Monthly Archives: May 2012

Super Weeds resistant to GMO pesticides are taking over millions of acres

Coombs, Amy. May 20, 2012. Revenge of the Weeds. Plant pests are evolving to outsmart common herbicides, costing farmers crops and money.  the-scientist.com Please read the above article, below are some excerpts: Weeds are developing resistance to glyphosate—the most common … Continue reading

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Why do political, economic, and scientific leaders deny Peak Oil and Climate Change?

Since there’s nothing that can be done about climate change, because there’s no scalable alternative to fossil fuels, I’ve always wondered why politicians and other leaders, who clearly know better, feel compelled to deny it.  I think it’s for exactly … Continue reading

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New finding: Plants far more harmed by Climate change than previous estimates

Shifts in the timing of flowering and leafing in plants due to global warming appear to be much greater than estimated by warming experiments. Predicting plant responses to climate change has important consequences for human water supply, pollination of crops … Continue reading

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Biodiversity loss impact on ecosystem worse than climate change and pollution

David U. Hooper, et al. A global synthesis reveals biodiversity loss as a major driver of ecosystem change. Nature, 2012; DOI: 10.1038/nature11118 “This analysis establishes that reduced biodiversity affects ecosystems at levels comparable to those of global warming or air … Continue reading

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