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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Fish lose sense of smell in polluted waters
Environmental Health News - 3/18/2013.
By Brian Bienkowski - Fish in lakes tainted with metals are losing their sense of smell, stoking concern among experts that the problem could devastate populations. But if the fish can get into cleaner water they start sniffing things properly again, according to new research out of Canada.
As Crop Prices Surge, Investment Firms and Farmers Vie for Land
The New York Times - 3/18/2013.
By Julie Creswell - From the potato fields of Michigan to the high prairies of Kansas, farmers are receiving record prices for their land - but economists and banking regulators warn that this boom, like so many before it, could end badly.
Voters reject plan to reduce mosquitoes on Cranberry Isles
The Working Waterfront - 3/18/2013.
By Laurie Schreiber - Mosquitoes have been driving residents of the Cranberry Isles crazy for at least a century. But the swarms likely will return this summer, because residents rejected a proposal to address the biting bugs.
By targeting bigger fish, we are breeding populations of smaller and weaker fish
Treehugger - 3/18/2013.
By Michael Graham Richard - In nature, bigger, healthier, stronger individuals tend to have more offspring and thus there is a selection pressure in their favor. But humans can put other kinds of pressure on species, for instance by targeting bigger fish, actually reducing their chances of survival and reproduction compared to smaller and weaker individuals.
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