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More people moved in China near Three Gorges dam

21 January Another 300,000 people are to be moved from their homes near China’s Three Gorges dam, according to state media. It is unclear if the relocations are directly because of the dam and its reservoir but almost 1.3 million … Continue reading

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The Faceoff over Land in Rural Indonesia

Poor farmers are stymieing the government’s efforts to build new roads and ports to boost growth Semarang, Indonesia – Construction on the six-lane highway meant to span Java, Indonesia’s most populous island, comes to an end 200 yards from Nur … Continue reading

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Ethiopia sets aside land for foreign investors

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia has marked out 1.6 million hectares of land for investors willing to develop commercial farms, an investment official said on Wednesday.

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Sahara gas pipeline gets go-ahead

Nigeria, Niger and Algeria have signed an agreement to build a multi-billion dollar pipeline to take Nigerian gas across the Sahara to the Mediterranean.

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Hydro-power dam in Amazon

BRASILIA – Brazil approved on Wednesday an environmental permit for a hydroelectric dam in the Amazon, an official said on Wednesday, advancing a project the government hopes will shore up power supplies but critics call an ecological disaster.

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