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OECD: Tackle Environmental Problems Now or Pay More Later

OECD: Tackle Environmental Problems Now or Pay More Later

OSLO, Norway, March 6, 2008 (ENS) – Solving four major environmental problems – climate change, biodiversity loss, water scarcity, and the health impacts of pollution and toxics – is both achievable and affordable, finds a new report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, OECD, which includes 30 countries committed to democracy and the…

First Seeds Placed in Arctic Global Seed Vault

First Seeds Placed in Arctic Global Seed Vault

LONGYEARBYEN, Norway, February 26, 2008 (ENS) – The Svalbard Global Seed Vault opened today on a remote island in the Arctic Circle, receiving the first shipments of what will be a collection of 100 million seeds from more than 100 countries. Unique varieties of the African and Asian food staples maize, rice, wheat, cowpea, and…