Sunday 08 April 2012
China sets up rare earth body to shake up industryReuters | 08 Apr 2012
BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Sunday set up a rare earth industry association, state media reported, in a move to speed up consolidation of its sprawling industry that has drawn fire for what overseas trade partners call unfair export quotas.
Nigeria: Rainstorm Wreaks Havoc in EnuguAllAfrica.com | 08 Apr 2012
[Vanguard] PROPERTY worth millions of naira were destroyed, Friday night, by rainstorm that hit some areas of Enugu capital city, especially Uwani and Coal Camp.
Nigeria: Japan Tsunami, Nuclear Disaster - Lessons for the Country - Amb. ShojiAllAfrica.com | 08 Apr 2012
[Vanguard] 'How we are helping host country on power, technological devt'.'Japanese Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Ryuichi Shoji speaks on hinderances to Nigeria's technological advancement and how his home country is helping to address them. Shoji also comments on the lessons Nigeria can learn from the tsunami and the attendant nuclear disaster that struck Japan about a year ago. Excerpt:
Sowing seeds, reaping energy with Harvest PowerClimateBiz | 08 Apr 2012
Paul Sellew, the CEO of the company that turns food and agricultural leftovers into energy, talks about community-building, the importance of organics management in renewable energy, and why compost and power are all entertwined.
Achim Steiner: 'We haven't even begun to understand the damage we are bringing to bear on the sustai...The Independent | 08 Apr 2012
It's a question many people have probably asked themselves, seeing the ever-increasing environmental degradation around the world: why aren't we doing more to protect our planet? And it's not that easy to answer, as it seems such an obvious course of action, given the parlous state the Earth is in. But Achim Steiner has an answer of sorts. He thinks things are so bad that people can't quite grasp it.
Pollutionwatch: UK experienced top levels of air pollution in MarchGuardian Unlimited | 08 Apr 2012
Air pollution during March reached the top level of the government's new air pollution index. For most of the month high pressure systems caused air to slowly re-circulate over the UK and near continent. Without rain to wash it out, particle air pollution gradually built up as the air slowly passed...
The biosphere: nature is all we have | EditorialGuardian Unlimited | 08 Apr 2012
The project to name and classify all living species on earth is important not just for posterity, but for the futureImagine an economic community in which nobody could list the stakeholders or identify those about to default. Or try to set a value on a reference library that has catalogued only a...
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