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Why India needs to buy better water data from China

Brahmaputra river water data is shared by China with India, but a weak understanding of hydrology means that the data is coming from the wrong places.
from Thethirdpole on Jan 14, 2020.

Seizure of Parliament plunges Venezuela into deeper turmoil

Nicolás Maduro's government has seized control of Venezuela’s parliament, and an already damaging conflict could drag on if it is not persuaded to reverse course.
from ICG on Jan 8, 2020.

Acid attack survivors cafe attracts visitors from around the world

The women of Sheroes’ Hangout serve coffee and share their personal stories
from Global Citizen on Jan 6, 2020.

Revamped Janjaweed militia still kill and rape with impunity

"Nothing has changed. Women continue to be raped. What are we going to do if we go back to Darfur? Going back is impossible for now. I don’t even dream of going back.”
from The EastAfrican on Dec 31, 2019.

Illegal gold rush causing ‘irreversible damage’ to Brazilian Amazon rivers

As João Inácio de Assunção’s boat sliced through the clay-coloured Rio Fresco waters in northern Brazil, he recalled a time when the river was clear and brimming with fish.
from Mongabay on Dec 22, 2019.

Keeping Ethiopia's transition on the rails

Ethiopia’s political opening under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has won accolades but also uncorked dangerous centrifugal forces, including ethnic strife.
from International Crisis Group on Dec 16, 2019.

Sindh’s man-made reservoir turns into environmental disaster

Study to determine the impact of construction says reservoir construction has led to increased water-logging and salinity
from Thethirdpole on Dec 10, 2019.

New Yangon City: A controversial blueprint

Myanmar pins hopes on brand new city to entice foreign investment and jobs, but must respond to concerns about transparency and sea-level rise
from China Dialogue on Dec 6, 2019.

168m people will need humanitarian aid next year, warns UN

Nearly 168 million people - one in about 45 people in the world - will need humanitarian assistance and protection next year, warns the UN.
from UN on Dec 5, 2019.

35 years of Bhopal Gas tragedy: 'I waited 20 years, but nobody studied autopsy samples'

The former head of the Medico-legal Institute of Madhya Pradesh had preserved hundreds of autopsy samples of gas victims, but no government agency agreed to study them.
from Down to Earth on Dec 3, 2019.
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