China bolsters greening strategy with new targets

29 March, 2011 by (comments)

China has increased targets for industry to reduce carbon emissions and save water, as it works towards sustaining its economic growth at a lower environmental cost. The five-year plan is to cut carbon emissions and energy intensity by 18 per cent, and water use by 30 per cent. These goals form part of the country’s international pledge to reduceRead More …

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Rethinking agriculture: GM crops and sustainability

25 March, 2011 by (comments)

In the current climate of extreme weather, diminishing natural resources, and a growing population, experts have suggested that the food system needs to be overhauled if we’re going to produce enough food to meet rising demand. Here’s an interesting article from Conservation Magazine about the potential of genetically modified (GM) crops to feed the world in a sustainable way.

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Filed Under: Agro-ecology and Economics @en