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Iceland Leads Environmental Index As U.S. Falls

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By ELISABETH ROSENTHAL

A new ranking of the world’s nations by environmental performance puts some of the globe’s largest economies far down the list, with the United States sinking to 61st and China to 121st. ... Read more about Iceland Leads Environmental Index As U.S. Falls

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U.S. Feeds One Quarter Of Its Grain To Cars While Hunger Is On The Rise

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The 107 million tons of grain that went to U.S. ethanol distilleries in 2009 was enough to feed 330 million people for one year at average world consumption levels. More than a quarter of the total U.S. grain crop was turned into ethanol to fuel cars last year. With 200 ethanol distilleries in the country set up to transform food into fuel, the amount of grain processed has tripled since 2004. ... Read more about U.S. Feeds One Quarter Of Its Grain To Cars While Hunger Is On The Rise

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Wars Less Deadly Than They Used To Be

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* Mortality rates decline even in wartime, report says * 5.4 million Congo death rate figure "far too high" By Patrick Worsnip UNITED NATIONS, (Reuters) - Wars are less deadly than they once were and national mortality rates have continued to decline even during conflicts due to smaller scale fighting and better healthcare, a report said on Wednesday. ... Read more about Wars Less Deadly Than They Used To Be

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REN21 Launched Its Renewables Interactive Map

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The Renewable Energy Policy Network REN21 launched its Renewables Interactive Map  (beta-version) The Map contains a wealth of information on renewable energy, including support policies, expansion targets, current shares, installed capacity, current production, future scenarios, and policy pledges. ... Read more about REN21 Launched Its Renewables Interactive Map

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Global Warming Effects: 10 Startling Facts From 2009

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New evidence has emerged that underscores the global climate threat and the need for an effective climate bill. These are just the 10 most startling global warming facts we learned in 2009... http://www.edf.org/article.cfm?contentID=10717 ... Read more about Global Warming Effects: 10 Startling Facts From 2009

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US Cult Of Greed Is Now A Global Environmental Threat, Report Warns

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Excessive consumption has spread to developing countries and could wipe out efforts to slow climate change, Worldwatch Institute says. The average American consumes more than his or her weight in products each day, fuelling a global culture of excess that is emerging as the biggest threat to the planet, according to a report published today. ... Read more about US Cult Of Greed Is Now A Global Environmental Threat, Report Warns

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