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Drought In Eastern Mediterranean Worst In Past 900 Years

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http://www.eurasiareview.com
For January 2012, brown shades show the decrease in water storage from the 2002-2015 average in the Mediterranean region. Units in centimeters. The data is from the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment, or GRACE, satellites, a joint mission of NASA and the German space agency. Credits: NASA/ Goddard Scientific Visualization Studio
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A new NASA study finds that the recent drought that began in 1998 in the eastern Mediterranean Levant region, which comprises Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, and Turkey, is likely the worst drought of the past nine centuries. ... Read more about Drought In Eastern Mediterranean Worst In Past 900 Years

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China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)'s First Loan

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http://grenatec.com - Stewart Taggart
The Trans-ASEAN Gas Pipeline (TAGP) and Trans-ASEAN Electricity Grid (TAEG) are two shovel-ready infrastructure projects in the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) states.
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China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s (AIIB) first investment should be — without a doubt — the Trans-ASEAN Gas Pipeline (TAEG) and Trans-ASEAN Electricity Grid (TAEG).

No other Asian infrastructure project  achieves as many positive outcomes for China, Asia and the world.

The TAEG is estimated to cost US$6 billion, the TAGP $7 billion.  Their combined $13 billion cost amounts to about 13% of the AIIB’s $100 billion capital. ... Read more about China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)'s First Loan

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Japan Building World's Largest Floating Solar Power Plant

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http://spectrum.ieee.org/ - John Boyd
Illustration: Kyocera Corp.
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Kyocera Corp. has come up with a smart way to build and deploy solar power plants without gobbling up precious agricultural land in space-challenged Japan: build the plants on freshwater dams and lakes. ... Read more about Japan Building World's Largest Floating Solar Power Plant

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Air pollution kills 30,000 in Delhi every year

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http://www.hindustantimes.com/ - HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Pollution is a major cause for concern in Delhi
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Air pollution is responsible for 10,000-30,000 deaths in Delhi annually and is the fifth largest cause of death in the country, states the ‘Body Burden 2015’ report released by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) on Tuesday. ... Read more about Air pollution kills 30,000 in Delhi every year

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China: The electronic wastebasket of the world

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Ivan Watson
Where your used electronics go in China
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Did you ever wonder what happens to your old laptop or cellphone when you throw it away?

Chances are some of your old electronic junk will end up in China.

According to a recent United Nations report, "China now appears to be the largest e-waste dumping site in the world."

E-waste, or electronic waste, consists of everything from scrapped TVs, refrigerators and air conditioners to that old desktop computer that may be collecting dust in your closet. ... Read more about China: The electronic wastebasket of the world

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The Great Green Wall of Africa

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Kyle Benjamin Schneps
A dried up river filled with sand winds its way across the desert near Gos Beida in eastern Chad June 5, 2008. (Finbarr O'Reilly/Courtesy Reuters).
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In February 2011, an international summit in Bonn, Germany officially approved the building of a pan-African Great Green Wall (GGW) in support of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). The GGW initiative plans to strategically plant swaths of trees roughly nine miles wide and over four thousand miles long. ... Read more about The Great Green Wall of Africa

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BYD's Green Activities and Latest Electric Car

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BYD Auto Company creates a new type of electric vehicle.  ... Read more about BYD's Green Activities and Latest Electric Car

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