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South Asian power transmission link in the works

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Islamabad(SANA)Electricity trading with Pakistan is part of a larger plan of a South Asian transmission link, which will help countries in the sub-continent harness energy potential of the region.
India plans to sell 500 megawatts (MW) of electricity to Pakistan, which will help the country reduce its chronic power shortage, according to Calcutta-based newspaper The Telegraph.

Officials of the two countries are scheduled to meet next month to finalise the issues of tariff and grid connectivity. ... Read more about South Asian power transmission link in the works

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European public debt at a glance

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European public debt at a glance

(CNN) -- Fourteen out of 27 countries in the European Union had public debt exceeding 60% of their gross domestic product at the end of 2010, according to official statistics.

The report by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, showed that the ratio of government debt to GDP across all 27 member states increased from 74.4% in 2009 to 80.0% in 2010.

For the 17 euro zone countries, the debt is even higher, increasing from 79.3% in 2009 to 85.1% last year. ... Read more about European public debt at a glance

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CLIMATE CHANGE: How rivers will behave

The outlook for the Limpopo is dry
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PRETORIA, 14 November 2011 (IRIN) - Soaring temperatures and erratic rains brought on by a changing climate may radically alter water flows in the world’s major river basins, including the Limpopo in southern Africa, forcing people to give up farming in some areas, says a new study.
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Asia, Africa megacities top climate change risk survey

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David Fogarty
eople wade through knee-deep water on the outskirts of Dhaka, Aug. 10, 2011. REU
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* World's fastest growing populations increasingly at risk

* Africa and Asia most vulnerable to more extreme weather

* Survey can help city planners, investors adapt to wilder weather

SINGAPORE, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Rapidly growing megacities in Africa and Asia face the highest risks from rising sea levels, floods and other climate change impacts, says a global survey aimed at guiding city planners and investors. ... Read more about Asia, Africa megacities top climate change risk survey

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BANGLADESH: Selling the toilet idea

Abdul Malik, a 35-year-old rickshaw puller from Dhaka, shares a communal toilet
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BANGKOK, 14 October 2011 (IRIN) - By some measures, Bangladesh is modernizing rapidly - one in two residents now owns a cell phone. However, when it comes to basic sanitation, progress is clogged.

While some point to obstacles of funding and a lack of political leadership, others say toilets, despite their long-established health benefits, have an image problem.
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Pakistan May Be Standing in Way of Polio's Eradication

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Uri Friedman
Pakistan May Be Standing in Way of Polio's Eradication
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Several Pakistani news outlets today are dissecting a troubling finding from the U.N. Children's Fund: the 63 cases of polio diagnosed in the country so far this year are nearly double the 36 detected during the same period last year. The highly contagious viral disease, which attacks the nervous system and can cause paralysis or even death, is most evident in the province of Balochistan and has now spread to other areas that haven't been infected for the past five years. ... Read more about Pakistan May Be Standing in Way of Polio's Eradication

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Fukushima radiation alarms doctors

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Scientists and doctors are calling for a new national policy in Japan that mandates the testing of food, soil, water, and the air for radioactivity still being emitted from Fukushima's heavily damaged Daiichi nuclear power plant.

 

"How much radioactive materials have been released from the plant?" asked Dr Tatsuhiko Kodama, a professor at the Research Centre for Advanced Science and Technology and Director of the University of Tokyo's Radioisotope Centre, in a July 27 speech to the Committee of Health, Labour and Welfare at Japan's House of Representatives.

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In Nigeria, a Big Oil Toll

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ALEXIS FLYNN, WILL CONNORS
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A landmark United Nations study into the long-term environmental impact of oil production in Nigeria says that oil spills have led to acute health risks for area residents and widespread environmental damage that may take as many as 30 years and $1 billion to clean up.

The report released Thursday also shines a spotlight on the activities of Royal Dutch Shell PLC, which for years drilled in the area and which funded the report.

"The oil industry has been a key sector of the Nigerian economy for over 50 years, but many Nigerians have paid a high price, as this ... ... Read more about In Nigeria, a Big Oil Toll

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