Category Archives: ENVIRONMENT (GENERAL)

Bangladesh: First genetically modified crop created

A biotechnology company in Bangladesh has created the country’s first genetically modified crop, which is designed to be resistant to certain pests. Protesters who oppose the genetically modified breed say that introducing this foreign element into the soil in the … Continue reading


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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Mysterious new man-made gases pose threat to ozone layer

Scientists have identified four new man-made gases that are contributing to the depletion of the ozone layer. Two of the gases are accumulating at a rate that is causing concern among researchers. Worries over the growing ozone hole have seen … Continue reading

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Malaria ‘spreading to new altitudes’

Warmer temperatures are causing malaria to spread to higher altitudes, a study suggests. Researchers have found that people living in the highlands of Africa and South America are at an increased risk of catching the mosquito-borne disease during hotter years. … Continue reading

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