Photographing Vancouver’s Nudis | The Tyee

Photographing Vancouver’s Nudis |  The Tyee

When Drew Beattie wants to get some fresh pictures of Vancouver’s underwater nudis to throw up on his Instagram he first checks the weather — overcast skies and calm waters are key for crisp shots. Next he gets his gear together. Camera, waterproof box, strobe lights, hot-pink gloves, a thick fleecy onesie — check. White … Read more

EverGrain assembles some of the world’s brightest minds to delve deeper into upcycled barley

EverGrain assembles some of the world’s brightest minds to delve deeper into upcycled barley

Five scientists from leading universities in food, nutrition and health, agriculture and environmental sciences will collaborate with EverGrain to unleash the full potential of BSG, the nutrient-rich byproduct of the beer brewing process. The brewing industry generates around nine million metric tons of dry spent barley grain each year, typically relegated to animal feed or … Read more

5 Reasons Wildlife is Good for Your Garden

5 Reasons Wildlife is Good for Your Garden

Some gardens are entirely devoted to attracting wildlife. They tend to be filled with flowering plants, different types of berries and seeds, and native fruit-bearing trees. They often have cool features like small ponds, rock borders, and stumperies, all of which make great habitats for all sorts of animals. When we think about it, these … Read more

Researchers Find Human Urine Could Be a Fantastic Alternative to Chemical Fertilizers

Researchers Find Human Urine Could Be a Fantastic Alternative to Chemical Fertilizers

According to researchers, using human urine or peecycling could be a liquid gold alternative to chemical fertilizers while also helping cut down waste. Source: Rich Earth Institute/Youtube Amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine, chemical fertilizer shortages are persisting, and experts are now saying that peecycling, or the process of recycling human urine, could increase the … Read more

Should the pitch process end at chemistry meetings? | Advertising

Should the pitch process end at chemistry meetings?  |  Advertising

After a pitch process is completed, agencies can sometimes be rewarded with a lucrative new client, a strong new team dynamic, and an exciting creative job. More often than not, all they get is a rejection phone call, unpaid overtime and a nice helping of burnout. The pitching process isn’t perfect – some might even … Read more

Businesses Should Always Consider The Environment

Businesses Should Always Consider The Environment

Sustainability is the key for all business relationships getty In her book, Donut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century EconomistUniversity of Oxford economist Kate Raworth describes a visual framework that illustrates what sustainable development should look like. On the outer ring or “crust” of the donut, we find physical and ecological ceilings that … Read more

Materials science research at UH to benefit students, climate

Materials science research at UH to benefit students, climate

College of Engineering Assistant Dean Song K. Choi presented at the Materials Research Society Spring Meeting and Exhibit. Research excellence at the University of Hawaiʻi At Mānoa was on display at a major international science conference, paving the way for more opportunities for UH Mānoa students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Experts from … Read more

Impact fund Ocean 14 Capital invests $12m in shrimp genetics and nutrition firm SyAqua

Impact fund Ocean 14 Capital invests m in shrimp genetics and nutrition firm SyAqua

Ocean 14 Capital Fund, a private equity impact investment fund focused on the UN Sustainable Development Goal 14 (SDG 14): Life Below Water,​ has signed a deal to purchase a controlling stake, valued at US$12m, in SyAqua from Golden Springs Group (GSG). SyAqua is engaged in genetics and early nutrition to the shrimp hatchery market, … Read more

A ‘bureaucratic nightmare’? Ireland unveils €1.5bn agri-environment scheme

A ‘bureaucratic nightmare’?  Ireland unveils €1.5bn agri-environment scheme

The Irish government has shared further details on what the Taoiseach, Michael Martin TD, described as ‘the single biggest investment ever’ by the Irish government when it provided an update on the Agri-Climate Rural Environment Scheme (‘ACRES’) this morning. ACRES, part of Ireland’s draft CAP Strategic Plan, will see €1.5bn channelled to the country’s agri-food … Read more