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Xi Jinping’s new mega city Xiongan is expanding underground

President Xi Jinping’s ambitious scheme to build a city at Xiongan in northern China will create a new world underground.
from South China Morning Post on Jun 26, 2017.

Changes at the World Bank are putting poverty reduction at risk

The World Bank is reinventing itself, from a lender for major development projects, to a broker for private sector investment.
from The Conversation on Jun 23, 2017.

Brazil’s transgenic sugarcane stirs controversy

A genetically modified cane variety that can kill the sugarcane borer has delighted some scientists but dismayed those who say it may threaten biodiversity.
from SciDev.Net on Jun 22, 2017.

China’s tiger farms are a threat to the species

China's Hengdaohezi Breeding Centre is part of a cruel chapter in the history of the tiger species and has had a devastating impact on tigers across the world.
from EIA on Jun 20, 2017.

Resources and population: growing, growing, gone!

Can our growing population survive on our limited planetary resources? There is a long-standing case for a steady-state economy. now It’s time for ‘steady-state people’.
from Population Matters on Jun 19, 2017.

Reassess dam building in the Amazon

Brazil and neighbouring nations need a transparent and integrated energy assessment centred on evidence.
from Nature on Jun 18, 2017.

The high price of desertification: 23 hectares of land a minute

Urban farmer Margaret Gauti Mpofu would do anything to protect the productivity of her land.
from IPS on Jun 16, 2017.

Ghana safe and stable, but youngsters risk lives to reach Europe

Kwesi Sampson made his first illegal trek across the Sahara desert nearly a decade ago in hopes of reaching Europe. He didn’t make it.
from Quartz Africa on Jun 15, 2017.

How will Latin America end its dependence on commodities?

Low demand and higher prices of commodities are constantly damaging Latin American economy. What steps should it take to end this dependence?
from Latin American Post on Jun 14, 2017.

Snakebite finally makes a WHO list of top global health priorities

In a decision activists call long overdue, the WHO has placed snakebite poisoning on its list of top 20 priority neglected tropical diseases
from Stat on Jun 13, 2017.
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