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China opens world's longest high-speed rail route - BBC News

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Media captionThe BBC's Matthew Stadlen looks ahead to the high speed line's launch

China has officially opened the world's longest high-speed rail route, linking the capital Beijing with the southern commercial hub of Guangzhou.

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Opinion | Congo's Never-Ending War

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JEFFREY GETTLEMAN
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LAST month, as I was driving down a backbreaking road between Goma, a provincial capital in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Kibumba, a little market town about 20 miles away, I came upon the body of a Congolese soldier. He was on his back, half hidden in the bushes, his legs crumpled beneath him, his fly-covered face looking up at the sun.

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100 RESILIENT CITY, Pittsburgh

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Grant Ervin, Chief Resilience Officer
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Pittsburgh will be a resilient city when the entire community shares the same opportunities for prosperity, and when all residents are well cared for and prepared to face potential risks and adversities. ... Read more about 100 RESILIENT CITY, Pittsburgh

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Interactive Map Shows Where Toxic Air Pollution From Oil and Gas Industry Is Threatening 12.4 Million Americans

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http://ecowatch.com
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Two leading national environmental groups—Clean Air Task Force (CATF) and Earthworks—unveiled a suite of tools Wednesday designed to inform and mobilize American ... Read more about Interactive Map Shows Where Toxic Air Pollution From Oil and Gas Industry Is Threatening 12.4 Million Americans

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GreenScene: Wealth Gap America with Jeoffry Gordon, M.D.

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Dr. Jeoffry Gordon is discussing the large and growing wealth gap in Amercia where 40 people own as much as the bottom 50%.

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Large Wildfires Are Now More Common and Destructive

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climatecentral.org - by Brian Kahn
A 2013 photo of the Alder Fire in Yellowstone National Park. Credit: National Park Service Climate Change Research/flickr
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The West continues to be a fiery inferno as August fades into September. Wildfires have exploded across the region this month.
 
There have been 117 large wildfires to date including 70 large fires that are still burning.

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2014 Sustainable Energy In America Factbook

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2014 sustainable energy trends and facts for the United States.  ... Read more about 2014 Sustainable Energy In America Factbook

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Americans Support Increased Government Spending To Develop Renewable Energy Sources

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Two-thirds of Americans favor increased government spending to develop solar and wind power, and spending more to develop alternative fuels for cars has the same level of support. ... Read more about Americans Support Increased Government Spending To Develop Renewable Energy Sources

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Alternative Energy Production

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The number of Americans who support alternative, renewable energy production has increased since 2013.  ... Read more about Alternative Energy Production

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