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Renowned Green Activist Apologizes For The Climate Scare

The following is a mea culpa from prominent climate activist and environmental leader Michael Shellenberger, a Time Magazine ‘Hero of the Environment’ (pictured). On behalf of environmentalists everywhere, I would like to formally apologize for the climate scare we created over…

Renowned Green Activist Apologizes For The Climate Scare

The following is a mea culpa from prominent climate activist and environmental leader Michael Shellenberger, a Time Magazine ‘Hero of the Environment’ (pictured). On behalf of environmentalists everywhere, I would like to formally apologize for the climate scare we created over…

Energy

Forgotten farmers, mining and anti-green invective: how the Nationals became a party for coal

At the gala dinner in March this year to celebrate the centenary of the Nationals, federal president Larry Anthony boasted that the party played a key role in twice removing Malcolm Turnbull because of his climate change policy. The Coalition…

Energy

Forgotten farmers, mining and anti-green invective: how the Nationals became a party for coal

At the gala dinner in March this year to celebrate the centenary of the Nationals, federal president Larry Anthony boasted that the party played a key role in twice removing Malcolm Turnbull because of his climate change policy. The Coalition…

Genome study opens pathway toward sustainable edible seaweed

(Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University) Every year, Okinawan farmers harvest over 15,000 tons of the brown algae, Okinawa mozuku. However, this yield is suffering due to increasingly warm, acidic and polluted waters. Previously, researchers from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) deciphered the S-strain genome and now, in a study published today in BMC Genomics, they have decoded the genomes of three more strains. Ultimately, their findings could help the seaweed industry adapt to climate change.

Popular doesn’t mean influential among Cambodian farmers

(University of Sydney) Published in the International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, their research examined the role of social network brokers – well-connected individuals within a community – in the adoption of innovative farming practices in Battambang Province in North-Western Cambodia. The authors, Dr Petr Matous, Junjian Zhang and Associate Professor Daniel Tan found that less popular farmers were better influencers, compared to their more popular peers.

An essential sustainable farming practice faces one big limitation: Land to produce seeds

(International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)) The growth in cover cropping in the United States may soon hit a ceiling: planting millions of acres of cover crops requires huge extensions of land to produce cover crop seed. Between 3 and 6 percent of the 92 million acres of cropping land currently used for corn (maize) in the U.S. may be required to produce cover crop seed for that land area.