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Western Pacific heading for rough weather and increased landslide risk

15 August 2010
Satellite image of Typhoon Morakot (Typhoon Kiko in the Philippines), August 2009

Last 22-25 June 2010, nearly a thousand scientists gathered at the Taipei International Conference Center to discuss the current understanding about the factors that induce such extreme events. Recent findings from the work of around 4,000 scholars were presented at the Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting (http://www.agu.org/meetings/wp10/) in Taipei in the desire to understand...
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The GMO debate is open

15 July 2010
1007_Editorial GM-potatoes-BASF-225

The recent approval from the Commission of a GM potato springs the debate about the acceptance of this technology in Europe after many years of refusal. In March the European Commission authorized the cultivation of a genetically modified potato called Amflora, from the Basf company. This news would be unremarkable, except that it is...
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