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A Plague of Deforestation Sweeps Across Southeast Asia
Environment  (tags: deforestation, environment, destruction, agriculture, habitatdestruction, habitat, green, humans, world, protection, nature, government, ecosystems, trees, forests, world, animals )

Cal
- 412 days ago - e360.yale.edu
Illegal logging and unchecked economic development are taking a devastating toll on the forests of Vietnam and neighboring countries, threatening areas of biodiversity so rich that 1,700 species have been discovered in the last 15 years alone.
Declining Bee Populations Pose A Threat to Global Agriculture
Environment  (tags: bees, wild lbees, pesticides, die-offs, agriculture, protection, animalwelfare, world, protection )

Cal
- 435 days ago - e360.yale.edu
The danger that the decline of bees and other pollinators represents to the world's food supply was highlighted this week when the European Commission decided to ban a class of pesticides suspected of playing a role in so-called "colony collapse disorder.
EU Overrules Britain to Ban Pesticides Linked to Bee Deaths
Environment  (tags: bees, wild lbees, pesticides, die-offs, agriculture, protection, animalwelfare, world, protection )

Cal
- 435 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
The European Union has overruled British opposition to impose a total two-year ban for gardeners on the use of pesticides linked to the death of bees, with new rules setting out tight restrictions for farmers.
Tropical Croplands Expand By 48m Ha in 10 Years, Raising Environmental Concerns
Environment  (tags: deforestation, environment, destruction, agriculture, habitatdestruction, habitat, green, humans, world, protection, nature, government, ecosystems, trees, forests )

Cal
- 475 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Croplands in the tropics expanded by an average of 4.8 million hectares per year between 1999 and 2008, increasing pressure on forest areas and other ecosystems, according to a new study.
World Water Day in the Middle East
Environment  (tags: ecosystems, environment, water, world, agriculture, nature, protection, humans, healthconditions, conservation )

Cal
- 480 days ago - enn.com
With the region getting drier 'at an alarming rate', what is there to celebrate this World Water Day?
Saving Forests By Stemming Agricultural Sprawl
Environment  (tags: deforestation, environment, destruction, agriculture, habitatdestruction, habitat, green, humans, world, protection, nature, government, ecosystems, trees, forests )

Cal
- 492 days ago - news.mongabay.com
According to the FAO, the expansion of the agricultural frontier is the main cause of deforestation, accounting for up to 90% of global deforestation each year.
The Conundrum of Food Waste
Environment  (tags: environment, humans, Food Waste, United Nations, Save Food program, Agriculture, Business, climate change, Emissions Reduction, fisheries, Fossil Fuels, Living, Food and Agriculture Organization, hunger )

Dee
- 528 days ago - green.blogs.nytimes.com
Each year, 1.3 billion tons of food -- about one third of all the food produced globally -- ends up wasted even as hundreds of millions of people go hungry. This week, two United Nations agencies opened a global campaign to address that conundrum, calling
In Midwest, Bringing Back Native Prairies Yard By Yard
Environment  (tags: green, environment, destruction, conservation, agriculture, habitat restoration, protection, habitat, protection, green, greenliving, sustainable, environment )

Cal
- 565 days ago - e360.yale.edu
Across the U.S. Midwest, homeowners are restoring their yards and former farmland to the native prairie that existed in pre-settlement days. The benefits can be substantial -- maintenance that uses less water and no fertilizer, and an ecosystem that suppor
EU Commission Proposals Fail to Fully Address Climate Damage of Biofuels
Environment  (tags: European Green Party, EGP, news, biofuel, energy, agriculture, climate change, food supply, food prices, EU commission )

Brian
- 623 days ago - europeangreens.eu
"With climate change having already added pressure on global food supply and food prices, the EU should not be further exacerbating these trends by promoting the use of agricultural land for fuel."
U.S. Drought Exposes "Hydro-Illogical" Water Management
Environment  (tags: drought, United States, water management, agriculture, disaster, farmers, environment, destruction )

Naoko
- 695 days ago - ipsnews.net
The historic drought withering much of the United States this summer has revealed a need for strategies to better manage water supplies that could remain under sever pressure both this year and in the longer term.
Melting Glaciers May Worsen Northwest China's Water Woes
Environment  (tags: climate-change, humans, agriculture, habitat, habitatdestruction, green, government, climate, climatechange )

Cal
- 712 days ago - e360.yale.edu
A team of international scientists is grappling with a problem facing the Tarim River basin and other mountainous regions -- how to secure water supplies as demands increase and glaciers melt
Monsanto Loses Agricultural Monopoly Stronghold
Environment  (tags: monsanto, ecosystems, healthconditions, nature, GMO, farms, agriculture, biochemical hijacking, plant diversity )

Deb
- 761 days ago - news.gather.com
Global communities fight back to remove the agricultural monopoly Monsanto attempts to hold over farmers and plant diversity.
Keeping Our Daily Coffee: The Farmers in Peru Adapting to Climate Change
Environment  (tags: climate-change, climate, weather, agriculture, coffee production, world, nature, globalwarming, ecosystems, environment )

Cal
- 784 days ago - theecologist.org
Shade-grown, hand picked coffee is one of Peru's biggest exports, but the country's smallholder farmers face sustained crop losses from extreme weathe
CLIMATE CHANGE: Sea Level Rise Threatens Mekong Rice
Environment  (tags: world, habitat, habitatdestruction, agriculture, ecosystems, environment, destruction, climate-change, climate, globalwarming, green, protection )

Cal
- 813 days ago - ipsnews.net
With Vietnam's fertile Mekong delta threatened by rising sea levels and salt water ingress, the country's future as a major rice exporter depends critically on research underway in the Philippines
Valentine's Day Destroyed By Climate Change?
Environment  (tags: ecosystems, environment, destruction, chocolate, agriculture, climate-change, climate, climatechange )

Cal
- 877 days ago - latimes.com
A new mini-report from the environmental group Climate Nexus points out that climate change is poised to wreck Valentine's Day, or at least change it significantly, by threatening chocolate production.

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