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US states banned from exporting their trash to China are drowning in plastic

Being green is getting a lot harder for eco-friendly states in the US, thanks to the country’s dependency on overrun Chinese recycling facilities. Recycling centers in Oregon recently stopped accepting clear plastic “clamshell” containers used for berries, plastic hospital gowns and plastic bags, …

Sustainability

The Latin American Digital Consumer: Nuances and Opportunities for Brands [Infographic]

Latin America's Internet population is the fastest growing in the world, according to the data in the following IMS Corporate infographic.<p>Some 150 …

In Somalia, a major campaign to stop the spread of polio

A serious polio outbreak in Somalia is threatening to grow, while the urgent effort to deliver vaccinations continues.<p>MOGADISHU, Somalia, 14 August …

A Day in the Life of Paris's Growing Muslim Population

Russia Not Only Country With Anti-Gay Laws

Many other countries, from Iran to Cameroon, have harsh anti-gay laws.<p><b>A new Russian law that criminalizes "propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations among minors" has sparked growing calls from the global gay community and its supporters for a boycott of Russia's upcoming Winter Olympics.</b><p>While …

Jeff Bezos Doesn’t Want to Hear About Your Headache

Jeff Bezos runs one tight ship.<p>Back in 1999, according to a New York Times feature article published this weekend, Bezos was intent on cutting costs …

'Jobs' Makes $6.7 Million in Opening Weekend, Below Distributor Projections

According to box office reporting service <i>Box Office Mojo</i> (via <i>AppleInsider</i>), Joshua Michael Stern’s Steve Jobs biography "Jobs" made an estimated $6.7 million this weekend, less than the $8-9 million its distributor, Open Road Films, projected. The film was made on a budget of $12 million, and …

Candy Crushed: Digital Games Market Reaches $1.1B

This July, revenue from digital games ticked up 5.4% year over year, and the industry now tops out at $1.1B in the US, mostly thanks to mobile, says an analytic report from SuperData (via Gamasutra). The US mobile market specifically has jumped a massive 32 percent in revenue over the same period …