Daily Archives: July 21, 2010

Mangroves disappearing faster than land-based forests

The destruction of the world’s mangrove forests is happening up to four times faster than the world’s land-based forests, according to a new United Nations report. A study commissioned by the U.N. Environmental Program (UNEP) reports that one fifth (around … Continue reading

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China tries to stop Yellow Sea oil slick

Authorities in Liaoning province in north-east China step up efforts to disperse major oil slick by mobilising 800 fishing boats to help clean-up operation near Dalian. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/gallery/2010/jul/20/china-yellow-sea-oil-fire

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China Floods Slideshow

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China flooding kills 701, worst toll in a decade

More than 1,000 people have died or disappeared in severe flooding in China so far this year, and the heaviest rains are still to come, a senior official warned Wednesday. This year’s floods, which have caused tens of billions of … Continue reading

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Water Dispute Increases India-Pakistan Tension

In this high Himalayan valley on the Indian-controlled side of Kashmir, the latest battle line between Indiaand Pakistan has been drawn. Indian workers here are racing to build an expensive hydroelectric dam in a remote valley near here, one of several India plans to … Continue reading

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