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California Citrus Crop in Jeopardy

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December 7, 2013
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Freezing temperatures jeopardize California's billion dollar citrus crop. Linda So reports.


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Fracking May Jeopardize Gros Morne UNESCO Status

Fracking May Jeopardize Gros Morne UNESCO Status

CBC (May 17, 2013) — Gros Morne National Park's status as a world heritage site may be in jeopardy due to plans for controversial oil exploration on Newfoundland's west coast, CBC News has learned. UNESCO is looking for answers about the proposed fracking near the site.
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Israeli Firm Says Growth Technology to Produce Bigger, Stronger Crops

Israeli Firm Says Growth Technology to Produce Bigger, Stronger Crops

Reuters (Nov. 24, 2013) — An Israeli enterprise says it has developed technology that will boost global crop yields without relying on genetic modification. The company says it can replicate natural processes in its laboratories to produce bigger, stronger plants and it hopes to have seeds ready for sale within three years. Tara Cleary reports.
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Climate: Peruvian Farmers Battle Climate Change

Climate: Peruvian Farmers Battle Climate Change

Deutsche Welle (Dec. 17, 2012) — Peru's northern coastline is increasingly being battered by storms and other extreme weather linked to climate change. Now together with a local financial establishment, the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) has set up an insurance system that helps compensate farmers in the case of damage.Valentin Ruiz, the chairman of the Cooperative of Banana Producers in the region, is worried by the effects that storms and flooding have on the banana crop. To protect banana producers from the effects of El Nio, he and his members have collected money for dams and levees.
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