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March 26, 2014, 1 Comment

UN Habitat 6 Freeway Removals That Changed Their Cities Forever (Gizmodo) It seems counterintuitive, right? Rip out eigh ...

Africa and water
December 17, 2013, No Comments

International Decade for Action ‘Water for Life’ 2005-2015 – Africa Water’s crucial role in acco ...

Iran in 2012 – 2013
November 25, 2013, 3 Comments

Young men make wars, and the virtues of war are the virtues of young men. Courage and hope for the future. Then old men ...

China’s Cities
November 10, 2013, No Comments

The Law of Unintended Consequences Sim Chi Yin for The New York Times Dissatisfaction and Dysfunction in a Model for Chi ...

China, energy, economy & environment 2004-2013
October 12, 2013, 4 Comments

Desperate measures — Rivers are disappearing in China. Building canals is not the solution (The Economist) Eight o ...

Wednesday Night #1641
August 14, 2013, No Comments

The fallout from Babel, uninterrupted since Biblical times, with various interpretations of the will of the Deity duplic ...

Wednesday Night #1613
January 23, 2013, No Comments

CONGRATULATIONS TO JOHN JONAS WHO HAS BEEN AWARDED THE QUEEN’S JUBILEE MEDAL WHICH HE WILL RECEIVE ON 18 FEBRUARY AT A ...

India 2011-2012
December 27, 2012, No Comments

Gang rape in India sparks debate on women’s rights Indians have been publicly debating since the Dec. 16 gang rape ...

Israel – Palestine/Gaza 2012
December 20, 2012, 9 Comments

20 December Marching Toward a Third Uprising? (IPS) – While the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip hasn’t been so quiet for ...

Three Gorges Dam – Updates
August 23, 2012, 1 Comment

Important background Three Gorges Probe Three Gorges Probe covers the social, environmental, scientific and economic imp ...