“The world faces great challenges and society increasingly looks towards science to address them. This places demands on all fields of science in all parts of the world. It compels a global response, involving strengthened collaboration within the international scientific community and between it and the world of policy and business, civil society, and the public at large”, the Presidents of the ICSU and the International Social Science Council (ISSC) stated in a joint letter.
One million signatures to stop land take and soil degradation: this is the minimum target of the European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) ‘People4soil’, launched 22nd September 2016 in Turin, the Italian city hosting ‘Terra Madre’, the global Slow Food event on good, clean and fair food.
Scientists have found antibiotic-resistant bacteria in prairie soils that had little or no exposure to human or animal activity.
Antibiotics have effectively treated bacterial diseases for years, but some bacteria have developed resistance to the antibiotics that once killed them.
The deadline for applications is Thursday 15th September 2016 for applications to the Brian Chambers International Award for early career researchers in crop nutrition
Organised by the International Fertiliser Society, a new award scheme for researchers working at the M.Sc or Ph.D levels, or equivalent, who can demonstrate how their work will provide practical benefits to farm crop nutrition.