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Diverting Russian Rivers: An Idea That Won’t Die

Diverting Russian Rivers: An Idea That Won’t Die

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Fragilecologies Archive 9 October 1995 A few decades ago, the leaders of the Soviet Union set into motion the planning process for the possible diversion of northward-flowing Siberian rivers to the arid southern part of…

Disaster Response as a Growth Industry

Disaster Response as a Growth Industry

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Fragilecologies Archives 5 June 1995 There is a transition afoot that we are missing. It is subtle. It is creeping. It is happening. Money that had been going to economic development activities in recent decades…

Free Riders vs. Freeloaders

Free Riders vs. Freeloaders

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Fragilecologies Archives 10 April 1995 We’ve been hearing a lot more these days about free riders. The notion of a free rider is used in economics to describe someone who does not contribute to payments…

In Central Asia: A Sea Dies, A Sea Also Rises

In Central Asia: A Sea Dies, A Sea Also Rises

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Fragilecologies Archives 10 November 1994 When Vice President Gore was a Senator, he wrote a book called “Earth in the Balance.” In it he focused on the fate of the Aral Sea, in the Central…

Counter Force, Counter Value, Counter Earth

Counter Force, Counter Value, Counter Earth

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Fragilecologies Archives 10 March 1994 Grandiose military strategies are designed by nations as much to deter aggression as to undertake it. In the post-World War II Cold War era, foreign policy strategists designed a policy…