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IUCN reclassifies Sumatran elephants as critically endangered
Jeremy Hance mongabay.com January 05, 2012 A 593 pound Pacific bluefin tuna sold for $735,000 (56.49 million yen) in Tokyo's Tsukiji market today.
Water is scarce. Yet, we take it for granted, we waste it, and we even pay too much to drink it from little plastic bottles. Today, nearly 1 billion people in the developing world don't have access to it. Clean, safe drinking water is scarce. It is the foundation of life, a basic human need.
Volunteers from Tahrir Doctors Society on hand to give medical help during a sit-in in Tahrir Square in May 2011. Tahrir Doctors Society members take their medical caravan to the city of Beny Suif. The founders of Tahrir Doctors Society at their first makeshift hospital in January 2011.
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Manila's Pasig River continues to play an important social, cultural, historical and political role.
Large parts of China's longest river, the Yangtze, have been irreversibly polluted, state media quotes a report as saying.
Article 18. Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.
By The Washington Times Friday, April 8, 2011
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Human Rights Issues In The Context Of Recent Mass Protests In Syria Amnesty International considers that the crimes being committed in Syria amount to crimes against humanity as they appear to be part of a widespread, as well as systematic, attack against the civilian population.
In 2000 the transnational oil giant BP Amoco rebranded itself as "bp: beyond petroleum." The rebranding was part of an effort to portray BP as an energy company, not just an oil company: one that incorporated solar energy in its portfolio and was willing to move away from oil.
Often the story of Shell’s atrocities in Nigeria has focused on its complicity in the death of the Ogoni Ken Saro-Wiwa, or the human rights abuses that were committed in the mid-nineties. But now a great new report from the oil industry watch-dog Platform, and published in coalition with a number of NGOs, has looked at Shell’s more recent misdemeanours in the Delta over the last decade. Once again it makes disturbing reading for the oil giant.
By consistently behaving as if human rights law does not apply to itself, the USA poses a challenge to the universality of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. By Reed Brody May 1999
Tea is grown in more than 45 countries worldwide, and while India and China are the biggest producers, Sri Lanka and Kenya lead the way in exporting tea to meet the global demand. Two main issues are associated with tea production: the vast amount of land required to grow it, and the intensive labour needed to harvest it. Human rights violations have been reported at plantations in virtually all major tea producing countries, while the plantations themselves have a profound effect on the local environment.
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