Slippery slope? Heated debate in Uganda over super crops | Zee News

… good,” said Semakula, who lives and farms 16 kilometres (10 miles) outside the capital Kampala. “It`s rare not to find it regardless of what part of the country you`re in.” But in recent years a deadly bacterial disease, known as “banana wilt”, has had a devastating impact, driving some farmers to abandon their beloved crop altogether. It has also sparked a Ugandan version of the global row over genetically modified (GMO) foods. Across the world, heated debate …

AGL sells back ‘unviable’ coal seam gas licence to NSW government | The Australian

… viable. “The majority of the surface area is covered by lakes and mining leases leaving only 10 per cent of the PEL area available for exploration,” Scott Thomas, acting group general manager upstream gas, said. “AGL’s current geological understanding of PEL 5 indicates that the technical elements required for a successful gas project are not present in the available area.” AGL has sold PEL 5, which covered an area of 398 square kilometres from Wyong to Morisset. NSW Premier Mike Baird …

Santos LNG expansion: Independent Expert Scientific Committee report sounds warning over Queensland coal seam gas plans – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

… covers 10,676 square kilometres and has the potential to include more than 6,000 gas wells across central Queensland. “The scale, the early stage and the geographic extent of the proposed project development, together with other significant coal seam gas projects in the region, creates considerable scientific uncertainty about impacts on surface water and groundwater and associated ecosystems,” the IESC report said. via Santos LNG expansion: Independent Expert Scientific Committee …