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Synthetic biology and the “bioeconomy”: Feeding fuel to the fire of landgrabs and biodiversity loss

Feb. 18, 2013 / Posted by: Jeff Conant and Eric Hoffman / Categories: Blog, Climate and Energy, Food and Technology, Oceans and Forests

When our friends at Global Forest Coalition asked us to write an article examining the links between the synthetic biology industry and trends in the forest sector, we were happy to put together the following article, a version of which has just r...

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Arrested for the first time

Feb. 14, 2013 / Posted by: Erich Pica / Categories: Blog, Climate and Energy

Yesterday, I was arrested for the first time in my life! My hands were cuffed, alongside so many others, at the White House fence, as I joined 47 environmental and progressive leaders -- including Bill McKibben of 350.org, Mike Brune of the Sierr...

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A greener day at the State Department?

Jan. 25, 2013 / Posted by: Damon Moglen / Categories: Blog, Climate and Energy

As Senator John Kerry’s confirmation hearing opened yesterday, President Obama set high expectations for his nominee to lead the State Department with a rigorous commitment to combating catastrophic climate change. But for Kerry to live up t...

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