Essential Oils And Cosmetics: A Match Made In Heaven?

Using essential oils in cosmetics is not only good for your skin, but it makes sense for many other reasons such as encouraging conservation and ethical trading . . .

Summer sustainability: Simple ways to make your backyard more eco-friendly

Summer sustainability: Simple ways to make your backyard more eco-friendly


Rainforest Plant Combats Multi-Resistant Bacteria

PhD Jes Gitz Holler from the University of Copenhagen discovered in a research project a compound that targets a particular resistance mechanism in yellow staphylococci. The development of resistance in these specific bacteria is extremely rapid. Bacterial strains that do not respond to treatment have already been found in the USA and Greece.

New Plant Discovered In Fiji

A new flowering plant belonging to the Medinilla plant group has been discovered on the island of Kadavu in Fiji . . .

Frankincense Tree Faces Uncertain Future

A species of frankincense tree faces an uncertain future, according to researchers. Ecologists have warned that the production of its fragrant resin could decline by half over the next 15 years . . .

Preserving The East African Greenheart

Commission on Education and Communication (CEC) member Yvonne Otieno recently interviewed Dr. Alice Muchugi about Warburgia ugandensis, an important medicinal tree species. Warburgia ugandensis is commonly known as East African greenheart and is an important medicinal tree species found throughout East Africa used to treat numerous human and livestock diseases.

Argan Oil Cooperative Changes Women’s Lives

Argan oil is gaining popularity in the cosmetics industry, and to support the demand several women’s cooperatives have been formed – improving lives . . .

Sandalwood Project Receives Grant

A collaborative team of West Australian and Sri Lankan scientists have been awarded a Sri Lanka National Research Council Grant to help continue their international study to protect and repopulate the highly threatened sandalwood tree Santalum album. Dhanushka says determining the quality of sandalwood is simple as standards have established for many years, but one […]