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Mi isla no quiere ser resiliente. Queremos una recuperación.

Vengo de una isla que se baña bajo la mirada de un sol que da vida. Sus mañanas de domingo se agitan al ritmo de un bullicioso chinchorreo, o se estremecen con los rítmicos cánticos de la adoración y la oración.

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Toronto's booming urban farms aid food security and reduce carbon emissions

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Learning to love G.M.O.s

Overblown fears have turned the public against genetically modified food. But the potential benefits have never been greater.
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On Pine Ridge Reservation, a garden helps replace an 80-mile grocery trip

For the past six years, a garden program has taught residents of South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation how to build financial independence and food security through gardening.
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How gleaning could reshape the farm economy

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When the next animal plague hits, can this lab stop it?

A new federal facility in Kansas will house the deadliest agricultural pathogens in the world—and researchers working tirelessly to contain them.
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Toxics

No soil. No growing seasons. Just add water and technology

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DFO shuts most B.C. fisheries in desperate effort to save salmon

Commercial salmon fishing will be closed in most of coastal B.C., the federal government announced Tuesday.
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What happens if pollinators and plants drift apart?

When warming temperatures alter one side of the mutually beneficial relationship between pollinators and flowering plants, there's a risk that the whole process might be thrown off, potentially harming the insects, the plants and the broader ecological community.

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Earl Blumenauer wants to ban bee-killing pesticides. Is Congress listening?

The Oregon Democrat just reintroduced the Saving America’s Pollinators Act, which could put a new spotlight on the crisis facing pollinators.
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Renegade biologist Alexandra Morton is fighting for the future of wild salmon

‘It's not a great measure of our democracy when occupying a fish farm is what you need to do to make change.’
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Justice

Will the U.S. finally take a holistic approach to ending child hunger?

Spurred by the pandemic and the Biden administration's priorities, a new federal paradigm may be emerging to ensure equitable access to healthy meals.
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Ian Klaus: Cities are going to have to save the world

The world of 2040 is likely to be full of hazards, say U.S. intelligence agencies. To navigate this uncertain landscape, cities must take leadership roles. 
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Microbes and solar power ‘could produce 10 times more food than plants’

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