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Disappearing Oasis: Northeastern India Losing Forests as People Move in -
Environment  (tags: deforestation, India, agriculture, agriculture and food, ecosystems, environment, destruction, wildlife, world, humans, habitatdestruction, habitat )

Cal
- 9 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Global Forest Watch (GFW) shows that India as a whole lost about 842,200 hectares of forest between 2001 and 2012. Of this, about 548,440 hectares was lost from northeast India alone. -
Feeding the Planet While Saving Forests
Environment  (tags: deforestation, agriculture, habitat, habitatdestruction, environment, destruction, ecosystems, protection, politics, government, green, forests, nature, humans, wildlife, world )

Cal
- 66 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Commercial agriculture drives 71 percent of deforestation worldwide
How Weeds Could Help Feed Billions in a Warming World
Environment  (tags: agriculture, global warming, climate change, resistent crops, world, pollution, radia-active, globalwarming, ecosystems, environment )

Cal
- 174 days ago - e360.yale.edu
Scientists in the U.S. and elsewhere are conducting intensive experiments to cross hardy weeds with food crops such as rice and wheat. Their goal is to make these staples more resilient as higher temperatures, drought, and elevated CO2 levels pose new thr
World Water Day: Getting More Crop Per Drop During An Epic Drought
Environment  (tags: wter, water use, water, nature, agriculture, environment, destruction, ecosystems, protection, humans, habitat, habitatdestruction )

Cal
- 250 days ago - alternet.org
America's breadbasket is facing its worst drought since records began and must rethink irrigation and crop production to help conserve water.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Monsanto: Don't Sue the State of Vermont.
Environment  (tags: GMO Foods, labeling, Vermont, Monsanto, politics, greeed, usa, agriculture, health, environment )

Cal
- 177 days ago - action.sumofus.org
Vermont is set to make history by becoming the first state in the country to require genetically modified (GMO) food to be labeled. But Monsanto, the world's largest GMO producer, is gearing up to sue the state.
How a False Solution to Climate Change Is Damaging the Natural World
Environment  (tags: climate-change, environment, ecosystems, agriculture, soil degradation, world, protection, habitat, habitatdestruction, government, green )

Cal
- 257 days ago - theguardian.com
In growing maize for biogas, the crop that does most damage to the soil is being specifically exempted from the rules
Will Increased Food Production Devour Tropical Forest Lands?
Environment  (tags: environment, ecosystems, destruction, agriculture, deforestation, conservation, habitat, habitatdestruction )

Cal
- 231 days ago - e360.yale.edu
As global population soars, efforts to boost food production will inevitably be focused on the world's tropical regions. Can this agricultural transformation be achieved without destroying the remaining tropical forests of Africa, South America, and Asia?
The California Drought: Who Gets Water and Who's Hung Out to Dry?
Environment  (tags: California, water politics, resources, drought, agriculture, industry, farming, fishermen, lobby, Gov Brown, weather, environment, globalwarming )

Angelika
- 276 days ago - ecowatch.com
As the powerful lobby for the agricultural industry--which currently consumes 80 percent of California's water supply--cries for more water to be pumped to their farms in the arid regions of the Central Valley, just who would be left high and dry?
   

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