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Food Disaster Approaching?

Forget the price of gas, maybe we should worry about the price of food. Experts are saying food prices will rise by 30% over the next 10 years. Just in the last year, food prices have seen a 40% increase. We’ve seen the political unrest that has caused this year, and it looks like things(…)

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Food Disaster Approaching?

Forget the price of gas, maybe we should worry about the price of food. Experts are saying food prices will rise by 30% over the next 10 years. Just in the last year, food prices have seen a 40% increase. We’ve seen the political unrest that has caused this year, and it looks like things(…)

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The River Has Its Way

When Americans talk about “the river” they are talking about the greatest river of them all, the Mississippi. This spring the great river is flooding at its highest levels in over 80 years. In order to protect major cities like Baton Rouge and New Orleans, floodwaters are being diverted to about 3,000 square miles of(…)

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Floodwaters inundate south-east Australia

Thousands flee homes as floods ravage Victoria state, with Horsham city split in two after Wimmera river overflows. Knee-deep water inundated communities in south-east Australia today, splitting one town in two, as swollen rivers carried flood fears downstream and officials urged residents to evacuate. The state of Victoria is the latest area of Australia afflicted(…)

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Australian floods: rebuilding task will reach ‘post-war proportions’

Queensland premier Anna Bligh said the crisis was the worst natural disaster the state had experienced. The task of rebuilding communities in Queensland submerged by floodwaters would reach that of “post-war proportions”, the state’s premier warned today, as the Brisbane river continued to surge through the city, and the death toll rose to 15, with(…)

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