News tagged with economic growth

Consequences of being rich

A new study of biological invasions in Europe found they were linked not so much to changes in climate or land cover, but to two dominant factors - more money and more people. Wealth and population density, ...

dateJun 16, 2010 in Ecology
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Peru villagers allege neglect after toxic spill

(AP)—More than a month after toxic slurry from a major copper mine sickened scores of people in one of Peru's highland communities, villagers complain that the mining company and the government have done ...

dateSep 04, 2012 in Environment
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Obama cites 'Sputnik' moment, calls for investment

President Barack Obama urged Monday a refocus on scientific research and teaching, as was triggered by the launch of the Soviet's 1957 Sputnik satellite, saying it was key to future US prosperity,

dateDec 06, 2010 in Other
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Microfinance tied to economy, study finds

A nation's economy plays a surprisingly large role in the success or failure of microfinance - the practice of making small loans to farmers or business owners too poor to provide collateral, according to a study led by a ...

dateJun 14, 2010 in Economics & Business
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China plans stricter fuel standards after smog

China has announced stricter motor fuel standards in a bid to reduce harmful emissions after smog blanketed much of the country last month—but the measures will not come fully into force for almost five ...

dateFeb 07, 2013 in Environment
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