Monthly Archives: July 2011

A Critical Resource Misused and Now Running Low

bou_conveyer_belt_sahara_phosphate_yale_e360.jpgYale Environment 360
published by  Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.
07 Jul 2011: Report by Fred Pearce

Phosphate has been essential to feeding the world since the Green Revolution, but its excessive use as a fertilizer has led to widespread pollution and eutrophication. Now, many of the world’s remaining reserves are starting to be depleted.

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Morocco’s king is destroying hope for democracy

By Ahmed Benchemsi, Thursday 30 June 2011

With the protest movement weakened, King Mohammed VI is forcing constitutional change and retaining absolute power
“This is my way: I invite unto Allah with sure knowledge, I and whoever follows me.”
It was with this these words, quoted from the Qur’an, that King Mohammed VI ended his speech on 17 June, urging Morocco’s people to vote for his new constitution project in a referendum to be held on 1 July.