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 As African leaders prepare to present an ambitious proposal to industrialized countries for coping with climate change in the part of the world that is most vulnerable to its impacts, a new study points to where and how some of this money should be spent. Published in the peer-reviewed journal Agricultural Systems, the study projects...

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. However, the land, on which some 20 to 35 million people currently live, may still support livestock.Boosting...

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. The School Committee voted unanimously to give the job to Philip Thornton, the district's assistant superintendent for teaching and learning. As interim superintendent, he will help oversee the district's nine schools in return for a $200-a-day raise. Thornton, who previously served as assistant...

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