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January 2007

2007: The year of biomonitoring?

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The line between the private and the public has increasingly blurred in recent years as the language of rights has framed issues of public goods and public commons. Our understanding of basic human rights has expanded to include the right to clean water, clean air, and more.

Happy New Year, trivia junkies

The BBC has compiled a handy list of 100 facts you may have missed last year. A few that are tangentially related to private sector development:

#76. In Bhutan government policy is based on Gross National Happiness; thus most street advertising is banned, as are tobacco and plastic bags.

#81. Iceland has the highest concentration of broadband users in the world.

#94. There are two million cars and trucks in Brazil which run on alcohol.