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OUTRAGE Over Approval To Dump Sediment On One Of World's Most Fragile Ecosystems

OUTRAGE Over Approval To Dump Sediment On One Of World's Most Fragile Ecosystems | World news 3 | Scoop.it
“SYDNEY (AP) — The government agency that oversees Australia's Great Barrier Reef on Friday approved a plan to dump vast swathes of sediment on the reef as part of a major coal port expansion — a decision that environmentalists say will endanger one...”
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This is horrible, why endanger one of the worlds greatest wonders just to get a little more coal. It just doesn't make sense.
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World faces wine shortage after bad weather squeezes European harvest

World faces wine shortage after bad weather squeezes European harvest | World news 3 | Scoop.it
“It may not be as painful to the global economy as a shock to oil supplies, but it sure will feel that way to many: The world is facing a shortage of wine.”
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This will be hitting some adults hard and will guaranteed drive up the price. I wonder how much?
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Why does Kenya lead the world in mobile money?

Why does Kenya lead the world in mobile money? | World news 3 | Scoop.it
“ PAYING for a taxi ride using your mobile phone is easier in Nairobi than it is in New York, thanks to Kenya’s world-leading mobile-money system, M-PESA. Launched...”
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When most people think of Kenya, they think of poor and slums. This is surprising.
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The real costs of making money I. The silver mines at Laurium | Real ...

The real costs of making money I. The silver mines at Laurium | Real ... | World news 3 | Scoop.it
“Right from the very beginning states plaid a crucial role in the development of money and the monetary system. ... Real-World Economics Review Blog ... One way to do this is take a look at the production costs of money.”
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Wow, I never realized this much went into the production of money.
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World Cup expansion makes no sense

World Cup expansion makes no sense | World news 3 | Scoop.it
“Money-hungry FIFA should avoid expanding World Cup berths at all costs FIFA should avoid expanding World Cup berths at all costs (Talks of increasing the 2018 World Cup from 32 to 40 teams should be avoided by all costs.”
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This is interesting. You wouldn't have thought that it would make that big of a difference.
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