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Aral Sea Has Partially Healed

August 25, 2008 / No Comments

For the last few decades, the Aral Sea in Central Asia suffered of what the Russians did, back in the 50s. They diverted the two tributary rivers into irrigation for cotton and rice crops and caused what scientists called an irreversible environmental disaster. Aral Sea Nowdays (Google Maps) The smaller bodies of water became much saltier destroying the fishing industry ...

World Bank Concludes Biofuels are Cause of High Food Prices

July 16, 2008 / No Comments

It's not the high crude oil prices causing high gasoline prices that are driving up food costs. It's not the fault of the US invasion of Iraq and upsetting the oil bucket. It's not even the global warming monster that is causing food shortages, hunger among the poor, increased poverty or social unrest. It's not even the demands of the ...

Indiana Jones and Friends Join World Bank to Save the Tigers

June 10, 2008 / No Comments

Harrison Ford (aka Indiana Jones), Bo Derek and Robert Duvall have recently joined forces with the World Bank to save the the tigers from extinction. A century ago there were at least 100,000 tigers. Studies revealed that there are currently less than 4,000. Though the World Bank is more likely to support poverty and developing countries rather than wildlife projects they ...