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Melting Glaciers And Snow Put Millions At Risk In Asia

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From: David Fogarty, Reuters Increased melting of glaciers and snow in the Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau threatens the food security of millions of people in Asia, a study shows, with Pakistan likely to be among the nations hardest hit. A team of scientists in Holland studied the impacts of climate change on five major Asian rivers on which about 1.4 billion people, roughly a fifth of humanity, depend for water to drink and to irrigate crops. ... Read more about Melting Glaciers And Snow Put Millions At Risk In Asia

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Global Arms Spending Tops $1.6T

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The Associated PressArmed soldiers on guard in Kingston, Jamaica, in May 2010. (Associated Press)Despite the global financial crisis, world military spending almost doubled in the past decade to reach $1.6 trillion Cdn in 2009, a Swedish think-tank said Wednesday. In its 2010 yearbook, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, or SIPRI, said that spending between 2008 and 2009 grew 5.9 per cent. The United States remains the biggest spender, accounting for some 54 per cent of the increase, the report said.

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Cars And People Compete For Grain

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Lester R. Brown

At a time when excessive pressures on the earth’s land and water resources are of growing concern, there is a massive new demand emerging for cropland to produce fuel for cars—one that threatens world food security. Although this situation had been developing for a few decades, it was not until Hurricane Katrina in 2005, when oil prices jumped above $60 a barrel and U.S. gasoline prices climbed to $3 a gallon, that the situation came into focus. Suddenly investments in U.S. ... Read more about Cars And People Compete For Grain

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World Energy Use Projected To Grow 49 Percent Between 2007 And 2035

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Rapid Growth Projected for Renewables, but Fossil Fuels Continue to Provide Most of the World’s Energy Under Current Policies WASHINGTON, DC - World marketed energy consumption grows 49 percent between 2007 and 2035, driven by economic growth in the developing nations of the world, according to the Reference case projection from the International Energy Outlook 2010 (IEO2010) released today by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). ... Read more about World Energy Use Projected To Grow 49 Percent Between 2007 And 2035

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More Than One In Four Use Internet Worldwide, Says ITU

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By John Ribeiro About 26 percent of the world's population were online at the end of 2009, and mobile telephony is booming with the number of mobile subscribers likely to reach the 5 billion mark this year, according to a report released Tuesday by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The number of Internet users has doubled between 2003 to 2009, according to the report. ... Read more about More Than One In Four Use Internet Worldwide, Says ITU

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Global CO2 Emissions To Rise 43 Percent By 2035: EIA

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(Reuters) - The world's emissions of carbon dioxide from burning coal, oil, and natural gas should rise 43 percent by 2035 barring global agreements to reduce output of the gases blamed for warming the planet, the top U.S. energy forecaster said on Tuesday. Global emissions of carbon dioxide from the fossil fuel sources should rise from 29.7 billion tonnes in 2007 to 42.4 billion tonnes in 2035, the Energy Information Administration said in its annual long-term energy outlook. ... Read more about Global CO2 Emissions To Rise 43 Percent By 2035: EIA

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