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  1. Ethiopia soil map arms farmers with new fertilisers in climate fight

    By Pius Sawa ADDIS ABABA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A comprehensive digital map charting soil fertility in Ethiopia is proving an important tool in tackling the country’s low farm productivity, a challenge made more acute by climate change. The nationwide mapping effort was launched by the Ethiopian Soil Information System (EthioSIS) in 2012, and is due to be finished this year. The project in the Horn of Africa nation is already achieving results, with new fertilizer combinations boosting wheat yields from around 1 tonne to 3 tonnes per hectare on more than 40 percent of its agricultural land last year.
  2. Wild weather hits South Australia after mass blackout

    Pylons toppled by high winds near Melrose in South AustraliaSouth Australia braced for a second night of severe weather Thursday, with tens of thousands of homes still without power after "catastrophic" storms knocked out supply to the entire population. The state's premier Jay Weatherill said "twin tornadoes" had hit northern areas, where 40,000 households were expected to remain without electricity for a couple more days. "We have experienced some weather conditions that have not been seen before in this state," he told a press conference in the state capital Adelaide.


  3. [$$] A Growth-Friendly Climate Change Proposal

    Polarized politics have made it difficult to reconcile climate change and economic growth, but voters in Washington state are considering a revenue-neutral carbon tax proposal that does just that, Greg...
  4. UN says EU may ratify Paris Agreement soon

    FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2015 file photo, a plume of steam billows from the coal-fired Merrimack Station in Bow, N.H. If the nation doesn’t do more, the U.S. probably won’t quite meet the dramatic heat-trapping gas reduction goal it promised in last year’s Paris agreement to battle climate change, according to a new study. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Paris Agreement on Climate Change appears likely to enter into force with India announcing that it has ratified the agreement and the EU signaling it may ratify within the next few days, officials said.


  5. The Latest: Minnesota weather making Europeans feel at home

    A replica of the Ryder Cup is seen on a cloudy day Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on the Ryder Cup (all times local):



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