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Deadly fish virus now found in all Great Lakes
A deadly fish virus that was first discovered in the Northeast in 2005 has been found for the first time in fish from Lake Superior, report Cornell researchers. That means that the virus has now been documented in all of the Great Lakes. View News Article (2010-01-28)

The Middle East Crisis - 2200 BC @ the London Catastrophes conference
Around 2200 BC, something strange happened in the Middle East. An abrupt change in climate caused the sudden collapse of rain-fed agricultural societies in Egypt, the Aegean, the Levant, Mesopotamia and the Indus valley of India. According to Professor Harvey Weiss, people returned to pastoral nomadism or swamped adjacent areas where agriculture was fed by artificial irrigation. In turn, the... View News Article (2002-08-17)

Growing crops in the city
A case study published in the 2010 Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education by professors at Washington State University studies the challenges one organization faced in maintaining an urban market garden. The journal is published by the American Society of Agronomy. View News Article (2010-10-26)

UMaine researcher puts new date on early agriculture
Research by UMaine researcher Dan Sandweiss places cornmeal on the menu for native Americans much earlier than previously believed. View News Article (2006-03-02)

Review calls for national strategy for crop science research
An independent review panel is calling for a national strategy for crop science research in order to help UK agriculture benefit from breakthroughs in the laboratory. In a review commissioned by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), the UK's largest funder of plant science, and published today, the panel proposes a stronger national focus on research underpinning... View News Article (2004-05-12)

Developing biocontrols to contain a voracious pest
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are playing a key role in efforts to contain the emerald ash borer's destructive march through the nation's forests.  View News Article (2011-04-27)

Rutgers: GM/GMO/Biotech crop containment strategy
Plant geneticists at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, may have solved one of the fundamental problems in genetically engineered or modified (GM or GMO) crop agriculture: genes leaking into the environment. View News Article (2007-06-07)

Rise in wildfires may significantly degrade air quality, health in the future
As the American West, parched by prolonged drought, braces for a season of potentially record-breaking wildfires, new research suggests these events not only pose an immediate threat to people's safety and their homes, but also could take a toll on human health, agriculture and ecosystems. View News Article (2014-01-30)

Early agriculture left traces in animal bones
Unraveling the origins of agriculture in different regions around the globe has been a challenge for archeologists. Now researchers writing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences report finding evidence of early human experiments with grain cultivation in East Asia. They gathered this information from an unlikely source―dog and pig bones. View News Article (2009-03-24)

Report shows deforestation threatens Brazil's Pantanal
Deforestation from increased grazing and agriculture has destroyed 17 percent of the native vegetation in Brazil's Pantanal, considered the world's largest wetland. View News Article (2006-01-11)

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