OnEarth - 12/16/2015. By Brian Palmer - Cities, states, and businesses – not just those world leaders in Paris – will save us from climate change. Here’s what they’re going to do.
|WTO: Dumping Responsibility on Third World Farmers Yet Again|
Common Dreams - 12/15/2015. By Timothy Wise, Think Forward Blog/IATP - On the eve of their Nairobi ministerial, WTO members should remember it is not food procurement policies in developing countries like India but unfair US agricultural subsidies which threaten free trade and farmer livelihoods across the world.
|'The Book Of Pears': A Love Letter To A Once Pre-Eminent Fruit|
Maine Public Broadcasting - 12/15/2015. By Eliza Barclay - It's never been easier to experience exotic fruit flavors like durian, dragon fruit or lychee and find staple fruits like blueberries and oranges pretty much any time of year. But flip through The Book of Pears, The Definitive History And Guide To Over 500 Varieties, and it may dawn on you that we actually missed one of the great eras in fruit history. As this gorgeously illustrated compendium on the pear reveals, various generations of Europeans feasted on a wider and better selection of pears than we do today.
|Study finds causes for mutant bass in Susquehanna River|
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 12/15/2015. By Don Hopey - The Susquehanna River’s decade-long mutant bass mystery moved a cast closer to a solution with the release of study findings that for the first time identified herbicides and endocrine-disrupting compounds from agricultural sources as likely causes.