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20/9/2014
Thousands of researchers will descend on Boston this fall for an event billed as the world's largest gathering of synthetic biologists. The field is evolving so rapidly that even scientists working in it don't agree on a definition, but at its ...   
18/9/2014
The whitebark pine grows in the high, cold reaches of the Rocky and Sierra Mountains, and some individuals, wind-bent and tenacious, manage to thrive for more than a thousand years. Despite its hardiness, the species may not survive much ...   
9/9/2014
This small city on the Wasatch Front south of Salt Lake City seems an unlikely locale for what could turn out to be an important battle against climate change. But here, in a modest building housing the U.S. Forest Service’s Shrub Sciences ...   
30/8/2014
In the rich farmland of the San Joaquin Valley it's summertime , peak growing season for many crops. But every sunbaked, scorching day brings another test of water reserves in a region running on empty. The dearth of irrigation water ...   
14/8/2014
Long, heavy logging trucks, swaying with the weight of charred California pines, wind through the forest near Yosemite National Park, part of an effort to clean up from last year’s devastating wildfires even as new blazes break out this ...   
27/7/2014
Urgent action is required to improve the health of the world's limited soil resources and stop land degradation, so as to ensure that future generations have enough supplies of food, water, energy and raw materials, government representatives and ...   
8/7/2014
Smith Creek in southeastern Saskatchewan normally runs dry in July. Last week it hit an all-time high and the stream gauge that scientists have been monitoring for decades is now under water. So are countless homes and farms in ...   
30/6/2014
When Zhang Junwei’s uncle died in February 2012, he was only 50. In the three years that he had endured the cancer that killed him, surgeons had removed both his rectum and his bladder. “Perhaps he was better off dead,” said Zhang, reflecting on ...   
14/6/2014
OVER a billion people will watch. The 2014 Football World Cup Final on July 13 is likely to be the world’s most-watched television event in history.This impressively shows just how connected the world became, via the TV, or the Internet ...   
8/6/2014
In a stretch of marsh along the Altamaha River near Darien on Thursday, with 18-wheelers barreling by on nearby Interstate 95, researchers wove their way through a maze of narrow boardwalks to tend their new, long-term field ...   
4/6/2014
There is no scientific silver bullet that will save the world from the effects of climate change, a new study says. Over the past two years, a team of Canadian and American researchers has evaluated the potential for so-called ...   
31/5/2014
The world has lost almost half of its original forest cover, due largely to booming population growth and agricultural expansion. But even though these forests are gone, there is still a tremendous amount of underutilized and unproductive land ...   
18/5/2014
Vital climate adaptation projects in Africa are losing out to more lucrative energy investments in China and India, the head of the UN’s land degradation agency has warned. Monique Barbut, Executive Secretary of the UNCCD, says millions ...   
14/5/2014
The small town of Byron is one of the last rural outposts of the East Bay. While its neighbors in east Contra Costa County -- Brentwood, Oakley, and Antioch -- have grown rapidly over the years, Byron has more or less stayed the same. "By ...   
5/5/2014
A pair of nesting bald eagles watch night fall last month within sight of an oil pump in Weld County, the heart of Colorado's oil and gas boom. (Karl Gehring, The Denver Post) Colorado's intensifying oil and gas boom is taking a toll on ...   
1/5/2014
In the wake of the recent controversy in Nevada over rancher Cliven Bundy's illegal grazing of at least 900 cattle on a fragile swath of the Mojave desert, supporters of the rancher have pointed to claims that stocking cattle on desert lands can ...   
30/4/2014
This year’s heavy, widespread snowfall across the interior U.S. has people watching flood forecasts for the Mississippi River Basin closely, as the ground thaws and thunderstorm season cranks up. This is understandable, as three memorable “100 ...   
24/3/2014
University of Arizona scientists Karl Flessa and Ed Glenn and a binational team of scientists will monitor the effects of an engineered spring flood to bring water to the parched Colorado River delta. The pulse flow of water into the dry ...   
23/3/2014
The mighty Colorado River, which over millenniums has carved the Grand Canyon, does an unusual thing when it gets south of the Arizona-Mexico border. It dies. The Morelos Dam -- sitting on the international boundary -- serves as its ...   
22/3/2014
Thanks to a landmark agreement between the United States and Mexico, the parched Colorado River Delta will get a rejuvenating shot of water this spring for one of the first times in five decades, just in time for World Water Day on March ...   
8/3/2014
Farmers have reacted angrily after the Government's climate change experts questioned whether it was fair to spend £100 million of taxpayers' money to save the Somerset Levels. Climate expert Lord Krebs has sent a letter to Environment ...   
4/3/2014
In the 19th century, as land-hungry pioneers steered their wagon trains westward across the United States, they encountered a vast landscape of towering grasses that nurtured deep, fertile soils. Today, just three percent of North ...   
1/3/2014
In the world of forestry, bamboo doesn’t always get the credit it deserves. Dismissed as a weed or marginalized in traditional forest management, bamboo could actually play an important role in forest and landscape restoration. With adequate ...   
18/2/2014
Standing atop a rocky outcrop on the southeastern edge of the Salton Sea in southern California, Bruce Wilcox pointed to the wooden ruins of a boat dock that dates back to the 1960s, when the region was a marina that attracted sport fishermen and ...   
6/2/2014
The situation in many third world countries could actually improve because of the global economic collapse. First world countries would no longer enforce crushing debt repayment and structural adjustment programs, nor would CIA goons be able to ...   

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