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Follow world-renowned scientist Cary Fowler into the heart of the arctic, where the Svalbard Global Seed Vault lies nestled in the frozen Norwegian landscape. Among the most important buildings in the world, the Seed Vault holds the key to human survival: more than 880,000 seed samples, the largest collection in the world. These seeds are critical because, unless safeguarded, agriculture biodiversity is at risk of decline in the face of changing environmental and population pressures.




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What We Read Today 19 August 2017

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US Single-Family Rents Up 2.8 Percent Year Over Year In June

from CoreLogic

-- this post authored by Shu Chen

Single-family rents, as measured by the CoreLogic Single-Family Rental Index (SFRI), climbed steadily between 2010 and 2016. However, the index shows year-over-year rent growth has decelerated slowly (Figure 1) since February 2016, when it peaked at a 4.4 percent. As of June 2017, single-family rents increased 2.8 percent year over year, a 1.6 percentage point decline since the February 2016 peak.

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Infographic Of The Day: The Jeff Bezos Empire In One Giant Chart

With a fortune largely tied to his 78.9 million shares of Amazon, the net worth of Jeff Bezos continues to be on the rise.

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Current Weather Outlook

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NOAA has issued their Seasonal Outlook Update which covers the period from September of this year to September/October/November of 2018. Surprisingly, their forecast is not much changed from what they issued last month on July 20. Last month when we looked at that update and compared it to the JAMSTEC Update they were very different. Unfortunately, JAMSTEC has not yet updated their website so we can not see if JAMSTEC is now in closer agreement with NOAA as we anticipate will be the case. To avoid delay in sharing the NOAA Update with our readers, we are issuing our analysis per our regular schedule. We will reissue it when we have the ability to compare it to the JAMSTEC Update. Note of interest: the level of uncertainly for this coming winter is quite high.

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Washington's Foreign Policy Consensus Fell Apart Long Before Donald Trump

from The Conversation

-- this post authored by Georg Lofflmann, University of Warwick

Donald Trump's latest bombastic remarks on North Korea's nuclear weapons programme, threatening Kim Jong-un with 'fire and fury' for his continued provocations are a stark reminder of how drastically the rhetoric of national security has changed in Washington. Where the Obama doctrine offered measured pragmatism and a mix of restraint, targeted counter-terrorism measures and diplomatic engagement, Trump has responded with martial swagger.

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11 August 2017: ECRI's WLI Growth Index Rate Marginally Declines

ECRI's WLI Growth Index which forecasts economic growth six months forward remains in positive territory for over one year. This is compared to RecessionAlerts similar weekly leading index. ECRI also released their coincident and lagging indicators this week.

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