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Healthy Food for a Healthy World: Hungry Cities on the Rise

<i>The Chicago Council’s campaign, “Healthy Food for a Healthy World,” builds awareness about the important role food can play in promoting health and</i> …

Our Universities Are Not Teaching Innovation

<i>We are living in 1937, and our universities, I suggest, are not half-way out of the fifteenth century. We have made hardly any changes in our conception of university organization, education, graduation, for a century – for several centuries.</i> — H. G. Wells<p>Our system of higher education is out of …

Innovation

The Most Detailed Map Of The World’s Cropland Shows Where There’s Room To Feed Everyone

To meet rising global food demand, we need to know where farm production has room to grow.<p>If we don’t start producing more food, we’re going to run out in the future. With world population growing and climate change affecting crop yields, studies show a “calorie gap” of as much as 70% by 2050.<p>To …

Conservation news - Environmental science and conservation news

by Mongabay.com 15 June 2018<p>Among the top articles from our Spanish language service, Mongabay Latam, for the week of June 4 - 10 was one about a …

Farmers: UK losing ability to feed itself

There is a marked decline in the availability of British food as farmers convert their land to stay afloat, NFU report will show<p>An "alarming" decline in food production at British farms will leave shoppers at the mercy of prices and quality elsewhere in the world, a report will warn this week.<p>The …

Florida Without Oranges

A disease is decimating the citrus industry, leading some to wonder what's next for parts of the Sunshine State.<p>PLANT CITY, Fla.—More than a century ago, Martha Sue Hawkins’ ancestors homesteaded on this flat land in central Florida. Her grandfather planted the first orange groves in the 1900s, and …

Forestry

San Joaquin Valley farmers reach secret deal in water dispute

A staggering economic and environmental problem festering for three decades in the southern San Joaquin Valley would be addressed by a secret deal reached between the Obama administration and farmers — one that is sounding alarms for Bay Area lawmakers.<p>The deal would retire 100,000 acres of …

Fields of Data: Monsanto and Others Use Agri-Data to Upsell Farmers

The acquisition of data companies isn't just a trend in Silicon Valley and Madison Avenue. It's happening out on the plains as well. Agribusiness …

Farming

Monsanto is using big data to take over the world

From Big Ag to big data<a href="http://www.shutterstock.com/pic.mhtml?id=149624225">hin255</a>/Shutterstock; Illustration by Tim McDonnell<p>Looking for …

Scientists Develop Salt-Tolerant Wheat That Could Mitigate Global Food Crisis

Researchers in Australia have developed a form of salt-tolerant wheat that could help address the global food crisis by allowing farmers to grow …

Could better soil management reverse global warming?

Last week I attended the 3rd Annual Climate Adaptation for Farmers conference, hosted by Abundance North Carolina. The main focus, as the conference …

Lava Jato apura contratos da Odebrecht

Acordos envolvendo construtora e refinaria tiveram aditivos que elevaram para R$6 bilhões valor pago pela Petrobras<p>Três contratos envolvendo a …

U.S. Lawyers Increase Pressure On Petrobras As Oil Major Becomes Brazilian Embarrassment

If the Petrobras story sweeping Brazil today was a sporting event, it would be the infamous Brazil vs Germany game from the 2014 FIFA World Cup. And Brazilians would be forced to watch it over and over and over again.<p>Petrobras, once the pride of Brazil, is now an embarrassment. Investors want to …

Free range chicken farm proposal near Launceston has locals in a flap

Residents of Lalla, near Launceston, have objected to a proposed free range chicken farm in the area.<p>A local egg farmer built a shed on his property …

Inca Food Agriculture

The Incas controlled a vast empire which included four climate zones and, consequently, their agricultural produce was diverse. The people of the …

South America

Brazil's Rousseff popularity plunges amid scandal, bad economy | Reuters

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s popularity has plunged by nearly half since her recent re-election as a severe government corruption scandal, an economic slowdown and surging prices for electricity, gasoline and bus fares left voters feeling misled.<p>Brazil's President …

Brazilian Bank Raises $408 Million for Renewable Energy and Water Projects

The Brazilian bank Itau Unibanco Holding SA raised 1.05 billion reais ($408 million) to finance renewable energy and water treatment projects.

5 Reasons Why Brazilians Are Not Investing in Stocks

In 2014, only 500,000 Brazilians invested in the stock market - only 0.3% of the Brazilian population. Here's why.<p>The number of retail investors in</b> …

Crucial reservoir is down to 6% of its capacity and experts warn urgent steps must be taken after worst conditions for 80 years<p>Halfway through the rainy season, the key reservoir for the southern hemisphere’s largest city holds just 6% of its capacity, and experts warned Friday that Sao Paulo’s …

Water

2014 was Earth's hottest year on record

Global temperatures in 2014 shattered earlier records, making 2014 the hottest year since record-keeping began in 1880, U.S. scientists reported Jan. 16.<p>Every continent set heat records last year, and the Pacific Ocean was unusually warm despite a no-show El Niño. The warmth on land and in the …

How much will oil cost at the end of 2015?

In late 1979, I began work on my PhD thesis, an empirical investigation of the OPEC surplus and its disposal. It was the end of a decade in which oil …

Oil and Gas, Gold Lead Markets Higher on Friday

The International Energy Agency (IEA) released its January Oil Market Report Friday morning and cut its estimate for oil demand growth 2015 by …

When Will The Price Of Oil Hit Bottom? The Market Is Looking At The Wrong Number.

Plunging oil prices have taken the punch bowl away from the U.S. unconventional energy party. So what happens next? The answer is to be found in a single calculation: whether the commodity price exceeds the cost of production. No one is ready to call a bottom at this point, but with U.S. prices now …

Try It Now

The Saudi government is donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to help finance the expansion of private Islamic schools in Canada, according to newly leaked documents that shine a light on how foreign states are helping finance a growing demand for religious education.<p>The documents, involving …

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How to reduce livestock emissions

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions created by humans are a primary cause of global warming. While carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of fossil …

NASA’s year of climate change research kicks off, with a little help from Washington companies

NASA has its head in the clouds this year. Literally.<p>The space agency is kicking off five global projects designed to study how the earth’s atmosphere influences climate change.<p>One of those projects is a study of greenhouse gases over the eastern part of the United States, with a little help from …

How Falling Oil Prices Will Impact Economy--And The Keystone Pipeline Debate

Falling oil prices may be a bonus for consumers. But it not such a blessing for those extracting oil and natural gas or constructing the pipelines to move those commodities. For producers, cheaper prices mean either less profits or even losses, which leads to a slower national economic expansion.<p>In …

How Organic 'Micro-Farms' Are Changing Our Food Supply

Bigger isn’t always better, and the techniques of Big Ag have taken the romance out of farming for many who grow our food. Not to say that farming …

Are You Gonna Eat That? The Future of Recycling

In the very near future, you're not just going to recycle soda cans and glass jars. You're going to recycle last night's leftovers.<p>The recycling of plastic, glass and paper has taken firm hold in the United States after years of steady growth. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the …