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U.N. sounds alarm on worsening global income disparities

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BY LOUIS CHARBONNEAU
Helen Clark, head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), speaks during a news conference after launching a report on ''Water Governance in the Arab Region'' in Manama November 28, 2013 file photo. CREDIT: REUTERS/HAMAD I MOHAMMED
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(Reuters) - The U.N. Development Program warned in a report on Wednesday that income disparities in countries around the world have been worsening, posing new risks for global economic and political stability. ... Read more about U.N. sounds alarm on worsening global income disparities

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A quarter of sharks and rays threatened with extinction

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Lynne Labanne
Devil ray having its gill rakers removed at a fishing port in Sri Lanka. The gill rakers of devil rays and closely related mantas are valuable for use in Chinese medicine. Photo: Sonja Fordham
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A quarter of the world’s sharks and rays are threatened with extinction according to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, with ray species found to be at a higher risk than sharks. The findings are part of the first ever global analysis of these species carried out by the IUCN Shark Specialist Group (SSG). ... Read more about A quarter of sharks and rays threatened with extinction

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New global standard will measure and help cut food waste

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Megan Rowling
Leftovers pictured in the 'Auf da Muehle' restaurant in the western Austrian village of Soell, June 2, 2013. Waste food from the restaurant is collected and sent weekly to a biogas plant, where it is used to help produce electricity
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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Work is to start on a new global standard for measuring food loss and waste, which experts hope will help reduce the significant amount of food that does not get eaten because it is spoiled or thrown away.

The World Resources Institute (WRI) said on Monday it would bring together representatives from academia, the private sector, government and civil society groups to develop an international “Food Loss and Waste Protocol”. The first version is due to be ready by mid- to late-2015.
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How to Make Global Fisheries Worth Five Times More

How to Make Global Fisheries Worth Five Times More
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ScienceDaily (July 13, 2012) — Rebuilding global fisheries would make them five times more valuable while improving ecology, according to a new University of British Columbia study, published July 13 in the online journal PLoS ONE. ... Read more about How to Make Global Fisheries Worth Five Times More

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Aquaculture Tries to Fill World's Insatiable Appetite for Seafood

Aquaculture Tries to Fill World's Insatiable Appetite for Seafood
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Total global fish production, including both wild capture fish and aquaculture, reached an all-time high of 154 million tons in 2011. Wild capture was 90.4 million tons that year, up 2 percent from 2010. This followed a 1.6-percent decline from 2009 to 2010. The 2011 global capture figure nearly matched the 2007 total of 90.3 million tons, which broke a four-year pattern of declining global wild capture. Since the late 1980s, however, wild capture production has essentially stagnated.

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Process of an Online Transaction

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http://www.isoc-vn.org/www/archive/010922-SProbst-eCommerceIntro/sld001.html

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Process of an Online Transaction

This image displays the process of an online transaction. The image shows the flow of how a customer can purchase a product online. After, the transaction is completed when the money is withdrawed from the customer's bank into the merchant's bank. The flow chart displays the facile manner in which an electonic purchase can be made.  ... Read more about Process of an Online Transaction

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