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There has been a lot happening in the world.. Especially in the world of environmental news.. to give you a quick overview we have complied a bitesize catch u   Europe’s largest Floating Solar Farm Queen Elizabeth II reservoir, near Heathrow, London, is the new home to Europe’s largest floating solar farm. After 5 years of planning, it’s hoped the 23,000+ solar panel floating farm will be finished in early March. The energy generated will be used to power local water treatment plants providing clean water for over 10million people…

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Koga irrigation and watershed dam – Are smallholder farmers put at the center?

By Amalia Björnegran   “Forced to accept the consequences of the initiative, the farmers now think about how best to be compensated for the losses and damage caused, and how to cope with life in a strange environment.” (Gebre et al., 2008, 12). Those are the concerns within farming communities and their involvement in the Koga Irrigation Dam project. “Development of irrigation projects is listed as a prime tool to ensure food security at the household level” (Reynolds, 2013, 1) and “…the project is ultimately to the benefit of the…

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TTIP: You didn’t see it coming…

The 18th of April marked the global day of action against TTIP and TTP – the transatlantic trade deal that is currently under secret negotiation in the European council. Corporation representatives are mainly carrying out the negotiations, with little input from elected Members of European Parliament. However, once negotiations have concluded, the proposed agreement will be passed on to the European parliament where the elected representatives from countries within the EU can either accept, reject or amend the agreement. The day of action saw hundreds of demonstrations across Europe and…

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