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26/9/2014
Baharuddin should be happy. The rambutan and durian trees flanking his home are heavy with fruit. Two hectares of chilies stretch before his house. The price of chili -- a staple commodity in Indonesia -- has been stable for six months. From his ...   
25/9/2014
With the world's population predicted to reach 9 billion by 2050, we collectively face a dual challenge: ensuring that everyone will have access to affordable, nutritious food without decimating the earth's natural resources in the ...   
24/9/2014
Family farming in developing and developed countries and the role it plays for food security will be the central topic of Slow Food’s Salone del Gusto, which focuses on sustainable agriculture and food biodiversity and will take place in Italy in ...   
22/9/2014
Every year, Americans dispose of about 1,000 pounds of garbage apiece — the coffee grounds, takeout containers, candy wrappers, used Huggies, empty syringes and old sock monkey puppets we entrust to our local sanitation workers and never think ...   
21/9/2014
In her new book, The Human Age, Diane Ackerman, best-selling author of The Zookeeper's Wife and A Natural History of the Senses, takes us on a journey into the Anthropocene: the era in which humans have both mastered and degraded the natural ...   
20/9/2014
There are more than 7 billion people on Earth now, and roughly one in eight of us doesn't have enough to eat. The question of how many people the Earth can support is a long-standing one that becomes more intense as the world's population-and our ...   
18/9/2014
ON A HAZY MORNING LAST SEPTEMBER, 144 American and Chinese government officials and high-ranking oil executives filed into a vaulted meeting room in a cloistered campus in south Xi’an, a city famous for its terra-cotta warriors and lethal smog. ...   
18/9/2014
It's the end of the monsoon season in India. But it's not been a good year. During the sowing and planting season, when water was needed the most, rain was largely absent. Now it's nearly harvest time and it has been raining ...   
16/9/2014
Actor and activist Mark Ruffalo called on US president Barack Obama to ban fracking and make the US the renewable energy capital of the world on Tuesday. Ruffalo made the plea in a press call hosted by Food & Water Watch, which released ...   
14/9/2014
The news is enough to make climate campaigners choke on their high-fibre breakfast cereal: If Americans adopted the dietary guidelines suggested by their own Department of Agriculture, greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) would actually go up by 12 ...   
12/9/2014
Earth's subterranean carbon blisters are starting to pop. Carbon inside now-melting permafrost is oozing out, leaving scientists scrambling to figure out just how much of it is ending up in the atmosphere. Whether recent findings from ...   
10/9/2014
Researchers have recently stumbled upon tiny single-celled organisms living underground that could aid in the disposal of radioactive waste, potentially making "green" power plants that are more viable and less harmful to the ...   
7/9/2014
The politics of climate change are shifting. After decades of halfhearted government efforts to stop global warming, and the failure of the “Big Green” NGOs to do much of anything about it, new voices -- and new strategies -- have taken the lead ...   
5/9/2014
As the lavish display of Fall Fashion Week gets under way this week in New York City, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) announced Out of Fashion: a campaign promoting forest friendly fabric. “Out of Fashion” is RAN`s latest major effort to ...   
5/9/2014
Food is a necessity, but it's also a big business. That duality has often pitted consumers against the powerful food corporations that farm, produce, and ultimately feed large swaths of the global population, especially on questions of ...   
4/9/2014
ONE of the bleakest scenes of man-made destruction is the strip mining of oil sands in the forests of Alberta, Canada. The sand is permeated with natural bitumen, a type of petroleum with the consistency of peanut butter. Once dug from the ...   
4/9/2014
The United States' first commercial-scale advanced biofuels plant opened yesterday and could soon be producing 76 million litres of fuel a year from corn waste. Known as Project Liberty, the biorefinery in Emmetsburg, Iowa, is a joint ...   
3/9/2014
“Zero emissions is an ambitious but achievable goal.” —UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moonZero has become the most important number for humanity. Why?Any chance of stabilizing the climate hinges on transitioning to zero greenhouse ...   
31/8/2014
A new study, published today in Nature Climate Change, suggests that - if current trends continue - food production alone will reach, if not exceed, the global targets for total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2050. The study's authors ...   
30/8/2014
Perhaps former President Theodore Roosevelt said it best when he addressed a Buffalo audience in 1910, most likely in his trademark fist-pounding, cantankerous style. "Civilized people,' Mr. Roosevelt said, "should be able to dispose of ...   
27/8/2014
The world is headed "down a dangerous path" with disruption of the food system possible within a decade as climate change undermines nations' ability to feed themselves, according to a senior World Bank official. Rising urban populations ...   
26/8/2014
Open burning of trash, as seen here in General Santos, Philippines, is a global phenomenon that has significant effects on air quality. Credit: Photo courtesy Global Environment Facility [Click to enlarge image] Unregulated trash burning ...   
23/8/2014
What are the costs of the meat we eat — the hamburgers, pork chops and chicken breasts?Not the price we pay for ground beef and so on, but the full costs of meats: the environmental and societal impacts, from birth to burger, and beyond. ...   
22/8/2014
Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Both day and night, the rumble of this power plant echoes across the ...   
21/8/2014
New York City council members Stephen Levin and Corey Johnson introduced legislation today--Introduction 853--that would ban the discharge, disposal, sale or use of any wastewater or natural gas waste produced by fracking. “Hydrofracking ...   

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