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The current drought in several parts of the country could affect over a 100 million people and their livelihood. The increasing water scarcity will drive perhaps over a million people away from their homes in search of areas where there is water and, therefore, the hope of life. This problem of environmental refugees is likely to become acute in...

Petronas of Malaysia was host to the Fifth Asian Oil and Gas Conference. This conference, which was opened by Malaysia's Prime Minister Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad, attracted a total of over 700 participants including the chairmen of Shell, UNOCAL, and several other companies. The global representation of organizations at this conference was a clear...

Do high oil prices benefit only oil producers? Or can we, if we look hard enough, find some benefits to consumers also? The year 2000 began well for the producers; the WTI (West Texas Intermediate), the US marker crude oil, crossed $30/barrel in February and Brent followed suit in April.

Most multilateral and bilateral development organizations have recently shifted their focus to alleviation of poverty. Yet this remains an area in which several misconceptions persist. The removal of poverty is a complex challenge, which cannot be met only by directing large sums of money through government channels for standard poverty removal...