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Nearly 200 Rhinos Killed in South Africa So Far This Year

2011 is shaping up to be one of the worst years on record for rhinos. Poachers in South Africa have already killed 193 of the animals in the first six months of this year alone — that’s according to conservation group WWF. This grim uptick in rhino killing puts 2011 on track to surmount last […]

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Water Shortages Threaten Food Future in the Arab Middle East

Long after the political uprisings in the Middle East have subsided, many underlying challenges that are not now in the news will remain. Prominent among these are rapid population growth, spreading water shortages, and ever growing food insecurity. In some countries, grain production is now falling as aquifers are depleted. After the Arab oil-export embargo […]

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