Monday, 11 May 2015

Glyphosate-Resistant Palmer Amaranth Confirmed in Southwest Nebraska, US

AgroNews
Palmer amaranth is a broadleaf annual weed that has created significant problems for growers in the Mid-South US over the past 10 years due to its prolific seed production and resistance to glyphosate. Story here.


Superweed rendering 
by Paul Hoppe

USDA: Cotton Production in California Expected to Decline Due to Drought

AgroNews
California is the fourth largest cotton producing state in US, and production there depends heavily on irrigation. 

Canadian Mining Companies Banned in Three Salvadoran Municipalities

Common Dreams

Nueva Trinidad has become the third municipality in El Salvador to officially declare itself a "territory free of mining" through a historic popular community consultation. Story here.

Related: "Council of Canadians backs protest defending El Salvador's water from World Bank tribunal."

These Scientists Just Lost Their Lives in the Arctic. They Were Heroes.

Mother Jones

Early last month, veteran polar explorers and scientists Marc Cornelissen and Philip de Roo set out on skis from Resolute Bay, a remote outpost in the patchwork of islands between Canada and Greenland. Their destination…Story here.

B.C. Canada Failing to Meet Greenhouse Emission Targets: Federal Government

metro

British Columbia is on track to increase greenhouse gas emissions – not reduce them – according to a letter from Canada’s environment minister. Story here.

Harry Smith Is Coming for Stephen Harper

THE Tyee

The 92-year-old anti-austerity campaigner, a UK sensation, sets his sights on Canada. Story here.