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Salmon Farms Are Destroying Wild Salmon Runs, First Nations Say

By Judith Lavoie Members of the Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw First Nation say salmon farms in their territory are destroying wild salmon runs and polluting clam beds and they must leave. Last week a small flotilla of boats from Kingcome Village, Gilford Village and Alert Bay, with the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society‘s research vessel Martin Sheen in […]

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Half of world’s rare antelope population died within weeks

Scientists are struggling to explain the mass die-off of at least 150,000 endangered saiga antelopes in Kazakhstan earlier this year Dead saiga antelopes in Kazakhstan. At least 150,00 died within a fortnight earlier this year. Photograph: Sergei Khomenko/FAO Emma Howard More than half of the world’s population of an endangered antelope died within two weeks […]

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Ivanhoe Reservoir Covered With 400,000 Black Plastic Balls

  In 2007, the Department of Water Protection in Los Angeles detected high levels of bromate, a carcinogen that forms when bromide and chlorine react with sunlight, in Los Angeles’s Ivanhoe Reservoir. Bromide is naturally present in groundwater and chlorine is used to kill bacteria, but sunlight is the final ingredient in the potentially harmful […]

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GM cotton really is helping to drive Indian farmers to suicide

Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji 11th August 2015 A new study finds that Indian farmers in rain-fed areas are being driven to suicide from the increased cost of growing Bt GMO cotton varieties that confer no benefits to them, writes Eva Sirinathsinghji. The extra expenses arise from buying new seeds each year, along with increased chemical inputs, […]

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Modified mosquitoes begin blitz on dengue in Brazilian city

Male mosquitoes have been modified so any young they sire quickly die (Image: Oxitec) The insect assassins have been launched. Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes have descended on the Brazilian city of Piracicaba in the battle against dengue and a test in Florida is also in prospect. The GM mosquitoes are all male, and when […]

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Historisk salathøst på rumstationen

For første gang nogensinde spiser astronauterne på ISS grøntsager, som er dyrket på rumstationen. Sådan forestiller NASA sig, at et gartneri kunne se ud på fx Mars. Se længere nede i artiklen et billede af, hvordan man tænker at koble gartneriet sammen med selve basen. (Foto: Nasa © Nasa) Af Hanne Kokkegård I dag spiser […]

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