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House Passes Bill to Address Threat of Climate Change

a shared story    327 weeks 3 days 15 hours 7 minutes ago
Overcoming deep divisions within its Democratic majority, the House passed legislation on Friday intended to address the threat of global warming and transform the way the United States produces and uses energy. 

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Organic slum

a shared story    347 weeks 2 days 19 hours 12 minutes ago
Sound and images as poor Kenyans eye green riches 

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GM: Reliance on Oil "Not Going to Work"

a shared story    411 weeks 13 hours 7 minutes ago
General Motors plans to introduce a new hybrid model every three months for the next four years and says the auto industry is entering an era where it will "shift significantly to a different model of propulsion" because reliance on petroleum "is not going to work" That's...(more) 

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BP agrees to 20-billion-dollar oil spill fund

a shared story    276 weeks 5 days 21 hours 8 minutes ago
AFP - BP on Wednesday agreed to pay 20 billion dollars into an independently run fund to meet the spiralling costs of the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, bowing to tough demands from President Barack Obama. 

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China blames pollution for surge in birth defect

a shared story    348 weeks 8 hours 29 minutes ago
Chinese officials told the state media that birth defects are increasing at an alarming rate and that a major reason was degradation of the environment. "The number of newborns with birth defects is constantly increasing in both urban and rural areas," Jiang Fan, vice minister of the...(more) 

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Bitter winter spells trouble for US bee population

a shared story    288 weeks 9 hours 29 minutes ago
America's dwindling honey bee population has been badly hit by the bitter winter, the harshest in decades, with experts warning that winter losses could be as high as 50 percent. Beekeepers normally lose around 10 percent of their colonies during the wintertime, when food stores are low...(more) 

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Mayor Tries to Transform Mexico City

a shared story    427 weeks 1 day 18 hours 26 minutes ago
The mayor of crime-ridden, smog-choked Mexico City is trying to do what some might consider impossible: transform his megalopolis into a place that's more healthy, livable and even fun. And despite much skepticism, initiatives such as "urban beaches" and outdoor movies have become a wild success. Mexico's capital...(more) 

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Oil in Gulf Poses Only Slight Risk, New U.S. Report Says

a shared story    269 weeks 6 days 9 hours 14 minutes ago
The government is expected to announce on Wednesday that three-quarters of the oil from the Deepwater Horizon leak has already evaporated, dispersed, been captured or otherwise eliminated — and that much of the rest is so diluted that it does not seem to pose much additional...(more) 

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Energy in Germany: Nuclear fallout

a shared story    426 weeks 1 day 43 minutes ago
Until recently, nuclear power seemed to be making its way back into public favour in Germany. A warm winter, and dire warnings by scientists about climate change, convinced many that carbon emissions might be a bigger danger than nuclear accidents or radioactive waste. Opinion polls this...(more) 

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Barack Obama orders new nuclear review amid growing feud

a shared story    292 weeks 2 days 9 hours 27 minutes ago
President Barack Obama has ordered the rewriting of the draft new US Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), amid frustration in the White House that the document fails to reflect his aspirations for a nuclear-weapons-free world and an end to "cold war thinking". 

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Not just oil: US hit peak water in 1970 and nobody noticed

a shared story    279 weeks 4 days 24 minutes ago
The concept of peak oil, where the inaccessibility of remaining deposits ensures that extraction rates start an irreversible decline, has been the subject of regular debate for decades. Although that argument still hasn't been settled—estimates range from the peak already having passed us to its arrival...(more) 

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Huge Iraq Dust Storm Seen From Space

a shared story    325 weeks 6 days 8 hours 17 minutes ago
A giant dust storm that has raged through Iraq and other Middle East countries for more than a week has been imaged by satellite. 

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