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The Planetary Eco-System

23 October 2015

In order for the eco-system to function and support life, including humans, it needs to have access to a range of resources, including clean air, clean water, functioning food chains, energy and an equitable climate. Living, as so much of humanity does, in urban surroundings, cocooned in an [read more]

Air Pollution

19 October 2015

In the 21st century air pollution is a major cause of death, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2012 around 7 million people died – one in eight of total global deaths – as a result of exposure to air pollution. This confirmed that air pollution is the world’s largest [read more]

Nepal earthquake highlights dangers of dam building in Tibet

6 May 2015

Liu Qin – article reproduced from www.thethirdpole.net under commons licence Hydropower development in Tibet is fraught with huge risks because of the danger of major earthquakes. What’s more, the projects might not be needed, say expertsAlthough the precise picture is still unclear, [read more]
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