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Why responsible sourcing of DRC minerals has major weak spots

Peer Schouten, Danish Institute for International Studies The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is rich in minerals such as coltan, tantalum, tin and gold. All...

America

US: Health Suffers Among Asylum Seekers In Crowded Border Shelter

Heidi de Marco, Kaiser Health News Immigrants from Mexico and Central America seeking asylum in the United States frequently end up at border shelters in...

Asia

Japanese local council elects a female representative for first time

Japan's southern city of Tarumizu elected a woman to the local assembly, in a first in its history. Misuzu Ikeda, a former tax office employee,...

Australia

New Zealand’s urban freshwater is improving, but a major report reveals...

Regional councils monitor water quality in streams and rivers. Troy Baisden, CC BY-ND Troy Baisden, University of Waikato Environment Aotearoa 2019, a major report released today, provides...

Europe

Polly Higgins who mooted “ecocide” laws is dead

Polly Higgins, a British environmentalist, who led a decade-long campaign for “ecocide” to be recognised as a crime against humanity is dead. She was...

International

UN observes International Mother Earth Day; holds discussion on climate change

Member States and top officials of the United Nations General Assembly held a discussion on the need to take urgent action against the pace...

India

Kerala builds apartment complex for homeless

In a first-of-its-kind project, Kerala has constructed an apartment complex for the homeless, into which about 170 of the 271 beneficiary families have moved...

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From medicine to nanotechnology: how gold quietly shapes our world

Werner van Zyl, University of KwaZulu-Natal The periodic table of chemical elements turns 150 this year. The anniversary is a chance to shine a light...

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Mental health project covers 7000 inmates of Delhi prison

About 7000 inmates of the Tihar prison in Delhi has been given mental health counselling under 'Project Samarthan' in a year, officials said. The project,...

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