Category Archives: EFFECTS AS RESULT OVEREXPLOITATION

China protests new chemical plant

Protesters have been clashing with riot police in the southern Chinese city of Maoming. People have been demonstrating in an attempt to stop the construction of a new chemical plant. The local government has been using social media to promote … Continue reading

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People & Power : Under Northern Lights

First published on Nov 28, 2013 In northern Scandinavia, locals are taking on mining giants in a bid to save an ancient environment and way of life.

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Mongolia tackles pollution problem

Mongolia’s government is attempting to cut down on pollution caused by the burning of coal and wood by subsidising clean stoves. Mongolia is known as the “Land of Eternal Blue Sky”, but its capital of Ulaanbaatar is one of the … Continue reading

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Drought-plagued future predicted for Arizona

The American Southwest is being plagued by drought. Climate scientists warn drier-than-normal conditions may be here to stay. In fact, future droughts may be more severe than in the past in Arizona.

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Fukushima operator may have to dump contaminated water into Pacific

Senior adviser to Tokyo Electric Power says controlled release into sea is much safer than keeping contaminated water on-site A senior adviser to the operator of the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has told the firm that it may have no choice but … Continue reading

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Greece tries to dodge CO2 emission rules

Greece is using its six-month presidencey of the European Union to propose an easing of carbon enissions rules for member states that are in recession.About a fifth of the country’s electricity comes from plants that burn cheap fuel. Right now, … Continue reading

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Excessive fishing dries out Indonesian waters

Globally, demand on fish has swelled nearly three times by 2010, from the 1970 average of 40 million tonnes the world consumed. In Indonesia, with overfishing depleting fish stocks in the Pacific Ocean, many fishermen are using aggressive means to … Continue reading

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