Hartosh Singh Bal: Why are India's farmers angry?

The protesting farmers fear that new laws will help giant corporations and leave them at their mercy.
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Honey detective work raises fears for bees

Pollinators risk running short of food as wildflowers disappear in a "green desert", experts warn.
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Extreme droughts may hit 2X as many people by century's end

Global land area and the number of people suffering from the effects of extreme drought could more than double by the late 21st century, experts warn.

Why aren't USDA conservation programs paying farmers more to improve their soil?

Soil health is crucial to fighting climate change, but a new study finds that funding to promote it in the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is lacking.

Indian court suspends new farm laws, in blow to Modi

The bid to overhaul the troubled agricultural sector had led to huge protests by farmers, who feared the new, market-oriented rules would hurt their livelihoods.

Global leaders agree to scale up response to biodiversity collapse

Commitment to protect land and marine ecosystems made at One Planet Summit hosted by French president Macron.

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World Bank to invest $5 billion in 11 African countries

The World Bank says it will invest over $5 billion over the next five years to help restore degraded landscapes, improve agriculture productivity, and promote livelihoods in 11 African countries as they recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.


River dredging near Chernobyl risks radioactive water contamination

Eight million people in Ukraine are in danger of drinking contaminated water due to the construction of an inland shipping route.


Greta Thunberg rubbishes Boris Johnson's green revolution of 'new coal mines and pesticides'

Climate change activist Greta Thunberg, 18, questioned the UK's 'green revolution'. She made the claim after the government approved 'poisonous' bee killing pesticide.

What we've lost: The species declared extinct in 2020

Dozens of frogs, fish, orchids and other species — many unseen for decades — may no longer exist due to humanity’s destructive effects on the planet.

One-third of U.S. rivers have changed color since 1984

One in three large American rivers has changed color over the last 36 years, raising concerns about the health of U.S. waterways, according to an analysis of nearly 235,000 satellite images published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.


India has water for its economic plans – if farms can be more thrifty

India's farmers are key to the country's industrial future, think-tank report finds.


Does regenerative agriculture have a race problem?

BIPOC farmers and advocates say the latest trend in agriculture is built on an age-old pattern of cultural theft and appropriation.

Everglades: Restoration costs soar as seas rise and pythons slither in

A plan to restore Florida's Everglades was expected to be completed in 30 years at a cost of less than $8 billion. But three decades in, the Army Corps faces an exploding price tag and unfinished business.

Brazil's Bolsonaro deploys military to Amazon, fails to curb fires, deforestation

As the coronavirus consumed Brazil, the rate of destruction continued its grim ascent.
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