World Congress on Agriculture, Plant science and Genomics

World Congress on Agriculture, Plant science and Genomics will be organized around the theme Unfolding Scientific Research on Plant Genomics. It is comprised of 16 tracks and 15 sessions designed to offer comprehensive sessions that address current issues in agriculture, plan science, and genomics. Submit your abstract to any of the mentioned tracks. All related abstracts are accepted. The submission deadline is […]

The world is round; the economy should be circular

Entropy, life-cycle accounting and the circular economy are terms and concepts indicative of how society looks at the world differently than previous generations. As the global population pushes toward 10 billion by the end of this century, thoughtful approaches to sustainability will become ever more essential to policymakers. Yet a coherent narrative remains elusive. Industrialized countries […]

The Ecological Citizen | Vol. 2, No. 1

The Ecological Citizen is pleased to announce the publication of the first issue of its second volume. We exist to promote ecocentric thought, thinking and action. The third issue, with an agricultural mini theme, exemplifies this mandate well. From the lead ‘Angry Editorial’ through to the closing poetry and art, the ecocentric theme is maintained […]

Family Planning Is a Human Right – Right?

This article was originally published by Population Media Center on July 3, 2018 On July 11th, 2018, concerned citizens and global advocates will celebrate World Population Day. This annual event was designed to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues. This year, the theme for World Population Day will be “Family Planning is a […]

Marsupial lions, dinos, and ‘roos, oh my! A game about biodiversity puts kids in the designer’s seat

Fulbright Scholar and University of Queensland evolutionary biology Ph.D. student, Ariel Marcy and the STEAM Galaxy Studios team merged evolutionary biology and a familiar children’s game together to create Go Extinct! –a table-top game styled after Go Fish! that introduces players to evolutionary trees. Marcy explains that understanding evolutionary trees is central to understanding evolutionary biology and […]

Humanity’s Dysfunctional Nervous System

In the modern world we know, the mass media – television, radio, and the internet – function as humanity’s collective nervous system linking billions of people worldwide. The problem is these media are failing big time when it comes to serving the public as honest brokers of information and understanding. Some perspective…. At the end […]

Is Vasectomy a Women’s Issue?

Around the world, about 33% of married women opt for tubal ligation as their best guarantee of having no future births. It’s a solution that means the woman is protected regardless of partner. There’s a lot to love about it, because it protects the woman directly. On the other hand, there are some disturbing statistics […]

The Silver Gun Hypothesis: New Model for a Sustainable Carbon Economy

Introduction Many people are hoping that civilization will undergo an economic transformation for the objective of becoming ‘sustainable’ over the long run. It seems reasonable to assume that a transformational change—if it does occur—will be accompanied by a paradigm shift in economic philosophy. A paradigm shift seems reasonable in the face of the environmental and […]

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