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Vandana Shiva: Biodiversity, GMOs, Gene Drives and the Militarised Mind

A recent report from the National Academy of Science of The United States, titled Gene Drives on the Horizon : Advancing Science, Navigating Uncertainty, and Aligning Research with Public Values”, warns: “One possible goal of release of a gene-drive modified organism is to cause the extinction of the target species or a drastic reduction in Read more…

Emilio Godoy: Germany’s Energy Transition: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

In Germany, wind and solar energy coexist with energy generated by burning fossil fuels. A wind farm next to one of the electric power plants fired by lignite in the Western state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Credit: Emilio Godoy/IPS COLOGNE, Germany, Jul 19 2016 (IPS) – Immerath, 90 km away from the German city of Cologne, Read more…

Robin Scher: Research Suggests the U.S. Discards Half of Its Fresh Produce

Around $160 billion of perfectly edible produce is discarded because it’s less than perfect

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Michael T. Klare: Hooked!

The Unyielding Grip of Fossil Fuels on Global Life

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Robert Pollin: A Just Transition for U.S. Fossil Fuel Industry Workers

A combination of better jobs and pensions will remove one political obstacle to a green transition—and it’s the right thing to do

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Ramzy Baroud: Palestine’s ‘Prayer for Rain’: How Israel Uses Water as a Weapon of War

Entire communities in the West Bank either have no access to water or have had their water supply reduced almost by half. This alarming development has been taking place for weeks, since Israel’s national water company, “Mekorot”, decided to cut off – or significantly reduce – its water supply to Jenin, Salfit and many villages Read more…

Kate Brauman: We’re (not) running out of water – a better way to measure water scarcity

Managing water to meet current and future demand is critical

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Michael T. Klare: The Desperate Plight of Petro-States

With a Busted Business Model, Oil Economies Head for the Unknown

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Marsha Coleman-Adebayo: The Flint Chess Game: The Politics of the Battlefield

Thousands of Flint citizens were poisoned with hundreds of children facing a life-time of medical and intellectual challenges

Nika Knight: As Dems Debate Fossil Fuels, New Report Shows Fracking Worse Than Thought

New data shows fracking’s effects on public health, wildlife, economies, and communities, adding context as Dems debate fracking on national stage

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