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Norway: Is world's largest sovereign wealth fund too big? - BBC News

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Norway: Is world's largest sovereign wealth fund too big?
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Most of Europe is struggling with how to reduce spending, but not Norway.
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Will Norway's climate ambition continue under Erna Solberg? - Responding to Climate Change

Will Norway's climate ambition continue under Erna Solberg? - Responding to Climate Change | nordiccoop | Scoop.it
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Will Norway's climate ambition continue under Erna Solberg?
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Norway's oil firms lobby for Arctic area and tax repeal - Reuters

The Nordic Page Norway's oil firms lobby for Arctic area and tax repeal Reuters OSLO, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Oil firms in Norway, western Europe's biggest oil and gas producer, asked the incoming ruling parties on Monday to repeal a recent tax hike...
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Antarctic Ice Shelves Melt From Below - Truthdig

Antarctic Ice Shelves Melt From Below - Truthdig | nordiccoop | Scoop.it
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LONDON—There's much more of an iceberg under the water than above it. And, it turns out, there's much more happening beneath the surface to Antarctic ice shelves than anyone had guessed.
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Agriculture, the New Game of Drones

Agriculture, the New Game of Drones | nordiccoop | Scoop.it

Aerial drones are about to become an everyday part of our lives. This is an industry in its infancy and agriculture will be the launch point and proving ground for many others.
Farmers will become thousands of times more precise in how they apply chemicals and fertilizers, saving themselves millions in the process.
Saving farmers 1% on inputs like herbicide and pesticide, and increasing their yields by 1%, that alone is a multi-billion dollar industry.
In the end, the world will grow far more food, to far more exacting quality standards, under virtually any weather conditions. And drones will be an essential part of making this happen.


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Laurel Stelter's comment, October 2, 2013 12:15 PM
I think that the drones will also benefit farmers. They can get information from the drowns about their crops/land. I don't understand why people in Deer Trail, Colorado get a $100 reward if they shoot down a drone. That doesn't make sense to me. What if the drones were farmer's or not from another country? To summarize, I think the drones will be a huge advancement in farming.
Cassie Brannan's curator insight, October 24, 2014 10:23 AM

Saerial drones are beginning to be apart of farming. They will make it easier for the farmers to apply chemicals and fertilizers to their crops. By using the drop to help the farmers, the produce of food will increase. Therefore, there will be enough food for everyone in the world to eat.

morgan knight's curator insight, November 5, 2014 5:08 PM

It's astonishing to think that our agricultural business will be taken over by drones in a matter of years. And the range of options that they can be used for is incredible. They'll be able to do everything from pick out a spot to plant crops to actually planting the crops itself. 

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FAO - News Article: Bridging the information gap in agriculture

FAO - News Article: Bridging the information gap in agriculture | nordiccoop | Scoop.it

Ten years after its launch in 2003, AGORA (Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture) now provides free or low-cost access to over 3 500 key journals and 3 300 books in food, nutrition, agriculture and related biological, environmental and social sciences.

 

"Lack of access to knowledge is a major bottleneck for many poor countries to develop their agricultural sector and ensure food security," said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva celebrating AGORA's 10th anniversary in Rome.

 

Graziano da Silva added that knowledge is only valuable to the extent that those who need it can access it.

 


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Rethinking Agriculture

"Growing Power is a national nonprofit organization and land trust supporting people from diverse backgrounds, and the environments in which they live, by helping to provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food for people in all communities."

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Steven Flis's curator insight, December 17, 2013 5:56 AM

with the increasing numbers of urban citizens in years to come the key to success in the city will be its ability to adapted to its growing enviroment. It would be nearly impossible for cities to exsit in the future with the current ways of agriculuture, there needs to be a change in the way things are done. Thats why this next gen way of agriculuture is going to take off in urban areas. with the ability to have full farms on rooftops the city will be able to self sustain itself more properly than it does in current times.

Jacqueline Landry's curator insight, December 17, 2013 6:40 PM

For the past three years I have had the luxury of having a garden in my backyard, it is a lot of work but there is nothing better than knowing where my food is coming from. I enjoy going in my backyard and being able to grab vegetables whenever I need them. I also go to farmers markets for vegetables that I don't grow in my own garden.  I would defeniately support local people to get good quality food. 

Lauren Shigemasa's curator insight, January 23, 2014 1:28 AM

a powerful way to increase access to healthy foods! this organization called Growing Power is using urban gardening not only to create a sustainable food source for its neighbors, but also provides a system so we can donate and send a week's worth of fresh fruit/vegetables to any surrounding community in need. so amazing!

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Europe Set to Impose Sanctions on Faroe Islands Over Herring - New York Times (blog)

Europe Set to Impose Sanctions on Faroe Islands Over Herring - New York Times (blog) | nordiccoop | Scoop.it
New York Times (blog) Europe Set to Impose Sanctions on Faroe Islands Over Herring New York Times (blog) PARIS — The European Commission said on Tuesday that it was enacting tough trade sanctions against the Faroe Islands after the tiny North...
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Globalist 'New Vision' for Agriculture: A GMO World Takeover

Globalist 'New Vision' for Agriculture: A GMO World Takeover | nordiccoop | Scoop.it
More and more people are waking up to the fact that the widespread proliferation of genetically modified (GM) foods and petrochemicals are not only wreaking havoc on our environment, but wreaking havoc on us.

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