BEIJING - China, the world's biggest carbon emitter, is set to launch Tuesday its first carbon trading scheme as a pilot project in the southern city of Shenzhen as part of efforts to cut emissions in its key cities. Carbon emissions trading schemes are meant to encourage companies to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions by setting a limit or a cap, on the level of emission that can be ...
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Kids whose moms encourage them to exercise and eat well, and model those healthy behaviours themselves, are more likely to be active and healthy eaters, according to a new study. According to researchers at Duke Medicine, home environment and parenting can influence a child's health by shaping dietary and physical behaviors, such as providing access to fruits and vegetables or encouraging kids ...
As many as 118 suspects have been detained in China for their involvement in environmental pollution cases, authorities said Tuesday. The ministry of public security said the suspects were detained since January, Xinhua reported. Most of the pollution cases involve mining or petrochemical factories. Some factories reportedly discharged toxic substances into the environment illegally, while ...
World Bank has warned.Droughts, floods, heatwaves, sea-level rises and fiercer storms are likely to accompany increasing global warming and will cause severe hardship in areas that are already poor or were gradually emerging from poverty, the bank said in a major new report.Food shortages will be among the first consequences within as little as two decades, along with damages to cities from ...
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Michel Hazanaviciuss The Artist grew on me. I resisted the self-conscious cleverness of its retro-silent-film conceit for quite a while; it felt too mannered and deliberate, the clear product of a modern mind trying to evoke a bygone era without fully getting lost in it. In a word, it w ... ...
Activist from Kew Bridge 'Eco Village' and the Parliament Square 'Democracy Village' apprehended by police after a sit-down protest Two years before the Occupy movement sprang forth in New York and London, a motley group of land rights activists occupied a piece of disused land in west London to create an alternative model of moneyless, sustainable living. Little did ...
The Ledger's Annual Crape Myrtle Sale to benefit Newspapers in Education, a Polk County Schools literacy program, will be held on Saturday in the main parking lot of The Ledger building, 300 W. Lime St., in ...
Republican House and Senate leaders Mike McLane and Ted Ferrioli join KATU's anchor Steve Dunn at the Capitol to discuss PERS reforms and stalled budget negotiations. Democratic leaders House Speaker Tina Kotek and Senate President Peter Courtney were invited but declined to ...
MATEUSZ PERKOWSKI Capital PressThe Weyerhaeuser Co. expects to significantly increase its footprint in the Northwest by taking over a competing landowner with 645,000 acres in the region.The company has struck a deal to buy Longview Timber in a deal worth $2.65 billion, increasing its land holdings in Oregon and Washington by one-third, to 2.6 million acres."This is a one-of-a-kind ...
$60,000 under the SFI Conservation and Community Partnership Grant Program. The three-year project is designed to develop and implement the latest bird conservation best practices by ...
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Our nuclear programmes are completely transparent. But we are ready to show greater transparency and make clear for the whole world that the steps of the Islamic Republic of Iran are completely within international frameworks. The sanctions are unfair, the Iranian people are suffering, and our (nuclear) activities are legal. These sanctions are illegal and only benefit Israel.
Iran's president-elect was speaking after his historic election victory.
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A man has been beaten to death by police officers in the United States.
The unarmed man was severely beaten with batons and fists following a call from a hospital, which had complained of a man being drunk near the premises.
Officers attended Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield, California, where David Sal Silva, the 33-year-old father of four young children, had allegedly been causing a disturbance.
A group of police officers fell upon Silva after he allegedly resisted arrest.
Witnesses said extra police waded in to beat him in in the face and upper body.
Silva later had trouble breathing and was wheeled into the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Witnesses who had filmed Silva and the police in a scuffle later had their mobile phones confiscated by some of the officers.
They said he had been begging for his life during the beating.
A lawyer for the family has asked that the mobile phones not be tampered with as the video evidence will be used in an investigation.
Meanwhile, President Obama has lauded the bravery and devotion of more than 40 police officers at a White House ceremony.
Speaking to the hand-picked group, he said: "We don't always get that opportunity to stand and applaud the men and women who keep us safe. ...
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