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Ecuadorian judge says Chevron must pay $8 billion

The legal battle brings to light the tug of war between the sovereignty of an independent nation and the infringement of that right under corporate globalization.

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UN chief calls for balanced and sustainable development

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon described the world's economic model based on insatiable consumption of resources as  "a global suicide pact."

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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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