Tuesday, 21 October 2014

U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions Rise in 2013: Troubling Sign for Climate Goals

Union of Concerned Scientists


In a troubling sign, data from the Energy Information Agency released today show that U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide emissions rose 2.5% in 2013. This increase comes after two years of declining emissions. Story here.

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‘It Will Never Be The Same’: North Dakota’s 3.5 Million-Litre Oil Spill One Year Later

ClimateProgress
One year ago, when more than 20,000 barrels (3,528,000 Litre) of crude oil spilled from a pipeline and soaked a wheat field in Tioga, North Dakota, the public almost never knew about it. After the spill was discovered by a lone farmer, it was not reported for nearly two weeks, and only after reporters from the The Associated Press asked about it specifically. Details here.

Genetic Modification Trails Conventional Breeding By Far

Institute of Science in Society

Researchers have created conventionally bred varieties tolerant to drought and low nitrogen soils that can reduce poverty in 13 African countries by up to 9 %, far outperforming anything that genetic modification has achieved Prof Peter Saunders
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