Environment

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A helicopter shot of Fukushima Daiichi 3 March, 17, 2011
A helicopter shot of Fukushima Daiichi 3 March, 17, 2011


Dwindling Bird Populations In Fukushima Following Accident

This is the time of year when birds come out and really spread their wings, but since a disastrous day just before spring’s arrival four years ago, Japan’s Fukushima province has not been friendly to the feathered. And as several recent papers from University of South Carolina biologist Tim Mousseau and colleagues show, the avian […]

Drought


The Game-Changing Water Revolution: Interview With Stanley Weiner

By James Stafford Globally, water demand is threatening to dangerously outpace supply, while in the US, dry states such as Texas and California are suffering from shortages and the future forebodes more suffering. For the North American shale boom, the lack of water is suffocating. Amid this doom and gloom, a water revolution emerges, led […]

The Aral sea is drying up. Bay of Zhalanash, Ship Cemetery, Aralsk, Kazakhstan. Photo Credit: UNESCO, Zhanat Kulenov, Wikipedia Commons.


The Growing Potential For Water Wars – Analysis

Tensions over water are nothing new and will increase as shortages mount. However, it is possible to avoid violent conflicts over this fundamental resource for human survival provided certain efforts are made to address this pressing challenge. According to its Charter, the United Nations’ purposes are to maintain international peace and security; to develop friendly […]

Nile Delta. Photo Credit: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Nile Delta. Photo Credit: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC


Beyond The Politics Of The Nile – Analysis

By Minga Negash, Seid Hassan, Mammo Muchie and Abu Girma* On March 23, 2015, Egypt, Ethiopia and the Sudan signed a declaration of principles on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam[1] (GERD). Since then, an intense debate has been going on regarding the modalities and core principles which were spelled out in the Declaration. Unfortunately, the […]