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Historic Legacies Affect Climate Change Survival In Caribbean
September 12, 2017 01:36 PM - University of Warwick

The legacies of empire have increased the vulnerability of Caribbean states to climate change, according to University of Warwick expert Dr Leon Sealey-Huggins.

Breeding highly productive corn has reduced its ability to adapt
November 9, 2017 01:25 PM - University of Wisconsin-Madison

Stuck where they are, plants have to adapt to their environments, responding to stresses like drought or pests by changing how they grow.

On a broader scale, crop breeders need to be able to develop new varieties that are adapted to a new location or changing growing conditions in the same area.

Pollution from Viscose Manufacturing Another Reality Check for the Fashion Industry
July 4, 2017 02:03 PM - Leon Kaye, Triple Pundit

The cellulose-based synthetic fiber viscose is a popular fabric of choice for countless apparel companies, and is often touted as a sustainable material. But this textile, often sourced from wood pulp, has generated more than its fair share of controversy over the years. Some high-profile designers, notably Stella McCartney, have pledged to source material that can only be traced to responsibly managed forests; McCartney herself has striven to raise awareness about the links viscose has to deforestation and pollution.

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