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Reduce Conflicts with Black Bears

This article comes from the Manitoba Government, but is good advice anywhere as bears are now commonplace even in towns and cities if there is food available. Take heed. Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship reminds Manitobans that black bears are … Continue reading

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Powered by environmental finance, Africa’s largest gene bank helps to bolster biodiversity, food security

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 15 July 2015 – On the occasion of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark and the Global Environment Facility’s (GEF) Chief Executive Officer Naoko Ishii visited today … Continue reading

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Beyond the Climate Refugee: Migration as Adaptation

Misconceptions about climate-induced migration could lead to inadequate support for affected populations, according to the Worldwatch Institute’s State of the World 2015. Between 2008 and 2013, some 140 million people were displaced by weather-related disasters; meanwhile, gradual displacements, such as … Continue reading

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“Cocoa Barometer” report: Too-cheap chocolate could be its own demise as young farmers not replacing old

Not Sustainable: Farmers making as little as 50 cents per day; inadequate responses mounted so far to address very serious problems. Unsustainably low cocoa prices – made possible by extreme poverty among West African cocoa producers, with farmers in Ghana … Continue reading

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Renewable Energy’s Record Year Helps Uncouple Growth of Global Economy and CO2 Emissions

Record installations for wind and solar PV in 2014; Renewable energy targets created in 20 more countries, new total: 164; Renewables account for over 59% of net additions to world’s power capacity; Policy-makers more attentive to green energy heating / … Continue reading

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Agricultural Institute of Canada recognizes National Public Service Week

As National Public Service Week is upon us, the Agricultural Institute of Canada (AIC) is pleased to recognize the hard work done by public servants to support agricultural research in Canada. Every day, Canada’s agricultural industry benefits from the work … Continue reading

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As the world turns — the war on meat

By Dr. Yvonne Vizzier Thaxton, Director of the Center for Food Animal Wellbeing, University of Arkansas Reprinted from meatingplace.com (The views and opinions expressed in this blog are strictly those of the author.) Those of us working in the animal … Continue reading

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