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NZ Steel secures 500000 free carbon credits worth NZD 10 million

Source: SteelGuru New Zealand Steel was given nearly 500,000 free carbon credits in 2010, worth nearly NZD 10 million, to cushion it from the impact of a price on carbon, According to the country’s specialist carbon market intelligence service Carbon … Continue reading

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Guitar Frets: Environmental Enforcement Leaves Musicians in Fear

Source: WSJ Federal agents swooped in on Gibson Guitar Wednesday, raiding factories and offices in Memphis and Nashville, seizing several pallets of wood, electronic files and guitars. The Feds are keeping mum, but in a statement yesterday Gibson’s chairman and … Continue reading

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SKorea finds smuggled capsules contain human flesh

Hyung-Jin Kim Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has seized thousands of smuggled drug capsules filled with powdered flesh from dead babies, which some people believe can cure disease, officials said Monday. The capsules were made in northeastern … Continue reading

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How soap operas changed the world

Stephanie Hegarty BBC News Soap operas aren’t often celebrated for contributing to the good of society. Whether it’s the materialism of Dallas or the idle gossip of Neighbours, they are better known for being shallow and addictive than for bringing … 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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Ex-London police chief warns of massive unrest

Press TV Britain’s former head of the Metropolitan Police Service has warned of a repeat of the unprecedented unrest in the country of August 2011 if the media failed to justify the British police’s indiscriminate killings. Lord Stevens, the head … Continue reading

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NHS fairness tsar urged to quit by doctors over ‘conflict of interest’ following £799,000 payment for U.S. private health giant

David Rose Daily Mail The head of the NHS regulator that is meant to ensure fairness when private-sector firms bid for public contracts is also the chairman of a huge company whose Health Service business is worth £80?million a year … Continue reading

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Google implements privacy policy despite EU warning

BBC News Internet company Google has gone ahead with its new privacy policy despite warnings from the EU that it might violate European law. The change means private data collected by one Google service can be shared with its other … Continue reading

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Human population the primary factor in exotic plant invasions in the United States

Qinfeng Guo EurekAlert Improved data reveals new patterns of exotic plant invasions in the United States. Extensive ongoing research on biotic invasions around the world constantly increases data availability and improves data quality. New research in the United States shows … Continue reading

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