Governor Schwarzenegger is proposing nearly $95 million in the state budget to create the Governor's Research and Innovation Initiative. This initiative provides funding for major projects that will grow California's economic strength in key innovation sectors, including cleantech, biotech and nanotech.
Wednesday, January 3, 2007 at 4:41PM
Tuesday, January 2, 2007 at 2:21PM
DuPont says it will increase investment in green chemistry and products, focusing on plant genetics, biotechnology, and other high-value agricultural fields by some $100 million per year. Investments will include safer crop protection products such as its "ultra-low- toxicity" Rynaxypyr insecticide.
Sunday, December 31, 2006 at 9:04AM
Here’s one take, from NPR’s Science Friday, on the impact of biotechnology and GMOs on crop production. 8,200 university research trials comparing the performance of different varieties of soybeans show that yields of genetically engineered herbicide resistant soybeans are lower than comparable conventional varieties.
Saturday, December 30, 2006 at 5:04PM
A giant ice shelf the size of 11,000 football fields has snapped free from an island south of the North Pole, scientists said Thursday, citing climate change as a "major" reason for the event. "This is a dramatic and disturbing event. It shows that we are losing remarkable features of the Canadian North that have been in place for many thousands of years," said Warwick Vincent of Laval University. "We are crossing climate thresholds, and these may signal the onset of accelerated change ahead."
Friday, December 29, 2006 at 11:51AM