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As nations dither, cities pick up climate slack

Their national governments hamstrung by domestic politics, stretched budgets and diplomatic inertia, many cities and provinces have taken a leading role—driven by necessity—in efforts to arrest galloping ...

dateJul 02, 2015 in Environment
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Global pharma firms grilled about tax in Australia

The world's top pharmaceutical companies Wednesday told an Australian parliamentary hearing they were compliant with local and international laws, despite claims they are charging higher prices to minimise tax.

dateJul 01, 2015 in Business
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Iron: A biological element?

Think of an object made of iron: An I-beam, a car frame, a nail. Now imagine that half of the iron in that object owes its existence to bacteria living two and a half billion years ago.

dateJun 25, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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