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Projected bird species remaining in Brazil resulting from habitat loss or 18,500 acres/year

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Projected bird species remaining in Brazil resulting from habitat loss or 18,500 acres/year

 

Since 2000, the number of bird species declined dramatically.In 2100, it has decreased by 20%. There will only 1450 existing species.

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Gisele Bündchen Visits Slum in Kenya

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Christine Hsu
Gisele Bündchen Visits Slum in Kenya
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Model and advocate Gisele Bündchen was in Nairobi, Kenya on Friday drawing attention to a lack of electricity for much of the world’s population and advocated for a United Nations effort to get more investment to resolve the problem.

"Energy affects everything. Children can study at night when they have access to electricity. If we can bring electricity to everyone, we can help people to survive," she told a press conference. ... Read more about Gisele Bündchen Visits Slum in Kenya

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Saudi Arabia to exploit solar energy for desalination plants

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P.K. ABDUL GHAFOUR
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JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia intends to depend heavily on solar energy to operate desalination plants instead of oil and gas as part of its efforts to make use of alternative and renewable energy sources.

Water and Electricity Minister Abdullah Al-Hussayen has disclosed plans to set up a new solar-powered desalination plant within 18 months. ... Read more about Saudi Arabia to exploit solar energy for desalination plants

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Water shortages in Dead Sea could increase tensions in Middle East

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Steve Connor
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Scientists studying ancient mud samples taken from the bed of the Dead Sea separating Israel and Jordan have warned that the fragile political situation in the Middle East will be made worse by the intense water shortages their study is predicting. ... Read more about Water shortages in Dead Sea could increase tensions in Middle East

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Map study finds vivax malaria has firm grip in Asia

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Kate Kelland
Iren Salama (L) holds her baby Pendo as it is given an injection as part of a ma
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(Reuters) - Progress is being made in the fight against the most common form of malaria in Africa, but a long-lasting type of the mosquito-borne parasitic disease has a tight grip on swathes of South Asia and parts of Latin America, scientists said Monday.

In a new global map of the plasmodium vivax malaria parasite, researchers from Britain's Oxford University found the disease -- which is often recurring and can be deadly -- is endemic in substantial parts of the world. ... Read more about Map study finds vivax malaria has firm grip in Asia

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