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July 01, 2016
Nobel winners slam Greenpeace on GMO crops
Paris (AFP) June 30, 2016
About a third of living Nobel laureates - 108 at last count - have signed an open letter Thursday which attacks Greenpeace for campaigning against genetically modified crops, especially one called Golden Rice. Addressed to the global environmental group, the United Nations and governments, the letter says Greenpeace has "misrepresented the risks, benefits and impacts" of genetically altered food plants. "There has never been a single confirmed case of a negative health outcome for humans or an ... read more

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Herbicides used widely on federal, tribal wildlands, study says
Although the amount of herbicides used on croplands is reported and known, recent research reveals huge amounts of the plant-killing chemicals are used on public and tribal wildlands as well, according to a new study. ... more

Could ancient wheat be the future of food?
Researchers believe untapped consumer markets exist for ancient foods such as einkorn, emmer, and spelt, which fed large swaths of the world's population for thousands of years but disappeared almos ... more

Stanford scientists find 'water windfall' beneath California's Central Valley
California's drought-stricken Central Valley harbors three times more groundwater than previously estimated, Stanford scientists have found. Accessing this water in an economically feasible way and ... more


Four newly identified genes could improve rice
A Japanese research team have applied a method used in human genetic analysis to rice and rapidly discovered four new genes that are potentially significant for agriculture. These findings could inf ... more


'Amazing protein diversity' is discovered in the maize plant
The genome of the corn plant - or maize, as it's called almost everywhere except the US - "is a lot more exciting" than scientists have previously believed. So says the lead scientist in a new effor ... more

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

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Beach replenishment helps protect against storm erosion during El Nino
A team of researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego compared sand levels on several San Diego beaches during the last seven winters. The El Ninos o ... more

For nature, gravel-bed rivers critical feature in western North America
Gravel-bed river floodplains are some of the most ecologically important habitats in North America, according to a new study by scientists from the U.S. and Canada. Their research shows how broad va ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
New, better way to build circuits for world's first useful quantum computers

Huge helium discovery 'a life-saving find'

Record VW payout in US 'dieselgate' settlement

EDF nuclear project 'more difficult' after Brexit: Sapin

Nigeria signs billions in oil and gas deals with China

UH researchers discover a new method to boost oil recovery

VW still long way from drawing line under engine-rigging scandal


The new system that uses sound to alleviate water shortage
The world is approaching a water crisis. According to the International Water Management Institute, 33 per cent of the world's population will experience water scarcity by 2025. One main cause is le ... more

U of T Mississauga professor discovers new origins for farmed rice
Chew on this: rice farming is a far older practice than we knew. In fact, the oldest evidence of domesticated rice has just been found in China, and it's about 9,000 years old. The discovery, ... more

Last words: language of China's emperors in peril
It was the language of China's last imperial dynasty which ruled a vast kingdom for nearly three centuries. But 71 year old Ji Jinlu is among only a handful of native Manchu speakers left. ... more
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Rains or not, India faces drinking water crisis
As large swathes of drought-devastated India desperately wait for the monsoon rains to arrive, one village in the dry, hot north is flush with water. ... more

Blame flows freely as West Bank taps run dry
Fatma Ali stands in her small patch of garden in the parched West Bank and wonders how to feed her family of seven when she's had no water in nearly a week. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Putin says NATO provoking arms race 'frenzy'

N. Korea leader Kim Jong-Un gets new 'top post'

Russia, US trade accusations in maritime encounter

Scotland looking toward Brexit future

Hague court to rule July 12 in South China Sea case

Philippines' Duterte reveals no 'taunt or flaunt' China policy

US, Iceland beef up defence deal on rising Russian threat


Kenya's jumbo 'ele-fence' to stop human-wildlife conflict
Machete in hand, Kenyan farmer Paul Njoroge points at the broken branches and giant footprints where elephants trampled his bananas, maize, potatoes and sugar cane. ... more

Crop breeding is not keeping pace with climate change
Crop yields will fall within the next decade due to climate change unless immediate action is taken to speed up the introduction of new and improved varieties, experts have warned. The research, led ... more

How squash agriculture spread bees in pre-Columbian North America
Using genetic markers, researchers have for the first time shown how cultivating a specific crop led to the expansion of a pollinator species. In this case, the researchers found that the spread of ... more

Immense species richness of bacterial-eating microorganisms discovered in soil
Typically ignored, the millions of microorganisms that we tread upon daily play a major role in the decomposition of soil matter - one that is of far greater significance than that of the whales and ... more

Better soil data key for future food security
To project how much food can be produced in the future, researchers use agricultural models that estimate crop yield, or how much of a crop can be produced in a certain amount of space. These models ... more


How water droplets freeze
Freezing water is a central issue for climate, geology and life. On earth, ice and snow cover 10 percent of the land and up to half of the northern hemisphere in winter. Polar ice caps reflect up to ... more

Lawsuit in Flint water crisis targets French, US companies
Officials in Michigan filed a lawsuit on Wednesday accusing a French company and a Texas firm of negligence and fraud for their roles in the lead water contamination crisis in the city of Flint. ... more
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Tracking the aluminum used to purify tap water


Invasive species could cause billions in damages to agriculture


Getting water to refugees in arid Niger; a Herculean task


Improving poor soil with burned up biomass


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Canada wrongly detained, abused Afghan prisoners: military police

EU closes in on hormone-disrupting chemicals

Sunflower pollen protects bees from parasites

El Nino drives fastest annual increase on record of carbon dioxide

Scientists use underwater robots to study India's monsoon

El Nino made a nuisance of itself in 2015

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An eco-friendly approach to reducing toxic arsenic in rice

How El Nino impacts global temperatures

Scientists craft an artificial seawater concoction

Annual monsoon arrives in drought-hit India

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Climate change will affect farmers' bottom line

Rainfall following drought linked to historic nitrate levels in Midwest streams in 2013

Rights group calls for cleanup of Canada natives' water

This desert moss has developed the ultimate water collection toolkit

Early farmers from across Europe were direct descendants of Aegeans

Cleaning up decades of phosphorus pollution in lakes

To fight lionfish invasion, Cuba learns to cook them

Water yields from southern Appalachian watersheds in decline since the 1970s

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