Scientists rediscover lost coffee species suited to a warmer climate

In dense tropical forests in Sierra Leone, scientists have rediscovered a coffee species not seen in the wild in decades — a plant they say may help secure the future of this valuable commodity that has been imperilled by climate change.

The researchers said on Monday that the species, Coffea stenophylla, possesses greater tolerance for higher temperatures than the Arabica coffee, which makes up 56 per cent of global production, and the robusta coffee that makes up 43 per cent. The researchers found stenophylla coffee also had a superior flavour, similar to Arabica.

Scientists rediscover lost coffee species suited to a warmer climate
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China is Treading Where Even Angels Fear To Dare: OpEd

China is Treading Where Even Angels Fear To Dare: OpEd
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Russia expels Czech diplomats over explosion row – BBC News

The Czech Republic has accused Russia of being involved in a blast at a munitions factory in 2014.
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Crypto Rebels | WIRED

It’s the FBIs, NSAs, and Equifaxes of the world versus a swelling movement of Cypherpunks, civil libertarians, and millionaire hackers. At stake: Whether privacy will exist in the 21st century.
— Read on www.wired.com/1993/02/crypto-rebels/

China’s intimidation and endless pursuit of ideological compliance | TheHill

The CCP’s main message to overseas activists is clear: Your families in China are our hostages.
— Read on thehill.com/opinion/international/548824-chinas-intimidation-and-the-endless-pursuit-of-ideological-compliance

A New Threat to New York’s Clean Energy Goals: Bitcoin Mining – New York Focus

A Finger Lakes power plant plans to ramp up Bitcoin mining. Environmentalists warn dozens of fossil-fueled plants could follow.
— Read on www.nysfocus.com/2021/04/13/new-york-bitcoin-mining-threat/

A Brief Introduction about New IP Research Initiative – Huawei United States

This article outlines the reasoning behind the New IP initiative, the motivation (why) of the work, the definition & work areas of investigation
— Read on www.huawei.com/us/industry-insights/innovation/new-ip

U.S. stops short of branding Vietnam, Switzerland, Taiwan currency manipulators | Financial Post

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Treasury Department on Friday said Vietnam, Switzerland and Taiwan tripped its thresholds for possible currency manipulation under a 2015…
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Biden Delegation Pledges US Support for Taiwan Self-Defense – The Diplomat

An unofficial delegation led by former Senator Chris Dodd completed a three-day visit to Taiwan in a show of support from the Biden administration.
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China’s Dystopian “New IP” Plan Shows Need for Renewed US Commitment to Internet Governance – Just Security

The US must rally partners to rein in the abuse of multilateral institutions for Huawei’s plans on 6G and beyond, which make concerns over 5G look minor.
— Read on www.justsecurity.org/75741/chinas-dystopian-new-ip-plan-shows-need-for-renewed-us-commitment-to-internet-governance/