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Wichita school district counts record number of homeless children | Wichita Eagle

Wichita school district counts record number of homeless children | Wichita Eagle | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Wichita schools have set a record that no parent or teacher wants to see. As of midday Monday, educators and social workers had identified 2,251 homeless children attending Wichita schools this year.
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Unemployment haunts Social Security recipients

Unemployment haunts Social Security recipients | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Losing your job is a nasty shock at any age, but for older Americans nearing retirement, there's an extra kick: A late stretch of unemployment will haunt them throughout their Golden Years in the form of lower Social Security payments.
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Cameron spells out British stance on Tibet

Cameron spells out British stance on Tibet | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
London (AFP) May 08, 2013 - Britain does not support a Tibetan state independent of China, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday amid reports of Chinese anger at his meeting with the Dalai Lama last year.
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NATO won't up presence in the Arctic: chief

NATO won't up presence in the Arctic: chief | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Oslo (AFP) May 08, 2013 - NATO has no plans to increase its presence in the Arctic, Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Wednesday despite numerous countries' keen interest in the region's vast natural resources.
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Dengue epidemic hits Angola for first time

Dengue epidemic hits Angola for first time | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Luanda (AFP) May 08, 2013 - An epidemic of dengue fever has broken out in oil-rich Angola for the first time, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said Wednesday.
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Pacific's Marshall Islands facing drought emergency

Pacific's Marshall Islands facing drought emergency | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Majuro (AFP) Marshall Islands (AFP) May 8, 2013 - A drought has left areas of the Marshall Islands facing dire water shortages with aid agencies scrambling to ship relief to affected communities, officials in the Pacific nation said Wednesday.
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China sends large fleet to disputed islands: media

China sends large fleet to disputed islands: media | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Beijing (AFP) May 7, 2013 - China has sent one of its largest recorded fishing fleets to disputed islands in the South China Sea, state-run media said on Tuesday, amid tensions over Beijing's assertion of its claims in the region.
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Starved of Democracy and the Fight Against Corporate 'Foodopoly'

Starved of Democracy and the Fight Against Corporate 'Foodopoly' | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Only four gigantic companies process 80 percent of the beef we eat.
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Are We Doomed to Food Insecurity?

Are We Doomed to Food Insecurity? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
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The effect of climate change on iceberg production by Greenland glaciers

The effect of climate change on iceberg production by Greenland glaciers | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
While the impact of climate change on the surface of the Greenland ice sheet has been widely studied, a clear understanding of the key process of iceberg production has eluded researchers for many years.
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The anthropogenic global warming rate: Is it steady for the last 100 years? Part 2.

The anthropogenic global warming rate: Is it steady for the last 100 years? Part 2. | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
This is part 2 of a guest post by KK Tung, who requested the opportunity to respond to the SkS post Tung and Zhou circularly blame ~40% of global warming on regional warming by Dumb Scientist (DS).
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Michigan Study Finds Hazardous Chemicals In Gardening Water Hoses

Michigan Study Finds Hazardous Chemicals In Gardening Water Hoses | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- High levels of hazardous chemicals, many of which have been banned in children’s products, were found in garden hoses for the second year in row.
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Research council’s makeover leaves Canadian industry setting the agenda

Research council’s makeover leaves Canadian industry setting the agenda | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
National Research Council to focus on large-scale, business-driven projects in place of pure scientific discovery
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Copper theft epidemic has lawmakers looking for answers

Copper theft epidemic has lawmakers looking for answers | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
There's a short answer to why copper metal thefts are so high, but what is clear is that it has become a lucrative career choice for local criminals.
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China petitioner detentions 'not allowed': official

China petitioner detentions 'not allowed': official | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Beijing (AFP) May 8, 2013 - A top Chinese anti-corruption official has warned against detaining whistleblowers, reports said Wednesday, amid concern that local bureaucrats are derailing Beijing's efforts to project a graft-busting image.
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Swedish companies breach salmon export ban: report

Swedish companies breach salmon export ban: report | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Stockholm (AFP) May 08, 2013 - Swedish companies have sold hundreds of tonnes of salmon containing illegal levels of dioxin to European countries, breaching a ban on exporting fatty fish from the heavily polluted Baltic Sea, media reported...
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Dutch order probe into baby milk sales to China

Dutch order probe into baby milk sales to China | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Hague (AFP) May 08, 2013 - The Dutch government on Wednesday ordered an investigation into persistent shortages of certain brands of baby formula, blamed on networks of traffickers who ship milk powder to China where it is sold at premium...
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Panama, in energy crisis, closes schools, universities

Panama, in energy crisis, closes schools, universities | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Panama City (AFP) May 7, 2013 - Up against the wall in a drought-sparked energy crisis, Panama said Tuesday it would shut high schools and universities for three days, in a desperate bid to reduce power usage.
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Using Memes To Improve Climate Change Communication

Using Memes To Improve Climate Change Communication | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Why don’t people take climate change more seriously? There are several answers to this, of course--including well-funded attacks by shadowy groups. But, partly, it’s a failure to communicate.
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EU hesitant on free trade deal with China: source

EU hesitant on free trade deal with China: source | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Brussels (AFP) May 07, 2013 - Even as it seeks free trade deals with the United States and Japan, the EU sees little near-term prospect of a similar accord with China, one of the bloc's most important trading partners, a senior EU official said...
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Hollow Bee Hives May Threaten Our Lives Too

Hollow Bee Hives May Threaten Our Lives Too | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The United States should follow Europe's example and ban pesticides that may be wiping out these key pollinators.
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Disaster Capitalism Strikes as Hedge Funds Circle Near-Bankrupt Municipalities Like Vultures

Disaster Capitalism Strikes as Hedge Funds Circle Near-Bankrupt Municipalities Like Vultures | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
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East Asian nations will work together to reduce air pollution

East Asian nations will work together to reduce air pollution | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
China, Japan and South Korea to put aside disputes to address rising air pollution.
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Foreign Food Inspections Decline as Illnesses Rise

Foreign Food Inspections Decline as Illnesses Rise | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Food and Drug Administration is struggling to find the money to inspect foreign foods under a law that Congress did not support with funds.
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Decades after war, Agent Orange still causes suffering in Vietnam - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Decades after war, Agent Orange still causes suffering in Vietnam - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
HO CHI MINH CITY--Fifty kilometers from Ho Chi Minh City, a withered trunk of a dead tree stands amid a mangrove forest in Vietnam's Can Gio district.
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