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Rotten Apple: iPod sweatshops hidden in China

Apple, famous for its Mac computers and iPhones, spends millions to create the image of a benevolent corporate giant that, while making money, does more than its part to better the world.

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Cancun: Are we running out of time on climate change?

Even on some of the decisions agreed to in Cancun, many crucial details were postponed at least until next year's round of negotiations, but Ban Ki-moon says it's better than nothing.

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Haitian elections a source of new conflict

The November 28 general elections in Haiti are over, and the votes will probably be counted by December 7. But as many predicted, the task of carrying out a national election may have proved too much for Haiti's administrative infrastructure.

At Cancun meet world leaders feel heat on climate change

The international community is hoping to lay foundations, set up frameworks and install building blocks toward practically addressing the dire consequences of global warming.

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Global warming: more or less?

The right denies the problem of global warming; the New York Times complains that Congress isn't doing enough to meet the threat. So is global warming getting worse or not?

Study: Wi-Fi radiation harmful to trees

The entire digital revolution sweeping the world  these days  may not be  so great after all especially when it comes to protecting the environment.

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Germans get rowdy to stop nuclear waste

A surprising number of people in Germany are leaving their sofas and demonstrating, angry at being ignored by ruling cliques.

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Millions still face hardships after Pakistan floods

Pakistanis continue to face humanitarian hardships and large portions of the country's southern province of Sindh remain under water three months after severe flooding.

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Behind the death threats against supporters of Afro-Colombians

Death threats have been made against U.S. organizations working in solidarity with Colombia. On October 10, the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) received its third death threat this year from Colombian "Black Eagles" paramilitaries.

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Protests, pepper spray rock German city

STUTTGART, Germany - A retired engineer of 66 loses an eye, high school kids get beaten, a whole city in a state of near shock and anger - all because of a railroad station and some ancient trees?

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