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Qat habit drains Yemen's precious groundwater

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Mountainous Yemen is blessed with more water than its Arabian desert neighbours but the national passion for the stimulant plant qat threatens to exhaust that precious resource. Duration: 02:37 Video provided by AFP


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'Rat Girl' Breeds, Unleashes Rats Across San Francisco

'Rat Girl' Breeds, Unleashes Rats Across San Francisco

Newsy (June 1, 2014) — San Francisco's animal control says 43-year-old Erica J.'s habit of breeding rats is a serious public health hazard. Video provided by Newsy
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NASA Satellites Spot Middle East Water Loss

NASA Satellites Spot Middle East Water Loss

Newsy (Feb. 13, 2013) — Using the NASA GRACE satellite, researchers discovered the Tigris and Euphrates rivers have lost 117 million acre feet of groundwater in seven years.
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Major China Coal Plant Drains Lake, Wells: Greenpeace

Major China Coal Plant Drains Lake, Wells: Greenpeace

AFP (July 23, 2013) — A major Chinese state-owned coal producer has caused "drastic drops" in groundwater near one of its projects, the environmental group Greenpeace says.
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