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UN: climate change costs to poor underestimated

(AP)—The cost to poor countries of adjusting to ever-hotter temperatures will be two or even three times higher than previously thought, the U.N.'s environment agency said Friday—and that assumes a best-case ...

dateDec 05, 2014 in Environment
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Four Kansas laboratories work on ending famine

Can a wasp feed the world? It can help. If its larvae are nurtured near millet fields where a devastating moth steals harvests from the field, they can grow to become predators that destroy the pests and save a crop. And ...

dateNov 13, 2014 in Biotechnology
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What the US-China climate deal means to the world

The world's outlook for reaching a global climate deal next year brightened Wednesday as China and the U.S.—the top two polluters—presented a joint plan to limit emissions of the heat-trapping greenhouse gases that are ...

dateNov 12, 2014 in Environment
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Cheap petrol fuels road deaths

Fuel subsidies in countries such as Venezuela and Indonesia are fuelling high road death rates, and around 35,000 road deaths could be avoided each year by the removal of global fuel subsidies, a new study ...

dateNov 12, 2014 in Economics & Business
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Using public money to expand internet access

In the developed world, internet access is getting close to saturation point throughout the population, with the proportion of those online in many countries in the West approaching 80% for fixed broadband access and 30% on ...

dateNov 06, 2014 in Telecom
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