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99% Of Old Buildings In Israel Not Earthquake Safe

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Despite legislation and incentives, the vast majority of structures in Israel have not undergone any fortification in preparation, leaving them extremely vulnerable to earthquakes; as Israel is on the Great Rift Valley, a large part of its periphery is particularly

Pearl Delta Water Is Arsenic Ridden

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Environmental authorities in South China’s Guangdong Province have questioned a Canadian scholar’s claim that arsenic levels in groundwater in some parts of the Pearl River Delta are 15 times higher than the international standard, while experts affirmed the situation is

Record Temperatures Scorch Middle East

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Record-shattering temperatures this summer have scorched countries from Morocco to Saudi Arabia and beyond, as climate experts warn that the severe weather could be a harbinger of worse to come. UN officials and climate scientists predict that, in coming decades,

Hundreds Dead in Sudan Floods

Sudanese authorities perform maintenance on a section of the highway that has been damaged due to heavy flooding on August 15, 2016, in the impoverished eastern state of Kasala bordering Eritrea.
Thousands of houses have been destroyed and several villages submerged after flooding triggered by torrential rainfall killed 100 people across Sudan, officials and an AFP photographer said. / AFP PHOTO / ASHRAF SHAZLY

The United Nations says it is facing a shortfall of hundreds of millions of dollars for Sudan’s 2016 aid needs as the country battles flooding that has killed more than 100 people since July. Entire villages have been submerged in

Euphrates Dries Up. ISIS Fight Over Water

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The “Garden of Eden” is drying up this summer. Water levels in the fabled Mesopotamian marshes of southern Iraq have reached their lowest levels since Saddam Hussein substantially drained them in the 1990s to starve their inhabitants. The reason is

Russia To Compensate Over Greenpeace Snatch

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Russia must compensate the Netherlands over the 2013 seizure of Greenpeace’s Arctic Sunrise ship during a protest against Arctic oil drilling, an international court ruled on Monday. The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) “found that the Netherlands is entitled to

Japan Nuclear Reactor Sparks Protest

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While Japan’s first nuclear power restart had to endure protests and even a volcano alert, the bond market is already pricing in more reactors resuming operations. The cost to insure Kyushu Electric Power Co. debt against non payment fell to

Japan Marks Tsunami Anniversary

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Millions of people around Japan have marked the first anniversary of the massive earthquake and tsunami which devastated dozens of communities and left 19,000 people dead. Across the country, trains stopped, shoppers stood still and people fell silent at 2:46pm,

Scientists Survey Japan Quake Zone

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Scientists on Thursday launched a mission to the seabed off Japan where a massive quake triggered last year’s devastating tsunami, to get their first proper look at the buckled ocean floor. Researchers from Germany and Japan are sending high-tech vehicles

8 Executives Kept In Pollution Case

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another company official, bringing the total to eight, over a massive river pollution case in the country’s south, the government and state media said Thursday. Industrial waste — including toxic cadmium — polluted up to a 300-kilometre (190-mile) section of

Govt. Kept Japan Exodus Secret

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The Japanese government’s worst-case scenario at the height of the nuclear crisis last year warned that tens of millions of people, including Tokyo residents, might need to leave their homes, according to a report obtained by The Associated Press. But

China Wants Kyoto Extension

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China, the world’s top greenhouse gas emitter, said Tuesday it will push at next week’s climate talks for an extension of the Kyoto Protocol, which requires rich nations to reduce their emissions. Beijing’s top climate negotiator Xie Zhenhua also called