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The ability to produce commercial quantities of chitin by means of safe, earth-friendly chemicals earned U.S.-based Mari Signum – MidAtlantic the prestigious “2018 Green Chemistry Challenge Award” from the American Chemical Society and its affiliate, the ACS Green Chemistry Institute. Chitin is a polysaccharide polymer with...

The planet's 2050 population projection by the United Nations paints a potentially dire scenario for the future of humankind based on a single question: "How do we feed 9.7 billion people?" IFCNR’s latest white paper – “Increasing Species of Marine Finfish in Aquaculture: The Key to...

Social media.  A term defined by Merriam-Webster as forms of electronic communication through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content.  Sounds like a great concept, right?  In most ways, social media is indeed great.  It can be a...

National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is held annually on the fourth Saturday in September and is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands.  It is also a day where entrance fees are waived at all national and state parks.  This day is coordinated...

Most commonly known for being critical pollinators for flowers, fruits, and vegetables and their ability to produce honey, honeybees and specifically their behaviors as a colony are the focus of a new Harvard University study recently published in Nature Physics.  Before going into more detail about...

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, one third of Earth’s produce is never consumed and 2.9 trillion pounds of food are wasted worldwide annually. A fairly large contributor to this issue falls on supermarkets and their rather strict aesthetic standards for...

The summer of 2018 has proven to be one of the hottest on record in the United Kingdom and most of northern and western Europe.  Weather patterns in Europe are often determined by the jet stream, which are west-to-east winds.  These winds have been further...

Brilliantly blue in color with bright yellow accents around the eyes and beak, the hyacinth macaw is a magnificent sight to see soaring over its native lands of Brazil, Bolivia, and Paraguay.  But unfortunately this sight is becoming more and more rare every year. The hyacinth...