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April 26, 2015
US says new EU plan for GMO imports is no solution
New York (AFP) April 24, 2015
The United States criticized Friday the new European Union plan to allow member states to block genetically modified imports, following a new round of talks on the transatlantic free-trade pact. "It is hard to square this proposal with either EU long-standing internal obligations or their aspiration for a seamless internal market," said Dan Mullaney, the assistant US trade representative for Europe and the Middle East. "We are still studying the proposal implications but we hope that the EU will ... read more
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Water rationing in Taiwan's second largest city as drought deepens
Taiwan's government said Friday it will expand water rationing to its second largest city next month to battle a worsening drought following record-low rain in nearly 70 years. ... more

Ability to identify 'killer' bees a boon to the honeybee industry
A genetic test that can prevent the entry of 'killer' bees into Australia and their spread around the world has been created by researchers at the University of Sydney and their collaborators at Yor ... more

Bird flu spreads in US, but risk to people 'low'
Bird flu is spreading among wild birds, chickens and turkeys across much of the United States but health authorities said Wednesday there is a low risk of people getting sick. ... more


EU agrees opt-out deal for GMO imports
The EU announced plans Wednesday to allow member states to individually decide whether to allow the import of controversial genetically modified foods and animal feed, drawing a sharp US response. ... more


Protesting Indian farmers stand in chest-deep water for 11 days
Farmers in central India continued Tuesday to stand in murky, chest-deep water for the 11th straight day in an unconventional protest over a land dispute. Around 30 farmers have vowed to keep ... more
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China's struggle for water security
Way back in 1999, before he became China's prime minister, Wen Jiabao warned that water scarcity posed one of the greatest threats to the "survival of the nation". ... more

Plumping up shrivelled market for France's famed prunes
France's famous Agen prunes have seen their market share shrivel in recent years under pressure from Chilean growers, but local farmers have ploughed money into modern methods in a bid to save their ... more
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The Game-Changing Water Revolution: Interview with Stanley Weiner
Globally, water demand is threatening to dangerously outpace supply, while in the US, dry states such as Texas and California are suffering from shortages and the future forebodes more suffering. Fo ... more

Limited soil nutrients may hamper plants ability to slow climate change
Some climate models suggest runaway global temperatures will be held in check - at least a little bit - by the uptick in green growth enabled by a warming planet. In other words, the plant life encouraged by global warming will pull excess carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, thus slowing global warming. ... more

Maize roots have evolved to be more nitrogen efficient
Selective breeding of maize over the last century to create hybrids with desirable shoot characteristics and increased yield may have contributed indirectly to the evolution of root systems that are ... more
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Bacterial raincoat discovery paves way to better crop protection
Fresh insights into how bacteria protect themselves - by forming a waterproof raincoat - could help develop improved products to protect plants from disease. Researchers have discovered how co ... more

Study puts a price on help nature provides agriculture
A team of international scientists has shown that assigning a dollar value to the benefits nature provides agriculture improves the bottom line for farmers while protecting the environment. The stud ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Beijing poised to take 'de facto control' of S. China Sea: Philippines

China's island-building to loom large at SE Asia summit

After Iran deal, world looks to jump-start nuclear disarmament

US says learned from N.Korea, Iran nuclear deal 'different'

Pakistan says botched strike highlights dangers of US drone war

US army walks cultural minefield training Ukraine troops

New deadly strikes in Yemen despite rebel demands


Indian village gets 'world's cheapest bottled water'
Charity workers have teamed with an impoverished village in eastern India to develop what they say is the world's cheapest bottle of drinking water - costing less than one US cent. ... more

Wind bursts strongly affect El Nino severity
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The life force of African rivers
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Diversity in a monoculture
Modern, machine-friendly agriculture is dominated by monocultures. One single cultivar - one genotype of a crop species - is cultivated on large areas. Favored cultivars are optimized for high yield ... more

Most comprehensive study to date reveals evolutionary history of citrus
Citrus fruits - delectable oranges, lemons, limes, kumquats and grapefruits - are among the most important commercially cultivated fruit trees in the world, yet little is known of the origin of the ... more
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Can't pay? Won't pay! -- putting a price on water
It's arguably our most vital and precious natural resource, and one that is growing dangerously scarce from China to California, but no matter how much we value water, we're not that keen on paying for it. ... more

Oil spill leaves 100,000 Mexicans without water
Some 100,000 people remained without drinking water in southern Mexico on Wednesday after rivers were contaminated by an oil spill triggered when thieves tapped a pipeline. ... more
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Nitrogen deposition reduces Swiss plant diversity


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Scientists track fertilizer's effects on Ohio algae bloom


Warming seas may spell end to Britain's fish and chips


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More food, low pollution effort gains traction


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Living mulch, organic fertilizer tested on broccoli

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California farmers spared worst of water rationing: governor

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Turkmenistan pledges to curb water use

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Diversity prevents resistance

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Mist-collecting plants may help alleviate global water shortages

Illegal cocoa farms threaten Ivory Coast primates

Vietnam rice boom heaping pressure on farmers, environment

Critics question study that denied pesticides' danger to bees

Desalination using a nanoporous graphene membrane

Italian olive tree disease stumps EU

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