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Bangladeshi volunteers take on corruption

Transparency Bangladesh has built a grassroots movement of 6,000 volunteers who inform, motivate and mobilise others to fight corruption.
from Transparency International on Dec 14, 2018.

India's turbulent tale of rivers, floods and monsoons

Novelist Amitav Ghosh has said that environment and climate are almost ignored in literary fiction precisely when they have become major agents of social and political change.
from Nature on Dec 13, 2018.

Ten reasons people stop attending HIV care in Zambia

Poor working conditions in Zambia's health service and rigid application of one-size-fits-all models of care are among reasons why people drop out of HIV treatment in the country.
from nam aidsmap on Dec 12, 2018.

China's taste for avocado linked to drought in Latin America

Middle-class demand for the fashionable fruit has contributed to water stress and deforestation in Mexico and Chile.
from China Dialogue on Dec 11, 2018.

Fighting for water and life in Mexico city

The Mexican metropolis is a city of vast inequality, and access to water reflects that.
from Citylab on Dec 10, 2018.

Tehran’s drastic sinking exposed by satellite data

Parts of Iran’s capital city, home to 13 million people, are subsiding by 25 centimetres each year.
from Nature on Dec 9, 2018.

News! A charity just admitted that one of its programmes isn’t working.

A major international development charity has done something remarkable: it admitted that one of its programmes didn’t seem to work.
from Vox on Dec 6, 2018.

ForestLink app helps catch illegal miners red-handed in Peru

Dozens of suspected illegal goldminers causing terrible environmental damage in the Peruvian Amazon were caught with the help of an app developed by the Rainforest Foundation UK.
from Rainforest Foundation UK on Dec 6, 2018.

Who are these UN climate meetings for?

Nick Dowson highlights the issues up for debate at the current climate conference in Poland, obstacles to negotiations and where all this leaves the majority world.
from New Internationalist on Dec 5, 2018.

On the road to a post-G20 world

The ascendence of China and multilateral trading blocks could eventually spell the doom of the G20 and US global dominance, says Pepe Escobar.
from Consortium News on Dec 5, 2018.
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