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Environment

Europe to set stringent pesticide laws

Europe is poised to adopt some of the world's toughest controls on pesticides. But the makers and users of many pesticides warn the move could put the squeeze on Europe's food supply. The World's Gerry Hadden reports.

Environment

Satellites collide in space

NASA scientists say two satellites have collided in space...about 600 miles above Siberia. The collision has created two huge clouds of debris. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from John Logsdon, former director of the Space Policy Institute.

Environment

Harvesting Emissions

Economist Sara Scherr, CEO of Ecoagriculture Parters, says it's time to start looking at farmers as environmental stewards, not just food producers. She speaks with Steve Curwood about techniques that help farmers mitigate and adapt to climate change.

Environment

Cows, sheep and global warming

With 2009 likely to be a crucial year for international climate change negotiations, there's increased attention on the role agriculture may play in driving up global temperatures. Cows and sheep produce a LOT of methane, and scientists are looking at new ways to cut such "emissions". The BBC's Matt McGrath reports from Dublin.

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Environment

This musician's quest is for clean cookstoves

Ghanaian reggae musician Rocky Dawuni is in Paris this week for the climate change summit. He's there to raise awareness how the carbon in smoke aggravates climate change. And he points out that in many parts of the world, a kitchen consists of three stones with a wood or charcoal fire below, and a pot on top to cook in. This setup is not only bad for the environment, but it's also deadly.