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16 December 2013

Daily archive · 4 posts

Stories from 16 December 2013

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VIDEO: Hydroelectric Power in Southern Brazil ‘Neither Really Clean, Nor Really Cheap’

A video report produced by Coletivo Catarse takes a look at hydroelectric plants along the Uruguay River in southern Brazil and raises questions about the real costs of hydroelectric power.

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Cold, Rain and Flooding for 1.8 Million Palestinians in Gaza this Winter

Around 10,000 Palestinians in northern Gaza were displaced from their homes after four days of torrential rain.

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Saudi Arabia Passes Criticized “Anti-Terrorism Law”

Calling for political reform in Saudi Arabia is now considered terrorism, according to a new law which came into effect today.

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Uruguay Becomes a “Sanctuary for Whales and Dolphins”

Uruguay's new law prohibiting the hunting, fishing, or mistreatment of whales and dolphins was passed unanimously by the country's legislature and put into effect by President José Mujica.

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