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'Risks of dosing whole landscapes with chemicals have been ignored'

Better global governnace of pesticides is recommended in a paper in Science magazine, because the effects of dosing whole landscapes with chemicals have been largely ignored.
from Science on Sep 22, 2017.

Mountain women bear the brunt of climate change

Women, who do most of the drudge work, in the economically and environmentally fragile Hindu Kush Himalayas, are disproportionately impacted by climate change,
from Thethirdpole on Sep 22, 2017.

Cities are gaining power in global politics – can the UN keep up?

Cities are taking on a more important role in global politics and by so doing are disrupting the established political order.
from The Conversation on Sep 21, 2017.

Forest loss may lead to more hurricanes, scientists warn

As forests disappear around the world, scientists anticipate more frequent and more destructive cyclonic storms, such as hurricanes, typhoons and cyclones.
from Center for International Forestry Research on Sep 19, 2017.

Guatemala: a rotten state

President Morales' anti-corruption pose is dropped as soon as his own family is in the frame.
from LatinoLife on Sep 19, 2017.

Few call for Myanmar sanctions

Despite international condemnation of Myanmar's campaign of violence against the Rohingya people, there have been few calls for a return to sanctions.
from New York Times on Sep 18, 2017.

The link between disasters, crises and human trafficking

Hurricane Irma’s rampage through the eastern Caribbean could lead to an ideal preying ground for human traffickers.
from InterAction on Sep 17, 2017.

Jordan seeks to become an oasis of water-saving technology

For centuries, the land now called Jordan has been one of the world’s driest places. Today, wells are running dry, groundwater pollution is rising and water leaks from old pipes.
from Nature on Sep 16, 2017.

Dear Nobel Laureate, 19 September is 144 hours too late

Dear Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi:
from IPS on Sep 14, 2017.

Obama's 'Power Africa' programme to continue

Barack Obama's initiative aimed at doubling access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa by 2030 is set to continue under the Trump administration, says a US official.
from allAfrica.com on Sep 14, 2017.
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