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“We want to be ready to deal with global warming” –

The recurring temperature and rainfall records each year confirm that global warming is becoming a very real problem to which the agricultural world will have to adapt. For several years now, the Perlim Meylim Alliance has wanted to get ready…

Major new £1.3m project leads creation of sustainable energy systems across Latin America

(University of Birmingham) UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) today announced investment of £147 Million for international development research programme awards, which includes an award of £1.3 million to the ESLatinA (Energy Solidarity in Latin America) project.

AGRIMODELS Cluster: Research projects join forces to enhance agricultural EU policies

(Pensoft Publishers) European research projects team up for a common goal – to develop novel modelling capabilities in the agricultural sector and contribute to a new architecture of agricultural policies in the European Union. AGRICORE, BESTMAP and MIND STEP build the AGRIMODELS Cluster, which aims to develop synergies among the projects to improve agricultural policy-making from different, yet complementary, perspectives.

Light shed on the atomic resolution structure of phage DNA tube

Given that phages are able to destroy bacteria, they are of particular interest to science. Basic researchers are especially interested in the tube used by phages to implant their DNA into bacteria. They have now revealed the 3D structure of this crucial phage component in atomic resolution.

“Feeding the Drylands” — 2020 UN Virtual Desertification Conference at Ben-Gurion U. in Israel

(American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) This year, the world’s largest desertification-focused conference will be held virtually from November 16-18, 2020 at no charge. Organized by BGU’s Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, the conference brings together the world’s premier researchers and practitioners in the field from the U.S., Israel, Europe, and many other countries facing desertification, including Brazil, India, China, Kenya, and more.

USask physicist teams up with U.K. partners in world-first program of quantum technologies

(University of Saskatchewan) As part of a new U.K.-Canada collaboration, a University of Saskatchewan quantum physics team will develop a highly sensitive and precise sensor for measuring magnetic fields, a technology of potential benefit for geological prospecting, medicine, and quantum computers.

What Life Will Look Like Without Fossil Fuels And Reliable Energy

Most of the world’s population is already living without the products and fuels from petroleum, while the healthier and wealthier countries are focusing efforts to reduce their emissions from the use of fossil fuels, natural gas, and coal with extensive…