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Nigerian Herders Face Threat From Farmers Competing for Land

Nigerian Herders Face Threat From Farmers Competing for Land Image Men load cows that will be sold at market into a truck outside of the town of Garin, Nigeria in September.CreditCreditAdriane Ohanesian for The New York Times By Dionne Searcey Sept. 22, 2018 DAMINIYA, Nigeria — Hundreds of horned cattle ...

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Loss of Fertile Land Fuels ‘Looming Crisis’ Across Africa

LAIKIPIA, Kenya — The two elders, wearing weather-beaten cowboy hats with the strings cinched under their chins, stood at the edge of an empty farm, covering their mouths in disbelief. Their homes — neat wooden cabins — had been smashed open. All their cattle had been stolen. So had their ...

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Hydraulic fracturing chemical spills on agricultural land need scrutiny

Hydraulic fracturing, a widely used method for extracting oil and gas from otherwise impenetrable shale and rock formations, involves not only underground injections composed mostly of water, but also a mixture of chemical additives. These chemicals range from toxic biocides and surfactants, to corrosion inhibitors and slicking agents, and many ...

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In China, Homeowners Find Themselves in a Land of Doubt

By STUART LEAVENWORTH and KIKI ZHAO May 31, 2016 WENZHOU, China — Chen Furong and his wife bought their home 23 years ago for its proximity to the city center and for the tree-lined canal just outside. Their dream was to pass it on to their children and grandchildren, a piece of wealth giving ...

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