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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Changing energy markets and U.S. National Security. House hearing 2011

House 112-89. December 16, 2011. Changing energy markets and U.S. National Security. House of Representatives Hearing. 69 pages. Excerpts follow: Edward R. Royce, California.  Energy has become a national security issue in the United States. And one of the realities … Continue reading

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How will the American public act when oil decline can’t be denied

[ History and scientists and the obvious fact there are limits to growth have been ignored by the public for the most part. No doubt as a psychological defense, but when things do get bad, people will want a scapegoat … 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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