Category Archives: Disease

To kill a mockingbird

Roxana Robinson writes in the International Herald Tribune, ‘And if that mockingbird don’t sing’. She writes; I live on an ordinary city block: concrete and pavement, urban and austere. Behind our apartment building there’s a meager garden space, hollowed out … Continue reading

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An introduction to the Convention on Migratory Species.

The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (also known as CMS or Bonn Convention) aims to conserve terrestrial, marine and avian migratory species throughout their range. It is an intergovernmental treaty, concluded under the aegis of … Continue reading

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Beekeeper’s Downing St protest over the death of honey bees; more research urgently needed.

Approximately 90,000 of the 274,000 hives in the UK, each containing around 20,000 bees and worth some £600 a year to the economy, did not survive last year’s winter. Yes that’s a third of UK hives. Beekeepers Demonstration and Mass Lobby … Continue reading

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Govt decides against badger cull

News in from the beeb, the government has decided against a cull of badgers in England to control TB in cattle. The policy announcement, which was due to be made next Monday, goes against the recommendations of the former Chief … Continue reading

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Less western research monies for agriculture causes food crisis.

image: the brown plant hopper Article Experts say that during the food surpluses of recent decades, governments and development agencies lost focus on the importance of helping poor countries improve their agriculture. The budgets of institutions that delivered the world from … Continue reading

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Consultation on protecting & improving health of bees

Defra has launched a consultation which aims to engage with all those with an interest in the sustainability of honey bees. The draft strategy is the result of a series of informal discussions and consultations with beekeeping associations and other … Continue reading

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Climate Change and Health

I remember few years ago, the only problem in developing countries was the scarcity of safe drinking water . There was abundance of water, but the question is its safety and potability for people. Just like the rural villages I … Continue reading

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UG99 – the frontline battle against wheat stem rust

image: GRI Article At an agricultural research station in Kenya, ingenuity, improvised tools, and a small group of talented, dedicated researchers and technicians using good science, are on the front line of the battle to prevent a potential multi-billion dollar … Continue reading

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**News flash** ….. Kill badgers say MPs.

MPs say ‘aye’ to selective badger cull Source MPs have backed calls for a limited cull of badgers to help prevent the spread of TB in cattle. A report by the environment select committee says the action should be focused … Continue reading

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