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Afganistan: Barren Fields Recover From Taliban

Inter Press Service: Ahmed Nawaz, a 55-year-old farmer in northwestern Pakistan’s Swat valley, rues the day the Taliban arrived in his beautiful land, known for its rolling mountains, lush fields and blossoming orchards. Continue reading

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Afganistan: Barren Fields Recover From Taliban

Inter Press Service: Ahmed Nawaz, a 55-year-old farmer in northwestern Pakistan’s Swat valley, rues the day the Taliban arrived in his beautiful land, known for its rolling mountains, lush fields and blossoming orchards. “The earth became barren,” he says. “Our agricultural income used to be enough for the entire extended family, but for two years after the advent of the Taliban in 2007, we couldn’t cultivate our lands,” Nawaz tells IPS Continue reading

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Afganistan: Barren Fields Recover From Taliban

Inter Press Service: Ahmed Nawaz, a 55-year-old farmer in northwestern Pakistan’s Swat valley, rues the day the Taliban arrived in his beautiful land, known for its rolling mountains, lush fields and blossoming orchards. Continue reading

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Afganistan: Barren Fields Recover From Taliban

Inter Press Service: Ahmed Nawaz, a 55-year-old farmer in northwestern Pakistan’s Swat valley, rues the day the Taliban arrived in his beautiful land, known for its rolling mountains, lush fields and blossoming orchards. “The earth became barren,” he says. Continue reading

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UK can benefit from shale revolution

Scotsman: IT IS almost impossible to overstate the impact of the shale gas and shale oil boom in the United States. Here are some numbers: the US has increased its oil production by 23 per cent in the last two years; gas production has increased by 30 per cent in the last five years; US wholesale gas prices have dropped 75 per cent in five years Continue reading

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Climate change study finds Australia suffers more than most G20 countries

Guardian: Australia’s exposure to climate change has worsened more rapidly than in any other major economy in the past two years, with stresses on water supplies increasing and the cost of natural disasters running second only to China, a report has found. The study, compiled by HSBC, found that temperatures in Australia had risen faster than in any other G20 country over the past two years – up by 0.39C to 18.9C on a decade average basis. Deterioration in water resources is also a major issue, with Australia,… Continue reading

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Climate change study finds Australia suffers more than most G20 countries

Guardian: Australia’s exposure to climate change has worsened more rapidly than in any other major economy in the past two years, with stresses on water supplies increasing and the cost of natural disasters running second only to China, a report has found. The study, compiled by HSBC, found that temperatures in Australia had risen faster than in any other G20 country over the past two years – up by 0.39C to 18.9C on a decade average basis. Continue reading

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Climate change study finds Australia suffers more than most G20 countries

Guardian: Australia’s exposure to climate change has worsened more rapidly than in any other major economy in the past two years, with stresses on water supplies increasing and the cost of natural disasters running second only to China, a report has found. The study, compiled by HSBC, found that temperatures in Australia had risen faster than in any other G20 country over the past two years – up by 0.39C to 18.9C on a decade average basis. Continue reading

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Alaska climate body hasn’t met since 2011, documents show

Guardian: A rapid-response taskforce, intended to protect Alaska from the worst effects of climate change, has failed to meet for two years, according to newly released documents. The Immediate Action Work Group, which reports directly to Alaska’s governor, Sean Parnell, was charged with developing immediate response plans to future climate disasters. The taskforce was established by Sarah Palin during her time as governor, in an effort to protect a state that is acutely vulnerable to climate change…. Continue reading

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Frog killer immune genes revealed

BBC: Scientists have taken a big step toward understanding why some frogs survive the fungal disease chytridiomycosis while others quickly die. A group from Cornell University, US, identified genetic factors that seem to make some individual frogs immune Continue reading

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