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Monsanto Set to Appeal French Poisoning Verdict

Feb 15, 2012 Manitoba Co-Operator U.S. agribusiness giant Monsanto said Tuesday it will appeal a French court ruling that found it responsible for the poisoning of a farmer who inhaled a weed killer, in the first such case to reach court in France. Details here. Please also read: "Canada Fiddles While Concerns Fester Over 'Roundup' "

Sobering Future of Wildfire Dangers in U.S. West, Researchers Predict

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ScienceDaily (Feb. 14, 2012) — The American West has seen a recent increase in large wildfires due to droughts, the build-up of combustible fuel, or biomass, in forests, a spread of fire-prone species and increased tree mortality  from insects and heat. Details here. Mark Thiessen - Nat'l Geographic High winds and hot temperatures fanned a 1996  wildfire in the foothills around Boise,  Idaho, into an inferno that burned for seven days.