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September 22, 2015 Lack of planning for climate change puts Australia behind its allies, report finds

Source: The Guardian

Australia is behind its allies in preparing for climate change, exposing defence personnel – and the country more broadly – to considerable strategic risk and uncertainty, a new report written by the former defence force chief,...

September 22, 2015 The 800 ways taxpayer money supports fossil fuel industries

MSN - â??If other developing countries were included, then the total would be much higher,â?? said Angus McCrone, senior analyst at Bloomberg î??New Energy Financeî?? in London. â??The reassuring...

September 16, 2015 US and Australian taxpayers pay billions a year to fund coal – report

Source: The Guardian

Coal subsidies are costing US and Australian taxpayers billions of dollars a year, according to a new report. The research examined the subsidies given to coal production in the US’s largest coal field, the Powder River Basin,...

September 14, 2015 The 5 Most Dangerous Foodborne Pathogens

Source: Food Safety News

It can be tricky business to say that one foodborne pathogen is more dangerous than another. Are the criteria the number of illnesses, number of deaths, or percentage of victims who die? Do the severity of an illness or chronic...

September 1, 2015 Finland emerges most innovative country in the world

Modern Ghana - Hohoe (V/R), Aug. 31, GNA - Finland has emerged as the most innovative country in the world, with Switzerland coming a close second, the î??World Economic Forumî??'s annual 'Global Competitiveness...

August 26, 2015 Farm income seen falling 36% in 2015

Source: CNBC

U.S. farm income is forecast to decline 36 percent in 2015, worse than originally projected—and representing the lowest farm income since 2006, according to the government.

August 5, 2015 Not a quick fix: A raise in fast-food hourly wages to $15 leads to 4% increase of product prices- study

Source: VC Post

A study by Purdue University researchers shows that minimum wage increase in quick service restaurants to $15 per hour will result in a 4.2% increase in product prices. According to Purdue's Richard Ghiselli, the study was lead...

August 5, 2015 US says COOL impact overstated

Feedstuffs - The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) told the îWorld Trade Organizationî that Canada and Mexico have overstated their losses regarding the U.S. mandatory country-of-origin labeling (COOL) laws by billions...

August 4, 2015 Franchises affected by New York's new $15 minimum wage

Source: CNN Money

New York state is poised to force fast food brands with 30 or more locations nationwide to pay a $15 minimum wage.

July 28, 2015 German 'wisemen' say euro zone states should be able to go bankrupt

Source: Today Online

BERLIN - The German government's panel of independent economic advisers favors the creation of a sovereign insolvency mechanism for euro zone states to prevent future crises and says countries should be able to leave the currency...

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