Acid Rain

Also called acid deposition, acid rain is an umbrella term referring to any kind of precipitation involving acidic constituents, such as nitric acid or sulfuric acid, which descend upon earth in different forms – including rain, fog, snow, hail and also dust. Contrary to common perception, acid rain not just affects areas notorious for polluting […]

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Conflict Resource

A conflict resource is a natural resource that’s been traded in an environment of exploitation, conflict and human rights or humanitarian law violation. In other words, if there’s tension (such as war) relating to or behind the commercial use of a particular natural resource, the specific substance is a conflict resource. Such conflict resources, in […]

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Famine

Famine is the state of extreme food scarcity within a geographical area. It’s basically the next level of food shortage. Acute food shortage within a family is not famine – the situation must affect a large population. Fortunately, famine has never been nationwide or continent-wide. It’s always local or regional, unless the country isn’t as […]

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