Kicking China's coal habit — and helping to save the planet?

Kicking China's coal habit — and helping to save the planet?
The rewards have been high, but so has the cost — to the environment, to global warming and to human life. … There's less passion in the Chinese public around climate change, but Yang Fuqiang, a senior adviser to the National Resources Defense …
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Mobilizing Against a Preeminent Challenge of the 21st Century: Countering
While non-military means to address ideology or strengthen community resilience to violent extremism are not new, the Obama Administration has more fully developed them within a broader, preventive, and civilian-led framework and seeks to expand their …
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China's Ravaged Farmlands

China's Ravaged Farmlands
China's environmental degradation poses a health hazard that should be classified as a human rights violation. A report issued by the Ministry of Environmental Protection and the Ministry of Land and Resources last week was another reminder of just how …
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Muslims shouldn't fear the BJP: Joshi
We will facilitate construction of the temple within the constitutional framework. You are wooing Muslims. Is the image makeover deliberate? As union minister for human resource development (1998-2004), I initiated a programme to modernise the madrassas.
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