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Now here is a GMO I can get behind: starchier grass.A research partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the University of California, Berkeley has yielded a variety of switchgrass 250 times starchier than other varieties. More starch means more sugars to ferment into ethanol, makin...
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Posted by on in Fishing
fishermen blame fishing limitations The Gulf of Mexico's recreational fishing industry has lost millions of dollars in recent years because of overfishing, a study from a national environmental group says.The economic losses justify annual catch limits to help rebuild depleted populations of fish s...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
Electric vehicles are a sales flop and a dismal failure. Or so I was told this week—and last week and the week before—by respected newspapers. The “sales flop” part surprised me, since I am one of thousands of people waiting in line to buy my electric vehicle. I made my reservation for the car in A...
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Posted by on in Beauty and Fashion
Pressure from Greenpeace seems to be working - three of the leading sports brands - Nike, Puma and Adidas - have committed to having zero discharge of hazardous chemicals throughout their supply chains by 2020. "Throughout the supply chain" means that every single supplier these companies deal with...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
Sharks are one of our planet's most misunderstood and maligned creatures, and the pressure from human activities on shark populations has been pushing some species of these fish toward extinction. An estimated one-third of shark species is under threat of extinction, millions of sharks are kill...
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A US Court of Appeals ruling saying that spent nuclear fuel stored at nuclear power plants "poses a dangerous, long-term health and environmental risk" has prompted the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to halt all pending licensing decisions, ENS reports.   Affected are 9 construction and operat...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
Nearly 50 million children in this country will be heading to public school this fall. Factor in the masses of private school students and that's a whole lot of school supplies that will be passing through the checkout line. The thought of all that loose leaf paper and No. 2 pencils is staggering! ...
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For those of us who like to use our smart phone for pretty much every possible thing, there's an interesting product coming out -- the Lapka Environmental Monitor. It is a set of sensors for your iPhone that can detect radiation, electromagnetic feedback, nitrates in raw foods, and temperature and h...
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Sierra magazine has released its sixth annual list ranking American universities for their commitment to environmental improvements. And with nearly 20 million students expected to attend college this fall, it's good to hear that many of the nation's universities are stepping up to the proverbial pl...
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Posted by on in Animals
Of the 103 species of lemurs, over 90% should be on the Red List of Threatened Species. This is according to an assessment made by the Primate Specialist Group of the IUCN, BBC News Science and Environment reports. Lemurs in the wild are only found in Madagascar, dubbed the ‘land of the lemurs...
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