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Osun govt buys 2.5m tree seedlings to boost green environment - Nigerian Tribune

Osun govt buys 2.5m tree seedlings to boost green environment - Nigerian Tribune | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Osun govt buys 2.5m tree seedlings to boost green environment
Nigerian Tribune
The Osun State government said in Ile-Ife that it had purchased 2.5 million seedlings of various tree species to boost its green environment programme tagged: Igi-Iye.
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This sounds like a great boost to a green effort. Now if they have selected  enough nuts, berry and fruit trees they will also help feed Nigeria

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These articles address food, water and environment issues that relate to farmers and consumers to enable their personal and local control over those matters
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Zeroing In on Receptors That Cause Obesity - ConscienHealth

Zeroing In on Receptors That Cause Obesity - ConscienHealth | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Some important drugs for schizophrenia also cause obesity. New research identifies the brain receptors involved and offers important clues for a solution.

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If Everyone Ate Beans Instead of Beef

If Everyone Ate Beans Instead of Beef | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
With one dietary change, the U.S. could almost meet greenhouse-gas emission goals.
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Incinerating the Future: Austerity Crisis Threatens Wetlands and Economic Opportunity in Puerto Rico

Despite Arecibo, Puerto Rico's natural beauty, biodiversity and the economic benefits from tourism, Arecibo is at risk. A private waste management company wants to build a trash incinerator there that would burn 2100 tons of waste per day. Trash burning incinerators not only produce greenhouse gas emissions but also toxins such as lead that affect human health. And just like every other government action or social policy in Puerto Rico today, the roots of this proposal can be traced back to the austerity crisis.
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The Antarctic ice sheet conceals 91 volcanoes. Should we be afraid?

The Antarctic ice sheet conceals 91 volcanoes. Should we be afraid? | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
A newly discovered volcano range in Antarctica has prompted a flurry of doomsday predictions
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Pakistan just planted 1 billion trees

Pakistan just planted 1 billion trees | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
A province in Pakistan has planted a billion trees in just two years as part of an effort to restore forests wiped out by decades of felling and natural disasters such as floods. Cricket-star turned politician Imran Khan, who heads the political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), launched the green mission in Khyber Pakhtunkhaw in the north-west of the country. The project ? dubbed Billion Tree Tsunami ? aims to slow down the effects of global warming in Pakistan which ranks in the Top 10 in a list of countries most likely to be affected by the phenomenon.
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Justice Department filing buoys Georgia in water wars case | Greg Bluestein | Atlanta Journal Constitution

Justice Department filing buoys Georgia in water wars case | Greg Bluestein | Atlanta Journal Constitution | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it

The Justice Department waded into Georgia’s long-running dispute with Florida on Tuesday with a legal filing that suggested imposing new limits on Georgia’s water consumption might not lead to more water for its neighbor.

The filing said it is possible to design a consumption cap that would provide Florida with more water, but that it would require a delicate new round of environmental reviews and hearings for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to “adjust its operations to the extent permissible under law” that’s consistent with congressional guidelines.

The Justice Department was careful not to pick sides in the decades-long fight. But the state’s boosters see Tuesday’s filing as a blow to Florida’s request that the U.S. Supreme Court reverse a special master’s recommendation to reject strict new water consumption limits that could have hobbled the Georgia’s economy.


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First Human Embryos 'Edited' in U.S.—Get the Facts

First Human Embryos 'Edited' in U.S.—Get the Facts | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The work, which removed a gene mutation linked to a heart condition, is fueling debate over the controversial tool known as CRISPR.
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How Green Energy Will Help Slow Nuclear Proliferation - Selim C. Sazak, Defense One,

How Green Energy Will Help Slow Nuclear Proliferation - Selim C. Sazak, Defense One, | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The move to renewable energy offers the ability to delineate between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ nuclear actors in a way that we simply can’t today.

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In Victory for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Court Finds That Approval of Dakota Access Pipeline Violated the Law

In Victory for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Court Finds That Approval of Dakota Access Pipeline Violated the Law | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it

Ruling: The Trump administration shortcut environmental review; Court seeks additional briefing on whether to shut down pipeline – Washington, D.C. — The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe won a significant victory today in its fight to protect the tribe's drinking water and ancestral lands from the Dakota Access Pipeline.


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This Is the Most 'Indestructible' Animal on Earth

This Is the Most 'Indestructible' Animal on Earth | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
July 27, 2017 - This isn't any ordinary microscopic organism. It's a tardigrade—the most 'indestructible' animal on Earth. Also called water bears, tardigrades can survive up to 30 years without food, live in volcanoes, and endure the vacuum of space. Researchers say they could even survive an asteroid impact like the one that led to the extinction of the dinosaurs. Only the eventual death of the sun may be enough to wipe out the tardigrades.Click here to read These 'Indestructible' Animals Would Survive a Planet-Wide Apocalypse.
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Artificial, Womb-Free Births Just Got a Lot More Real

Artificial, Womb-Free Births Just Got a Lot More Real | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Scientists have grown a human embryo for two weeks in a petri dish.
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Scientists Warn of ''Biological Annihilation'' as Warming Reaches Levels Unseen for 115,000 Years

