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Nearly 30 African Ministers Meet To Discuss Renewable Energy: ‘The Potential Is Enormous’

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Africa’s growing economy and reliance on carbon-emitting energy from wood and charcoal could “exponentially” worsen global warming unless the continent steps up its investment in wind, solar and hydro power, the head of a new international energy agency said Friday. The key to ramping up renewable energy resources is …

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Germany Cucumber Crisis Grows as 14 Reported Dead

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On Monday, Germany held cucumber crisis talks amid reports that at least 14 people have died and hundreds more have fallen ill in an outbreak of a highly virulent strain of bacteria that was linked to imported cucumbers. Belgium and Russia have banned the import of vegetables from Spain, which is believed to be the …

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BP Oil Spill Facts Animal Rehab Centers Still Working Hard After The BP Spill

AP – As the BP Oil Spill Facts are still being determined, local animal rehab centers are still hard at work following the worst oil spill in US history. A baby sea turtle escaped certain death from the jaws of a shark, only to wind up getting stuck amidst the sea of oil spilled from …

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Ethanol Subsidies May End As Senate Votes Today To End Tax Credits

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Ethanol Subsidies may be history as Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., is forcing a vote on a measure Tuesday that would repeal the credits. Coburn says they are wasteful subsidies for an industry that no longer needs them. With lawmakers desperately working to shave federal budget deficits, the Senate is debating a measure to eliminate ethanol …

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Hurricane Paula Path Hurricane Paula Headed Towards Cuban Western Coastline

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As of 8 AM today, the eye of Hurricane Paula was moving over the Yucatan Channel between Mexico and Cuba, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center said this morning. It was about 55 miles or 90 kilometers east of Cancun, Mexico, in the Yucatan Peninsula, and about 70 miles or 115 kilometers west-southwest of the most …

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Hungary Toxic Sludge Leak May Reach Vital Danube River

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Hungary toxic sludge leak, the largest chemical disaster in Hungary’s recorded history killing at least four people and swept over entire villages as authorities and environmentalists are worried the the sludge may reach Europe’s vital waterway, the Danube River. The red poisonous substance has covered streets, fields and meadows near the Ajkai Timfoldgyar plant in …

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Jack LaLanne Died Fitness King Dies At Age 96

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Jack LaLanne died, the fitness king has died at age 96 Sunday. He was one of the first to hit the airwaves and has inspired television viewers to trim their wastes, eat healthy and lift weights for decades before dieting and exercise became a national phenomenom, passed away due to complications in his respiratory system …

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Record Shattering March Heat Wave Surprises Scientists

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The record shattering March heat wave has come as a surprise even to a majority of scientists. In fact, it’s been so warm in the United States alone this year, especially in March, that national records weren’t just shattered, they were literally baked! Temperatures in the U.S. for the lower 48 states averaged 8.6 degrees …

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Carmageddon Los Angeles Gridlock Could Become Carmageddon, No Kidding

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Carmageddon Could Curb Carbon Dioxide Emissions, Or Cause Them To Climb according to a HuffPost report. On an average weekend in July, 500,000 cars transverse the I-405 in the Sepulveda Pass. But this weekend is not your average weekend, and Carmageddon has descended in full force upon poor Los Angeles, as if they don’t have …

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List of Worst Storms – Natural Disasters 2011

List of Worst Storms – Natural Disasters 2011 Our list of worst natural disasters – storms of 2011 has grown in size since the 2010 list we did. 2011 was worse in terms of natural disasters. Regions from around the world were literally slammed with extreme weather events and catastrophes resulting in huge economic costs …

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