Earth Policy Institute: Fisheries and Aquaculture Fact Sheet

  Fisheries and Aquaculture Fact Sheet Earth Policy Release March 27, 2014 The world fish catch is a measure of the productivity and health of the oceanic ecosystem that covers 70 percent of the earth’s surface. The extent to which world demand for seafood is outrunning the sustainable yield of …

Earth Policy Institute: Can the World Feed China?

Can the World Feed China?  Lester R. Brown www.earth-policy.org/plan_b_updates/2014/update121 Earth Policy Release Plan B Update February 25, 2014 Overnight, china had a grain surplus and was exporting 10 million tons. What caused this dramatic shift? It wasn’t until 20 years ago, after I wrote an article entitled “Who Will Feed …

Earth Policy Release – China and the Soybean Challenge

  China and the Soybean Challenge  Lester R. Brown www.earth-policy.org/books/fpep/fpepch9 Earth Policy Release Full Planet, empty plates November 6, 2013 Some 3,000 years ago, farmers in eastern china domesticated the soybean. In 1765, the first soybeans arrived in North America, but they did not soon catch on as a crop. …

Fluoride or the Fox in the Henhouse

In North Carolina there is a great range of music on the radio from classical to folk to the most avant-garde. An old tune caught my attention the other day. Some of its catchy words won’t let me go, and I think I am starting to know why: “Who broke …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Researcher sheds light on M.O. of unusual RNA molecules

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Researcher sheds light on M.O. of unusual RNA molecules Muscle power: Bats power take-off using recycled energy The evolution of fins to limbs in the land invasion race Flipping fish adapt to land living Treating oil spills with chemical dispersants: Is the cure worse than the …