NANDIGRAM, India (Reuters) - It's the peak harvest season, but not a single sheaf of paddy grows on Abu Tayeb's land, testament to a hollow victory for farmers in eastern India who fought to keep big industry off their land but now face ruin.
The canal, linking Shijiazhuang in neighboring Hebei province to the capital, would divert 300-500 million cubic meters of water from four Hebei reservoirs next year, the newspaper said, citing project officials.
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WALNUT CREEK, CA--Termites -- notorious for their voracious appetite for wood, rendering houses to dust and causing billions of dollars in damage per year -- may provide the biochemical means to a greener biofuel future. The bellies of these tiny beasts actually harbor a gold mine of microbes that have now been tapped as a rich source of enzymes for improving the conversion of wood or waste biomass to valuable biofuels.
MALIBU, California (Reuters) - Firefighters gained the
upper hand on Sunday against a fierce wildfire that destroyed
49 homes in the exclusive beachside community of Malibu, where
residents were allowed to return and assess the damage.
OSLO (Reuters) - Marine scientists called on Sunday for a
$2-3 billion study of threats such as overfishing and climate
change to the oceans, saying they were as little understood as
LONDON (Reuters) - A North Sea oil platform was briefly
evacuated on Sunday and around 5,000 barrels per day of crude
output shut down after a fire broke out on board.
KAMPALA (Reuters) - The Commonwealth did not go far enough
in pushing rich countries to tackle climate change at its
Kampala summit, the prime minister of a Caribbean island nation
menaced by rising sea levels said on Sunday.
From an average of 120 disasters a year in the early 1980s,
there are now as many as 500, with Oxfam attributing the rise
to unpredictable weather conditions cause by global warming.
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