Pesticides can be eliminated by keeping aquatic animals in rice paddies

Pesticides can be eliminated by keeping aquatic animals in rice paddies

Rice cultivation and production are not environmentally friendly, despite its importance in worldwide diets. Pesticides and chemical fertilizers are used extensively in rice farming to increase yields and reduce insect and weed problems. Researchers have now discovered a solution to reduce pesticide use in rice fields by employing aquatic animals to help control weeds and […]

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Conserving the long-neglected freshwater fish of Borneo

Conserving the long-neglected freshwater fish of Borneo

Borneo is a vast tropical island known for orangutans, rhinos, elephants, sun bears, proboscis monkeys, hornbills, and ubiquitous leeches. Conservationists have championed all of these species (aside from the leeches) in one way or another, but like many tropical regions Borneo’s freshwater species have long been neglected, despite their rich biodiversity and importance to local […]

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