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Berkeley and the Great Global Agrofuel Land Rush
World  (tags: Monsanto, BP, XE, Blackwater, biofuels, gmos, food, cropspolitics )

- 3105 days ago -
In the quest for biofuel plantations, and for export food crops, foreign countries and corporations are grabbing land, "using methods that hark back to the darkest days of colonialism"
If Women Can End War (as in Liberia), Maybe They Could Also Fix Agriculture!
Society & Culture  (tags: education, environment, family, freedoms, media, women, corruption, children, society, world )

- 3606 days ago -
Strange as it may seem, something of the sort may already be happening. According to a recent report in the Globe and Mail newspaper, conventional agribusiness-style farmers in Quebec are having trouble finding women who want to share the farming life wit
Africa Alone Could Feed the World
World  (tags: africa, government, GoodNews, food, agriculture )

- 3605 days ago -
DOOM-MONGERS have got it wrong - there is enough space in the world to produce the extra food needed to feed a growing population. And contrary to expectation, most of it can be grown in Africa, say two international reports published this week.
Scientists Tap Tree Power to Run Devices - The Boston Globe
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, trees, energy, NewTechnology, research, science )

- 3872 days ago -
Scientists have solved a long-standing mystery behind the source of a faint electrical current in trees - and it wasn't as hard as they thought.
STORM REPORT: State Checks Damage to Rice Crop; See Storm Photos | Theadvertiser.Com | The Advertiser
Business  (tags: humans, nature, water, Sustainabililty, farming, food supply )

- 3899 days ago -
Statewide, officials estimate that Hurricane Gustav alone destroyed more than 14 percent of crops and forestry, wiping out almost $543 million in farm and forestry revenue, including more than half of the cotton and sweet potato crops.
Slow Recovery Expected for Atchafalaya | DailyComet.Com | The Thibodaux Daily Comet | Thibodaux, LA
Environment  (tags: destruction, ecosystems, endangered, environment, forests, conservation, habitatdestruction, nature, Sustainabililty )

- 3902 days ago -
In nearly every respect, it's an iconic hit to Cajun country. The Atchafalaya Basin, stretching from the rolling prairies of Concordia Parish all the way to the coast just west of the Terrebonne Basin, is the largest swamp in the U.S.
Innovative Hydrogen-Powered Car Created
Science & Tech  (tags: sustainability, green technology, car )

- 3903 days ago -
Wilton and Lambda One Autogas at Gateshead, have successfully adapted a Nissan Almera to run on hydrogen so that it only emits water from its exhaust.
Hurricane Ike
Environment  (tags: environment, climate-change, weather )

- 3903 days ago -
Hurricane Ike started as a tropical disturbance off the coast of Africa, then tracked south and slowly developed. West of the Cape Verde islands it became tropical storm. Few days later, Ike was a category 4 hurricane.
Displaced Poor Still Arriving in New Orleans as Saints Go Marching In
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, evacuees, children, ethics, government, health, law, news )

- 3907 days ago -
1,500 people were housed in an abandoned Sam's Club warehouse that was not set up for habitation. Another problem were the arrests of evacuees after local officials on their own decided to run unauthorized background checks
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