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New strain of bird flu has pandemic potential

Schi-Tech Today reports on an emergent strain of bird flu that has been infecting people in eastern China: Scientists in China have identified an influenza virus that they say has the potential to spread around the world, sickening and killing … Continue reading

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China and India perform badly in deforestation ranking

The Guardian reports on the results of a study on deforestation carried out by the Global Canopy Programme: While we are all complicit in global tropical deforestation through the everyday products we buy, there are 500 key governments, companies and … Continue reading

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Fears South Sudan conflict could spark regional war

The Sudan Tribune reports on the difficult situation regarding ongoing conflict in South Sudan and also what measures could be taken to resolve it (see full article): The International Crisis Group (ICG) has warned that different dimensions and interests that … Continue reading

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China to send 700 combat troops to South Sudan

The Guardian reports on a recent shift in Chinese foreign policy in regard to conflicts on the African continent: China is to send 700 combat troops to South Sudan in what analysts describe as a significant shift from its stated … Continue reading

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India air pollution ‘cutting crop yields by almost half’

A report by the Guardian highlights the effect that air pollution is having on India’s ability to produce food: Air pollution in India has become so severe that yields of crops are being cut by almost half, scientists have found. … Continue reading

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BASIC nations vow to take united stand against rich nations over climate change negotiations

The Times of India reports on how the BASIC nations (Brazil, South Africa, India and China) have declared solidarity over future international climate change negotiations: The BASIC nations — Brazil, South Africa, India and China — are expected to come … Continue reading

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Tiger populations are dwindling due to poaching and habitat destruction

This report from the Washington Post speaks on the plight of the world’s tiger population: Photojournalist Steve Winter spent a decade photographing tigers in the wild in Asia. In 2007, when his life partner, writer Sharon Guynup, joined him for … Continue reading

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China and the US sign deals on climate change

This article by the Guardian reports on a recent deal between two of the world’s most powerful nations aimed at curbing CO2 emissions: The United States and China on Tuesday signed eight partnership pacts to cut greenhouse gases, bringing the … Continue reading

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