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Rain or Shine, Climate Change Pushes Farmers to the Brink
Environment  (tags: climatechange, ecosystems, crops, farming, globalwarming, environment, nature, greenhousegases, food )

Nancy
- 1492 days ago - pbs.org
With the help of the Public Insight Network and Harvest Public Media, we reached out to farmers to ask them how their businesses have been affected by changes in their local climates. Here are a few of the answers we received, which have been edited for~
Roundup Herbicide Research Shows Plant, Soil Problems
Environment  (tags: destruction, environment, glyphosate, habitat destruction, farming, food, crops, pollution, Roundup, Sustainabililty )

Kathy
- 1869 days ago - reuters.com
The heavy use of Monsanto's Roundup herbicide appears to be causing harmful changes in soil and potentially hindering yields of the genetically modified crops that farmers are cultivating, a government scientist said on Friday.
Global Warming Is Putting Africa's Vital Maize Crop at Risk, Claim Scientists
Environment  (tags: Global warming, climate, environment, food, crops, maize )

Anna
- 2021 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
A rise in temperature of just 1C during drought conditions could cut yields from three-quarters of Africa's entire maize crop by at least 20 per cent.Even with adequate rainfall, 65 per cent of the crop would suffer losses, scientists have warned.
Lets Make the World GM Free - Starting With Europe ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION ! !
Environment  (tags: environment, GM, crops, protection )

CherAWAY
- 2068 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Do you want Europe to be flooded with GM crops? Do you trust scientists to take the lead on GMO's?
Herbicide Found in Water May Pose Greater Danger
Environment  (tags: water, Herbicides, health risk, crops, spray )

Lone
- 2588 days ago - washingtonpost.com
CHICAGO, Aug. 24 -- Drinking water containing a common herbicide could pose a greater public health risk than previously thought because regular municipal monitoring doesn't detect frequent spikes in the chemical's
Kenya's Elephant Problem
Environment  (tags: elephant, environment, farmers, crops, conflict )

Bethany
- 3054 days ago - theworld.org
Kenyan farmers are troubled by their newest neighbors -- elephants. A growing elephant population is destroying crops and creating violent confrontations. Jessica Partnow reports on a plan to reign in the pachyderms.
Program Links Kids to Environs
Environment  (tags: environment, children, drought, crops, water, conservation, farmers, erosion prevention, education, natural resources )


- 3289 days ago - al.com
The great drought of 2007 has been devastating to many of Alabama's farm families. On the days I drive from my home in Selma to the state capital in Montgomery, I pass field after field of burned-up corn and knee-high cotton. The economic toll on rural
Arctic Vault Takes Shape for World Food Crops
Environment  (tags: environment, crops, seeds, artic, climate, agriculture )


- 3292 days ago - news.yahoo.com
LONGYEARBYEN, Svalbard (Reuters) - In a cavern under a remote Arctic mountain, Norway will soon begin squirreling away the world's crop seeds in case of disaster. Dynamited out of a mountainside on Spitsbergen island around 1,000 km (600 miles) from the
Drought Worsens in NSW - Australia
Environment  (tags: australia, nsw, drought, rain, crops, frost, environment, water )

Chrissy
- 3325 days ago - news.com.au
MORE than three quarters of NSW is now in the grip of drought, latest figures show. The percentage of the state in drought went up last month from 69.9 per cent to 75.8 per cent. The area of NSW experiencing marginal drought conditions has increased from
   

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