Environment

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Mud Structures: Spectacular And Sustainable

Mud buildings have withstood the test of time; will they populate our futures too?

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Minorities Attacked During Pakistani Floods

In addition to the country-wide chaos, affliction, and death due to the catastrophic Pakistani floods, religious minorities in the country are suffering increased levels of persecution and the denial of aid and resources in many cities around the nation.

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Five Years of Struggles, a Future of Hope

The five year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina marks more than just the five years since the initial Category 3 storm that hit on August 29, 2005.

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Crocheter Knits Hope for Flood Victims

30-year-old freelance artist, Savera Iftikhar, discovered her talent of crocheting accidentally - literally.

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One of the Worst Humanitarian Disasters Ever Seen

Described as one of the worst humanitarian disasters ever seen, the devastating floods in Pakistan have destroyed the lives of many and brought catastrophe to the nation.

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Eco-Islam in Africa

Green is the color commonly associated with Islam and some scholars say the Qur'an also commands Muslims to be green in the modern environmental sense. In East Africa, a development project using Islamic ethics has taught locals the Qur'anic imperatives of conserving natural resources. Some say eco-Islam has taken root. From Pemba Island in Tanzania, Matthew Brunwasser reports.

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Clinton Promises Pakistan Support For Natural Disasters

U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton spoke on Wednesday stating that the White House will stand by and assist Pakistan with much needed disaster relief as well as a recent suicide bombing that killed a Pakistani military commander.

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Clinton Pledges $10 Million to Help Pakistan Flood Victims

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton promised $10 million in emergency funds to Pakistan to aid in the relief efforts after the catastrophic floods in the country’s northwest region.

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Food Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know

Consumers today are thinking more and more about where their food comes from, how it’s produced and what impact their grocery shopping choices have on the world.

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Oil Industry Reform Bill Passes in House

On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to impose new safety regulations on the offshore oil-drilling industry in light the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico caused by the explosion of a drilling rig.