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Indian teen girls gang-raped and hanged: families allege police shielding attackers

At that point, one of the Yadav brothers pulled out a pistol "and put it to the head of my cousin-brother", the father said, using a common term in …

Girls found hanged after gang rape

The cousins from the low-caste Dalit community, aged 14 and 15, were found hanged late on Tuesday after being attacked in a village in the Budaun …

India gang rapes: Arrests over hanged girls in Uttar Pradesh

<b>At least three men, including one police officer, have been arrested after two teenage girls were gang raped and hanged from a tree in India.</b><p>Authorities in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh said they were looking for one more suspect and one constable.<p>The victims' family earlier complained that …

Uttar Pradesh

We can't count on plants to slow down global warming

A new study shows that plant growth from CO2 fertilization won't slow global warming<p>Increased future plant growth will not reduce carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere as much as we thought; so finds a new study published in Science. This means that we will not have that get-out-of-jail-free card …

I'm So Excited to See Charles Krauthammer Endorse a Global Treaty on Climate Change

I was delighted to see self-described "global warming agnostic" Charles Krauthammer endorse a global treaty on climate change the other day on Fox. We can mark this down as progress since Mr. Krauthammer has done about all that he can do to undermine the public's confidence in the reality of …

Climate Change

Global Warming Policy Foundation campaigning move is deeply cynical

Move by Lord Lawson's climate sceptic thinktank to set up campaigning arm shows it's not about education<p>The Global Warming Policy Foundation has admitted defeat in the battle over its controversial status as an educational charity on Friday, with the announcement that it is to launch a new campaign …

Marco Rubio: human activity isn’t causing climate change.

Marco Rubio isn’t buying it. Even though the White House said last week that climate change is a reality, and the Pentagon has acknowledged it is …

Red News/Blue News: Climate Change

As an alarming study on the effects of climate change is released by the White House, Brian Stelter examines how it was reported by progressive and conservative media.

Meet the new Golden Girls (and guys): How boomers are coming up with creative living arrangements

<i>This is part of The Globe and Mail's week-long series on baby boomers and how their spending, investing, health and lifestyle decisions could affect Canada's economy in the next fifteen years. Is Canada ready for the boom?</i><p><i>For more, visit</i> tgam.ca/boomershift <i>and on Twitter at #GlobeBoomers.</i><p>Marianne …

New Zealand refuses climate change refugees – mass action is now needed

New Zealand’s court of appeal has refused refugee status to a family from Kiribati, a Pacific island which is quickly sinking beneath the sea<p>No refugees please, we’re New Zealanders. That’s the message from New Zealand’s court of appeal. In a decision released last week the court endorsed earlier …

Is Benghazi Really a Bigger Problem Than Climate Change?

<b>LISTEN HERE:</b><p>Last week, convergence on Nader's new book. This week, divergence as Matalin and Lamarche clash over party beliefs: the GOP shrugs at warnings about extreme weather though scientists agree and Miami sinks; Dems question need for a Select Committee on Hillary. Then: is death penalty …

Foreign Policy

Scared but alive: Video purports to show abducted Nigerian girls

The girls sit quietly on the ground, dressed in traditional Islamic garb, barely moving, clearly scared.<p>"Praise be to Allah, the lord of the world," they chant.<p>The video, released by French news agency Agence France-Presse, purports to show about 100 of the 276 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram …

GMO-Labeling Activists Want Chobani to Stop Calling Its Yogurt ‘Natural’

Ben & Jerry’s has pledged to stop using dairy products produced by cows that have been fed GMO corn and alfalfa by the end of 2014, and now an …

In Oregon, The GMO Wheat Mystery Deepens

The strange case of genetically engineered wheat on a farm in Oregon remains as mysterious as ever. If anything, it's grown more baffling.<p>As we reported almost two months ago, the presence of this wheat was revealed earlier this spring when a farmer in eastern Oregon sprayed a field with the …

GMO Labeling Bill Denounced By Grocery Manufacturers Association

GMO labeling legislation in Washington State is gearing up to be quite a battle. The citizen led I-522 initiative has foes with deep pockets. The …

Agriculture

More Organic Foods Hit Target With New "Simply Balanced" Product Line

Now that I'm back in a big city, it seems most of my shopping is done from corner stores. When I lived in smaller cities and towns, however, <b>Target</b> …

Hey, Non-GMO Activist: Monsanto's CEO Thinks You're an Elitist

On May 25, 2013, tens of thousands of people in 36 countries participated in a global "March Against Monsanto." But according to Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant, those who protest against agricultural genetic engineering -- including the farmers, students, academics, and more who turned out in March -- are …

GMO Labeling Bill Voted Down In Senate

WASHINGTON -- The United States Senate decided again Thursday that it simply does not want to let states tell people whether or not they are eating genetically modified food.<p>The Senate voted overwhelmingly -- 71 to 27 -- against an amendment to the sweeping farm bill, squashing a measure that would …

Yes on 522 Ad 'Farm Raised'

Proposal reignites debate over labeling genetically modified foods

SACRAMENTO — The high-stakes battle over labeling foods with genetically engineered ingredients is back.<p>Less than two years after California voters narrowly turned down a labeling ballot measure, the state Senate is grappling with the issue. The 2012 campaign cost the food industry $46 million to …

Agriculture

Whole Foods to label all genetically modified foods

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Agriculture

Vermont passes bill to require warning labels for genetically modified foods

Governor Peter Shumlin says 'I am proud of Vermont being the first state to ensure Vermonters will know what is in their food'<p>Vermont lawmakers have passed the country's first state bill to require the labeling of genetically modified foods, underscoring a division between powerful lobbyists for …

Don't Fear the 'Frankenfish': Why Rich Americans Should Drop Their War on Genetically Modified Foods

Upper crust grocery stores like Whole Foods are taking a moral stand against genetically modified meat and vegetables, even though these products could help solve hunger for billions.<p>(Reuters)<p>While tiny Cyprus teeters on the brink, dominating much of the news, and elusive peace in the Middle East …

Child Brides: Stolen Lives . NOW | PBS

<b>In an hour-long special report, NOW takes an unprecedented inside look at a global custom that devastates girls' lives and holds back communities.</b> …

Brides

32 killed in attacks as Iraqi forces vote in parliamentary elections

As Iraqi police and troops cast ballots early in the country's first parliamentary elections since the 2011 withdrawal of U.S. forces, 32 people were killed in attacks across the country on Monday.<p>The shootings and explosions targeting elections centers wounded 92 people, police and health …

Human trafficking rare charge for Nova Scotia police

2 North Preston men charged after teen girl escapes from basement<p>RCMP say human trafficking is a rare charge in Nova Scotia, but applies to what …