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The Hidden Cost Of Water

The Hidden Cost Of Water

It is our most precious resource. Yet most of us have no idea that the trade that keeps much of the planet water secure relies on just five countries. We are deluded if we think we can continue to take it for granted. We need to think about water in new ways. Put simply, human beings don’t understand its true value, and we are at a point in our relationship with nature’s vast but limited resources where we can’t afford to stay ignorant.

From The Margins To The Millions

While officially honored and celebrated, the poetic tradition is effectively the preserve of a shrinking elite in the English-speaking world. What lessons can be learned from the Middle East, where verse is so cherished that poets can draw enormous television audiences.

The Truth About Transparency

Added together, the money lost to corruption in developing countries each year, more than US$1 trillion, is nearly ten times the total amount spent by governments on international aid. It is estimated that corruption costs Africa alone US$148 billion.

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