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1. How could governments around the world protect bees?

NERC-funded researchers have gathered crucial evidence on how governments and people can best protect pollinators vital to the production of food worldwide.

Tags: Bees, Biodiversity, Environmental change, Farming, Food, Pollinators
2. Honeybee homing hampered by parasite

Honeybees infected with a common parasite have a much lower chance of making it back from foraging trips, say scientists.

Tags: Bees, Biology, Disease, Farming, Food, Insects, Natural resources, Pollinators, UK
3. Parasitic mite spreads lethal virus to honeybees

A parasitic mite has helped spread a particularly nasty strain of a virus to countless honeybees, helping to wipe out hundreds of colonies, according to the latest study.

Tags: Bees, Disease, Ecology, Food, Pollinators, UK
4. El NiƱo threatens food crop yields

Major disruption to global weather patterns triggered by El Niño events can reduce global yields of important food crops, say scientists.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Climate, Farming, Food, Hazards, Health, Weather
5. Smelly plants could be natural pest control

Bombarding whiteflies with smells from different plants may stop them damaging crops, say scientists trying to understand traditional organic farming techniques.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Biodiversity, Biology, Conservation, Ecology, Food, Fungi, Insects, Natural resources, Plants
6. Water treatment could be carbon neutral

Carbon dioxide released by some wastewater treatment plants could be recycled at the same time as enhancing the production of renewable energy in the form of natural gas, say scientists.

Tags: Conservation, Earth system, Ecology, Environmental change, Food, Microbes, Natural resources, Pollution, Sustainability, Technology, UK
7. Abundant bugs bring better apples

Apples from trees pollinated by insects are bigger, rounder, and more desirable, according to new research.

Tags: Biodiversity, Conservation, Ecology, Food, Natural resources, Pollinators, UK
8. The ground beneath our feet

Fungi are all around. Mostly you don't see them, but under the microscope earth from almost anywhere in the world contains a tangle of branching, interwoven fungal filaments called mycelia. Tom Marshall explains how NERC-funded soil science will help feed our hungry planet over the next century.

Tags: Biodiversity, Biology, Earth system, Ecology, Farming, Food, Fungi, Soils
9. Ozone can protect fruit from decay for weeks after exposure

Scientists have discovered why fruit and vegetables last longer after being exposed to ozone.

Tags: Biology, Disease, Farming, Food, Fungi, Health, Microbes, Natural resources, Plants, Technology, UK
10. Plants use underground networks to warn of enemy attack

Plants use underground fungal networks to warn their neighbours of aphid attack, UK scientists have discovered.

Tags: Biodiversity, Biology, Conservation, Disease, Ecology, Farming, Food, Fungi, Insects, Natural resources, Plants, Soils, Sustainability, UK

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