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Did 'Pacific Castaway' Really Survive a Year at Sea?

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February 3, 2014
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AFP (Apr. 28, 2012) — Argentina's farmers cannot roll back climate change -– but with a new biotech advance which allows crops to survive in hot, dry climes, they may not need to. One team has found that transferring a sunflower gene into cereal crops like corn and soy can help them to survive longer without water, and even make them more productive. The discovery is being touted as Argentina's next genetically modified "miracle" -- for better and for worse.
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Concrete to Combat Illegal Fishing: Protecting the Sea, Italian Style

Concrete to Combat Illegal Fishing: Protecting the Sea, Italian Style

Deutsche Welle (Oct. 22, 2012) — People may say there's plenty of fish in the sea, but fisherman Paolo Fanciulli knows that their numbers aren't infinite. He and his colleagues earn their living from the sea. The Italian acknowledges that there "needs to be a balance between profit and environmental protection." So, together with the Italian authorities, he's helped sink hundreds of concrete blocks into the sea. They've been put there to tear the illegal nets used by large fishing trawlers.
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Sinking England

Sinking England

National Geographic (Feb. 8, 2012) — The British Coastlines are threatened by erosion by the North Sea. British people are debating what they can do to hold back the rising tide in their ever-shrinking island. Tilting geology and rising sea levels from global warming add to the problem. Salt marshes are also threatened by flood defenses, such as sea walls.
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RAW VIDEO: Pacific Islands Forum Kicks Off in the Marshall Islands

RAW VIDEO: Pacific Islands Forum Kicks Off in the Marshall Islands

AFP (Sep. 3, 2013) — The Pacific Islands Forum kicks off in the Marshall Islands with a colourful ceremony. Some of the world's smallest nations will use the summit to push the globe's biggest polluters to finally act on climate change, an issue that threatens their very existence. Host nation the Marshall Islands wants the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) to kickstart stalled international efforts to tackle global warming and rising seas.
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