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Rivers must flow: The case against big dams 0

Lori Pottinger Lori Pottinger has worked for the California-based International Rivers for 17 years. Large dams threaten the planet’s riverine lifelines and action must be taken soon  It is estimated that dams globally have flooded a total area larger than that of the

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Urgencias climáticas 0

Ignacio Ramonet Le Monde Diplomatique La grave crisis financiera y el horror económico que padecen las sociedades europeas están haciendo olvidar que –como lo recordó, en diciembre pasado, la Cumbre del clima de Durban, en Sudáfrica– el cambio climático y

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Cumbre del clima en Durban Marchando hacia el precipicio 0

Noam Chomsky La Jornada Una tarea de la Convención Marco sobre Cambio Climático de Naciones Unidas, que en la actualidad está teniendo lugar en Durban, Sudáfrica, es extender las decisiones políticas previas, limitadas en alcance y solamente parcialmente aplicadas.Estas decisiones

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La Diputación de Gipuzkoa se reafirma en abogar por una moratoria para la incineradora 0

INCINERADORA El diputado guipuzcoano de Medio Ambiente, Juan Karlos Alduntzin, ha anunciado que el ente foral apuesta por aplicar una moratoria al proyecto de la incineradora en Zubieta, con el fin de fomentar un debate entre la ciudadanía respecto a

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Six-year-old girl died from cold in Van centre 0

Cold weather and hunger continue to claim lives in Van which has been hit by two major earthquakes in the last month. Six-year-old Öznur Örgün died of cold and hunger in the while fighting to survive under poor conditions in

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Sobre transgénicos, agroecología, democracia y capitalismo 0

Jorge Riechmann Rebelión Reflexiones para concluir las jornadas “Los transgénicos en el ámbito científico, agrícola, medioambiental y de la salud”, Escuela de Organización Industrial (Madrid), 10 y 11 de noviembre de 2011Sobreestimamos lo que sabemos –en una manifestación “de libro”

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Quake-hit Van a ‘ghost city,’ governor says 0

AP, ANKARA Earthquake survivors receive food aid in Erci?, near the eastern turkish city of Van. (Photo: Reuters) Two powerful earthquakes that struck eastern Turkey have left a city of half a million a virtual ghost town, and survivors need

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Quake victims in tents battle freezing cold 0

ISTANBUL Photo: AA Quake victims in Van are grappling with severe weather conditions as the temperature decreased to seven degrees below zero and snow covered much of the region over the weekend, sparking questions over how locals will survive a

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Fresh quake in Turkey’s Van kills at least 8, dozens trapped 0

TODAYSZAMAN.COM WITH AP One of the collapsed buildings was the Bayram Hotel, Van’s best-known hotel. It was at least 40 years old, and had been renovated last year. (Photo: Today’s Zaman) Rescue workers have pulled out some 26 survivors from

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Cost of anticipated countrywide urban renewal project estimated at $255 bln 0

TODAY’S ZAMAN, ?STANBUL A construction worker hoses down the debris of a building demolished by a buldozer during an urban renewal study in the western province of ?zmir. An anticipated countrywide urban renewal project in the wake of earthquake danger

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