Mike Noren

A Precautionary Take On GMOs

Opponents of genetic engineering in agriculture have been engaged in something of an uphill battle in the United States, with independent scientific groups largely finding that genetically modified crops seem safe to grow and eat, and such crops now accounting for a majority of the country’s corn and soybeans. However, a recent paper by a…

Beneath The Surface: The Ambitious Carbon-Capture Water Plan Embedded In The U.S.-China Climate Announcement

Earlier this week, the United States and China, the world’s leading polluters, announced plans to limit their greenhouse gas emissions and strengthen cooperation on issues related to climate change and clean energy. While the announcement centered on the nations’ pledges on carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions targets (a reduction of 26-28% of 2005 levels by 2025…