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Fish farming can help relieve pressures on land resources, study shows

Fish farming can help relieve pressures on land resources, study shows

Science
April 30 (UPI) -- As population growth accelerates in much of the world, demands for meat are putting added pressure on natural resources. New research suggests some of the pressure can be relieved by fish farming.Scientists with the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization estimate an additional 10 billion people will be hungry for protein by 2050 and that a 52 percent increase in animal production will be required to meet their needs.According to the latest calculations by researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara, if those protein needs are met with an increase in farmed aquatic animals, humans can conserve land. Recent studies have suggested as much as 75 percent of the planet's land and soil has already been significantly degraded."While aquaculture can add s...
Jaguar Land Rover 'to cut 1,000 jobs'

Jaguar Land Rover 'to cut 1,000 jobs'

Business
Jaguar Land Rover is to shed 1,000 jobs and cut production at two sites, according to reports.The carmaker said it would make an announcement to employees on Monday regarding its production plans for 2018/19.It added: "In light of the continuing headwinds impacting the car industry, we are making some adjustments to our production schedules and the level of agency staff."We are however continuing to recruit large numbers of highly skilled engineers, graduates and apprentices as we over-proportionally invest in new products and technologies."We also remain committed to our UK plants in which we have invested more than £4bn since 2010 to future-proof manufacturing technologies to deliver new models."Production will be cut at the Castle Bromwich and Solihull sites, with affected staff based a
Origins of land plants pushed back in time

Origins of land plants pushed back in time

Science
A seminal event in the Earth's history - when plants appeared on land - may have happened 100 million years earlier than previously thought.Land plants evolved from "pond scum" about 500 million years ago, according to new research.These early moss-like plants greened the continents, creating habitats for land animals.The study, based on analysing the genes of living plants, overturns theories based purely on fossil plant evidence."Land plants emerged on land half a billion years ago, tens of millions of years older than the fossil record alone suggests," said study author, Dr Philip Donoghue of the department of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol. "This changes perception of the nature of early terrestrial environments, displacing pond scum in favour of a flora that would have t...
Mirai Nagasu becomes first American woman to land triple axel at Olympics

Mirai Nagasu becomes first American woman to land triple axel at Olympics

Sports
Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Figure skater Mirai Nagasu became the first American woman to land a triple axel at the Olympics on Monday in Gangneung, South Korea.The 24-year-old pulled off the move during her free skate at the Gangnueung Ice Arena. She was the first of five women to perform the skate on the final day of competition for an Olympics team medal. It was her first jump in a 4.5 minute program.Her skate helped put Team USA on the podium for a bronze medal in the mixed team final. Canada won the event and the Olympic Athletes from Russia finished with a silver medal.Nagasu began her routine with the U.S. team sitting in third place. She completed the triple axel and several other rotations, wrapping up a smooth skate with an explosion of emotion.Nagasu pumped her firsts before her final scor...
Industry body calls for easy land and finance availability to boost senior housing sector

Industry body calls for easy land and finance availability to boost senior housing sector

Finance
NEW DELHI: The government should provide easy land availability and finance options to private real estate developers and offer incentives to boost the senior housing sector in India, according to industry body PHD Chamber. The body has urged the Centre to establish a regulatory body for senior housing to invite genuine stakeholders to participate and promote fair plays in the market. In an report published today, PHD Chamber has also called for a single window mechanism for real estate developers planning to develope senior housing. Rajeev Talwar, vice president, PHD Chamber and chief executive officer, DLF, feels motivation to real estate developers is required with lucrative framework and investment opportunities for promoting large scale participation in the senior housing sector b...