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Sun’s rays power Kyrgyz hospitals

07/05/2011 | Komila Nabiyeva

Mountainous territory and poor infrastructure means electricity supply in Kyrgyzstan is erratic / Chris Sattlberger - Panos London

From next month, five hospitals in remote mountainous provinces of Kyrgyzstan will start using solar panels to transform the sun’s rays into clean energy and hot water. Komila Nabiyeva spoke to the Kyrgyz delegation at the recent UNFCCC climate change talks in Bonn to find out more about the project

Uzbekistan: trees help restore degraded land

05/24/2011 | Komila Nabiyeva

A row of rusting trawlers lie abandoned on the former shore of the Aral Sea in Uzbekistan.

A project in the Aral Sea region of Uzbekistan is encouraging farmers to reclaim degraded, marginal cropland by planting trees.

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