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MonthOctober 2015

Congressional skeptic on global warming demands records from U.S. climate scientists

The dome of the U.S. Capitol in Washington is seen behind the emissions, and a smokestack, from the Capitol Power Plant, the only coal-burning power plant in the nation’s capitol, … Continue Reading Congressional skeptic on global warming demands records from U.S. climate scientists

Giving soils a voice

Written by: By Juliet Braslow, CIAT Soils Research Area Coordinator, October 27, 2015. We don’t directly drink or breathe soil, so it’s often forgotten as we trample over it. Raising awareness … Continue Reading Giving soils a voice

Clemson researchers and IT scientists team up to tackle Big Data

Jim Melvin, Public Service Activities October 29, 2015   CLEMSON — While researchers at Clemson University have recently announced an array of breakthroughs in agricultural and life sciences, the size of … Continue Reading Clemson researchers and IT scientists team up to tackle Big Data

Opinion: No such thing as a free lunch, we should invest in the land

Drought in California We all know that if you are spending more than you earn, there is a tipping point from which you can never recover. It is the point … Continue Reading Opinion: No such thing as a free lunch, we should invest in the land

Loss of fertile soils a food security risk

Going underground The number of organisms living in a handful of soil outnumber all humans on the planet. They ensure that the humus layer stores nutrients and water. After oceans, … Continue Reading Loss of fertile soils a food security risk

The way forward for African universities

  This is the text of a speech delivered at the University of Johannesburg on 30 July 2015 I think the critical phrase is – “situate higher education at the … Continue Reading The way forward for African universities

China in Africa: Environmental Implications and the Law

Written by: DAVID H. SHINN 10.25.15 China’s rapid economic development over the last three decades has led to significant environmental pollution and some poor policy choices. With more than 1.3 billion … Continue Reading China in Africa: Environmental Implications and the Law

Google Invests in Africa’s Largest Windfarm

Chris Staubo (L), deputy managing director at Lake Turkana Wind Power and Nick Taylor, COO look up at a mast measuring wind direction and speed at the site at Loiyangalani … Continue Reading Google Invests in Africa’s Largest Windfarm

President Sirleaf Commissions US$5.7 Million Coca-Cola Company Investment in Liberia; Describes the New Economic and Social Initiatives as First Vote of Confidence after Ebola

President Sirleaf makes remarks at the commissioning of the Alexander Cummings Model Science and Technology School on Monday, October 26, 2015  Photo Credit: James M.Garresen / Executive Man   Monrovia, … Continue Reading President Sirleaf Commissions US$5.7 Million Coca-Cola Company Investment in Liberia; Describes the New Economic and Social Initiatives as First Vote of Confidence after Ebola

International Students and the US University Experience

  International education to some is a crucial gateway for positive career development and other potential pathways. To some, being educated abroad seems to be the coolest and prestigious option … Continue Reading International Students and the US University Experience

Europe Refugee Crisis

Over the past few months we’ve witnessed and continue to witness events unfold in Europe about the refugee crisis in the Middle East, North Africa and Asia. We’ve heard and … Continue Reading Europe Refugee Crisis

Kalam-inspired fellowships for environment researchers soon

Abdul Kalam (File Photo) New Delhi, Oct 16: Updated: Friday, October 16, 2015, 18:18 [IST] The Environment Ministry will launch post-doctoral research fellowships in the name of former president late A … Continue Reading Kalam-inspired fellowships for environment researchers soon

Students want to know where, exactly, tuition is going

Brooke Fox is a University of Colorado student and a fall 2015 USA TODAY College correspondent. Want to know exactly where your tuition dollars are going? As more and more studentsdoubt the value of their … Continue Reading Students want to know where, exactly, tuition is going

Hopes Dim for Reversing Ocean Warming: Study States

Photo Credited to: JOHN HYDE/DESIGN PICS/CORBIS The effects of global warming are frequently projected decades into the future, but two recent reports — one from the U.S. Global Change Research Program … Continue Reading Hopes Dim for Reversing Ocean Warming: Study States

‘Rural women are the backbone of sustainable livelihoods,’ Ban declares on International Day

Women in Assouba, rural Côte d’Ivoire, preparing igname (yam) to sell. UN Photo/Patricia Esteve 15 October 2015 – Marking the International Day of Rural Women, the United Nations today affirmed … Continue Reading ‘Rural women are the backbone of sustainable livelihoods,’ Ban declares on International Day

An algorithm can predict human behavior better than humans

A data science machine can tell how humans will behave. (Reuters/ Luke MacGregor) Written by: Olivia Goldhill October 18, 2015 You might presume, or at least hope, that humans are better at … Continue Reading An algorithm can predict human behavior better than humans

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