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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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The specter of Arctic shipping

Dec. 14, 2012 / Posted by: John Kaltenstein / Categories: Blog, Oceans and Forests

Two recent articles outline well some of the harms that Arctic shipping, and shipping more generally, poses to the environment. Rick Steiner, a former professor at the University of Alaska, writes, in particular, about shipping through the Unimak ...

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