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December 11, 2013 Over 100 organisations call on Government to back Fourth Carbon Budget
wwf.org.uk - ~ âGovernment must uphold the ambition of the Fourth Carbon Budget and show its support to a vital part of the UKâs economyâ says alliance ~ A wide alliance of over 100 organisations from across the...
December 11, 2013 Israel, Jordan, Palestinians in Water-Sharing Pilot PlanSource: Bloomberg
Israel, Jordan and the Palestinians signed a memorandum of understanding today that outlines regional water-sharing initiatives from the Red Sea to Dead Sea to relieve shortages in the arid lands, the World Bank said.
December 11, 2013 2 Years and 900 Pages Later, the Volcker Rule Gets the Green LightSource: Time
Five regulatory agencies signed off on the Volcker rule on Tuesday, bringing their two-year struggle to define the regulations to a close, sort of. In theory it will stop big banks from making risky trades that pose a threat to...
December 10, 2013 China says poorly prepared to fight impact of climate changeSource: Reuters
China is poorly prepared to tackle the impact of climate change that presents a serious threat to the country, thanks to a lack of planning and public awareness, the government said on Monday.
December 10, 2013 End of Mexico 75-Year Oil Monopoly Looms With Senate DealSource: Bloomberg
Mexico’s seven-decade state energy monopoly is one step closer to allowing private oil investment after Senate committees voted in principle to approve a bill that allows output sharing and licenses for outside companies.
December 10, 2013 Treasury sells rest of GM stock, ends bailout with $10.5-billion lossSource: LA Times
WASHINGTON -- The federal government on Monday sold its remaining shares of General Motors Co. stock, ending the controversial $49.5-billion bailout of the automaker with an approximately $10.5-billion loss for taxpayers.
December 10, 2013 Meat Industry Wins Right to Sell Filthy Ground Beef
Center for Science in Public Interest - The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of Supreme Beef vs. USDA finds that the current law governing the safety of red meat doesnât permit the Agriculture Department (USDA) to...
December 10, 2013 Take Action: Phase Out Fossil Fuels at the World Bank
DAILY KOS - The Sierra Club is joining activists from around the world to call on the World Bank to free us from fossil fuels and the landscapes of extraction, hidden conflict, and increasingly frequent natural disasters...
December 10, 2013 UN launches campaign on water conservation
nationmultimedia.com - To keep up with rising populations, affluence and demand, the îWorld Business Council for Sustainable Developmentî estimates that our world will need 30 per cent more water, 40 per cent more...
The euro zone’s bailout fund should be allowed to lend to help finance the closure of banks in the bloc, a proposal prepared for euro zone finance ministers showed on Monday. European countries are seeking to reach a deal before...
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