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Creating reference standards for cannabis testing: an interview with Adam Ross

Creating reference standards for cannabis testing: an interview with Adam Ross

The main applications for cannabis testing is to ensure that the product produced, whether the flower itself, tinctures, edibles, etc. contain acceptable levels of approved pesticide or other residues leftover from the growing or processing process. [More]
US swimming pool inspections provide worrying statistics

US swimming pool inspections provide worrying statistics

A recent report by Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says that 80% of inspections of public aquatic venues in the United States found at least one violation of safety standards. Immediate closure is enforced on thousands of public pools, hot tubs, and water playgrounds in the US every year as a result of safety concerns. [More]
Guide to advance directives: an interview with Dr Lisa Price

Guide to advance directives: an interview with Dr Lisa Price

An advance directive is a very specific legal document that details the medical treatments you want, and, importantly, don’t want, if you’re unable to communicate with a physician. This may happen as a result of a critical illness that could make you confused or unable to speak. [More]

Many communities fail to consider historic preservation when planning for natural disasters

New research from the University of Colorado Denver shows many communities fail to take historic preservation into account when planning for natural disasters, risking a loss of heritage and critical engines of the local economy in the event of catastrophe. [More]

Scientists outline strategies that could help curb global water scarcity

Millions of people around the world lack access to clean drinking water, and experts predict the situation could get worse unless new solutions are implemented. A panel of scientists addressing the issue outlines strategies that could help curb this humanitarian crisis in a new white paper, "Chemistry and Water: Challenges and Solutions in a Changing World." [More]

Food monopolies growing everywhere, reveals new book

Food monopolies are everywhere - and they're growing. A new book by a Michigan State University professor dissects the troubling trend and shows how it's happening on all levels of the food chain. [More]
MU researchers awarded $4.2 million NSF grant to study corn

MU researchers awarded $4.2 million NSF grant to study corn

Developing drought-tolerant corn varieties that make efficient use of available water is vital to sustain the estimated 9 billion global population by 2050. For the past several decades, University of Missouri researchers have been working to solve this world hunger problem and have made significant strides. [More]
American scientists produce metal-free recyclable polyester from biofeedstock-based chemical

American scientists produce metal-free recyclable polyester from biofeedstock-based chemical

Most plastic and polymer materials around are poorly sustainable, as they are petroleum-based, their preparation needs metal catalysis, and they persist in the environment and cannot be effectively recycled. Seeking for true sustainability, American scientists have now prepared a fully recyclable biopolyester from a biofeedstock-based chemical without any metal catalyst involved. [More]
Highbush blueberry cultivars show resistance to soilborne pathogen

Highbush blueberry cultivars show resistance to soilborne pathogen

Phytophthora cinnamomi is a soilborne pathogen associated with root rot in many woody perennial plants. An extensive study from researchers in Oregon has identified a number of highbush blueberry cultivars that show resistance to the disease, as well as those varieties that are susceptible. [More]
Major survey provides essential insight into our perception of quality of life day-to-day

Major survey provides essential insight into our perception of quality of life day-to-day

A major 'flash barometer' survey conducted by the European Union every three years has given an essential insight into our perception of quality of life day-to-day. Importantly for REMOURBAN cities and stakeholders, issues like air and noise pollution and climate change also complement satisfaction with infrastructure and facilities. [More]

New method for measuring particulate emissions from aircraft engines

Thanks to a close collaboration between the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, SR Technics and the Federal Office of Civil Aviation, Switzerland is setting an international benchmark by developing a method for measuring emissions of fine particulate matter from aircraft engines. [More]
Ceres' petition regarding corn traits receives positive response from USDA

Ceres' petition regarding corn traits receives positive response from USDA

Ceres, Inc., an agricultural biotechnology company focused on forage and feed crops, announced that its petition to have a number of its traits for corn deemed non-regulated has been successful. [More]
Nanoscientists modify commonly-used compound to remove organic contaminants from air and water

Nanoscientists modify commonly-used compound to remove organic contaminants from air and water

Nanoscientists at the Univeristy of Alicante have modified a commonly-used compound, titanium dioxide, turning it from white to black to boost its efficiency and make environmental applications a real possibility. [More]
Scientists modify plants' defense system to confer resistance to virus

Scientists modify plants' defense system to confer resistance to virus

Scientists at Indiana University have modified a plant gene that normally fights bacterial infection to confer resistance to a virus. [More]

Persistent organic pollutants found in fish populations across the world's oceans

A new global analysis of seafood found that fish populations throughout the world's oceans are contaminated with industrial and agricultural pollutants, collectively known as persistent organic pollutants (POPs). The study from researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego also uncovered some good news¾concentrations of these pollutants have been consistently dropping over the last 30 years. [More]
Ocean acidification affecting population demography, adaptation potential of marine species

Ocean acidification affecting population demography, adaptation potential of marine species

Ocean acidification may be impacting upon the population dynamics of marine species and hindering their ability to genetically adapt to future climate change. [More]

New Touch ID support released to Saxo Bank clients

Saxo Bank, the online trading and investment specialist, has enabled client identification on SaxoTraderGO through biometric verification. [More]

Norway’s tradition of brewing Christmas beer

The brewing of Christmas beer in Norway is a very old tradition and dates back to pre-Christian times, at least. [More]
Father-daughter duo co-author research paper on new grapefruit cybrids

Father-daughter duo co-author research paper on new grapefruit cybrids

When Jude Grosser's daughter, Melinda, was in elementary school, he would often take her to his laboratory at the University of Florida's Citrus Research and Education Center, where he works as a researcher on citrus diseases and creating new varieties. [More]
Children in hospital speak to Santa at the North Pole

Children in hospital speak to Santa at the North Pole

This holiday season, children too sick to leave their hospital rooms received an interactive visit from Old St. Nick. [More]
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