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The amount of coal being burned by China has fallen for the first time this century, according to an analysis of official statistics. China’s booming coal in the last decade has been the major contributor to the fast-rising...
October 23, 2014 North Carolina Food Distributor Shuts Down Following Huge RecallSource: Food Safety News
SunBurst Foods of Goldsboro, NC, which recently recalled virtually all of its pre-packaged sandwiches, hamburgers, chili dogs, salads and other food products because of potential Listeria contamination, has reportedly closed its...
October 23, 2014 New CDC guidelines for Ebola expanded
Examiner - The îCenter for Disease Controlî and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidelines on Oct. 20, 2014 for health workers treating Ebola patients. The CDC is using the experience gained from treatment centers at...
October 23, 2014 Climate change: EU eyes new green energy targetsSource: BBC
An EU summit gets under way shortly in Brussels aiming for agreement on carbon emission cuts that could make Europe a global leader again in climate policy.
October 23, 2014 Canada threatens tariffs on American wine, orange juice and ketchup in meat labelling dispute
Financial Post - The United States faces potential trade sanctions from Canada and Mexico after the îWorld Trade Organizationî ruled on Monday it had failed to bring its meat labelling regulations fully in line with...
October 23, 2014 Climate talks told to ease rifts as heat busts record
The Business Insider - AFP/File Giuseppe CacaceThe UN's îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) says that on current trends, the planet could be up to 4.8 C warmer by 2100 and sea levels up to 82...
October 22, 2014 Why Climate 'Uncertainty' Is No Excuse For Doing NothingSource: Science 2.0
Former environment minister Owen Paterson has called for the UK to scrap its climate change targets. In a speech to the Global Warming Policy Foundation, he cited “considerable uncertainty” over the impact of carbon emissions on...
October 22, 2014 Experts Warn Corporate Boards Aren’t Protecting Us From HackersSource: Time
In the wake of hacks against Target, Home Depot and JPMorgan, analysts say companies' boards need to be more vigilant on cybersecurity
October 22, 2014 7 industries at greatest risk from climate changeSource: CNBC
Rising temperatures and sea levels, along with increased incidence of extreme weather events, pose a threat to the global economy. Global infrastructure spending, public food supply, health and surging demand for energy are among...
Source: PBS News Hour
The Department of Homeland Security has directed travelers entering the U.S. from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea to five airports for further screening before entering the country. The new travel protocol comes after the...
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