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Anti-Poverty Index Scores US Last on Environment Policies
United Nations - Despite its enormous wealth and phenomenal growth in technological inventions, the United States remains far behind other industrialized countries in trying to help poor nations embark on the path of development, a new study by an independent think tank concludes. The United States...
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Greenpeace Tracks Whales As Japan Plans Hunt
SYDNEY - Environmental group Greenpeace is satellite tracking 19 humpback whales as they travel from the South Pacific back to Antarctic waters this whaling season, to prove Japan does not need to kill whales to study them. Greenpeace said the tracking would gather data on the humpbacks' movements...
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Scientist: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Hit Danger Mark Sooner Then Expected
SYDNEY - The global economic boom has accelerated greenhouse gas emissions to a dangerous threshold not expected for a decade and could potentially cause irreversible climate change, said one of Australia's leading scientists. Tim Flannery, a world recognized climate change scientist and Australian...
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Aussies Lose Confidence In The US and George W. Bush
Australians have suffered a dramatic loss of confidence in the ability of the US to manage international affairs amid growing dissatisfaction with President George W. Bush and his conduct of the Iraq war. The first survey of attitudes by a centre set up by the Howard Government to improve relations...
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More Bounties in Afghanistan and Pakistan Will Result in Detention of Innocent Civilians
300 Uncharged Prisoners Still in Guantanamo from 2001 Reward Program
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Bush Draws Fire at Climate Talks
WASHINGTON - Some of the world's biggest greenhouse polluters took aim at President George W. Bush on Friday, calling him "isolated" and questioning his leadership on the problem of global warming. Bush, who convened the two-day meeting of the 17 biggest emitters of climate-warming gases, stressed...
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Bush Fiddles While World Burns
This week, Bush is hosting a global warming summit composed of the world's sixteen largest greenhouse gas emitters. Unlike the UN meeting held earlier in the week, it is not intended to actually deal with global warming. It's designed to kick the problem down the road to the next administration,...
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The Languages of Extinction: The World's Endangered Tongues
Every fortnight, another language dies; some 40 per cent of the world's languages are thought to be at risk. Now a new study has identified those that are most endangered.
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UN Adopts Historic Statement on Native Rights
UNITED NATIONS - Despite strong objections from the United States and some of its allies, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution Thursday calling for the recognition of the world's 370 million indigenous peoples' right to self-determination and control over their lands and resources. The...
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Keep Monsanto Out of Our Milk
The recent announcement by Kroger stores that it will no longer use the genetically engineered growth hormone rbST (also known as rbGH) in its private label milk brand is part of a nationwide trend among dairy processors, retailers and farmers. Starbucks, Tillamook, Safeway and Chipotle Restaurants...
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