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Springer -14 hours ago

Rapeseed protein as a novel ingredient of gluten-free bread

Abstract The aim of the study was to analyze the influence of rapeseed protein isolate on physico-chemical properties, sensory attributes and storage of gluten-free bread prepared on the basis of corn and potato starch mixture with the addition of pectin and guar gum. Starches used in bread formulation were replaced with rapeseed protein isolate in the amounts 6–15%. The bread ...

Springer -2 days ago

Moisture and vegetation cover limit ponderosa pine regeneration in high-severity burn patches in the southwestern US

Abstract Background Fire regimes are shifting in ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa Lawson & C. Lawson)-dominated forests, raising concern regarding future vegetation patterns and forest resilience, particularly within high-severity burn patches. The southwestern US has recently experienced a marked increase in large fires that prod...

Springer -2 days ago

Responses of Vertebrate Wildlife to Oil and Natural Gas Development: Patterns and Frontiers

Abstract Purpose of Review Anthropogenic activities can lead to the loss, fragmentation, and alteration of wildlife habitats. I reviewed the recent literature (2014–2019) focused on the responses of avian, mammalian, and herpetofaunal species to oil and natural gas development, a widespread and still-expanding land use worldwide. My prim...

timberbiz -2 days ago

Gary Blackwood accuses Lindenmayer of blatant lies

An ecologist who specialises in forest conservation has been accused of deliberately lying to a recent Senate public hearing. The State Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood told the Victorian Parliament on Thursday that Professor David Lindenmayer had “deliberately and blatantly lied” when he claimed that VicForests had been found guilty of systemic breaches, logging slopes over 30 degrees and p...

timberbiz -2 days ago

Opal paper viability threatened by Vic Government forestry plan

Opal Australian Paper’s operations are being undermined by short, medium and long-term threats to its hardwood timber supplies under the Andrews Government’s forestry plan, according to Narracan MP Gary Blackwood, the manufacturing union and the Government itself. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz The Government aims to close all native forest harvesting in Victoria by 2030, with an initial...

timberbiz -2 days ago

Friday analysis: timber supply is a challenge all over the world

The demand for timber for houses in particular is on fire. And it’s not just in Australia; it’s worldwide. In the United States prices have gone up 300% or 400%. The Canadian supply is going down fast. Source: Bruce Mitchell for Timberbiz In Australia sawmills have greatly increased production by adding shifts and are running flat out to feed a market ignited by the incredibly successful HomeB...

CBD -2 days ago

Deepest Oceans And Seas

Although Planet Earth has a total surface area of about 510.1 million km2, approximately 70.9% is covered by drainage features like oceans, seas, rivers, lakes, streams, gulfs, and other water reservoirs. Oceans and their marginal seas are the world's largest and deepest waterbodies....

USFS -3 days ago

New biomass estimates for chaparral-dominated Southern California landscapes

Chaparral shrublands are the dominant wildland vegetation type in Southern California and the most extensive ecosystem in the state. Disturbance by wildfire and climate change have created a dynamic landscape in which biomass mapping is key in tracking the ability of chaparral shrublands to sequester carbon. Despite this importance, most national and regional scale estimates do not account for shr...

CBD -3 days ago

Tobago fisherman: Eat lionfish to save the reefs

Lionfish, an invasive species in the Atlantic and Caribbean Sea, is a threat to the marine ecosystem. Native to the Indo-Pacific, the lionfish devours over 80 types of prey who do not recognise it as a predator....

CBD -3 days ago

The ants, bees and wasps of Canada, Alaska and Greenland - a checklist of 9250 species

Knowing what species live in which parts of the world is critical to many fields of study, such as conservation biology and environmental monitoring.This is also how we can identify present or potential invasive and non-native pest species....

timberbiz -4 days ago

Swedish mill produces biogas from wastewater

The liquid biogas plant at Stora Enso’s Nymölla mill in Sweden is complete. Built in partnership with Gasum, this a significant step towards a fossil-free future that is turning heads and raising hopes. Source: Timberbiz The new liquid biogas plant at Nymölla mill was commissioned on 27 April 2021, and it is a major milestone in the mill’s long history as a sustainable operation. The plant i...

timberbiz -4 days ago

Time to manage feral deer in Victoria

The time has come for an integrated strategy to manage our feral deer populations, according to the Victorian Forest Products Association. The call follows the release of the ABARES Pest and Weed Survey results, which shows that feral deer are a significant pest in north eastern Victoria and more widely across the state. Source: Timberbiz “The Victorian Government released its Feral Deer Control...

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