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India’s capital city of New Delhi is facing an increasingly severe water crisis as the nearby state of Haryana refuses to release more water, the Times of India reported. Haryana claims New Delhi is taking more than its share, with much of the water being lost to leaks during transport. Sectarian violence between Muslims and […]

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Policy & Accountability Pollution, political unrest and corruption are contributing to the chronic water shortages in Nigeria and Ghana. PBS Newshour followed two local journalists as they investigated the challenges of bringing clean drinking water in two of the biggest and richest countries in the region. Allegations by a former integrity officer at the U.S. […]

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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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New Jersey has issued a one-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, pending more study of the technology used to produce oil and gas from shale formations, Reuters reported. Brazilian scientists said they found indications of a potentially huge underground river flowing thousands of feet beneath the Amazon River, Associated Press reported. SustainAbility recaps a panel session […]

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European airlines, biofuel producers and the European Commission have signed an agreement to produce 2 million tons of biofuel for aviation by 2020, even as debate rages over how green such fuels are, Reuters reports. Is the branding of biofuels as a low-carbon alternative to oil taking away from the discussion about their impact on […]

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