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US Public Has Zero Desire for Brazil's Ethanol; Should It?
World  (tags: energy, world, americans, bush, government, ethics, Brazil, South America, free trade, NAFTA, biofuels, ethanol, corn, Sugar cane )

- 2674 days ago -
Of nearly 2,000 Americans responding to a survey, zero percent say they favor lifting import tariffs on Brazilian ethanol made from sugar cane. But without Brazil, can America meet its target of a 20% drop in gas consumption over ten years?
Indo-US Nuclear Deal Drops Nuclear Bomb on Indian Politics
World  (tags: asia, india, government, politics, world, energy, nuclear )

- 2687 days ago -
The issues raised on the Nuclear Deal (also popular as the 1-2-3 Deal) are however not purely environmental. Though the deal is said to strengthen India 's energy independence, sovereignty and autonomy by putting an end to the sanctions that seem to have
Who Will Save Asia's Mekong River?
World  (tags: asia, china, conflict, world, water, water conservation, Mekong, Mekong River, rivers )

- 2690 days ago -
Urbanization, intensive farming, damming, and warring political ideologies are just a few of the hurdles that researchers will need to overcome to protect the Mekong River, one of the most important waterways in Asia. Luckily, they have a plan.
Darfur Genocide Shows Climate Change as Causes Wars
World  (tags: world, war, violence, africa, Darfur, conflict, Climate Change )

- 2694 days ago -
"Two decades ago, the rains in southern Sudan began to fail. The drying of sub-Saharan Africa derives, to some degree, from man-made global warming. It is no accident that the violence in Darfur erupted during the drought."
Wildlife Numbers Decline as Desperate Refugees Seek Meat
World  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', africa, Refugees&Relief )

- 2865 days ago -
Due to a lack of animal protein in their diet, many refugees are forced to resort to illegal hunting, including endangered species, to find meat.
Russia to Charge 10 Over Politkovskaya Murder
World  (tags: violence, russia, politics, murder, ethics, cover-up )

- 3014 days ago -
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian prosecutors have arrested 10 people on suspicion of murdering investigative reporter Anna Politkovskaya and will soon charge them, the country's chief prosecutor said on Monday.
Israel Takes Lebanon War Panel's Advice: Officials
World  (tags: israel, palestine, politics )

- 3014 days ago -
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's government has implemented all the recommendations of an inquiry panel into last year's Lebanon war on tackling crises more effectively, officials said on Monday.
War-Torn Region Gets a Lift From Armenian Exiles
World  (tags: war, GoodNews, rebuilding )

- 3014 days ago -
STEPANAKERT, Azerbaijan (Reuters) - The unrecognized Caucasian statelet of Nagorno-Karabakh, almost completely penned in by a military and economic blockade, is enjoying an unlikely boom thanks to the patriotism of Armenia's foreign diaspora.
BBC News Website Readers Have Sent in Their Photos of the Fires in Greece.
World  (tags: Greece, world, fires )

- 3014 days ago -
This one, from Aris Vidalis, shows how Athens looked on Saturday.
Foreigners Help Fight Greek Fires
World  (tags: Greece, fires, world, crime )

- 3014 days ago -
Firefighting aircraft from several countries are helping Greece tackle devastating forest fires that have killed at least 60 people...A 1m euro (£678,000) reward has been offered to help catch fire-starters.
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