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Overeating and wasted food - Antarctica Journal

Fifth of world’s food lost to waste and over-eating

Almost one-fifth of world's food lost to waste and over-eating, a study suggests. The world population consumes around 10 per cent more food than it needs, while almost nine per cent of food lost to waste or left to spoil, ...
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The Greatest Era In Human History

The Greatest Era In Human History

Recent polls show that the public has fallen into a mood of pessimism and fatalism. While Washington is halted in a gridlock creating a worrisome "leadership crisis", many Americans fear that the country is unraveling. Little do they realize, The ...
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ANTHRAX IN RUSSIA KILLING PEOPLE

ANTHRAX IN RUSSIA KILLING PEOPLE

In Siberia anthrax has been the cause of the death of a 12-year-old boy due to climate change in the area.  The unusually warm weather has caused the release of bacteria from some dead animals that were infected with anthrax.  ...
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south korea suicide

South Korea – Where death is a popular option

The shocking death of a reality show contestant shined a light on South Korea’s suicide epidemic, said Kim Tae-ick. The contestant, identified only by her surname, Jeon, apparently hanged herself with a hair-dryer cord after telling her mother that she ...
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Packaging materials causing autism

Autism caused by packaging chemicals?

Nine out of 10 Americans have a chemical called bisphenol A in their urine, said Nicholas D. Kristof. BPA, which can be found in plastic food containers, soup can linings, ATM receipts, and many other consumer products, is a proven ...
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Hungarian power grab

Budapest Power grab: In the face of mass protests and international condemnation, the Hungarian parliament has overwhelmingly passed 15 pages of amendments to the country’s 1-year-old constitution that practically abolish all judicial checks on the government. The amendments retroactively restore ...
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Fracking

Fracking’s seismic impact

Geologists are warning that fracking may be leading to an increase in seismic activity. A recent advisory from the U.S. Geological Survey warns that activities related to hydraulic fracturing—or fracking, extracting oil and natural gas from subterranean rock formations—has likely ...
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Stopping elephant poachers

Radioactive residue from the Cold War could provide a valuable tool for stemming the deadly trade in illegal ivory, National Geographic News reports. Poachers killed an estimated 30,000 African elephants last year alone for their tusks—an ongoing slaughter that threatens ...
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Humans - Wildlife's Greatest Enemy

Humans – Wildlife’s Greatest Enemy

A report put out by World Wildlife Fund stated that humans are consuming more food and resources destroying much of the wildlife on this planet earth.  About 89% of mammals, birds, fish, and reptiles have been wiped out since 1970 ...
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Unauthorized GM crops face intensified oversight

China will further step up the supervision of genetically modified food technologies to prevent commercial cultivation of unauthorized varieties, a senior rural affairs official said. The call follows several suspected cases of farmers illegally growing genetically modified crops in the ...
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