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The female face of farming: infographic

he female face of farming: infographic
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The female face of farming: infographic

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation and Farming First have produced this interactive graphic showing how women pull their weight in agriculture around the world - and they've given us the entire image for you to download. ... Read more about The female face of farming: infographic

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Average U.S. temperature increases by 0.5 degrees F -- New 1981-2010 'normals' to be released this week

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NOAA
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According to the 1981-2010 normals to be released by NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) on July 1, temperatures across the United States were on average, approximately 0.5 degree F warmer than the 1971-2000 time period. ... Read more about Average U.S. temperature increases by 0.5 degrees F -- New 1981-2010 'normals' to be released this week

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Storm Warnings: Extreme Weather Is a Product of Climate Change -- More violent and frequent storms, once merely a prediction of climate models, are now a matter of observation. Part 1 of a three-part series

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John Carey
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In North Dakota the waters kept rising. Swollen by more than a month of record rains in Saskatchewan, the Souris River topped its all time record high, set back in 1881. The floodwaters poured into Minot, North Dakota's fourth-largest city, and spread across thousands of acres of farms and forests. More than 12,000 people were forced to evacuate. Many lost their homes to the floodwaters. ... Read more about Storm Warnings: Extreme Weather Is a Product of Climate Change -- More violent and frequent storms, once merely a prediction of climate models, are now a matter of observation. Part 1 of a three-part series

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Population bomb: 9 billion march to WWIII -- Commentary: Can anyone halt this economic explosive?

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Paul B. Farrell
Population bomb: 9 billion march to WWIII -- Commentary: Can anyone halt this ec
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SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (MarketWatch) — Sshh. Don’t tell anyone. But “while you are reading these words, four people will have died from starvation. Most of them children.” Seventeen words. Four deaths. That statistic is from a cover of Paul Ehrlich’s 1968 provocative “Population Bomb.”

By the time you finish this column, another five hundred will die. By starvation. Mostly kids. Dead.

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State-of-the-Art Control Center -- High-tech Tools Integrate Renewables

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Yakout Mansour
State-of-the-Art Control Center -- High-tech Tools Integrate Renewables
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There is a new tool sharpening California's renewable vision. It is in the form of a state-of-the-art system control center that houses the first dedicated renewables dispatch facility in the nation. As the state approaches a goal of generating 20 percent of its power from renewable resources, which escalates to an ambitious 33 percent by 2020, ensuring reliability brings new meaning to California grid operations. ... Read more about State-of-the-Art Control Center -- High-tech Tools Integrate Renewables

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