Elyssa Barrera

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Invasive insect threatens iconic Florida citrus

LAKE WALES, Fla. (AP) — Citrus has always been synonymous with Florida.<p>The orange adorns the state license plate. The University of Florida's famed football stadium was named after an orange magnate. There is even a county called Citrus.<p>Throughout the decades, the citrus industry has always stood …

Florida critical to birds at risk from climate change

Climate change will likely threaten the survival of half of North America’s birds in the coming decades and no place will play a more crucial role in …

Energy In Africa: Development And Environment

It’s always interesting to attend conferences in far away places because of the change in perspectives. At the World Energy Security Forum (whose organizers I advised) in Johannesburg, there was the usual discussion of different energy sources and their roles, but also senior politicians with much …

Americans’ love of junk food is surprisingly good for the environment

It’s hardly surprising that the country that pioneered the McGangBang is facing an obesity epidemic. But the fondness for fat and sugar that’s making more and more Americans sick has a strange upside: It creates fewer greenhouse gases (GHG) than a healthy diet does.<p>In fact, if the average American …

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