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Bio Logic Aqua Research founder and fresh water advocate Sharon Kleyne reacts to recent news on fresh water conservation, impoundment, recycling and rain making. (PRWEB)
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- With most of the state gripped by a historic drought, the resulting signs and responses point to near desperation.
Study finds that GMO labeling, such as that required by a recently proposed New Jersey bill, would help consumers make more fully informed purchasing decisions Montclair,
Shane Michaels releases a review of Survive Water Crisis, a guide created by Damian Campbell to teach readers how to survive in the midst of a water shortage or depletion Las
Kristina Leigh Copeland and Meg McAuley Kaicher are founding partners of STATUO alongside Ed Brown. Greenwich, CT (PRWEB) November 14, 2014
Citizen’s groups in Maui County, including The SHAKA Movement, stood up to two of the most influential Agro-chemical corporations, Monsanto and Mycogen (Dow AgroSciences), and won the most highly
The US Department of Agriculture has announced its approval for the commercial farming of a new genetically-modified potato that was designed to resist bruising and the production of a carcinogenic chemical when it is fried.
Company Spending $640,000 to Block Consumers' Right to Know if GMOs Are in Food Also Censors Consumers Talking About GMOs on Social Media WASHINGTON, Nov.
Green Power Asheville, a student group at AB-Tech Community College, is cooperating with local filmmaker Jeremy Seifert, the French Broad Food Co-op, and Living Web Farms to educate the community
Roundup Ready Soybean, GTS 40-3-2, is a genetically engineered variety of glyphosate-resistant soybeans created by Monsanto. Glyphosate kills plants by obstructing the synthesis of the essential amino acids phenylaline, tyrosine, and tryptophan. These amino acids are referred to as “essential” due to the fact that animals cannot make them; only plants and micro-organisms can make them and animals acquire them by consuming plants. Plants and microorganisms make these amino acids with...
Desertification is a form of land degradation in which a comparatively dry land area becomes more and more arid, normally losing its bodies of water along with its wildlife and vegetation. This is a result of a variety of factors, such as climate change and human activities. Desertification is an important global, ecological, and environmental issue. There is substantial controversy over the proper definition of the term “desertification”. The most broadly accepted of these is that of...
Land degradation is a process in which the value of the biophysical environment is affected by one or more combination of human-induced processes acting on the land. It is also the gradual destruction or reduction of the quality and quantity of human activities, animal activities or natural means. It is viewed as any change or disturbance to the land perceived to be deleterious or unwanted. Natural hazards are not included in the causes; however, human activities can indirectly affect...
Today's soil contamination is a direct result of man-made chemicals or other changes in nature's soil environment. This contamination most commonly occurs from underground storage tanks bursting, use of pesticides, discarding oil and fuel illegally, leakage of dirty surface water, draining of wastes from landfalls and knowingly dumping industrial wastes into the soil. The most widespread chemicals found are petroleum hydrocarbons, solvents, common pesticides, lead and additional heavy metals....
Deforestation is the act or process of removing trees from forested lands by cutting or burning. There are many reasons for deforestation. Logs are sold as a commodity and cleared lands can be used for pastures and human settlements. The damage caused by deforestation, however, can be great. If land is not somewhat reforested it can cause damage to habitats for wildlife and other plant life, affect the aridity of the region, and possibly encourage degradation into wasteland. Due to negligent...
- A poem in which the author retracts something said in an earlier poem.