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In Daraga children get a lesson in ecology
A Filipino school teaches children how to protect the environment. The Sunshine International School in Daraga caters to both Filipino and international students and has become a symbol of a global initiative to address the world’s environmental problems.
Protesters on hunger strike against mining on Mindoro Island
Clergymen and tribal leaders oppose the government’s decision to end moratorium on nickel mining on the island fearing it would seriously damage the environment. Mining operations are expected to cover 20 per cent of the island’s land mass, displacing more than 20,000 indigenous people.
Pope expresses condolences to typhoon victims in Philippines
15/04/2010 INDIA – BANGLADESH
Tropical storm leaves 130 dead, thousands homeless, as Church helps victims
Winds of up to 160 kilometres an hour devastate northeastern India and Bangladesh. Communication lines are down; rescue operations are difficult. West Bengal bishop says shelters are open across the diocese to help the displaced “without discrimination of caste or creed.”
Oil prices run-up in Asia
Inflation is expected to rise whilst economic development should slow down; China, India, and Thailand on the worst-case list.
US-EU disagreement might sink agreement on greenhouse gases
In Bali 190 countries are trying to lay down guidelines to reach a new pact two years from now. But the European Union wants binding targets for rich countries now; the United States says no. As the United Nations tries to mediate, the International Red Cross warns that climate change is causing an increase in natural disasters.
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