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August 26, 2015 EPA withholds mine spill documents from CongressSource: Fox News
A congressional committee blasted the Environmental Protection Agency today for blocking release of documents related to the Gold King mine disaster, which poured deadly chemicals into the largest source of drinking water in the...
Source: CBS News
New federal guidelines requiring healthier school lunches have made headlines in recent years, but that doesn't mean kids are eating them up.
August 25, 2015 How India can cut short-term carbon emissions by 70%Source: Business Standard
As India works on its voluntary commitments to reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, Indian experts have explained how the country could cut its carbon emissions from short-lived climate pollutants by nearly three-fourths...
August 25, 2015 Migrant crisis: Hungary surge as fence slowly risesSource: BBC News
A bizarre contrast has emerged in Hungary's handling of the refugee crisis. While the government rages against "illegal migrants" and state-run media warn of the infectious diseases they may be carrying (hepatitis and syphilis...
August 25, 2015 China stocks plummet again as Beijing sits on sidelinesSource: Reuters
Chinese stocks tumbled again on Tuesday, despite a rebound in markets elsewhere in Asia, as investors despaired at the lack of policy action from Beijing in response to recent data suggesting the downturn in the world's...
August 24, 2015 Greek poll: Syriza 2.0 versus everyone elseSource: Business Report
Athens - Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is betting he has more chance of building a governing coalition from Greece’s fractured political landscape after a new election than by trying to rein in rebels within his party.
August 24, 2015 Yen at 3-month high vs dollar, euro eyes $1.15Source: Reuters
The safe-haven yen jumped 1.3 percent to a three-month high against the dollar on Monday, as a sell-off in riskier assets gathered pace on growing worries about a slowdown in the Chinese economy and global deflationary pressures.
August 24, 2015 Fed Credibility Test Looms as Market Doubts September Rate RiseSource: Bloomberg Business
Contracts on the fed funds rate show traders cut the odds of a September increase by the Fed to 28 percent on Monday, from 54 percent on Aug. 7. Investors’ doubts that the Fed will tighten policy for the first time since 2006...
No leaks, no spills, no impact on climate change. The Keystone XL pipeline would have “no impact” on the environment if it were approved and built, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Tuesday. For that reason,...
Source: The Guardian
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has said it has no system for monitoring hundreds of thousands of abandoned mines that pock the American landscape, or knowing which one could be the source of the next big toxic spill.
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