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#107168
2016-02-10

Climate outlook ‘particularly concerning’ in Southern Africa due to El Niño - UN agency

10 February 2016 – El Niño conditions have caused the lowest recorded rainfall between October and December across many regions of Southern Africa in at least 35 years, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has reported in its latest report.

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#107169
2016-02-10

Kenya approves limited GM maize release

[NAIROBI] Kenya says more tests and safeguards are needed before genetically modified (GM) maize seeds can be grown commercially in the country.

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#107170
2016-02-10

Norwegian fish farms fight sea lice with 'Star Wars'

An Oslo firm have developed a laser gun which kills an out-of-control parasite threatening Norway's massive aquaculture industry.

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#107171
2016-02-10

Winds of climate change will make transatlantic flights longer, study shows

Faster jet stream will add thousands of hours to journey times and increase airline fuel bills

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#107172
2016-02-10

Restoring rangelands: A Namibian dream to come true

Namibia’s intention to restore its valuable rangelands at a whopping cost of some N$30 billion over the next 20 years is regarded by many observers as a groundbreaking project, which has earned the respect of role players at international podiums.

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#107173
2016-02-10

Plant Treaty In 2016: Sustainability Solutions, Farmers’ Rights, Global Information System

The International Plant Treaty, which established a global system to make available genetic materials for main agricultural crops for farmers, plant breeders and scientists, and in exchange provide a system of benefit sharing, has been struggling to find ways to be financially sustainable for so ...

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#107174
2016-02-10

Extinct? Endangered? A new assessment for a Seychelles’ cricket

(Seychelles News Agency) - Listed as critically endangered and possibly extinct for more than 100 years, a cricket in Seychelles could be looking at a new lease on life as a detailed assessment of its population is planned for this year.

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#107175
2016-02-10

Of parrots, paint and public awareness

Reputed to be home to the greatest range of biodiversity of any country in the world, Costa Rica is a natural paradise. Artist Manuel E Gonzalez aims to transport these riches onto canvas.

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#107153
2016-02-09

Agricultural policies in Africa could be harming the poorest

Agricultural policies aimed at alleviating poverty in Africa could be making things worse, according to new research.

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#107154
2016-02-09

Women and Girls Imperative to Science & Technology Agenda

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 8 2016 (IPS) - Can you imagine an entire day without access to your mobile phone, laptop, or even to the internet? In our rapidly changing world, could you function without having technology at your fingertips?

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