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Powerful quake hits near Taiwan’s second city | GMA News Online | The Go-To Site for Filipinos Everywhere
TAIPEI — A shallow 5.9-magnitude earthquake hit near Taiwan’s second city of Kaohsiung on Sunday, US seismologists said.The quake struck 57 kilometres 35 miles east of the city at 10:34 a.m. 0234 GMT at a depth of just four kilometres, the US Geological Survey said. via Powerful quake hits near Taiwan’s second city | GMA […]
NOTICIA: Lucy Lawless y su equipo han llegado a la cima de la torre de perforación en el buque de @Shell #SaveTheArtic
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France to EU: Stop Monsantos Corn | Common Dreams
Agence France-Presse reports:The request is “based on the latest scientific studies” which show that the use of the GM crops “pose significant risks for the environment,” the ministry said in a statement.The ministry pointed to a recent study by the European Food Safety Authority EFSA that raised concerns with another form of GM crop, BT11, […]
Should the UK Help Ban Canada’s Tar Sands from Europe?
The EU is currently discussing a Fuel Quality Directive, which will designate Canada’s tar sands as 22% more polluting than conventional fuels and effectively ban any fuel derived from them from being used in Europe. Canada greatly fears this directive as it would not only cut off a huge market, but could also set a […]
Ethiopias tribes cry for help
A drive to become a world leading sugar producer threatens the livelihoods of thousands of people in rural areas.Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – The Lower Omo Valley in south-western Ethiopia is a vast and rugged region of mountains and valleys, inhabited largely by nomadic agro-pastoralist tribes numbering some 200,000 people. Many live a simple existence, living in […]
Ousted Maldives Pres. Mohamed Nasheed a Leading Voice for Island States Threatened by Global Warming
For years, Mohamed Nasheed was the most vocal world leader on the threat climate change poses to residents of small island states. After becoming the first democratically elected president in Maldives, he pledged to make the nation the first carbon neutral country and once held a cabinet meeting underwater. We discuss Nasheed’s ouster and his […]