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$46m carbon tax bill for hospitals, schools

Simon Benson The Telegraph THE average Sydney hospital will be hit with a $120,000 annual carbon bill after the $23-a-tonne tax kicks in on July 1. Local public schools will also be forced to come up with an extra $9000 … Continue reading

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Leaked document reveals Rio+20 sustainable development goals

John Vidal The Guardian Countries will be asked this summer to sign up for 10 new sustainable development goals for the planet and promise to build green economies at the first earth summit in 20 years. According to a leak … Continue reading

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The US Military Wants To ‘Microchip’ Troops

Robert Johnson Business Insider DARPA is at it again. This time, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has announced plans to create nanochips for monitoring troops health on the battlefield. Kate Knibbs at Mobiledia reports the sensors are targeted at preventing … Continue reading

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Breaking – EPA’s “crucifier” resigns

Anthony Watts WUWT Junkscience.com reports that: EPA official Al Armendariz who rocketed to infamy last week because of 2010 comments about “crucifying” industry, has resigned from the agency. Click for his resignation letter. (PDF) Here’s the source of the uproar, … Continue reading

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49 Former NASA Scientists Send A Letter Disputing Climate Change

Gus Lubin Business Insider Some prominent voices at NASA are fed up with the agency’s activist stance toward climate change. The following letter asking the agency to move away from climate models and to limit its stance to what can … Continue reading

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DARPA Director Goes to Google But Probes Continue

John P. Mello Jr. PC World Twin probes into possible irregularities in the awarding of contracts worth hundreds of thousands of dollars during the tenure of Regina Dugan at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will continue even though … Continue reading

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Moody’s declares Greece in default

Press TV Moody’s Investors Service has declared Greece in default on its debt, despite an announcement by the Greek government that a large number of private creditors had signed on to a debt exchange plan. The US-based credit rating agency … Continue reading

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TEDxLausanne – Steve Edge – What goes around, comes around

Steve Edge TED While dealing with our challenges requires a great deal of serious thinking, it is refreshing that, in these complex and troubling times, there are people around injecting a strong dose of craziness and humor into the mix. … Continue reading

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UN to propose planetary regulations of water, food

Kelley Vlahos FOX News An environmental report issued by an agency of the United Nations last month has some critics sounding the alarm, saying it is a clarion call for “global governance” over how the Earth is managed. The report, … Continue reading

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FDA Warns on Statins

Thomas Burton & Ron Winslow Wall Street Journal The Food and Drug Administration raised safety concerns about the popular class of cholesterol-fighting drugs called statins, warning that patients taking the drugs may face a “small increased risk” of higher blood … Continue reading

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