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U.N. study: $40 billion annual investment needed for global carbon reduction

NAIROBI (AFP) – Investing $40 billion annually in the forest sector is needed for the world to transition into a low carbon, resource-efficient green economy, according to a UN report released here Sunday. The additional investment “could halve deforestation rates by 2030, increase rates of tree planting by around 140…

World must invest $40 billion a year to save forests, says United Nations

NAIROBI – Investing $40 billion annually in the forest sector is needed for the world to transition into a low carbon, resource-efficient green economy, according to a UN report released here Sunday. The additional investment “could halve deforestation rates by 2030, increase rates of tree planting by around 140 per…

Most Afghans welcome bin Laden death: poll

KABUL — More than two-thirds of Afghan men say the killing of Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden is good news for their war-torn nation but opinions are split over the terror network’s future, a poll shows. The poll results, collected from across Afghanistan, point to general approval of the US…

Climate change sparks ‘quickest evolution ever’

Research shows species can adapt quickly to changing climate, but at a high cost VANCOUVER, Canada — At least one fish species can adapt in just three generations to survive a sharp change in temperature, researchers said in a study on the fastest rate of evolution ever recorded in wild…

Woman denied health insurance over one-cent shortfall

‘If this is how you treat people, you need spiritual training’ A Colorado single mother of two suffering from leukemia says her health insurer discontinued her coverage because she was one cent short on her premium payment. According to local news reports, La Rosa Carrington of Colorado Springs says it…

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