"China Fights Desert’s Spread and Puts Mongols’ Way of Life at Risk"

"Dust storms and desertification are two of China’s biggest environmental challenges, and they can’t be addressed without dealing with the stressed northern region of Inner Mongolia. Years of intensive agriculture, the ravages of open-pit coal mining, and climate change have depleted the scarce water resources of the already arid territory."

Source: Bloomberg, 10/19/2015

"U.S. Lawsuits Build Against Monsanto Over Alleged Roundup Cancer Link"

"Personal injury law firms around the United States are lining up plaintiffs for what they say could be "mass tort" actions against agrichemical giant Monsanto Co that claim the company's Roundup herbicide has caused cancer in farm workers and others exposed to the chemical."

Source: Reuters, 10/16/2015


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