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Why Tehran is sinking dangerously

Iran has a water problem. The reserves in many groundwater basins there have been severely depleted. For the last 40 years, the country has invested a lot in the agricultural sector, and has been striving to be independent ...

dateDec 07, 2018 in Environment
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Sustainable palm oil doesn't make the grade

From food and biofuels to cosmetics and detergents, palm oil is found in countless products these days. Demand for the oil has surged in the last decade—global usage went from 37 million metric tons in 2006 to 64.2 million ...

dateDec 04, 2018 in Environment
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Permafrost: a climate time bomb?

The Earth's vast tracts of permafrost hold billions of tonnes of planet-heating greenhouse gases that scientists warn will be released by global warming, along with diseases long locked into the ice.

dateDec 05, 2018 in Environment
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