Archive: 08/22/2010

China closes factories as green deadline looms

China, facing the risk of embarrassment if it misses a looming environmental deadline, has ordered thousands of companies to close high-polluting plants as its leadership vies to retool economic growth.

Aug 22, 2010
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NZ rescuers save 9 whales stranded on beach

(AP) -- Crews with bulldozers buried 49 pilot whales in sand dunes on an isolated northern New Zealand beach Sunday after rescuers managed to save only nine from a group that was stranded on the beach for two days.

Aug 22, 2010
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