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Archive for Month: November 2017

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2 Police Arrested in Berta Caceres Murder Case in Honduras

Caceres was a known leader in the fight to protect natural resources and Indigenous communities in the Central American nation. Two policemen who allegedly tried to cover up and divert the investigation of the murder of Honduran environmental activist Berta Caceres have been arrested, the country’s prosecutor’s office has announced. Caceres was an important […]

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Ag’s need for NAFTA

By Christine Haughney | 11/21/2017 10:00 AM EDT With Doug Palmer, Megan Cassella, Adam Behsudi, Kaitlyn Burton and Maya Parthasarathy AG CAN’T SURVIVE NAFTA WITHDRAWAL: As the fifth round of NAFTA talks gets ready to close today in Mexico, the agriculture industry sought to communicate just how harshly it would be […]

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How climate change will mess with water ‘recharge’ in Western U.S.

Posted by  Mari Jensen-Arizona November 21st, 2017 As the climate warms, the dry southern regions of the Western United States will have less groundwater recharge while the northern regions will have more, researchers report. “Our study asked what will be the effect of climate change on groundwater recharge in the Western […]

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Huge earthquakes in 2018 will put up to 1bn people at risk – scientists

Published time: 20 Nov, 2017 00:36A member of the Spanish Emergency Military Unit (UME) stands on the rubble of a collapsed building after the earthquake in Mexico City, Mexico, September 29, 2017. © Jose Luis GonzalezReuters Scientists warn that fluctuations in the speed of Earth’s rotation could trigger a swarm […]

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Turkey farmers feeling squeeze

By Christine Haughney | 11/20/2017 10:00 AM EDT With Megan Cassella, Catherine Boudreau and Maya Parthasarathy TURKEY FARMERS FEEL PAIN FROM GIPSA: Days before Thanksgiving, some turkey growers are feeling the harsh effects of last month’s decision by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to pull out of the interim final GIPSA rule. […]