Forestry

Pulses import plunge in India to ripple across Canadian, Australian farms

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Pulses imports to India, the world's biggest buyer, may fall to their lowest in nearly two decades after the government raised import taxes and restricted overseas purchases to bolster prices, impacting the plans of its global suppliers.<p>The reduction in imports illustrates the …

Forestry

FDA Moving To Ban Milk Name From Non-Dairy Products

The Food and Drug Administration is moving to make sure non-dairy products aren't called milk. FDA Commissioner <b>Scott Gottlieb</b> said yesterday he …

FDA

Iron-rich Minerals on Mars Could Contain Life's Fatty Acids

A little stream in the south of England could guide the way towards finding evidence for ancient life on Mars, in the form of fatty acids preserved …

Imperial College London

Wildfires rage in Arctic Circle as Sweden calls for help

At least 11 wildfires are raging inside the Arctic Circle as the hot, dry summer turns an abnormally wide area of Europe into a tinderbox.<p>The worst affected country, Sweden, has called for emergency assistance from its partners in the European Union to help fight the blazes, which have broken out …

World News

Kazakhstan Goes Organic in Bid to Build Niche in Grains Market

Kazakhstan is tapping growing consumer demand for organic crops to help it better compete in the food-export market.<p>The country wants to use much of …

Economics

Govt Hikes Sugarcane Price by Rs 20/Quintal to Rs 275/Quintal for 2018/19 Season

The decision is in line with the recommendations of the government's price advisory body Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP).<p><b>New</b> …

India News

India raises 2018/19 sugar cane floor price by 7.84 percent - minister

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian cabinet has approved raising the price that sugar mills must pay for cane in the next season beginning Oct. 1, to 275 rupees ($4.01) per 100 kg, up from 255 rupees a year earlier, a minister said on Wednesday.<p>The government raises the floor price for cane every year, …

Sugar Cane

The World’s Most Beautiful Birds Hang Out at This Resort in the Middle of the South American Rain Forest

At the Tambopata National Reserve in Peru, nature-loving travelers get to collaborate with scientists studying tiger moths, dodge wild pigs, and get …

Nature

UBS Banker Tim Cen Is Said to Appeal Ban for China Forestry IPO

UBS Group AG’s lead banker on 2009’s China Forestry Holdings Co.’s initial public offering in Hong Kong is appealing a license ban by the city’s …

Hong Kong

The global heat wave that's been killing us

A heat wave is ravaging countries around the world. Although many celebrate sunny days, wildfires, wasted crops and health problems are some of the …

Climate Change

Fighting forest fires

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Barack Obama

Biggies can sustain, we can't: Marginal farmers

While consumers in Mumbai fret over the likelihood of their milk supplies drying up due to the indefinite blockade launched by farmer groups, the …

India News

Portugal turns to elite firefighters to avoid repeat of forest fire tragedy

POMBAL, Portugal (Reuters) - Forest fires in Portugal killed 114 people last year. Before any blaze starts this year, elite firefighters are getting ready to strike back.<p>File Picture: Firefighters work to extinguish flames from a forest fire in Cabanoes near Lousa, Portugal, October 16, 2017. …

Fire Fighting

Forest fires in Sweden force thousands of people to evacuate - Xinhua

STOCKHOLM, July 17 (Xinhua) -- Thousands of people have been forced to evacuate their homes due to forest fires in Sweden and the Swedish TV SVT …

News (China)

Farmers fear complaint about cows that ‘pinned man to wall’ could lead to herds being put down

Farmers in the Peak District are worried that a complaint from a dog walker could lead to their herd of Highland Cattle being slaughtered.<p>Farmers …

Cows

NParks unveils smart roadmap to improve efficiency in tree management and nature conservation efforts

SINGAPORE: The National Parks Board (NParks) will progressively tap on more technologies to improve its operational efficiency and processes over the …

Ecology

TN sugar mills seek govt support to overcome cane shortfall

Delegation meets CM to seek price support and cogeneration of power with sugar mills

Business (India)

Italian water bombers assisting Sweden in fight against spreading wildfires

Italian water bombing planes arrived on Wednesday, as emergency services are working nonstop to try to control the fires, with the worst affected …

The Arctic

Fire crews remain at scene of barn blaze in Llanferres

Firefighters are still tackling a barn blaze on Wednesday morning which has been raging since last night.<p>Six fire crews attended a barn fire in …

News (Wales)

Grandin Road's New Modern-Coastal Home Collection Only Looks Expensive

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Home

Stricter rules urged as forestry deaths rise again

The mother of a forestry worker killed in 2013 fears industry deaths are on the rise again and says the campaign to save lives has suffered since …

Unions

Bulgarian farmers protest against mass livestock slaughter

SOFIA (Reuters) - Hundreds of farmers from around Bulgaria rallied in the capital Sofia on Wednesday against the government-ordered mass slaughter of livestock following the first outbreak in the European Union of the highly contagious Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR).<p>Carrying banners that read “We …

European Union

Global dairy prices fall even as whole milk powder posts surprise pick up

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Global dairy prices dropped for the fourth time in a row at an auction early on Wednesday, weighed down by a poor showing for butter, but key products such as whole milk powder posted a surprise pick up.<p>The GDT Price Index dipped 1.7 percent, with an average selling price of …

Price Index

This Is What The Dairy Industry Thinks About Milk Export Incentives

The 10 percent incentive will not help the dairy industry in any way, said Chairman and Managing Director RG Chandramogan.<p>“Rs 134 is the present …

Markets (India)

Centre to offer sops on milk product exports

To assuage agitating dairy farmers across the country, the Union government on Tuesday decided to provide 10 per cent incentive on export of milk and

Business (India)

Milk row: SSS party leader Raju Shetti reaches Dahanu border to stop milk tankers

<b>Mumbai -</b><p>The milk blockade has entered the third day, yet Hatkanangale constituency MP and Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana (SSS) leader Raju Shetti has …

Mumbai

Prufrock: Elusive Lisbon, the Art of the Romanovs, and Umberto Eco’s Last Essays

<b>Tired of reading about Trump and Putin?</b> Grab a coffee, sit back and take a look at this Romanov art: “For many Romanov exiles—hounded, stripped of …

Conservative View

Day 2 of milk strike: Situation slightly better, but Mumbai and Pune may face scarcity

The state saw a slight increase in the overall milk collection that, on Monday, was only about 50 per cent. Most dairies, however, continued to …

India News

Trade war bruises family dairy farms in Trump country

<b>DODGE, Wis. —</b> Ken Jereczek had one more thing to tell me. Ken and his son Paul had just finished giving me a tour of their 180-head dairy farm near …

Mississippi River

Massive 'fire cloud' rising above Ferguson Fire shown in photo taken from airplane

A massive pyrocumulus cloud billowed above the western edge of Yosemite National Park Sunday as the Ferguson Fire raged across a parched landscape.<p>Ashely Watkins of San Francisco was on a flight from Las Vegas to SFO when the pilot told passengers to look out the window.<p>Watkins snapped photos (see …

Weather