Monday, 16 August 2010

Pavlovsk Seed Bank Faces Destruction

John Vidal, environment editor - 8 Aug 2010 The Guardian
'Priceless collection' in Russia was never registered so does not officially exist, say developers

Russian president Medvedev has ordered an inquiry into the station being turned into private housing. Photograph: Frans Lanting/Corbis

Mankind is Using up Global Resources Faster Than Ever

By Louise Gray -
 - 16 Aug 2010
The growing world population and increasing consumption have pushed the world into ‘eco-debt’ a month earlier this year, according to the latest statistics on global resources.

Climate Change Debate Rises with Pakistan Floods

By Zofeen Ebrahim - KARACHI, Pakistan, Aug 16, 2010 (IPS)

"If this is not...
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Uncovering the Lies That Are Sinking the Oil

Truthout - 16 Au '10 - by: Dahr Jamail and Erika Blumenfeld

The rampant use of...

Fields Soaked Near Winnipeg and Manitoba's Interlake; Farmers Try to Stay Afloat

By: Jen Skerritt and Matt Preprost - Winnipeg Free Press - 16/08/2010
CBC photo
Yields, quality to take a hit....

Could Zero Tillage Prove to be a Boon for Developing-World Farmers?

By Abby Massey - Worldwatch Institute
In agriculture, sometimes less...

Canadian wheat field
l.p. photo

At least 80 million children under one are at risk of diseases such as diphtheria, measles and polio as COVID-19 disrupts routine vaccination efforts

World Health Organization A WHO photo. Agencies call for joint effort to safely deliver routine immunization and proceed with vaccination ...