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24/2/2015
Climate experts have seen the future of America's breadbasket — and from their perspective, it doesn't look pretty. "I don't want to be a wheat farmer in Kansas in the future," said Harold Brooks, a senior scientist at the National ...   
24/2/2015
Banking giant Santander says it will not extend further financing to Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL) due to evidence that the Singapore-based pulp and paper company is continuing to destroy rainforests in Indonesia. The move ...   
24/2/2015
The big concern here revolves around the drug artemisinin, the frontline treatment - and often only treatment - against malaria infection in undeveloped worlds. A report recently published in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases ...   
24/2/2015
The world's national parks and nature reserves receive eight billion tourist visits a year, generating around $600bn of spending, according to research. The tourism income vastly outweighs the $10bn a year spent safeguarding them, says a ...   
24/2/2015
The use of genetically engineered animals could revolutionise whole areas of public health and agriculture, according to advocates. But is the world ready for modified mosquitoes and GM salmon? The Aedes aegypti mosquito is a principal ...   
24/2/2015
President Obama on Tuesday vetoed the bill Congress passed this month forcing approval of the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline. But the project isn't dead yet, and the U.S. State Department's long approval process for the Keystone XL ...   
24/2/2015
Barack Obama has blocked a Republican bill that would allow a contentious extension of the Keystone oil pipeline, in a rare veto that arrived in low-key fashion but leaves open a long road to the end of his presidency. Though long ...   
24/2/2015
Congress plans to send the Keystone XL pipeline bill to President Obama’s desk today. The president is “poised to reject” the GOP-backed legislation “with a swift veto,” according to The Hill. “I would anticipate, as we’ve been saying ...   
24/2/2015
Farming leaders have warned that by 2040 the UK will need to import almost half of its food to meet demand as the population rises. A report from the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) warns of “serious implications” for the economy and food security ...   
23/2/2015
The head of the UN's climate science panel, Rajendra Pachauri, stepped down Tuesday in the wake of sexual harassment claims against him that have surfaced at a crucial time on the climate agenda. Pachauri, chairman of the ...   
23/2/2015
The coming months will make or break snowpack levels on the Cache la Poudre River Basin and determine all important water supplies for families and farmers. As of Feb. 1, the Poudre basin was at 92 percent of the median, seeing a rise in ...   
23/2/2015
We`ve heard the charges leveled for years: Unlike oil and coal multinationals, climate scientists are only in it for the money. This week, researchers found the smoking gun. At least for one. But there`s a catch. I have known ...   
23/2/2015
The European Union led the world in wheat production and exports in 2014-15. Yet Europe is also the region where productivity has slowed the most. Yields of major crops have not increased as much as would be expected over the past 20 years, based ...   
23/2/2015
Overcoming hunger and malnutrition in the 21st century no longer means simply increasing the quantity of available food but also the quality. Despite numerous achievements in the world's food systems, approximately 805 million people ...   
23/2/2015
Proof of the grave air pollution problem confronting India is seen not just in the suffocating smog that on many days crowds out the sun in New Delhi, the world’s most polluted city. It can be measured as well in the fact that the country has the ...   
22/2/2015
The day I first set foot in a tropical rainforest, in Malaysia in the early 1980s, I experienced something profound. From the echoes of gibbons calling from the canopy in the early morning mist to the iridescent flash of a bird in a beam of ...   
22/2/2015
Many will argue that there is no worse parent than one who abandons their child - especially for selfish reasons. Unfortunately, evolution doesn't select for what we think is "right" but for what works best. Now, new research has found that not ...   
22/2/2015
Chocolate lovers take heart: a steamy greenhouse near London is helping to ensure that cocoa crops globally remain disease-free and bountiful to cope with the growing appetite for sweet treats. On a winter morning, the temperature is a ...   
22/2/2015
Shale oil producers are throttling back so quickly on drilling that U.S. crude output could fall sooner than expected, within months, executives say as they slash costs to cope with tumbling crude prices and compete with Persian Gulf ...   
22/2/2015
Wildlife biologist Aja Woodrow has a system to get one of the Northwest’s most elusive animals -- the wolverine -- to pose for pictures. The trick is to rig a roadkill deer in a remote tree, forcing the smart scavenger to climb to a ...   
22/2/2015
A Kangar-born astrophysicist took money in exchange for writing allegedly doubtful reports on climate change, the international media has claimed. In a New York Times report, Dr Willie Wei-Hock Soon was alleged to have received more than ...   
22/2/2015
Michael Jenkins believes there`s more than one way to hug a tree. The president of the Washington-based nonprofit Forest Trends is trying to recast the long-running debate between developers and environmentalists over how to preserve and ...   
22/2/2015
Heat and drought are a major cause of wheat yield losses worldwide, problems that scientists predict will worsen due to climate change. As a wheat physiologist, Matthew Reynolds works to bolster crop yields and improve the capacity of ...   
22/2/2015
Increasing climate change threat and deteriorating soil and water health are posing serious challenge to Indian agriculture. With growing number of smallholders and their declining areas of operations, the problem becomes more complex for their ...   

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