Tagged: Norway

Should genetically modified organisms be part of our conservation efforts? - Guest Work

Guest Author Nov 16, 2016

By Fern Wickson, GenØk – Centre for Biosafety Biotechnology is rapidly evolving through developments in genome editing and synthetic biology, giving birth to new forms of life. This technology has already given us genetically modified (GM) plants that produce bacterial pesticides, GM mosquitos that are sterile and GM mice that develop human cancers. Now, new biotechnological techniques … Read More

Canadian megafires send smoke round the globe - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jul 11, 2013

Massive forest fires are raging beyond control in Quebec, sending huge plumes of smoke to the east. The Eastmain fire — top left in this image from NASA’s Earth Observatory — is spreading towards the east coast of James Bay, the southernmost extension of Hudson Bay, and is currently estimated to cover an area of […] … Read More

Hansen’s righteous cause - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Apr 19, 2012

The latest communication from James Hansen to his email list this week was a sharp reminder that the New Zealand Government’s commitment to the pursuit of unexploited fossil fuels is part of widespread malpractice. The global stampede to find every possible fossil fuel is not being opposed by governments, no matter how dirty the fuels [...] … Read More

Evolutionary cooperation - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Sep 26, 2011

Here’s a lecture on evolutionary cooperation by PZ Myers. Ok, it’s pretty long, but it’s worth downloading and watching (or even listening as the video doesn’t catch most of the slides). Click on World Humanist Congress 2011 08/13/11 07:32AM. Cooperation … Continue reading → … Read More