Agriculture

USDA Proposes Label for Bio-based Products
August 5, 2009 09:57 AM - GreenBiz.com

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has proposed a labeling system to identify products made with renewable plant, animal and other bio-based materials.

Millennium Project Report Issued on the Future of the World
August 4, 2009 07:10 AM - Roger Greenway, ENN

A major report issued by the United Nations Millenium Project has just been released. It finds that half the world appears vulnerable to social instability and violence due to increasing and potentially prolonged unemployment from the recession as well as several longer-term issues: decreasing water, food, and energy supplies per person; the cumulative effects of climate change; and increasing migrations due to political, environmental, and economic conditions. It also finds some good in the global financial crisis, which may be helping humanity to move from its often selfish, self-centered adolescence to a more globally responsible adulthood.

Rich Nations Vulnerable to Water Disasters

The growing shortage of water - a perennial problem in the world's poorer nations - is expected to eventually reach the rich nations in the Western world.

Chinese agricultural boom 'holds lessons for Africa'
July 30, 2009 10:27 AM - Carol Campbell, SciDevNet

Africa can learn lessons from China about how technology can make better use of fertile agricultural land to feed people, according to a new report.

Californians' Cooling on Global Warming
July 30, 2009 06:33 AM - Peter Henderson, Reuters

The tough economy has undermined the environmental enthusiasm of Californians, hitting the U.S. state that pioneered climate change legislation just as the federal government is taking on the issue, a survey showed on Wednesday.

Fertile Crescent 'will disappear this century'
July 27, 2009 08:45 AM - Fred Pearce, NewScientist

Diverting water from the Tigris and Euphrates rivers to supply agriculture, alongside a warming climate, means the once-bountiful region is becoming desert.

Winter Heat Threatens Calif. Fruit, Nut Crops
July 23, 2009 10:50 AM - Michael Reilly, Discovery News

Fruit and nut crops in California are in danger of collapse as winters warm.

Climate bill needs "off ramp": Senate farm chief

The climate bill being assembled in the U.S. Senate should include an "off ramp" allowing the United States to relax its greenhouse gas rules if other nation fail to control theirs, said the Senate Agriculture Committee chairman on Wednesday.

Evidence is Growing That Contaminants Play a Role in Diabetes

Eat right and exercise, conventional wisdom has it, if you want to avoid joining the diabetes epidemic. But a new study adds some muscle to a growing body of research suggesting those steps, although beneficial, might not be enough for people exposed to chemicals in the environment. The scientists linked diabetes and people's body burdens of DDE, a chemical produced as the body breaks down the pesticide DDT, banned in the United States more than 35 years ago.

NOAA Reports Record Ocean Surface Temperatures for June
July 21, 2009 07:30 AM - , Global Warming is Real

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has reported findings of preliminary analysis from the agency's National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, North Carolina that shows global ocean surface temperatures for June broke the previous record set in 2005.

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