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Climate risk of toxic shock

The effects of climate change could expose Australians to greater risks from toxic contamination, a leading scientist has warned.

Feb 06, 2012
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Key points in the genetically modified food debate

One of the biggest stumbling blocks to securing a massive free trade agreement between the United States and Europe is a sharp disagreement on genetically modified foods. Much of the corn, soybean, sugar beets and cotton ...

Aug 02, 2013
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UN scientist: fighting climate change saves costs

(AP) -- The U.N.'s top climate scientist cautioned climate negotiators Wednesday that global warming is leading to human dangers and soaring financial costs, but containing carbon emissions will have a host ...

Nov 30, 2011
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FDA: BPA affects children; exposure should be limited

After earlier statements that declared bisphenol A safe for all uses, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday that BPA affects human development and said it is working to take the chemical out of infant formula ...

Jan 17, 2010
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Scientists: 'Super' wheat to boost food security

(AP) -- Scientists say they're close to producing new "super varieties" of wheat that will resist a virulent fungus while boosting yields up to 15 percent, potentially easing a deadly threat to the world's food supply.

Jun 11, 2011
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China invests billions to avert water crisis

China is to invest up to 4 trillion yuan ($600 billion) over the next decade to overcome a huge water shortage that threatens the country's economic growth, a senior official said on Wednesday.

Oct 12, 2011
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