Monthly Archives: July 2010

Dozens die in Pakistan flooding

Widespread flooding has killed at least 28 people in Pakistan after some rivers burst their banks during monsoon rains. Streets were washed away in the northwest of the country and a newly constructed part of a dam in the Charsadda district … Continue reading

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Dengue cases spike in Thailand

Dengue has reached a five-year high in Thailand, with 41,136 cases and 38 deaths to 20 July, against 22,969 infections and 19 deaths in the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Public Health. http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/8707d8257baae27b5e566e566c38a12c.htm

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Snapshot of global internet speeds revealed

A report based on analysis of huge amounts of net traffic has revealed the state of the internet around the globe. The data, from network giant Akamai reveals the average global net speed is only 1.7Mbps (megabits per second) although some countries … Continue reading

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The New Arms Race

Hobbled by opposition from the carbon incumbents and their short-sighted allies on Capitol Hill the Obama administration acknowledged this week that it would not return from Copenhagen with any groundbreaking commitment to control green house gases. Meanwhile, Congress is backsliding … Continue reading

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Landslide adds to China flood woes

A landslide in southern China has left 21 people missing, further adding to the misery of a nation reeling under the worst floods in a decade following heavy rains. Rescuers searched for the missing people after a landslide hit Hanyuan county in … Continue reading

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We’re Gonna Be Sorry

When I first heard on Thursday that Senate Democrats were abandoning the effort to pass an energy/climate bill that would begin to cap greenhouse gases that cause global warming and promote renewable energy that could diminish our addiction to oil, … Continue reading

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Climate change ‘will increase Mexico-US migration’

A warming climate could see millions of adult Mexicans migrate to the US as rising temperatures cause a drop in crop yields, according to a study by researchers at Princeton University. For every 10% of lost crop yields in Mexico, 2% … Continue reading

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China Three Gorges flooding set to peak

China says flood waters at the Three Gorges Dam will peak within the next 24 hours, after torrential rain further up the Yangtze river over the weekend. More heavy rain is expected in parts of southern China from now until Thursday. News … Continue reading

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Brazil tribes allow workers to leave hydro plant

Indigenous people protesting against the construction of a hydro-electric plant in the Brazilian Amazon have allowed most workers to leave the site, the Brazilian authorities say. The Indians say the construction of the plant has destroyed an ancient burial ground … Continue reading

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China’s growing recycling industry

With a population of more than one billion people, China creates massive volumes of waste. But its recycling industry is also growing fast, one that utilises not only its own rubbish but that of other countries as well. It is the world’s … Continue reading

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