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People-Focused Biofuels Development in Africa

People-Focused Biofuels Development in Africa

October 20, 2009 | 1 Comment

Fragilecologies Archives 13 November 2008 By Dr. Michael H. Glantz and Dr. Tsegay Wolde-Georgis African governments are continuing to join the worldwide rush to develop biofuels in response to record oil prices. Their leaders perceive…

NCAR and NSF: Please, Tear Down This Wall!

NCAR and NSF: Please, Tear Down This Wall!

October 20, 2009 | No Comments

Fragilecologies Archives 28 August 2008 About 20 years ago, President Ronald Reagan, standing before the Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin, called on Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down this wall,” referring to the infamous…

OPEC Move Over : A Search for New Energy Sheiks

OPEC Move Over : A Search for New Energy Sheiks

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Fragilecologies Archives 11 July 2008 OPEC is the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries; members include Algeria, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Venezuela. The OPEC cartel has…

Biopiracy in the 21st Century : Food Security or Food Imperialism?

Biopiracy in the 21st Century : Food Security or Food Imperialism?

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Fragilecologies Archives 27 June 2008 During the 1800s and 1900s, biopiracy (unlabeled as such at that time) was alive and well. Exotic plants and animals were taken from their natural habitats in distant places and…

Got Food? Food Insecurity All Over Again!

Got Food? Food Insecurity All Over Again!

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Fragilecologies Archives 17 June 2008 By Dr. Michael H. Glantz and Dr. Tsegay Wolde-Georgis In early June 2008, the UN FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) convened an HLC — a “High…