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Text of report by Juma Kwayera entitled "Nema makes fresh bid to stop Tanzania's soda ash project" published by Kenyan privately- owned daily newspaper The Standard website on 7 September; subheading inserted editorially Kenya and Tanzania are headed for a fresh round of confrontation after the former restated its previous position that the planned construction of a soda ash and salt extraction factory on the shores of Lake is economic assault.
By Michael McCarthy Environment Editor In one of the world's great wildlife spectacles, tens of thousands of lesser flamingos gather at a South African wetland - but it is a spectacle now gravely threatened by pollution.
The Lesser Flamingo (Phoenicopterus minor) is a species of Flamingo which occurs in Africa (principally in the Great Rift Valley), across to northwest India. It is the smallest and most numerous flamingo, most likely numbering up to a million individual birds. Like all flamingos it lays a single chalky white egg on a mud mound. Most of the plumage is pinkish white. Its clearest difference from the Greater Flamingo is the much more extensive black on the bill. Size is less helpful unless...