Category: Water, Forest & Land Resources

The environment gets its day in court

Written by: KATE EVANS. Posted on: March 14, 2016 The message was clear: Don’t think you can get away with it. In 2012 Indonesian palm oil company PT Kallista Alam sent 1000 hectares of Sumatran peat forest up in flames so they could use the land for agriculture. The […]

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Poisoned, Marginalised, Bankrupt and Dead

Written by: COLIN TODHUNTER It is becoming increasingly apparent that food and agriculture across the world is in crisis. Food is becoming denutrified, unhealthy and poisoned with chemicals and diets are becoming less diverse. There is a loss of plant and insect diversity, which threatens food security, soils are […]

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Researcher examines biochar use in forests

Reported by: Matthew Weaver Research is underway that could lead to more uses for waste wood, a U.S. Forest Service researcher says. Instead of thinning stands to boost productivity and burning the resulting slashpiles, researchers believe turning it into biochar — a supplement made of charred biological matter — […]

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The Great African Water Grab?

The great African water grab? By James Clarke on August 27, 2015 Foreign direct investment in African agriculture could bring great benefits, but there are risks too. “Buy land, they’re not making it anymore.” Mark Twain’s famous remark may be over a century old, but the allure of […]

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