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Far more displaced by disasters than conflict

Disasters last year displaced three times more people than violent conflicts, showing the urgent need to improve resilience for vulnerable people when fighting climate change, according to a study issued Wednesday.

dateSep 17, 2014 in Environment
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Vertical farms offer a bright future for hungry cities

The 21st century has seen rapid urbanisation and the global population is now expected to grow to more than 8.3 billion by 2050. Currently, 800m hectares – 38% of the earth's land surface – is farmed and we'll soon need ...

dateJul 21, 2014 in Ecology
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The identification of endangered species

In a time of global climate change and rapidly disappearing habitat critical to the survival of countless endangered species, there is a heightened sense of urgency to confirm the return of animals thought to be extinct, ...

dateApr 29, 2014 in Ecology
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