Euronews explores what role agriculture could play in a sustainable future, dispelling some common myths about sustainable farming.
Issue 609: Abandoning grassland, as well as a focus on monocultural plantation forests on the habitat, hurts biodiversity and affects its capacity to provide services which enable effective ecosystem functioning, suggests research from Estonia.
Issue 608: Field data from a Czech woodland shows how a coppicing regime affects spider diversity over time, providing evidence to suggest the effectiveness of this declining practice for enhancing woodland biodiversity.
Issue 608: Farmers could boost ecosystem services on their cropland by practicing traditional diversification methods that support arthropods, suggests a new study from Sweden.
More than 3,500 out of the 37,000 alien species that have been introduced by many human activities to regions and biomes around the world pose major global threats to nature, the economy, food security and human health.
Issue 607: Small-scale dredging to improve access to new second homes on the Finnish shoreline poses a threat to coastal biodiversity, which could undermine the pivotal roles these ecosystems play, according to a large-scale modelling study.
Issue 606: Hares, deer and foxes regularly visit and forage in unfarmed patches of land under power pylons. A new study offers guidance for conservation managers to enhance the nature value of these habitats further.
Issue 606: A comprehensive study of European forests has revealed a sharp rise in forest disturbance across 34 countries between 1950 and 2019.
Biodiversity and production of wine can be optimised simultaneously, where organic management is enhanced with other regenerative practices
Issue 606: New study indicates that vineyard biodiversity and production can be optimised simultaneously, combining organic management practices with other regenerative practices, such as lower pesticide use, tillage and mowing – which enhance organic management.
Invasive fish in Catalonia show need for updated management protocol for biological invasion prevention
Issue 605: Invasive species are a growing threat for freshwater ecosystems and can have widespread ecological impacts. New research suggests that current strategies to prevent invasions need updating.