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Climate emissions by five food crops in the spotlight

Rice, soy beans, corn, wheat and palm oil together lead to more greenhouse gas emissions than any country’s individual footprint, apart from China and the US, says new research.
from Oxfam on Jun 27, 2016.
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Huge underground helium pool found in Tanzania

UK researchers researchers say they they have located a massive source of helium underground in Tanzania.
from Popular Science on Jun 29, 2016.

China crackdown on electric bikes could worsen traffic problems

Plans to curb electric bikes could drive up car sales, pollution and congestion, reports Liu Qin.
from 29 June 2016 on Jun 29, 2016.

Carbon emissions from Southeast Asia fires largest for 18 years

Carbon emissions from forest and peatland fires in maritime Southeast Asia in 2015 were the largest since 1997, according to researchers.
from Centre for International Forestry Research on Jun 29, 2016.

'Poverty, illiteracy, early deaths' await world’s disadvantaged children

On current trends, 69m under-5s will die from preventable causes, 167m will live in poverty, and 750m women will have been married as children by 2030, the SDGs target date.
from UNICEF on Jun 28, 2016.
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When I came out as Dalit

Incidents such as forbidding Dalits from entering temples or wearing shoes are still so common in India that they barely get reported.
from Himal on Jun 27, 2016.

Danger: magnitude 8 earthquakes in Himalayas ahead

The paleoseismic record and basic physics indicate that the Himalayas will have magnitude 8 earthquakes that can cause great damage to buildings and human harm.
from Down to Earth on Jun 27, 2016.
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India needs to look carefully at its coal plans

Turbulence in the global coal market suggests that India should carefully assess its strategy to rapidly increase its coal production and thermal power capacity.
from Down to Earth on Jun 29, 2016.
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