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MonthMarch 2016

Give up or carry on? Being an academic in South Sudan

Written by:  David Malual W. Kuany. Posted on: March 21, 2016 David Malual W. Kuany discusses the difficulties encountered by universities in the world’s newest country Register now to attend … Continue Reading Give up or carry on? Being an academic in South Sudan

Dubai wants to be ‘world’s happiest city’

Written by: John Keenan. Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 The United Arab Emirates recently appointed its first ‘minister for happiness’, underlining Dubai’s ambitious plan to become the happiest city on … Continue Reading Dubai wants to be ‘world’s happiest city’

The environment gets its day in court

Written by: KATE EVANS. Posted on: March 14, 2016 The message was clear: Don’t think you can get away with it. In 2012 Indonesian palm oil company PT Kallista Alam sent … Continue Reading The environment gets its day in court

India Looks to Battery Storage to Supplement Its Solar Boom

                Written by: Mike Stone. Posted on: March 14, 2016 For the first time ever, India is putting out the call for energy storage … Continue Reading India Looks to Battery Storage to Supplement Its Solar Boom

The Indispensable Escapes: The Experiences of a Refugee

You are reading this brief disclosure because of your interests in refugees and displaced persons. No one wants to be a refugee! It is a very painful life mostly fill … Continue Reading The Indispensable Escapes: The Experiences of a Refugee

Sanitation is Namibia’s neglected stepchild

Written by:   Lahja Nashuuta. March 10, 2016 Windhoek, Namibia – Every year on November 19, the global community observes the World Toilet Day, an event designated by the United Nations (UN) … Continue Reading Sanitation is Namibia’s neglected stepchild

Poisoned, Marginalised, Bankrupt and Dead

Written by: COLIN TODHUNTER It is becoming increasingly apparent that food and agriculture across the world is in crisis. Food is becoming denutrified, unhealthy and poisoned with chemicals and diets are … Continue Reading Poisoned, Marginalised, Bankrupt and Dead

Hydroelectric power sustainable development in Laos needs to focus on environmental, social impacts

VIENTIANE, March 7 (Xinhua) — An official from International Finance Corporation (IFC) urged Lao government to better understand cumulative river and ecosystem-wide impacts, which was of vital importance to achieving … Continue Reading Hydroelectric power sustainable development in Laos needs to focus on environmental, social impacts

Researcher examines biochar use in forests

Reported by: Matthew Weaver Research is underway that could lead to more uses for waste wood, a U.S. Forest Service researcher says. Instead of thinning stands to boost productivity and burning … Continue Reading Researcher examines biochar use in forests

Indonesia developing mega coal mine five times larger than Singapore

Global miner BHP Billiton and Indonesian partner PT Adaro are developing what could become the single largest mine in Indonesia in terms of land area, with BHP owning 75 per … Continue Reading Indonesia developing mega coal mine five times larger than Singapore

Regional Workshop Held On Sustainable Oil Palm Production

Organised by Proforest, which is leading the Initiative on behalf of Tropical Forest Alliance (TFA) 2020, the workshop was held in collaboration with the Government through the Ministry of Food … Continue Reading Regional Workshop Held On Sustainable Oil Palm Production

W O M E N ARE THE REASONS!

W O M E N ARE THE REASONS! There is a reason nature was made! There is a reason women bear the symbolic representation of nature! There is a reason … Continue Reading W O M E N ARE THE REASONS!

Muslims oppose plan to declare Liberia a Christian state

Written by: Dibie Ike Michael with AGENCY A proposal to declare Liberia as a Christian state is raising questions about religious tolerance in the West African country. The National Muslim Council … Continue Reading Muslims oppose plan to declare Liberia a Christian state

China Declares ‘People’s War’ on Pollution As Smog Envelops Beijing

Reported by: Yang Fan and Xin Lin for RFA’s Mandarin Service. Translated and written in English by Luisetta Mudie As Beijing geared up for the annual session of the country’s parliament … Continue Reading China Declares ‘People’s War’ on Pollution As Smog Envelops Beijing

Spotlight Shines on Laos as it Takes a Turn in the ASEAN Chair

Reported by RFA’s Lao Service. Translated by Ounkeo Sousksavanh. Written in English by Brooks Boliek. As Laos kicks off its chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, activists fear … Continue Reading Spotlight Shines on Laos as it Takes a Turn in the ASEAN Chair

Rushing to relieve Ethiopia’s shortage of maize and wheat seed

on Thursday, 03 March 2016. Posted in Press releases FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ethiopian organizations, USAID, and CIMMYT partner for rapid help to drought-hit farmers ADDIS ABABA – As government and external … Continue Reading Rushing to relieve Ethiopia’s shortage of maize and wheat seed

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