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April 24, 2015 U.S. agriculture secretary calls on farmers to address climate change in speech at Michigan StateSource: Michigan Live
The program, "Building Blocks for Climate Smart Agriculture & Forestry", consists of ten aspects. Many of the changes are voluntary and come from the Farm Bill, signed into law last year. If farmers follow the suggestions, there...
April 23, 2015 A Look Back at Food Safety During Obama’s First Six YearsSource: Food Safety News
Since the Obama administration took over the executive branch more than six years ago, foodborne illnesses from meat, poultry and eggs — products regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture — have fallen by 10 percent,...
Source: Washington Post
The U.S. electric grid will require major changes to reposition itself for the future challenges of climate change, new technologies, and national security in coming decades, according to a first-ever “Quadrennial Energy Review”...
April 23, 2015 Proxy Season 2015 Kicks Off With UncertaintySource: Value Walk
The 2015 proxy season is off and running but perhaps a little wobbly this year due to several regulatory and legal decisions that have been handed down since last June. Interestingly, it looks like a larger number of shareholder...
April 23, 2015 An Earth Day call to ban fracking across this landSource: NY Daily News
Flaming water, poisoned air and destroyed lives — that’s what I found when I traveled to Dimock, Pa., in 2009 to see the impacts of fracking firsthand. Six years later, this tragic story is one shared by countless Americans, too...
April 23, 2015 2 degrees: The most important number you've never heard of
CNN - "It's almost kind of like a truth keeping mechanism," said Jennifer Morgan, global director of the climate change program at the îWorld Resources Instituteî. "It would be hard if it didn't exist to have a sense...
Nearly five years after the so-called “flash crash”—when the market dropped hundreds of points in the span of a few minutes on May 6, 2010—authorities have arrested a trader that they believe helped cause the swoon.
Source: Business Insider
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter is due to unveil an updated cyber strategy on Thursday that will stress the military's ability to retaliate with cyber weapons, a capability he hopes will help deter attacks.
April 23, 2015 Expanding Global Food Production In A Warming World
New Jersey Online - With 14 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions attributed to agriculture, according to the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî (FAO), farmers worldwide can play a role in...
April 23, 2015 CDC eyeing bird flu vaccine for humans, though risk is lowSource: Kansas City Star
Federal officials said Wednesday they're taking steps to create a human vaccine for the bird flu virus that's slammed the Midwest poultry industry, though they still consider the danger to be low and the food supply not at...
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