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Environmental Factors in the Somalia Drought

Posted August 3rd, 2011 at 11:49 am (UTC+0)
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Although much of its landscape is arid, Somalia normally has two rainy seasons a year.  So for generations, Somalia’s pastoral community has survived by herding their animals to wherever the rain has collected into puddles and streams. Now, though, John Watkin of the Critical Ecosystems Partnership Fund says Somalia is suffering its worst drought in […]

Ethanol Debate

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 2:08 pm (UTC+0)
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Opponents of corn-based ethanol say it takes food off the table and puts it into our cars.  Supporters, though, say it’s cheaper for the consumer and that it helps offset carbon emissions from vehicle exhaust.  Despite the controversy, ethanol is supported by governments and industry worldwide.  The U.S. Department of Energy says at least 12 […]

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