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Russia hit by wildfires

Euronews reports on wildfires raging across Siberia(original report includes video): “More than 5,000 Russian emergency workers are battling wildfires in forests across Siberia. More than 1,250 square kilometres of woodland have been affected in six eastern regions. More than 60 … Continue reading

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No peaceful end in sight for Ukraine, according to analysts

The Moscow Times comments on the continuation of hostilities in Ukraine: Diplomacy will be essential to ending the ongoing Ukraine conflict, but more than a year into it the key stakeholders in the crisis lack the political will to compromise … Continue reading

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Saiga population in central Asia has decreased dramatically in recent years

Mother Nature Network reports on the decline in the number of Saiga (a species of antelope unique to central Asia) in the last 15 years: This strange antelope looks like something out of the ice age. That’s because it is. … Continue reading

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Russia Is Running Out of Forest

This article by the Moscow Times discusses the problems facing the Russian logging industry: It seems unfeasible that Russia, which holds a fifth of the planet’s forests, could run out of wood. And yet it is happening, at least with … 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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Obama facing rising pressure to send lethal aid to Ukraine

Fox News reports that president Obama is facing pressure to supply arms to the Ukranian government: President Obama is facing rising pressure from former officials, security analysts and top lawmakers to provide Ukraine lethal military aid to help battle Moscow-backed … Continue reading

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Signs Emerge of Major Ukraine Rebel Offensive Looming

The New York Times reports on a potential new development in the conflict in eastern Ukraine: Signs emerged Friday pointing to a major offensive in eastern Ukraine by rebels fighting to break off from the rest of the country. A … Continue reading

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Russia Expands Ukraine Border Presence As Rebels Killed

This article on Bloomberg Businessweek discusses recent developments regerding the conflict in Ukraine: Ukraine said Russia is expanding its military presence in rebel-held areas as pro-Russian fighters attacked Ukrainian forces with artillery after as many as 200 separatists were killed. … Continue reading

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Ukraine conflict death toll rises above 3,000, says UN

The Guardian reports on the cost of the conflict in Ukraine in terms of lives lost: The number of people confirmed killed in the Ukraine conflict has risen above 3,000 if the victims of the MH17 plane crash are included, … Continue reading

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Eight ways climate change is making the world more dangerous

Natural disasters have become more frequent and costly since the 1970s, as this article from the Guardian illustrates: Forget the future. The world already is nearly five times as dangerous and disaster prone as it was in the 1970s, because … Continue reading

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