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Bornean Frog Race a giant leap for mankind

Bornean Frog Race a giant leap for mankind

The frog, although not given the same status as the Hornbill in Sarawak which is recognised as the state’s bird, commands considerable attention from the global community. While frogs are… Read more »

Will There Be Tax on Meat Production?

Will There Be Tax on Meat Production?

The world could face serious environmental problems if China and other emerging economies take down Europeans and Americans in the amount of meat they consume, said Prof Maarten Hajer, the… Read more »

UN expert calls for tax on meat production

UN expert calls for tax on meat production

Governments should tax meat production in order to stem the global rise in consumption and the environmental damage that goes with it, according to a UN expert. The world faces serious… Read more »

Company calls on FDA to issue permit for genetically modified mosquitoes

Company calls on FDA to issue permit for genetically modified mosquitoes

A company with a swarm of genetically modified mosquitoes wants the Food and Drug Administration to grant emergency approval for the controversial insects’ use in the fight against the Zika virus. Oxitec… Read more »

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National Academy of Sciences views GE crops as safe to human, environmental health

National Academy of Sciences views GE crops as safe to human, environmental health

A new study by the National Academy of Sciences finds no substantiated evidence of human health risk from genetically engineered crops, nor did it find “conclusive cause-and-effect evidence” of environmental… Read more »

Moving beyond the GMO "Frankenfood" debate

Moving beyond the GMO “Frankenfood” debate

A sweeping new study of genetically engineered crops released this week has found no evidence that they are unsafe for human consumption. They don’t cause diabetes, cancer, obesity or food allergies, and are safe… Read more »

Ben Rhodes Spins Climate Change

Ben Rhodes Spins Climate Change

“Climate refugee” claims reflect deliberate mendacity and belief that we and reporters are stupid Employing his college degree in fiction writing, White House communications strategist Ben Rhodes wrote deceitful talking… Read more »

Needed: GICO (Government Influenced and Corrupt Practices Act)

Needed: GICO (Government Influenced and Corrupt Practices Act)

In November 1957, dozens of black limousines converged on the small town of Apalachin, NY, as more than 100 Mafiosi gathered to discuss extortion, racketeering, and other topics of mutual… Read more »

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‘Stockbroker’s Bible’ Just Told Oil Industry To Accept Its Demise

‘Stockbroker’s Bible’ Just Told Oil Industry To Accept Its Demise

The editorial board of the Financial Times isn’t exactly stacked with bleeding-hearted environmentalists. Just a month ago, the British paper defended ExxonMobil’s right to question climate change amid legal probes into whether… Read more »

Energy projects indispensible for Pakistan

Energy projects indispensible for Pakistan

We stand among the comity of nations as a developing third world nation. The economic stability of a developing nation largely depends on the growth of energy sector to trigger… Read more »

Vietnam calls for more G7 support in climate change response

Vietnam calls for more G7 support in climate change response

The Vietnamese leader made the call while addressing the first working session of the expanded G7 Summit in Ise-Shima, in Japan’s Mie prefecture, on May 27. He reiterated Vietnam’s commitment… Read more »

World Bank Approves $22 Million Grant to Help Forest Communities

World Bank Approves $22 Million Grant to Help Forest Communities

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved a US$22 million grant to strengthen the management of Indonesia’s tropical forests – the third largest in the world – in… Read more »

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Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson rams whalers for a living

Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson rams whalers for a living

He’s a fugitive on Interpol’s Red List and a marine vigilante who’s done jail time for extradition requests. Yet to many, he’s also a heroic marine conservationist who risks his… Read more »

Bayer CEO Invites Environmental Groups to Talk About Monsanto Bid

Bayer CEO Invites Environmental Groups to Talk About Monsanto Bid

Bayer AG Chief Executive Werner Baumann has invited environmental groups to talk with the company about its desire to acquire U.S. competitor Monsanto Co. in a $62 billion deal that would create… Read more »

After Losing In Government, Environmental Groups Embrace The Free Market

After Losing In Government, Environmental Groups Embrace The Free Market

Environmental groups, who ordinarily love centralized government and social authoritarian mechanisms to block science and progress, have suddenly on laws and regulation and embraced the free market – well, when… Read more »

London-Listed Cocoa Company Operating Illegally, Peru Says

London-Listed Cocoa Company Operating Illegally, Peru Says

A company that sold shares through London Stock Exchange Group PLC to fund a cocoa plantation in Peru is operating illegally, according to a department of the Peruvian agriculture ministry. United Cacao… Read more »

