especially from Japan – the Aomori prefectural government and local apple farmers have found an ingenious way to use the Quick Response barcode system, better known as QR [...]

By |2018-01-18T19:33:14+02:00December 19th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Peak Water: What Happens When the Wells Go Dry?

SUBMITTED BY LESTER R. BROWN ON WED, 12/04/2013 Lester R. Brown is president of the Earth Policy Institute. Peak oil has generated headlines in recent years, but the real threat to our future is peak water. There are substitutes for oil, but not for water. We drink on average four liters of water per day, [...]

By |2018-01-18T19:33:14+02:00April 12th, 2013|News|0 Comments
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