Bahrain’s Farms Disappearing Under Concrete Towers

Inter Press Service: Environmentalists are engaged in a nation-wide campaign to protect what is left of the agricultural belt in Bahrain. Seventy percent of farms have been eliminated due to urbanisation, according to environmentalists who are warning of a serious environmental crisis. The 692 square kilometre island - with a population of 1,234,596 according to preliminary results of the census released in Nov. 2010 - has been involved in massive sea reclamation activities, but has also been turning farms in the......

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