Russia positions itself to supply the world with organic food

Russia is poised to become the world’s largest supplier of organic foods, after taking a stand against genetically-engineered seeds last summer, saying that it has “chosen a different path.” The decision is based on healthy scepticism as Russia refuses to breeze over the fact that GMOs have not been proven safe for long-term consumption.(1) The … Continue reading Russia positions itself to supply the world with organic food

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Why The World Needs Hemp Plastic

Hemp plastic is increasingly becoming a viable option as an eco-friendly alternative to carbon-based plastic. Not only is this bio-plastic sourced from safe and sustainable hemp plants, but it is also typically both biodegradable and recyclable JESSICA MCKEILJessica McKeil is a freelance writer focused on the medical marijuana industry, from production methods to medicinal applications. … Continue reading Why The World Needs Hemp Plastic

A Heat Wave Left Arctic Sea Ice Near a Record Winter Low. This Town Is Paying the Price

The second-lowest winter sea ice extent on record has isolated Bering Sea native communities and put coastal residents at the mercy of storms and wave BY SABRINA SHANKMAN   ANCHORAGE, Alaska _ It wasn't long ago that planes would land on the ice surrounding Little Diomede Island, in the middle of the Bering Sea off … Continue reading A Heat Wave Left Arctic Sea Ice Near a Record Winter Low. This Town Is Paying the Price

Climate change refugees imperil Vietnam’s growth

International Monetary Fund estimates higher global temperatures, rising sea levels and climate-caused migration could cut growth by 10% by 2021 By Alan Boyd Climate change refugees are streaming out of Vietnam’s vital Mekong Delta agricultural region amid warnings of deep economic losses unless the government steps up its commitment to environmental sustainability. The International Monetary … Continue reading Climate change refugees imperil Vietnam’s growth

Global Shortage of Key Resource Could Doom Key Asian Infrastructure Projects

In the city of Kampot in southern Cambodia, the extraction of sand from an estuary on the Praek Tuek Chhu river is increasing and sand extraction is so common in Asia currently that the continent may deplete all of its sand in the not-too-distant future.   A 2016 investigation revealed that Singapore imported some $752 … Continue reading Global Shortage of Key Resource Could Doom Key Asian Infrastructure Projects