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"Pakistan Flood Victims Struggle To Rebuild Alone"

In Pakistan, "Floodwaters have receded but left small children, women and the elderly battling to survive on food handouts in refugee camps on roadsides, increasingly angry at a government they say has failed them." The inadequacy of flood relief is weakening the incumbent Pakistani government and strengthening Taliban for a takeover of that nuclear-armed country. This has sparked speculation about a possible coup by Pakistan's army against the current civilian government. It has also raised concerns about the viability of the U.S. military strategy in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Some analysts view the situation as an example of how climate change may threaten U.S. security in the future.

Source: AFP, 10/01/2010

Cities Attack Climate Change, One Kilowatt at a Time

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (Canada, US, and Mexico) issued a report on Sept. 17, 2010, illustrating the steps 13 North American cities are taking, from small, planned efforts to reduce building energy use, to comprehensive, multi-sector adopted plans for reducing energy use.

Lubbock, TX 2012

Check out multimedia conference coverage, session descriptions, speakers, exhibitors and more for SEJ's 22nd annual conference, October 17-21, hosted by Texas Tech University. Image: Bat Flight Amphitheater at Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Photo © Marina Fisher-Phelps.

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