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USDA study finds that prairie restoration improves groundwater quality

By Ann Perry U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are studying the overall improvement in water quality when native prairie vegetation is restored to fields once cropped with corn and soybeans. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in Ames, Iowa, were part of a team that examined changes in groundwater during prairie establishment at the Neal … Continue reading USDA study finds that prairie restoration improves groundwater quality

Indigenous delegation, scorned by WIPO, withdraws from genetic resources committee

By Catherine Saez, Intellectual Property Watch The International Indigenous Forum, in an unprecedented collective move, decided yesterday to withdraw from the discussions of the WIPO Committee on Genetic Resources taking place from 14-22 February. The move calls into question the legitimacy of the negotiations. As delegates were working on a compilation text at the twentieth … Continue reading Indigenous delegation, scorned by WIPO, withdraws from genetic resources committee