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Biotech, farmer associations key for climate adaptation– panel

Reuters: An increasingly extreme climate is presenting new challenges to farmers across the world, and biotechnology and greater collaboration will be two key ways of addressing them, a group of farmers from four continents said during an international roundtable. “GE (genetic engineering) technology has a positive role to play in fighting climate change,’ said Gilbert Arap Bor, a Kenyan farmer, business lecturer at the Catholic University of East Africa and one of five farmers taking part in the discussion… Continue reading

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NYC and the U.S. East Coast Must Take Drastic Actions to Prevent Ocean Flooding

Scientific American: Thomas Abdallah has seen a lot of water in his 26 years of work for New York City’s transit system. In December 1992 a nor’easter storm killed the subway’s power, forcing rescue crews to evacuate passengers from flooding tunnels Continue reading

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NYC and the U.S. East Coast Must Take Drastic Actions to Prevent Ocean Flooding

Scientific American: Thomas Abdallah has seen a lot of water in his 26 years of work for New York City’s transit system. In December 1992 a nor’easter storm killed the subway’s power, forcing rescue crews to evacuate passengers from flooding tunnels. Continue reading

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Global food crisis: Towards a ‘doubly green’ world

Guardian: Global food crisis: Losetta Mathew and Jacob Chabane with their goats in Uganda. The world needs sustainable and equitable answers to tackle the problem. People tell me I’m an optimist Continue reading

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Global food crisis: Towards a ‘doubly green’ world

Guardian: Global food crisis: Losetta Mathew and Jacob Chabane with their goats in Uganda. Continue reading

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April Saw Wild Climate Extremes In The United States

redOrbit: April 2011 was an extreme climate month of historic flooding, a record-breaking tornado outbreak and devastating wildfire activities in much of the United States, scientists at NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center (NCDD) say. The monthly analysis provided by NOAA, based on records that date back to 1895, showed that the average U.S. temperature in April was 52.9 degrees F, which is 0.9 degrees F above the long-term average (1901-200); and the precipitation was 0.7 inches above the long-term average,… Continue reading

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April Saw Wild Climate Extremes In The United States

redOrbit: April 2011 was an extreme climate month of historic flooding, a record-breaking tornado outbreak and devastating wildfire activities in much of the United States, scientists at NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center (NCDD) say. The monthly analysis provided by NOAA, based on records that date back to 1895, showed that the average U.S Continue reading

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