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Scientists turn to GMOs, robotics, and sensors in search of better biofuels

Scientists turn to GMOs, robotics, and sensors in search of better biofuels

Across the country, researchers are looking into whether genetically modified crops and other high-tech tools can transform plants into low-carbon fuels. Biofuels are often considered a replacement for the fossil… Read more »

‘Stockbroker’s Bible’ Just Told Oil Industry To Accept Its Demise

‘Stockbroker’s Bible’ Just Told Oil Industry To Accept Its Demise

The editorial board of the Financial Times isn’t exactly stacked with bleeding-hearted environmentalists. Just a month ago, the British paper defended ExxonMobil’s right to question climate change amid legal probes into whether… Read more »

Energy projects indispensible for Pakistan

Energy projects indispensible for Pakistan

We stand among the comity of nations as a developing third world nation. The economic stability of a developing nation largely depends on the growth of energy sector to trigger… Read more »

World needs food system overhaul

World needs food system overhaul

A major overhaul of the global food system is urgently needed if the world is to combat hunger, use natural resources more efficiently and stem environmental damage, the International Resource… Read more »

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Scientists turn to GMOs, robotics, and sensors in search of better biofuels

Scientists turn to GMOs, robotics, and sensors in search of better biofuels

Across the country, researchers are looking into whether genetically modified crops and other high-tech tools can transform plants into low-carbon fuels. Biofuels are often considered a replacement for the fossil… Read more »

World needs food system overhaul

World needs food system overhaul

A major overhaul of the global food system is urgently needed if the world is to combat hunger, use natural resources more efficiently and stem environmental damage, the International Resource… Read more »

China's green strategy conducive to global sustainable development

China’s green strategy conducive to global sustainable development

elp promote transparency and accountability in management of natural resources. “Local officials in China are held accountable for the state of environment in their jurisdiction thanks to the political dimension… Read more »

China encourages citizens to eat less meat

China encourages citizens to eat less meat

An updated set of dietary guidelines released by the Chinese government and applauded by environmentalists could affect Australian exports. The new recommendations have the potential to reduce China’s meat consumption, or at least slow its… Read more »

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‘Stockbroker’s Bible’ Just Told Oil Industry To Accept Its Demise

‘Stockbroker’s Bible’ Just Told Oil Industry To Accept Its Demise

The editorial board of the Financial Times isn’t exactly stacked with bleeding-hearted environmentalists. Just a month ago, the British paper defended ExxonMobil’s right to question climate change amid legal probes into whether… Read more »

Donald Trump Tells Drought-Plagued Californians: ‘There Is No Drought’

Donald Trump Tells Drought-Plagued Californians: ‘There Is No Drought’

Donald Trump told voters in drought-plagued California on Friday that he had a solution to the water crisis: Open up the water for farmers, because “there is no drought.” “We’re going to solve… Read more »

China's green strategy conducive to global sustainable development

China’s green strategy conducive to global sustainable development

elp promote transparency and accountability in management of natural resources. “Local officials in China are held accountable for the state of environment in their jurisdiction thanks to the political dimension… Read more »

China encourages citizens to eat less meat

China encourages citizens to eat less meat

An updated set of dietary guidelines released by the Chinese government and applauded by environmentalists could affect Australian exports. The new recommendations have the potential to reduce China’s meat consumption, or at least slow its… Read more »

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Behind the Scene Yes Men Impersonate Shell by Rolling Stone, another Media Manipulation Action?

Behind the Scene Yes Men Impersonate Shell by Rolling Stone, another Media Manipulation Action?

New Yorkers and tourists passing through Columbus Circle Thursday were treated to free shaved ice courtesy of Royal Dutch Shell, which was recently given preliminary approval by the Obama administration… Read more »

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Nebraska Supreme Court, House of Representatives Supporting Proposed Keystone Pipeline Route

Despite misgivings from the public and the White House, proponents of the Keystone XL pipeline project continue to push ahead. It can be remembered that the U.S. president’s stand on… Read more »

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Contagious Courage, a Billion Individual Acts

Contagious courage, a billion individual acts | Kumi Naidoo | TEDxAmsterdam 2014  

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Tony Abbott Missing Signs of World’s Switch to Carbon Trading, Experts Say

The world’s two largest economies – China and the US – are increasingly adopting carbon trading to cut greenhouse gas emissions, contrary to suggestions by Prime Minister Tony Abbott that… Read more »

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