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Africa’s road to environmental destruction

Africa’s raw materials are attracting investors and African states are hoping to capitalize by building roads connecting the continent. But activists warn developments could come at the expense of people and nature. When ecologist Jeff...

The language of poverty statistics

Reduction in poverty has been the major goal of developmental planning in India since independence and has been the prime focus of the Indian government through all the five year plans, beginning in 1951. But...

The Great Indian Thirst

Water, Water everywhere, Nor any drop to drink. -Samuel Taylor Coleridge had foreseen the future long back in the 18th century. About 70 percent of the earth’s surface is covered with water, however, only 1...

World Bank endorses first grant to Myanmar in 25 years

The World Bank has approved a multi-million-dollar grant for Myanmar to support reform endeavors in the country formally known as Burma. It’s the first financial aid provided to the nation in over two decades. The...