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Somerset flooding aftermath: ‘it’s total devastation’ – in pictures

Guardian: Bryony Sadler, a Moorland resident, who was flooded out in the recent floods on the Somerset Levels. Continue reading

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United Kingdom: Floodwaters recede but life is still on hold for villagers of Somerset Levels

Guardian: Bryony Sadler was picking her way through the damp, cold, jagged mess that used to be her beloved kitchen, the heart of her family home. “It’s difficult to see it like this,” she said. “This was our home and look at it now Continue reading

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Balcombe residents complain about continuing fracking protests

Guardian: Residents of the West Sussex village at the heart of a battle over whether the UK should go ahead with fracking have complained at the ongoing protests against the controversial technique. Continue reading

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Indonesia’s Palm Oil Industry Rife With Human-Rights Abuses

Bloomberg: “What kind of oil should we buy?” Luo Xiaohua shouts to her cousin from the cooking oil aisle in Yonghui Supermarket in the heart of Chongqing, a rising Chinese megacity. Luo, 50, is the quintessential Chinese shopper. Continue reading

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Grain handlers wary of toxin lingering in ’12 US corn harvest

Reuters: Problems with the toxic residue of a mold that attacked the 2012 drought-hit U.S. Continue reading

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Ecuador: Saving Yasuni: Can a revolutionary plan protect the rainforest from commercial exploitation?

Independent: The flight from Quito to Coca, a small oil town in the Ecuadorian Amazon, takes off a couple of hours late, so we don’t reach Coca until around noon. Then we have to take a helicopter up the Napo river to reach Añangu, in the heart of Yasuni, the extraordinary national park that is among the most biodiverse places on the planet. If all had gone to plan, we would have been in our seats long before the president and his party arrived Continue reading

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Brazilian Firms Bring Water and Power to Angolans

Inter Press Service: The Kwanza river in the heart of Angola will be a symbol of Brazilian partnership in African development when power stations along the country`s main source of water are fully operational. Nine hydroelectric plants and water treatment stations will endeavour to supply the most urgent needs of the metropolitan area of Luanda, and to extend the electricity supply at least to the centre-north of Angola. The process will take more than a decade Continue reading

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United States: Recycled Water Quenches San Antonio’s Thirst

National Public Radio: Gliding along in a flat-bottom boat on the San Antonio River thorough the heart of downtown San Antonio is a beautiful and authentic Texas experience. There’s one thing a boat tour guide is not going to mention, however. Texas is in the middle of a historic drought, and the river that tourists are cruising along with ducks, big bass, catfish and perch is actually treated sewage water Continue reading

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Rights group urges halt to Brazil dam in Amazon

Associated Press: The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights is urging Brazil’s government to halt work on a massive hydroelectric dam in the heart of the Amazon rain forest until it deals with concerns of the region’s residents. Continue reading

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