Latest Philip Thornton Stories

2009-11-03 14:20:00

While predicting highly variable impacts on agriculture by 2050, experts show that with adequate investment the region can still achieve food security for all.

2009-06-03 08:30:40

A new study by researchers from the Nairobi-based International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the United Kingdom's Waen Associates has found that by 2050, hotter conditions, coupled with shifting rainfall patterns, could make anywhere from 500,000 to one million square kilometers of marginal African farmland no longer able to support even a subsistence level of food crops.

2008-06-25 15:02:58

By Paul Davis NORTH KINGSTOWN -- School officials last night hired an interim superintendent -- its fourth top manager in two years -- to replace Supt. Priscilla L. Feir, who leaves Monday.

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]