agricultural runoff

Flooding Kenya is struggling to help the 90,000 people displaced by spring floods, which have also destroyed crops, AlertNet reported. The country’s cycle of floods and droughts have spurred calls for better disaster management at the national level. Months after monsoon floods hit southern Pakistan, displaced residents face a difficult road to recovery in 2013, […]

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Climate Change Fossil fuels will supply 85 percent of the world’s energy in 2050 if current trends persist, creating a 50 percent increase in greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new environmental outlook released by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Reuters reported. A report from the Union of Concerned Scientists identifies the top […]

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Agriculture The Ethiopian government is relocating thousands of people from the country’s Gambella region in order to make way for commercial agriculture, the Guardian reported, citing a report from Human Rights Watch. The report argues that citizens are not getting proper compensation for the land, and that relocation threatens their food security. A new government […]

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Environmentalist Bill McKibben talks to the Guardian about tar sands, Obama and the fight over climate change on the eve of the final hearing on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. Zebra mussels and agricultural runoff are wreaking havoc on fish populations in the Great Lakes, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing a recent study by […]

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Infographic: China’s Water Pollution Events and Protection Policies (2004-2011)

China has some of the dirtiest and most dangerous water in the world. This detailed and interactive timeline shows key pollution events, protests, and policy reforms from the last eight years at both the national and regional levels as China tries to clean up its act.

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An investigation by a group of Chinese green NGOs reveals that Apple has not addressed pollution problems in its supply chain and ignored an expanding environmental footprint in China – with grave consequences, Chinadialogue reported. Foreign Policy highlights the good and bad of Apple in China. A new map of food security risk by Maplecroft […]

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