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Human activities have dramatically altered the balance of life on Earth, according to a report by the Zoological Society of London. Wildlife populations around the globe have plummeted by more than half over just the past four decades, and the decline shows no signs of letting up any time soon. When broken down by habitat type, the data show that terrestrial and marine species both declined by 39 percent between 1970 and 2010, while freshwater species suffered a staggering 76 percent drop. The report calls "unsustainable human consumption" leading to habitat loss and degradation the greatest threat to biodiversity on...
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Tens of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators have taken to the streets in Hong Kong to protest Beijing's plan to vet candidates for the post of chief executive of Hong Kong in the 2017 elections. Since 1997, when Britain handed Hong Kong back to China, the chief executive has been selected by a 1,200-member election committee with pro-Beijing leanings. Last month, China agreed to allow direct elections in 2017, with the proviso that voters will only be able to choose from a list of pre-approved, almost undoubtedly pro-Beijing candidates. The protesters are demanding the freedom to choose their candidates.
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Liberia is to become the first African nation to completely halt logging in exchange for development aid. Norway has agreed to pay Liberia $150 million to stop deforestation in the country by 2020. Though Liberia's forestland is not as extensive as that of other countries, it contains a significant portion of West Africa's remaining rainforest. The deal is a major turnaround from just two years ago, when Liberia handed out licenses permitting companies to cut down more than half of the country's remaining primary rainforest.
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Patriot Coal committed serious violations by failing to ensure walls and roofs were properly supported before a severe accident called a coal burst killed two West Virginia miners in May, according to ...
PIKEVILLE, Ky. - Eastern Kentucky and West Virginia public school districts are grappling with declining enrollments as the area loses population amid the declining coal industry.
Facing another tough budget scenario, West Virginia is ready to let companies drill for oil and natural gas deep beneath 14 miles of the Ohio River. On Friday, state commerce officials opened bids to drill ...
PARKERSBURG, W.Va., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Representatives of the West Virginia home health community – including Parkersburg area clinicians, family members and advocates as well as national leaders – today took part in a Save Home Health rally to commend special guest Congressman David McKinley (WV-1) and speak out against unprecedented Medicare cuts of 14 percent to home ...
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — This computer programming app is so easy to use that even a kindergartener can do it.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A federal agency is considering lethal measures to protect an Alaska island refuge from an invasive species — caribou.
NEW YORK (AP) — Four people who were infected with a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country have died, but what role the virus played in the deaths is unclear, health officials said Wednesday.
Washington (AFP) - The United States and Brazil closed a 12-year-old fight over US cotton subsidies Wednesday, with the US paying $300 million to the Brazilian Cotton Institute to settle the trade battle.
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UMWA President, Cecil Roberts, announced today that America's labor unions had successfully lobbied to have Labor Day changed to Unemployment Day.
ILLINOIS - The competitors are puffing out their chests and rolling up their sleeves.  McDonald's is now joining Burger King in using social issues to perk up their marketing.  Today, McDonald's uncovered their newest two secret weapons!  McBreakfast Shakes to celebrate breastfeeding mothers.
As a boy, Jesse was a chicken plucker. He stood on a line in a chicken factory and spent his days pulling the feathers off dead chickens so the rest of us wouldn't have to. It wasn't much of a job, but at the time, Jesse didn't think he was…
MINNESOTA- After January's tragic shooting of Target CEO, Mark Pointe, the retail giant has been looking for ways to make their stores, employees and staff feel safe.  Today, Target announced a no-gun policy even in communities where it is permitted by law.  In today's press conference Target announced they are…

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