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Exclusive: ‘US empire’ will fall due to lack of faith, not finances or war, author warns

As many in America longingly talk of “recovery” from the most devastating economic condition since the Great Depression, others have begun thinking in a very different direction, urging fellow citizens to prepare for the worst. Dmitry Orlov, author of “Reinventing Collapse: The Soviet Example and American Prospects,” is one of…

Doctors eye chemicals for rise in child cancers

WASHINGTON — A mom whose four-year-old died after losing a battle to a brain tumor called Wednesday for tougher US regulation of chemicals suspected of being behind a rise in childhood cancers. “There’s growing evidence linking toxic chemicals and carcinogens in the environment with childhood cancer,” Christine Brouwer told a…

NGOs, Shell lock horns over Nigerian oil spills

Environmental groups accused Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell on Wednesday of destroying lives and the environment in the Niger Delta, and urged Dutch MPs to intervene as the company defended its record. “When will you stop treating people in Nigeria differently than you treat people in the Netherlands? When will you…

Minnesota: 3M discharged cancer-causing chemicals in Mississippi River

The Minnesota attorney attorney general filed a lawsuit Thursday demanding that the 3M Co. pay to clean up contaminated water in three counties, alleging that the company discharged cancer-causing chemicals in the Mississippi River. While the lawsuit did not ask for a specific dollar amount, potential damages could run in…

Environment group warns of Arctic oil drilling risks

With big oil companies eager to expand offshore exploration in the Arctic, an environmental group on Wednesday warned that the United States is ill-prepared to deal with an oil spill there. Freezing conditions, high seas and fragile ecosystems are among the dangers that could imperil operations to clean up a…

Britain may sell off forests to raise cash

LONDON — Ministers are planning a massive sell-off of Britain’s state-owned forests as they seek to raise billions of pounds to help cut the deficit, the Sunday Telegraph reported. Caroline Spelman, the Environment Secretary, is expected to announce plans within days to dispose of about half of the 748,000 hectares…

Obama plan would see vehicle emissions cut by half over next 20 years

President Barack Obama on Friday mandated a new national policy on cutting greenhouse gas emissions and increasing fuel efficiency for pollution-spewing trucks. Obama signed a memorandum which also expanded his effort to make cars more environmentally friendly, and stipulated new efforts to develop advanced vehicles, including electric cars, the White…

No HIV care for 90% of gay men in Asia Pacific: UN

HONG KONG — More than 90 percent of gay men in the Asia Pacific region don’t have access to HIV prevention and care services, as levels of the disease soar to “alarming levels”, a UN report said Monday. The study, conducted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), said discriminatory…

UN fears ‘irreversible’ damage to natural environment

GENEVA — The UN warned on Monday that “massive” loss in life-sustaining natural environments was likely to deepen to the point of being irreversible after global targets to cut the decline by this year were missed. As a result of the degradation, the world is moving closer to several “tipping…

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