30 Nov '14, 7pm

Flower power? Afghan opium production hits all-time high - The Ecologist

Flower power? Afghan opium production hits all-time high - The Ecologist

The CIA's admission of its role in creating the modern cocaine trade is little known and barely acknowledged in the US. A look at the present state of the heroin trade makes it grimly obvious that nothing has changed and that no lesson has been learned. 2014 was a banner year for Afghanistan's booming opium industry. According to a recent United Nations annual survey released on Wednesday, opium cultivation set a record in 2014, increasing by an impressive 7% year-over-year and up nearly 50% from 2012. Afghanistan presently produces 80% of the world's heroin which provides billions of dollars in illicit profits for the powerful drug Mafia. Heroin trafficking and production have flourished under US military occupation and transformed Afghanistan into a dysfunctional narco-colony. Readers who follow events in Afghanistan will recall that the Taliban had virtually eradicated ...

Full article: http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2635959/fl...

Tweets

Report: Afghan who killed US general not Taliban

stripes.com 04 Dec '14, 6pm

Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene U.S. Army Related GALLERY Maj. Gen. Harold Greene receives full burial honors at Arlington A ca...

Making Emergency Power Available During Disasters — Without Batteries

Making Emergency Power Available During Disaste...

renewableenergyworld.com 01 Dec '14, 2pm

This is a very common assumption made by grid-tie PV homeowners : PV systems will continue providing power during a power ...

When is it Time to Think About Emergency Lighting?

greenbuildingelements.com 01 Dec '14, 12pm

Whether you’re designing a school, a large hospital, a public courthouse, or even a simple utility shed, having well thoug...

Solving a power rail error in an embedded proce...

edn.com 30 Nov '14, 8pm

We designed an embedded processor board that ran under Windows 7. When the hardware was deployed to the software developer...

Move over big power - the micropower revolution is here! - The Ecologist

Move over big power - the micropower revolution...

theecologist.org 29 Nov '14, 11am

The central power plants that dominated the 20th century energy landscape are seeing their market share in energy generati...

News that will make you feel old: #LagunaBeach ...

cleo.com.au 01 Dec '14, 1am

Website Terms and Conditions 1. Terms and Conditions In these terms and conditions, "we", "us" and "our" means Bauer Media...

70th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Beneteau ...

bymnews.com 01 Dec '14, 3am

70th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Beneteau leads the production pack Thursday, 27 November 2014 A fleet of 119 will li...