Environment

Cellphones track how malaria spreads in Kenya

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Hal Hodson
May be carrying more than human passengers
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Oct 11 , 2012

 

The movement of millions of people, monitored through their cellphones, has shed new light on how malaria is transmitted via human hosts in Kenya. ... Read more about Cellphones track how malaria spreads in Kenya

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Rising chemicals output a hazard, clean-up needed by 2020 -UN

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Alister Doyle
Rising chemicals output a hazard, clean-up needed by 2020 -UN
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Sep 5 , 2012

 

 

* Rising share of chemicals produced in emerging economies

* Poisonings among leading causes of death -UNEP ... Read more about Rising chemicals output a hazard, clean-up needed by 2020 -UN

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'Vast reservoir' of methane locked beneath Antarctic ice sheet

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Press Association
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 August 29 2012

Scientists say as much as 4bn tonnes of the potent greenhouse gas could be released into the atmosphere if ice melts ... Read more about 'Vast reservoir' of methane locked beneath Antarctic ice sheet

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World leaders pledge 513 bln USD to sustainable development

World leaders pledge 513 bln USD to sustainable development
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RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 22, 2012 -- Xinhua

 

Some 513 billion U.S. dollars in funding has been committed at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) to achieve a sustainable future, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday.

In a press release posted on the UN's website, Ban said he was encouraged by the nearly 700 concrete commitments - totally 513 billion dollars-registered at the conference from governments, business, industry, financial institutions and civil society groups, amongst others. ... Read more about World leaders pledge 513 bln USD to sustainable development

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Dambisa Moyo: 'The world will be drawn into a war for resources'

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Decca Aitkenhead
Dambisa Moyo: 'The world will be drawn into a war for resources'
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The controversial writer and economist on why she believes the economic rise of China, combined with the west's complacency, leaves us facing a future of terrifying global instability ... Read more about Dambisa Moyo: 'The world will be drawn into a war for resources'

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