Oregon Counties Ban Genetically Modified Crops

May 23, 2014 by  
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Residents of southern Oregon’s agriculture-heavy Rogue Valley have voted to ban genetically modified crops from the area, setting up the next stage of a fight that has gained widespread attention. Companies that…

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Carnival to Cut Pollution From More Cruise Ships

May 23, 2014 by  
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Carnival said Thursday it was spending about $400 million to clean up the air pollution from the massive diesel engines it uses to power more than 70 cruise ships. The company said it had decided to invest more…

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Japanese Scientists Develop Pioneering Drought-Resistant Rice Crop to Battle Climate Change

August 7, 2013 by  
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As the world’s population soars above 7 billion , the threat of severe drought weighs heavily on global food supply. To help in the fight against worsening climate change , scientists in Japan have bred a new strain of rice that can survive severe droughts that have been plaguing and wiping out out staple rice crops around the world. Read the rest of Japanese Scientists Develop Pioneering Drought-Resistant Rice Crop to Battle Climate Change Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: agriculture , Climate Change , deep rooting , deep rooting gene , DR01 , Drought , drought resistant rice , genetically modified crops , Japanese biotechnologists , Kinandang Patong , rice        

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Germany’s Green Party Pushes for Mandatory Vegetarian Day

August 7, 2013 by  
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Image via Shutterstock Meat-loving Germans will be eating vegetarian cuisine for one day a week if the Greens parliamentary group has their say. Chairwoman Renate Kunast announced that the party will push for a mandatory Veggie Day in the nation’s employee cafeterias on a certain day each week. Germans eat around 133 pounds of meat per person each year, so this forced weekly vegetarianism may be met with mixed reviews. Read the rest of Germany’s Green Party Pushes for Mandatory Vegetarian Day Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: combating greenhouse gas emissions , eco design , food and health , German Green Party , green design , mandatory vegetarianism , Renate Kunast , sustainable design , vegetarian food , Veggie Day        

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First Takes: Tar Sands Pipelines Gets Approval, EV Batteries Get a New Life, & More

August 29, 2011 by  
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The State Department makes a trans-continental oil pipeline closer to reality, genetically modified crops lose their effects on bugs, and old car batteries get put to use in smart grids in today’s mostly-bad-news roundup.

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Monsanto Takes Fight To Control Your Food To Supreme Court

May 3, 2010 by  
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Image: Fir0002/Flagstaffotos via Wikimedia Commons The battle over the non-regulated status of genetically modified crops has reached the US Supreme Court. Monsanto has, not surprisingly, appealed a lower court decision that halted the continued unregulated release and planting of the agrifood giant’s Roundup Ready Alfalfa.

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Ask Pablo: Why Didn’t They Just Burn The BP Oil Spill?

May 3, 2010 by  
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Image Source: marinephotobank Dear Pablo: I am very disturbed by the massive oil spill in the Gulf. Why didn’t BP or the Government just burn it all before it began reaching land? Surely this would have been a lesser evil.

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