‘Sons of Iraq’ Orphaned

“We have not been paid since the Americans left Iraq last December. If nothing
changes, I will abandon this checkpoint,” Saif Ahmed tells IPS. He is one of the
militiamen who claim to have defeated Al Qaeda in Iraq.

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Fracking did not pollute water near homes: U.S.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A first round of tests showed no evidence that water at 11 homes in a small town in Pennsylvania near natural gas drilling operations had been polluted to unhealthy levels, U.S. environmental regulators said on Thursday.

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A presidential drive for sustainable development in forest countries

IUCN welcomes former President of Guyana, Bharrat Jagdeo who is taking on a double role as IUCN High Level Envoy for Sustainable Development in Forest Countries and Patron of Nature.

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Reinforcements needed to save remaining Cameroon elephants

It has been two weeks since the Cameroon government authorized a military intervention at the site of the slaughter of hundreds of elephants. WWF is disturbed by reports that the poaching continues unabated in Bouba N’Djida National Park and that a …

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Natural solutions for disaster risk reduction

A hot topic at the World Water Forum in Marseille has been the amount of natural disasters involving water. Not a month goes by without news of some devastating flood striking one or other corner of the globe.

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Indonesia presses UK over waste

Indonesia has asked the UK to take back 1,800 tonnes of suspected contaminated waste, the Environment Agency reveals.

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Zimbábue deixa de pagar e Moçambique corta eletricidade

O alcance do blecaute permanece ainda desconhecido, mas o Zimbábue importa de Moçambique 100 megawatts

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Plans to ban fishing discards threatened by EU member states

A group of European Union member states are planning to thwart key reforms aimed at conserving dwindling fish stocksEfforts to ban the practice of discarding edible fish at sea could be thwarted by a group of EU member states which are planning to bloc…

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Ireland oil strike raises hopes for exploration boom

Providence Resources boss Tony O’Reilly Junior said: ‘I think this discovery also creates a reappraisal in the minds of global oil corporations about coming back to Irish waters to drill for oil’Oil has been struck off the County Cork coast in a potent…

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Militar morto na Antártida é enterrado na Bahia

O corpo do segundo-tenente da Marinha Carlos Alberto Vieira Figueiredo, 47, foi sepultado no final da tarde desta quinta-feira, em Vitória da Conquista (515 km de Salvador), com honras militares.
Figueiredo morreu no último dia 25 quando tentava apa…

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Rethinking robots at Innorobo 2012

Why humanoid robots may be an unrealistic dream

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Angola’s Police Silence the Media

Rights groups and activists are warning of a rapidly deteriorating political
climate in Angola following a police raid on a private newspaper and a violent
crackdown on anti-government protests.

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