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Food security and inequality: something's got to give

Being able to sit in on a 'fishbowl' dialogue session on the topic of food security at Swiss Re's 150 ...

STORY URL: How to Double Global Food Production by 2050 and Reduce Environmental Damage: Scientific American
Five steps, reflected in the maps below, could be taken to help feed the large population predicted for 2050 as well as reduce the sizeable harm agriculture imposes

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Tackling climate change: we can, but why don't we?

I just stepped out of a fishbowl – and I've got some good news and some bad news. But I'm getting ...

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Curses! Even worse news about carbon?

A study by Oxford University researchers finds that when countries are rich in fossil fuels (good news in some ways ...

STORY URL: Britain and Norway avoid the 'carbon curse' of fuel-rich countries - University of Oxford

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Fracking

There's a huge amount of noise in the media around fracking in the UK media - inevitable with the recent protests ...

STORY URL: How safe is fracking?
DOZENS of protesters, including a member of parliament, were arrested on August 19th during demonstrations around Britain against hydraulic fracturing, or fracking....

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Rains and resilience

The arrival of the monsoon season in Asia has brought the first heavy rains to India and China. With those ...

STORY URL: Re thinking | Swiss Re - Leading Global Reinsurer

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Pesticide hazards

George Monbiot writes in the Guardian about the risk posed by Neonicotinoids, a widely used insecticide: http://www.theguardian.com ...

STORY URL: Neonicotinoids are the new DDT killing the natural world
George Monbiot: UK is collaborating in peddling the corporate line that the toxic insecticides are safe to use – they are anything but

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The methane time bomb

I don't know what the probabilities are for this to happen but given the potential risk and scale some precautionary ...

STORY URL: Seven facts you need to know about the Arctic methane timebomb
Nafeez Ahmed: Dismissals of catastrophic methane danger ignore robust science in favour of outdated mythology of climate safety

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Rethinking the right to build

In this interview clip architect Michael Sorkin says "This global warming thing is real. Storms are getting more frequent and ...

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Changing the norm, rewriting the rules

South African social and serial entrepreneur Vuyisa Qabaka shares his hope that humanity embraces a socially charged mindest. Among many ...

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Climate change and conflict

Scientists from lots of disciplines looking at lots of cases find 'remarkable' support for the view that human conflict increases ...

STORY URL: Quantifying the Influence of Climate on Human Conflict
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/early/2013/07/31/science.1235367

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As glaciers retreat - what can be done?

Christoph Bissig is a ski patroller on Mount Titlis, a glacier location in central Switzerland that sees skiing year round ...

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The silent disaster

I just stumbled over this article on the BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23346370 "The Alaskan village set ...

STORY URL: The American village set to disappear
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23346370

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Bees: food supply = canary: coalmine?

Back in the spring, it seemed like I couldn’t visit my inbox or facebook stream without receiving requests to ...

STORY URL: Dennis vanEngelsdorp: A plea for bees | Video on TED.com
Bees are dying in droves. Why? Leading apiarist Dennis vanEngelsdorp looks at the gentle, misunderstood creature's important place in nature and the mystery behind its alarming disappearance.

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Belch = End of Civilization?

Imagine this, you belch and a swarm of those dreaded mosquitoes drop dead right in front of your eyes.... While ...

STORY URL: Arctic Methane Catastrophe
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