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UK's Complex Geography Will Pose Unique Fracking Risks
Posted on: Jul 3, 2014, Source: The Guardian
New underground maps show shale gas deposits overlapping with major drinking water aquifers.
Can We Really Say Climate Change Is to Blame for Typhoon Haiyan?
Posted on: Nov 13, 2013, Source: The Guardian
The Philippines has been hit by 24 typhoons in the past year but the power of Haiyan was off the scale, killing thousands and leaving millions homeless. Is there even worse devastation to come?
Typhoon Haiyan: Philippines Urges Action to Resolve Climate Talks Deadlock in Aftermath of Storm
Posted on: Nov 11, 2013, Source: The Guardian
Some believe countries such as the Philippines do not have time to wait for an international climate deal, which countries have agreed to reach in Paris in 2015.
Major Palm Oil Companies Accused of Breaking Ethical Promises
Posted on: Nov 6, 2013, Source: The Guardian
Large plantations are destroying forests, damaging wildlife and causing social conflict in Asia and Africa, a new report finds.
Don't Want to Be a Vegetarian? You May Not Have a Choice
Posted on: Aug 28, 2012, Source: The Guardian
Water scarcity's effect on food production means radical steps will be needed to feed a population expected to reach 9 billion by 2050.
Deal Reached in Durban But Scientists Say it Won't Avert Catastrophic Climate Change
Posted on: Dec 11, 2011, Source: The Guardian
Andy Atkins, executive director of Friends of the Earth, said: "This empty shell of a plan leaves the planet hurtling towards catastrophic climate change."
Japan Radiation Leaks Feared as Nuclear Experts Point to Possible Coverup
Posted on: Mar 14, 2011, Source: The Guardian
Lack of radiation readings echoes pattern of secrecy employed after other major accidents such as Chernobyl.
Billionaires and Mega-Corporations Behind Immense Land Grab in Africa
Posted on: Mar 9, 2010, Source: Mail & Guardian
20+ African countries are selling or leasing land for intensive agriculture on a shocking scale in what may be the greatest change of ownership since the colonial era.
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