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US ends bulk collection of phone data

The US government has halted its controversial program to collect vast troves of information from Americans' phone calls, a move prompted by the revelations of former intelligence analyst Edward Snowden.

dateNov 30, 2015 in Security
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Climate summit: the key issues

Some 150 heads of government and state on Monday kicked off a high-stakes negotiation to curb global warming and help poor countries cope with its impacts.

dateNov 30, 2015 in Environment
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Global growth in CO2 emissions plateaus

After a decade of rapid growth in global CO2 emissions, which increased at an average annual rate of 4%, much smaller increases were registered in 2012 (0.8%), 2013 (1.5%) and 2014 (0.5%). In 2014, when the emissions growth ...

dateNov 25, 2015 in Environment
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Climate change and the catastrophic wildfire

Over the past several months news of widespread wildfires has coursed through the media from every corner of the world. In the United States, the wildfire season is now two months longer than it was 100 years ago. In 2015 ...

dateNov 23, 2015 in Environment
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