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2014-09-15 12:23:01

David Bronner Publishes Article: "Herbicide and Insecticide Use on GMO Crops Skyrocketing while Pro-GMO Media Runs Interference; Former EPA Senior Scientist's New Article Sets Record Straight" VISTA, Calif., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Bronner's, family-owned maker of the top-selling natural brand of soap in North America, is ramping up efforts in support of voter-led initiatives to label genetically engineered foods in Oregon and Colorado, Measure 92 and Initiative...

2014-09-05 12:22:55

BURNABY, Canada, September 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Constantly Increasing Process Water Demand by Industries, Diminishing Water Table and Widening Fresh Water Demand Supply Gap are Major Demand Drivers for the Desalination Plant Market in India (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140117/663730 ) India is among few of the critically water stressed countries across the globe. With growing government emphasis on economic development and rising contribution...

2014-09-01 08:20:44

STOCKHOLM, September 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global leaders gathered in Stockholm today for the 24th annual World Water Week, urging the energy and water communities to work together to face some of the main challenges of our time, providing clean drinking water and energy for a growing world population. The theme of 2014 World Water Week is "Energy and Water". Water and energy are interdependent in more ways than not. We need energy for pumping, storing, transporting...

2014-08-17 23:02:56

Food Safety Testing Market provides analysis on the key players, technologies and developments in the food safety testing market. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/food-safety-365.html (PRWEB) August 17, 2014 According to new report “Food Safety Testing Market by Contaminants, Technology, Food Types & Geography - Global Trends & Global Forecast to 2018” defines and segments the global food safety testing market with analysis & forecasting of global revenue...

2014-07-31 23:04:05

Comcate software allows code enforcement officers to educate community on importance of water conservation during California drought. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 The lack of rainfall has California communities scrambling to control water consumption as reservoirs are 50 percent below capacity across the state. In response to the situation, California Governor Jerry Brown has called for a statewide 20 percent drop in consumption. However, instead of cutting usage, residents in many...

2014-07-28 16:25:21

LONDON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Global non-GMO Food Market 2014-2018 https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2225722/Global-non-GMO-Food-Market-2014-2018.html About GMO GMO stands for genetically modified organism, in this the scientist conducts genetic modification of food plants. Scientists remove one or more genes from the DNA of an organism, such as a bacterium, virus, or animal, and recombine them into the DNA of the...

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2014-07-28 07:35:54

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While previous research has investigated the potential impact that climate change and air pollution can have on crops individually, a new study suggests that the interaction between these two risk factors has been overlooked and could drastically increase the threat to the global food supply. In research published in this week’s edition of the journal Nature Climate Change, MIT associate professor of civil and environmental...

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2014-07-16 04:40:49

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ten years ago on July 15, NASA launched the Aura satellite aboard a Delta II 7920-10L rocket into a sun-synchronous, near polar orbit approximately 400 miles above the Earth. Aura, which is Latin for "Breeze," has provided a wealth of data over the past decade, including the cause, concentrations and impact of major air pollutants. Aura's four instruments give scientists a comprehensive view of the Earth's atmosphere by measuring...

2014-07-12 12:20:11

DALLAS, July 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GMO stands for genetically modified organism and the Global Non-GMO Food Market 2014-2018 research report, available with SandlerResearch.org, forecasts the industry to grow at a CAGR of 15.92 percent over the period of 2013-2018. Complete report spread across 50 pages is available at http://www.sandlerresearch.org/global-non-gmo-food-market-2014-2018.html . For non-GMO food products, scientists remove one or more genes from the DNA...

2014-07-08 23:10:57

Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne Urges Greater Women Involvement in Water and Drought Issues as Water Crisis Increases, as Living Water International Announces 2014 Gala Honoring Women. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Water activist and entrepreneur Sharon Kleyne believes that in the increasing world’s global fresh water crisis, women should play an important role. She is encouraged by the record number of women assuming high profile leadership positions in water...


Latest Environmental issues Reference Libraries

Roundup Ready Soybean
2013-10-02 13:09:21

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
2013-04-02 09:46:56

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
2013-04-02 09:20:15

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...

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2009-07-07 19:47:08

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
2009-05-27 18:12:50

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...

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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
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