Trawling for a sustainable future with smarter nets
Commonly used bottom-trawling commercial nets can wreck the sea floor and waste huge amounts of unwanted or undersized fish, caught alongside target species. Now French researchers are pioneering smart, AI nets with cameras, able to identify, sort and separate a catch before it’s landed. Other nets can even attract or repel different certain species with different coloured netting and lights.
The takeaway delivery boom sparked by pandemic lockdowns shows no sign of abating, but convenience can carry a high cost in terms of CO2 emissions. So what can consumers do to make their slice of home delivery more sustainable?
With the move to more sustainable agriculture practices becoming increasingly urgent, a new blended finance fund is helping small-scale farmers in rural China transition to lucrative and environmentally friendly chilli pepper farming.
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