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August 29, 2016
Cameroon must halt rubber plantation project: Greenpeace
Yao, Cameroon (AFP) Aug 25, 2016
Greenpeace has urged Cameroon to suspend a major rubber plantation project in the country's south because of large-scale deforestation that threatens a nearby UNESCO World Heritage nature reserve. The plantation extends to within a few hundred metres (yards) of the edge of the Dja Faunal Reserve, which is home to 14 species of primate, including lowland gorillas and chimpanzees. Greenpeace called on Cameroon to suspend Sud-Cameroun Hevea (Sudcam) lease deal until important steps had been taken ... read more

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Stormy outlook hits French wine output
Fierce storms which hit France in April will help to push wine production down almost 10 percent this year, the ministry of agriculture said Thursday. ... more

Bonfires light up Baltic coast, with tech-savvy twist
Hundreds of bonfires dotted the Baltic Sea coast of Estonia Saturday night, a centuries-old maritime tradition to guide seafarers now celebrated with a tech-savvy environmental twist. ... more

Water shortage: The demise of the Maya civilization
Something really drastic must have happened to the Ancient Maya at the end of the Classic Period in the 9th century. Within a short period of time, this advanced civilisation in Central America went ... more


Molecular signature shows plants are adapting to increasing CO2
Plants are adapting to increasing atmospheric CO2 according to a new study from the University of Southampton. The research, published in the journal Global Change Biology, provides insight into the ... more


Researchers image roots in the ground
It's a familiar hazard of vacation time: While you're conspicuously absent, your colleagues in the office forget to water and fertilize the plants - often leaving behind nothing but a brownish skele ... more

Transition from Operations to Decommissioning by Preparing a Safe, Cost-Effective Shut Down and Waste Management Strategy

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Trade liberalization could buffer economic losses in agriculture
Global warming could create substantial economic damage in agriculture, a new study conducted by a team of scientists of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research finds. Around the globe, cl ... more

Story of how meat was raised can alter tasting experience
When psychologists at Northeastern University offered taste testers meat samples with background stories - where the meat came form and how it was raised - consumers tended to prefer the meat they thought was humanely cared for and processed over samples they believed to be sourced from factory farms. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
FSU chemistry professor explores outer regions of periodic table

Chemists develop possible cheap battery for grid energy storage

A new route to the scalable production of highly crystalline graphene films

Why an uncanny crystal change could laser design

A nanoscale wireless communication system via plasmonic antennas

Biofuels could increase rather than decrease C02 emissions

Where does AlphaGo go


Study reveals genetic history of the cultivated strawberry
It took four years, but researchers at the University of New Hampshire have finally finished mapping the genetic history of the cultivated strawberry. ... more

China's COFCO buys rest of Dutch commodity trader
China's state-owned grain giant COFCO will buy out minority shareholders in Netherlands-based commodity trader Nidera and take full ownership of the company, it said, as it seeks to become an agribusiness powerhouse. ... more

The fuel for Hong Kong's engine: milk tea
Some cities are fuelled by coffee. In Hong Kong, it's milk tea that keeps things running - a potent nostalgia-infused caffeine hit, with fierce competition to brew the best in town. ... more
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Researchers discover a special power in wheat
A new photosynthesis discovery at The University of Queensland may help breed faster-growing wheat crops that are better adapted to hotter, drier climates. A research team led by Queensland Al ... more

Flowering meadows benefit humankind
The more it swarms, crawls and flies the better it is for humans. This is the finding of a study published in "Nature". More than 60 researchers from a number of universities were involved, includin ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
N. Korea submarine missiles not ready until 2018: experts

N. Korea leader says missile test 'greatest success'

China Communist party expels 'insatiable' statistics chief

N. Korea rejects UN council's condemnation

Japan holds live fire drills at Mt Fuji

Russia launches large snap military drills

Australian minister says French submarine leak 'embarrassing'


New method for quantifying methane emissions from manure management
It is currently not possible to quantify emissions of methane from livestock manure. This is a significant problem, in particular at a time where the EU Commision requires Denmark to reduce drastica ... more

Reduced ecosystem functions in oil palm plantations
So far, research on the environmental impact of oil palm cultivation has been scattered and patchy. Synthesizing about 1000 scientific studies and reports, the scientists were now able to give a bal ... more

Plant response to carbon dioxide emissions depends on their neighbors
Plant species that have evolved to withstand elevated levels of carbon dioxide grow poorly when moved to a plant community with a different make up, according to a new study in Nature Communications ... more

'Neonic' insecticides bad news for bees: study
A widely-used class of insecticides called neonicotinoids has contributed to the large-scale and long-term decline of wild bees, according to research unveiled Tuesday. ... more

Pesticide-resistant whitefly could 'devastate' many US crops
A tiny, invasive whitefly that is resistant to pesticides and carries crop-devastating viruses has been found outdoors in the United States for the first time, raising concerns among fruit and vegetable growers. ... more


Pesticide-resistant whitefly could 'devastate' many US crops
A tiny, invasive whitefly that is resistant to pesticides and carries crop-devastating viruses has been found outdoors in the United States for the first time, raising concerns among fruit and vegetable growers. ... more

Adding milk, meat to diet dramatically improves nutrition for poor in Zambia
Over the past several decades in Zambia, data from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations show that there has been a decrease in the per capita consumption of milk, meat, and eg ... more
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Drought ravages Lesotho as water is exported to S.Africa


Sudan floods kill 100, destroy villages: officials


Not all is green in Mexico City's Aztec garden district


Sequencing of fungal disease genomes may help prevent banana arma


Archaeologists find Britain's last hunter-gatherers on small island


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California grapes threatened by giant fire


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Pesticides used to help bees may actually harm them

K computer and high-tech weather radar come together to predict sudden torrential rains

Lake Tanganyika fisheries declining from global warming

Burkina Faso halts massive donkey meat exports to Asia

Study: Plastic chemical BPS damages egg cells

Pesticides used by beekeepers may harm bees' gut microbiota

Sunflowers move by the clock

Hidden, local climate impacts of drought-friendly vegetation

Trading farmland for nitrogen protection

French wheat output headed for 30-year low

Colombia conflict victims seek land, reconciliation

Severe 2015 Indonesian Fire Season Linked to El Nino Drought

Reinventing French fizz in face of climate change

Indonesian farmers launch class action over oil spill

China sinkhole swallows passers-by: report

Rice crops that can save farmers money and cut pollution

Researchers pinpoint abrupt onset of modern day Indian Ocean monsoon system

Veolia net profit hit by restructuring charge

Brazilian restaurants turn waste back into food

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