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Environment

INDONESIA: Deforestation leading to fewer resources, more disasters

Wisnawati used to make three million rupiah (US$325) a month tapping rubber trees, but now, after years of rampant deforestation, she farms rice and coffee and is lucky to bring in half that each month.

SYRIA: Drought over but crops still failing

More rain has signalled the end of three years of a devastating drought in Syria's north-eastern region but it is not falling consistently enough to benefit this year’s harvests, UN agencies have warned.

Food crisis in Niger prompts UN agency to scale up emergency aid operation

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today it is scaling up its operations in Niger, citing a recent worsening of the situation in the West African nation that has been hit by drought and poor harvests and where child malnutrition has...

FEMA's Green Book Ensures Conformance With Environmental And Historic Preservation Laws

When public agencies in Imperial County begin planning earthquake recovery projects funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA) they will consider environmental and historic matters...