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The true cost of the Commonwealth Games

UK newspapers have been flooded this week and last by reports of the Commonwealth Games’ venue literally caving in and collapsing, athletes have deemed their village accommodation "filthy" and terrorists…

Near-record flooding in the Amazon

Near-record flooding has displaced thousands of people in the Brazilian Amazon, reports the Associated Press. Water levels at a measuring station on the Rio Negro in Manaus, the Amazon's largest…

Destruction of wetlands worsens global warming

Destruction of wetlands worsens global warming Destruction of wetlands worsens global warming mongabay.com July 20, 2008 Destruction of wetland ecosystems will generate massive greenhouse gas emissions in coming years, warn…

Forests reduce flooding

Forests reduce flooding Forests reduce flooding mongabay.com October 4, 2007 While conventional wisdom holds that forests help buffer against catastrophic flooding, there has been little evidence to support such notions.…

Dams can pose security risk to Africa

Dams can pose security risk to Africa Dams pose security risk to Africa A Dangerous Path: Dams pose flood risks in a warming world Patrick McCully, Executive Director of International…
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