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To Address Hunger Effectively, First Check the Weather, Says New Study

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Understanding the climate context is important is determining how to best respond to food insecurity, according to a study of nearly 2,000 smallholder farms in Africa and Asia. Rainfall patterns determined whether financial supports or agricultural inputs or practices were the most effective intervention.

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‘Lost’ 99% of Ocean Microplastics to Be Identified with Dye?

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The smallest microplastics in our oceans – which go largely undetected and are potentially harmful – could be more effectively identified using an innovative and inexpensive new method, developed by researchers at the University of Warwick.

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Astrobiology, Extremophile, salt, Microbe, Bacteria, cold, cold adaptation, MARS, Biotechnology, milk, Salty, Protein

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Governor-elect Philip D. Murphy, Phil Murphy, Philip D. Murphy, New Jersey Statehouse, Trenton, New Jersey state government, New Jersey governor, Lt. Governor-elect Sheila Oliver, Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver, Rutgers, Rutgers University, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, Rutgers University-Camden, Rutgers University-Newark, Science, Public Policy, Heal

Rutgers–New Brunswick Chancellor, Other University Leaders Join Governor-Elect Murphy’s Transition2018 Team

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More than 20 leaders at Rutgers University, including Rutgers University–New Brunswick Chancellor Deba Dutta, will join Governor-elect Philip D. Murphy’s Transition2018 committees to undertake policy analysis and recommendations on a host of state issues and new initiatives as the new gubernatorial administration prepares to take office.

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Climate Adaptation: From Iowa to Guam, WCS Announces $2.5 Million in Awards to 12 Conservation Orgs Across US

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Through its award-winning Climate Adaptation Fund, WCS has announced 12 new grants to nonprofit organizations exploring and implementing new methods for helping America’s wildlife and people adapt to rapidly shifting environmental conditions brought about by climate change.

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High Yield, Protein with Soybean Gene

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Soybean growers face a challenge. It has proved difficult to develop soybean varieties with both high protein levels and high yields.

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Arctic Refuge, Climate, Environment, Sustainability, Cornell University

Oil Development at Arctic Refuge Would Forever Alter Sensitive Ecosystems

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Argonne Scientists Capture Several R&D 100 Awards

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Innovative technologies developed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory recently earned several R&D 100 Awards.

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Climate Change, Sustainability, Cornell University, New York State

Proposed New York Climate Change Mitigation Bill Doesn’t Hit the Mark, Says Cornell Expert

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The First Conference of Parties to the Minamata Convention

BRI attended the first meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP1), which took place from September 24-29, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland. The theme of the Conference was "Make Mercury History."







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