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Glyphosate-Resistant Palmer Amaranth Confirmed in Southwest Nebraska, US

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Agro News 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

Agro News 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.