Tag: agriculture

Michiyo Tsujimura’s 133rd birth anniversary: Know all about the star of today’s Google doodle

Today (September 17, 2021), Google, through its doodle, is paying tribute to Michiyo Tsujimura, a Japanese agriculture scientist, on the occassion of her 133rd birth anniversary.  Tsujimura was the first woman in Japan to receive a doctoral degree in agriculture and her research focused on the health properties of green tea, a beverage that has grown in popularity in […]

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South Korean plant poacher snatched $600,000 worth of plants from state parks — and tried to ship them to Asia

The leader of an international plant poaching ring has pleaded guilty to digging up thousands of succulents from remote state parks in California to ship to Asia to sell for giant profits, federal prosecutors said. Byungsu Kim, 46, of South Korea, was accused with two co-conspirators of flying to Los Angeles in 2018, and then […]

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Climate change is the ‘greatest threat’ to global public health — and will be ‘impossible to reverse,’ say 200 medical journals

COVID-19 is not the biggest threat facing humanity. Global warming packs the “greatest threat” to public health, argues an unprecedented joint statement out Tuesday from more than 200 U.S. and international medical journals. The medically-trained editorial staffs of such leading publications as The Lancet and The New England Journal of Medicine and others insist that global leaders must […]

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Former Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, a Democrat, says Biden’s plan to tax assets at death would hurt family businesses

Former Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, one of the Democratic Party’s leading voices on tax policy, said President Joe Biden’s proposal to tax appreciated assets upon death would hurt family farms and family-owned businesses. “I’m trying to sound the alarm, both economically and politically, for Democrats that this is not a path to walk,” she said Wednesday […]

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Britain’s economy is already seeing a rapid shift due to climate change

A vineyard in Surrey, England Lemanieh | iStock | Getty Images Climate change could spark major shifts in British produce in the coming decades as the country attempts to avoid a “catastrophic” environmental fallout, experts have said. At the end of July, the U.K.’s Royal Meteorological Society published its State of the U.K. Climate 2020 […]

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Firms line up ‘green’ ammonia for fertilizer and future fuel

As society attempts to find ways to reduce its environmental footprint, decarbonizing a broad range of sectors and industrial processes will be crucial in the years ahead. Time is of the essence when it comes to finding new solutions and technologies to do this, if the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest findings are anything […]

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