Scientists Warn of ''Biological Annihilation'' as Warming Reaches Levels Unseen for 115,000 Years | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
''We're like social primates grooming each other as the environmental lion sneaks up,'' says Dr. Thomas Lovejoy.
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Chile rejects iron mine to protect penguins - BBC News

Chile rejects iron mine to protect penguins - BBC News | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The Chilean government has rejected plans for a billion-dollar mining project because it would disrupt sea life, including endangered penguins.
A Chilean company, Andes Iron, had wanted to extract millions of tonnes of iron in the northern Coquimbo region as well as building a new port.
Ministers said the project did not provide sufficient environmental guarantees.
Coquimbo is close to the islands which form Chile's Humboldt Penguin Reserve.
The area is home to 80% of the world's Humboldt penguins as well as other endangered species, including blue whales, fin whales and sea otters.
Environment Minister Marcelo Mena said: "I firmly believe in development, but it cannot be at the cost of our environmental heritage or cause risk to health, or to unique ecological areas in the world."

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Millions consumed potentially unsafe water in the past 10 years

Millions consumed potentially unsafe water in the past 10 years | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
As many as 63 million people – nearly a fifth of the country – were exposed to potentially unsafe water more than once.
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Death toll in Sierra Leone mudslide reaches 350

Death toll in Sierra Leone mudslide reaches 350 | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Cape Town (dpa) – At least 350 people, including 100 children, have died in massive mudslides on the outskirts of Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, local media has reported. More than 35…
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Thinking beyond Trump: Why power companies should be investing now in carbon-free electricity

Thinking beyond Trump: Why power companies should be investing now in carbon-free electricity | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The optimal investment strategy for next decade is for 20 to 30% of new generation to be from noncarbon sources
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‘Indigenous peoples are the best guardians of world's biodiversity’

‘Indigenous peoples are the best guardians of world's biodiversity’ | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
David Hill: Interview with UN Special Rapporteur Victoria Tauli-Corpuz to mark the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

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Global Warming Is Fueling Arizona's Monstrous Monsoons | Bobby Magill | AlterNet.org

Global Warming Is Fueling Arizona's Monstrous Monsoons | Bobby Magill | AlterNet.org | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it

Summer in Arizona and throughout the Southwest is monsoon season, which means a daily pattern of afternoon thunderstorms, flash floods, dramatic dust clouds and spectacular displays of lightning over the desert.

As the climate changes, Arizona’s monsoon rainfall is becoming more intense even as daily average rainfall in parts of the state has decreased, according to a new study. Increasingly, extreme storms threaten the region with more severe floods and giant dust storms called haboobs.

Every summer, rivers of moisture in the lower troposphere — the monsoonal flow — stream into the Southwest from the Gulf of Mexico and Gulf of California. Nearly every day in midsummer, the sun heats the mountains and the deserts, creating convection. The rising warm air allows thunderclouds to build during the day before exploding into dramatic electrical storms in the afternoon and evening.


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Climate Change Now Impacting U.S., Government Report Warns

Climate Change Now Impacting U.S., Government Report Warns | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The draft report, currently under review at the White House, forcefully states that the fruits of a changing climate are already here.
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'An Inconvenient Sequel' Conveniently Leaves Out One Big Truth | Rachel Krantz | AlterNet.org

'An Inconvenient Sequel' Conveniently Leaves Out One Big Truth | Rachel Krantz | AlterNet.org | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it

At the end of 'An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power', the audience is asked to take the pledge to #BeInconvenient—to keep demanding schools, businesses and towns invest in clean, renewable energy. “If President Trump refuses to lead, Americans will,” the call to action reads, encouraging viewers who want to fight climate change to use “your choice, your voice, your vote.”

Feel-good cheers in the audience abounded, but in my seat, I was seething over the truth that was conveniently omitted from the new sequel to An Inconvenient Truth: that the most significant thing we as ordinary individuals can do every day to fight climate change is to adopt a plant-based diet. Al Gore himself went vegan in 2014, but aside from a split-second where he mentions that “agriculture is another major cause” of CO2 emissions, the subject is entirely left out of the film.

And that’s disgraceful.

You want me to #BeInconvient? OK, here are some facts:


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Eau potable: plus de 6 milliards de DA mobilisés par le Fonds national de l'eau

Eau potable: plus de 6 milliards de DA mobilisés par le Fonds national de l'eau | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Une enveloppe de plus de six milliards de dinars a été mobilisée par le Fonds national de l’eau pour le financement d’opérations de rénovation d'install

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Without Bugs, We Might All Be Dead

Without Bugs, We Might All Be Dead | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
There are 1.4 billion insects per person on this planet and we need (almost) every one of them.
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Soon, Preemies Might Be Incubated in Fluid-Filled Bags

Soon, Preemies Might Be Incubated in Fluid-Filled Bags | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
A lab has successfully gestated premature lambs in artificial wombs. Are humans next?
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We're cooked: Earth's atmosphere to warm by at least another 2 degrees

We're cooked: Earth's atmosphere to warm by at least another 2 degrees | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
A new study said that the Earth's atmosphere will warm by at least another 2 degrees C, regardless of what we do to limit greenhouse gas emissions.
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