Daily Archives: May 9, 2011

Nato units left 61 African migrants to die of hunger and thirst

Dozens of African migrants were left to die in the Mediterranean after a number of European and Nato military units apparently ignored their cries for help, the Guardian has learned. A boat carrying 72 passengers, including several women, young children and political refugees, … Continue reading

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“No Woman, No Cry” is coming to your living room!

Every Mother Counts seeks to engage new audiences to better understand the challenges and the solutions while encouraging them to take action to improve the lives of girls and women worldwide. http://www.everymothercounts.org/

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Early work on dam ‘normal practice’

The Laos government has defended early road construction work near the controversial Xayaburi dam project, saying it is ”fairly common practice” in the country. The Bangkok Post Sunday reported last month that extensive road work for the US$3.5 billion (105 … Continue reading

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A new geopolitics of mekong dams?

On April 19, the four country members of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) met to consult on Thai company Ch Karnchang’s proposal to build a 1,260MW dam in Xayaburi province on the mainstream of the Mekong River in Laos. The … Continue reading

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Japan’s ancient tsunami warnings carved in stone

Weathered stone markers recalling the deadly tsunamis of centuries past dot the sawtooth coastline of northeast Japan, serving as silent warnings from the ancestors. One of the monuments on a wooded hillside marks the limit of the tiny village of … Continue reading

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The Big Thirst’: The Future of Water

Charles Fishman, a longtime writer for Fast Company magazine, is the author of “The Big Thirst,” a new book on water. He previously wrote “The Wal-Mart Effect,” which was an Economist “book of the year” in 2006 and a finalist … Continue reading

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