Archive for May, 2012

  • Brazil Forestry Code Part-Vetoed

    Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

    There is temporary legislation in place until the vetoed articles and amendments are voted on by the Senate. Environmental Minister Izabella Teixeira, who has been heavily involved in the process, stressed after the vetoes were made public that “legal uncertainty and the unconstitutional nature” of the text gave rise to the vetoes.
    Ms. Teixeira added [...]

  • Agricultural Bacteria: Blowing in the Wind

    Thursday, May 10th, 2012

    It was all too evident during the Dust Bowl what a disastrous impact wind can have on dry, unprotected topsoil. Now a new study has uncovered a less obvious, but still troubling, effect of wind: Not only can it carry away soil particles, but also the beneficial microbes that help build [...]