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The End of Nuclear

The End of Nuclear
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Praise for Nuclear Report:

"a vital public service... uniquely independent, thorough, and timely assessment"
       -Amory B. Lovins, Chairman, Rocky Mountain Institute

"Amid the hype and PR, the smoke and mirrors, of the 'nuclear renaissance', the Status Report offers a hard-edged reality check."
       -Walt Patterson, Associate Fellow, Chatham House, London

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Food security key to global peace: FAO candidate

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Charles Abbott
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(Reuters) - The world has to act against hunger, which affects 13 percent of the population, if it wants to strengthen global security, a candidate to run the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said on Tuesday.

Franz Fischler, an Austrian who is former EU agriculture commissioner, said during an interview the whipsaw effect of volatile food prices complicates the effort to expand local production and improve the welfare of subsistence farmers. Prices spiked in mid-2008, plunged in 2009 and hit a record high early this year. ... Read more about Food security key to global peace: FAO candidate

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China expects sharp rise in energy demand

China expects sharp rise in energy demand
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BEIJING, April 23 (UPI) -- The National Energy Administration in China said the country's demand for energy is growing faster than previously reported.

The NEA said demand for electricity would grow up to 12 percent in 2011 with total consumption reaching up to 4.69 trillion kilowatt hours, China's state-run Xinhua news agency reported Saturday.

In January, the NEA estimated China's demand for electricity would grow 9 percent this year compared to 2010. ... Read more about China expects sharp rise in energy demand

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World Malaria Day: which countries are the hardest hit? Get the full data

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Claire Provost
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On World Malaria Day we take a look at the global figures and talk to the World Health Organisation about the importance of good quality data

 

April 25 is World Malaria Day. ... Read more about World Malaria Day: which countries are the hardest hit? Get the full data

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Global switch needed on severe malaria drug: MSF

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Kate Kelland
Global switch needed on severe malaria drug: MSF
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(Reuters) - Up to 200,000 deaths from severe malaria could be averted each year if malarial countries were to switch to a more expensive but more effective drug, the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said Tuesday.

 

In a report on the mosquito-borne disease, MSF said data from recent trials in Africa had shown that the drug, called artesunate, was more effective and easier to use than quinine, a cheaper malaria medicine often used in poorer countries. ... Read more about Global switch needed on severe malaria drug: MSF

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Water wars? Thirsty, energy-short China stirs fear

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DENIS D. GRAY
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BAHIR JONAI, India — The wall of water raced through narrow Himalayan gorges in northeast India, gathering speed as it raked the banks of towering trees and boulders. When the torrent struck their island in the Brahmaputra river, the villagers remember, it took only moments to obliterate their houses, possessions and livestock.

No one knows exactly how the disaster happened, but everyone knows whom to blame: neighboring China. ... Read more about Water wars? Thirsty, energy-short China stirs fear

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Has the Earth’s sixth mass extinction already arrived?

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Anthony D. Barnosky, Nicholas Matzke, Susumu Tomiya, Guinevere O. U. Wogan, Brian Swartz, Tiago B. Quental, Charles Marshall, Jenny L. McGuire, Emily L. Lindsey, Kaitlin C. Maguire, Ben Mersey & Elizabeth A. Ferrer
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Palaeontologists characterize mass extinctions as times when the Earth loses more than three-quarters of its species in a geologically short interval, as has happened only five times in the past 540million years or so. Biologists now suggest that a sixth mass extinction may be under way, given the known species losses over the past few centuries and millennia. ... Read more about Has the Earth’s sixth mass extinction already arrived?

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Stillbirth:A silent tragedy haunts the world's poor

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Julie Steenhuyse
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CHICAGO, April 13 (Reuters) - More than 2.6 million pregnancies a year end in stillbirth, a tragedy which mostly hits women in poor countries and accounts for more deaths than AIDS and malaria combined, researchers said on Wednesday.

A series of studies published in the journal Lancet by researchers from the World Health Organization and some 50 organizations in 18 countries offered the first comprehensive look at the impact of the problem around the world. ... Read more about Stillbirth:A silent tragedy haunts the world's poor

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