10 Aug '18, 1pm

Long-Term Risks of GE Trees Remain Unanswered

Long-Term Risks of GE Trees Remain Unanswered

The following is a joint statement from Global Justice Ecology Project , Indigenous Environmental Network , Rural Coalition , Biofuelwatch and Canadian Biotechnology Action Network . In an apparent effort to allay serious public and scientific concerns about contamination threats from genetically engineered (GE) trees, on Aug. 3 researchers at Oregon State University claimed they had genetically engineered sterility into poplar trees . The real story of the study , however, is that the risks of genetically engineering trees are too great and can never fully be known. During the seven year field trial of GE poplars described in the study, small environmental variations resulted in significant differences between trees that had the same GE constructs and also found differences between GE trees over time. This all points to how trees cannot be reliably engineered to prevent c...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/genetically-engineered-trees-259...

Tweets

Trees know how to stay connected. Shouldn't we?

rainforest-alliance.org 11 Aug '18, 6am

We're stronger together. Subscribe today and join an eco-conscious community—united in our mission to save forests and reb...

Bitcoin Opinion: Long Live The King

ccn.com 12 Aug '18, 5pm

With the two integration strategies described above, it’s assumed that users will be opening channels directly with exchan...

Trees Are Migrating West to Escape Climate Change

ecowatch.com 15 Aug '18, 6pm

An individual tree has roots and, of course, it doesn't move. But trees, as a species, do move over time. They migrate in ...

The Fracking Industry Is Cannibalizing Its Own Production, Increasing Spill Risks

The Fracking Industry Is Cannibalizing Its Own ...

desmogblog.com 10 Aug '18, 8pm

In the climactic final scene in There Will Be Blood — arguably the greatest movie about the oil industry — the main charac...

SEC Assessment of Climate Change Risks Still Ma...

greenbuildinglawupdate.com 12 Aug '18, 8pm

While I was on the Baltoro glacier making my way down from K2 in Pakistan earlier this month the Securities and Exchange C...

RM46bn Penang transport proposal: Critical questions remain unanswered

RM46bn Penang transport proposal: Critical ques...

anilnetto.com 14 Aug '18, 11am

Given that the car modal share for Penang currently stands at 96.8%, how can the state government ever hope to achieve its...

Earth has more trees now than 35 years ago

Earth has more trees now than 35 years ago

news.mongabay.com 16 Aug '18, 12am

“Expansion of the agricultural frontier is the primary driver of deforestation in the tropics,” they write. “The ‘arc of d...