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Organic farming matters – just not in the way you think

It’s only fair to share…<h1>Organic farming matters – just not in the way you think</h1> <figure> <img src=”https://cdn.theconversation.com/files/160344/width754/image-20170310-19259-1er8x5g.jpg” alt=”Image 20170310 19259 1er8x5g” /> <figcaption> Looks good, tastes good, but can it feed the world? </figcaption> </figure> <span><a href=”https://theconversation.com/profiles/verena-seufert-8781″>Verena Seufert</a>, <em><a href=”http://theconversation.com/institutions/university-of-british-columbia-946″>University of British Columbia</a></em> and <a href=”https://theconversation.com/profiles/navin-ramankutty-344638″>Navin Ramankutty</a>, <em><a href=”http://theconversation.com/institutions/university-of-british-columbia-946″>University of British Columbia</a></em></span> <p>Is organic… Read more »

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Rare glimpse: satellites catch the birth of two volcanic islands

It’s only fair to share…Rare glimpse: satellites catch the birth of two volcanic islands Dave McGarvie, The Open University The birth of a volcanic island is a potent and beautiful reminder of our dynamic planet’s ability to make new land. Given the destruction we’ve seen following natural events like earthquakes and tsunamis in the past… Read more »

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This once-stable Antarctic region has suddenly started melting

It’s only fair to share…This once-stable Antarctic region has suddenly started melting Bert Wouters, University of Bristol Antarctica’s glaciers have been making headlines during the past year, and not in a good way. Whether it’s a massive ice shelf facing imminent risk of collapse, glaciers in the West Antarctic past the point of no return,… Read more »

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Why is oil and gas activity causing earthquakes? And can we reduce the risk?

It’s only fair to share…Why is oil and gas activity causing earthquakes? And can we reduce the risk? Matthew Hornbach, Southern Methodist University If you’ve been following the news lately, chances are you’ve heard about – or even felt – earthquakes in the central United States. During the past five years, there has been an… Read more »

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Classquake: What the global media missed in Nepal earthquake coverage

It’s only fair to share…Classquake: What the global media missed in Nepal earthquake coverage Andrew Nelson, University of North Texas As the world comes to terms with Nepal’s earthquake and media outlets start shifting their gaze elsewhere, it is worth analyzing how the global English media covered the disaster – and what they missed. This… Read more »

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Tesla batteries: just the beginning of how technology will transform the electric grid

It’s only fair to share…Tesla batteries: just the beginning of how technology will transform the electric grid Michael McElfresh, Santa Clara University Tesla Motors already makes batteries for its electric cars. On Thursday, it’s expected to introduce battery systems for homes, businesses and electric utilities. The spread of cost-effective batteries will fundamentally change the way… Read more »

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Self-driving cars will need people, too

It’s only fair to share…Self-driving cars will need people, too Michael Nees, Lafayette College Self-driving cars are expected to revolutionize the automobile industry. Rapid advances have led to working prototypes faster than most people expected. The anticipated benefits of this emerging technology include safer, faster and more eco-friendly transportation. Until now, the public dialogue about… Read more »

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The science behind the Nepal earthquake

It’s only fair to share…The science behind the Nepal earthquake Mike Sandiford, University of Melbourne; CP Rajendran, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, and Kristin Morell, University of Victoria Saturday’s Nepal earthquake has destroyed housing in Kathmandu, damaged World Heritage sites, and triggered deadly avalanches around Mount Everest. The death toll is already reported… Read more »