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Did climate change lead to the conflict in Syria?

An academic paper points to a connection between climate change and the Syrian conflict and identifies migrants as a key factor in the violence.
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Gender equality 'good for women, business and development'

Enabling women to join organisations that grow produce such as bananas, cotton and tea could benefit businesses and support global development, says a new report.
from Fairtrade Foundation on Mar 6, 2015.

‘Pee-power’ light proposal for camps in disaster zones

A toilet in England is proving pee can generate electricity using a technology that backers say may capable of providing light cubicles in refugee camps.
from Oxfam on Mar 6, 2015.

Fraud claims over a number of Brazilian dams

Imprisoned executives from one of Brazil’s largest construction firms have promised to expose a parallel fraud involving other hydroelectric dams in the Amazon.
from International Rivers on Mar 6, 2015.

Commission criticises UK aid for security and justice

UK security and justice aid lacks clear objectives, is poorly supervised, does not help the poor enough and needs to be re-thought, says an independent review.
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Nobel Peace Prize Watch launched

The Nobel Peace Prize in danger of being tied to Norwegian political interests.
from TFF on Mar 6, 2015.

China’s scientists must engage the public on GM

China’s shifting stance on genetic modification for crops needs the support of researchers to persuade a sceptical public, says Qiang Wang.
from Nature on Mar 5, 2015.
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Olosho: the Maasai fight for land

"Many have spoken for us - now we speak for ourselves" - Maasai tell the world about landgrabs in Tanzania to make way for luxury hunting and tourism companies.
from InsightShare on Mar 2, 2015.
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