Originally Published by Environment News Service – India is now the world’s third-largest grain producer after China and the United States, due to the adoption of higher-yielding crop varieties and the spread of irrigation. But the water that irrigates three-fifths of India’s grain harvest comes from wells that are starting to go dry.
Originally Published by The Guardian – Earth has lost more than half a million square miles of forest between 2000 and 2012. Analysis of 650,000 satellite images, published in the journal Science, reveal the extent of loss and recovery – Brazil’s success in the Amazon is offset by deforestation in Indonesia, Malaysia, Paraguay, Bolivia, Zambia and Angola.
Originally Published by The Guardian- Britain’s new generation of biomass power stations will have to source millions of tonnes of wood from thousands of miles away if they are to operate near to their full capacity, raising questions about the claims made for the sustainability of the new technology.