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The Middle East should think twice about fracking
Doubt cast on partial logging’s climate mitigation role
Scientists call for tougher treaty to protect the deep ocean
Developing nations seek a share of Antarctica’s spoils
Panama’s sloths harbour potential drugs
Scientists start to tap marine microbes for biotech use
Farmers’ rights ‘at stake in Chile’s Monsanto law bill’


India expands its biodiversity databases

By expanding and interlinking its biodiversity databases India hopes to better inform policymakers.



Combining cassava species could lead to better crops

Researchers have devised a non-GM method for hybridising wild and cultivated cassava species, to create improved varieties.