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Cities chosen for Earth Hour challenge

Forty-four finalists from countries around the world have been selected in this year’s Earth Hour City Challenge.
from WWF on Jan 27, 2015.
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Gates Foundation reviews funding focus after criticism

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has said it is addressing criticism of its funding approach as it hopes to eradicate four diseases, including polio, by 2030.
from SciDev.Net on Jan 28, 2015.

Nigerian farmers 'forced off their land' to make way for rice plantation

Farmers in Nigeria's Taraba state are being forced off their land to make way for a US company to establish a 30,000 hectare rice plantation.
from Global Justice Now on Jan 28, 2015.

Online tool claims carbon cuts and lifestyle gains are compatible

A new online tool, which shows that cutting carbon emissions to limit global temperatures to a 2°C rise can be achieved while improving living standards, is unveiled today,
from Friends of the Earth on Jan 28, 2015.

UN welcomes demobilisation of child soldiers in South Sudan

The UN Children's Fund is celebrating the release of about 3,000 South Sudanese child soldiers inone of the largest ever child demobilisations in a conflict zone.
from UN on Jan 27, 2015.
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Crude conspiracy theories may be right, say researchers

Researchers have provided strong evidence for what conspiracy theorists have long thought – oil is often the reason for interfering in another country’s war.
from University of Portsmouth on Jan 28, 2015.

Lifeline for 1 million Malians threatened by World Bank dam plans

The future of Mali's inner Niger Delta is in jeopardy as the World Bank revives plans to construct a dam near the river’s source in neighboring Guinea.
from International Rivers on Jan 28, 2015.
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'Wheel of Fortune' used to decide torture methods in The Philippines

Police in a detention centre in The Philippines used a "Wheel of Fortune" copied from a popular TV programme to decide how to torture detainees.
from Amnesty on Jan 27, 2015.
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