Telehealth smoking cessation treatment programs can reduce tobacco-related disparities among incarcerated smokers, according to a Rutgers study.
- Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
Early Maya cities featured monumental complexes, which centered on a shared form of religion but these complexes transformed radically once kingship emerged in 400 B.C. To solidify their power, rulers throughout the Maya lowlands would change these complexes, installing their mark on the landscape and reshaping how people remember it, according to a Dartmouth study published in "Ancient Mesoamerica."
- Ancient Mesoamerica
Nearly a billion acres of land in the United States is dedicated to agriculture, producing more than a trillion dollars of food products to feed the country and the world. Those same agricultural processes, however, also produced an estimated 700 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent in 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Finding a way to reduce the latter while sustaining the former is becoming an area of increased focus in national decarbonization efforts and is attracting increased attention at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. ORNL is convening a virtual workshop today to bring together industry, academia and the world-class scientific resources of a U.S. Department of Energy national lab to take on the challenge.
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Despite harvesting an estimated global value of US$17.7 billion worth of fish, many catch share fisheries may be paying little or no royalties on their harvests, with countries likely foregoing this potential source of revenue, according to a new UBC study.
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
A multimedia approach to extension services has helped increase the uptake of Sustainable Agricultural Intensification (SAI) in Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda as part of the African Soil Health Consortium’s (ASHC) scale-up campaigns focused on the key crops of maize, common bean, soybean, cassava, potato and banana.
- International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability
- Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Plant diseases are an increasing threat to food production and several diseases are resistant against existing pesticides. A new Danish study show that ants excrete chemical compounds that effectively inhibit plant pathogens, even where current pesticides are giving up.
- Journal of Applied Ecology
- International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems (ICROFS), Green Growth and Development programme (GUDP) under the Danish Ministry of Environment and Food, DCE Aarhus University