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IS IT THE END OF THE LINE FOR FISH

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After its successful international premiere at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in Utah, The End of the Line is finally coming to UK cinema screens. Based on environmental journalist Charles Clover's book, it's a disturbing and powerful film about one of the world's most shockingly ignored problems - overfishing.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 June 2009 04:13 Read more...
 

G0NE: MASS EXTICTION AND THE HAZARDS OF EARTHS VANISHING BIO DIVERSITY

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 WE AWAKE IN OUR TENTS in the moonlight to what sounds like a dance troupe in wooden clogs practicing on rock under stunted juniper trees. It's a half-dozen Carmen mountain white-tailed deer, scraping at the ground with bootlike hooves, bending gracile necks to chew on wet soil and lick it dry. They're harvesting the minerals and moisture from our urine soaked into the parched earth of the high desert, the herd toiling through the night and into the morning in a pursuit tenacious enough to enlighten us to the wastefulness of our own bodies. Clearly, the three of us have squandered most of what we drank hiking to 7,400 feet on the south rim of Texas' Chisos Mountains. From the deer's point of view, our arrival here is the next best thing to rain. 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 May 2009 11:42 Read more...
 

STUDY SAYS WARMING POSES PERIL TO ASIA

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With diminished rice harvests, seawater seeping into aquifers and islands vanishing into rising oceans, Southeast Asia will be among the regions worst affected by global warming, according to a report scheduled for release on Monday by the Asian Development Bank.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 June 2009 04:18 Read more...
 

A POTENTIAL BREAKTHROUGH IN HARNESSING THE SUN'S ENERGY

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In the high desert of southern Spain, not far from Granada, the Mediterranean sun bounces off large arrays of precisely curved mirrors that cover an area as large as 70 soccer fields.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 June 2009 04:19 Read more...
 

CLIMATIC CHANGES AFFECT MOUNT ANDES

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Seventeen years ago, Liliana Salvador Ibáñez's year-old son came down with a high fever, then broke out with bleeding lesions on his legs. Four years later, his brother came down with the same illness, and a few years later a young niece died. All had bartonellosis, also known as Carrion's disease, which is caused by a bacterium transmitted by a sand fly.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 May 2009 11:26 Read more...
 
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