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What is threatening science?

Globalization, the digitization of knowledge, and the growing number of scientists all seem, at first glance, like positive trends for the progress of science.

Ethiopia’s cotton production quagmire: reality vs. potential

Demand for cotton in Ethiopia is growing. By the end of the current fiscal year, demand is expected to grow to 120,000 tons. Yet, Ethiopia’s cotton production capacity is approximately 50,000 tons of lint cotton – but the prospects of growing its capacity are promising since it only exploits less than three percent of potential to grow cotton.

The climate fight’s next turning point

Scientists agree that global carbon dioxide emissions must reach a turning point in 2020 if we are to achieve carbon neutrality (emissions low enough to be safely absorbed by forests, soils, and other natural systems) by mid-century.