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Jordan’s Za’atari camp goes green with new solar plant

The largest solar plant ever built in a refugee camp went live, providing clean and much-needed additional power to 80,000 Syrian refugees living in Jordan’s Za’atari camp. The plant will reduce annual carbon dioxide emissions from the camp by 13,000

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Is Syria really a ‘climate war’?

The Syrian civil war has raged for more than six years now. You’ve probably heard the following story linking it to climate change: an intense drought, made more likely thanks to global warming, caused “mass migration” within the country from

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Amnesty seeks criminal inquiry into Shell over alleged complicity in murder and torture in Nigeria

Amnesty International is calling for a criminal investigation into the oil giant Shell regarding allegations it was complicit in human rights abuses carried out by the Nigerian military. A review of thousands of internal company documents and witness statements points

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How the structure of global oil markets fuels authoritarianism and war

by Zack Beauchamp Almost every day, even if you don’t own a car, you probably buy something made from oil. Usually we don’t think about where that money goes – because the answer, at least some of the time, is

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Climate change will create more violent extremism, if we let it

The protests and violent conflict in Syria that began in 2011 originally took U.S. security analysts by surprise. Early in the Arab Spring, the State Department had ranked Syria near the bottom of a list of Middle East and North

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5 Reasons Oil Prices Are Dropping

As oil prices continue to fall, analysts and producers are trying to wrap their heads around the reasons and identify a floor price. Even though crude benchmarks like Brent and WTI keep dropping, the cost of finding oil continues to

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Reports: Renewables, Energy Efficiency Can Help Avert Water Crisis

Dependency on fossil fuel-based energy will lead to a global water crisis by 2040 unless power generators increase efficiency and the use of renewables, according to two new reports by CNA Corporation, a nonprofit research and analysis organization. The research,

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