By Kathy GuillermoWhile banks in the U.S. are standing in line for a handout just to stay in business and lending institutions around the world are wringing their hands, one British bank is thriving. Co-operative Bank is enjoying a 40 percent jump in retail deposits and a 65 percent increase in customer accounts, allowing
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"Chairmen Waxman and Markey are experienced legislators who have focused on exactly the right issues to quickly build consensus and allow Congress to pass a strong bill this year.
"Climate legislation to kick start the economy is exactly what the country needs right now. Thousands of U.S. companies from coast to coast are poised
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By Jennifer O'ConnorImagine running four marathons a day for 11 days straight. Throw in biting winds, blinding snowstorms and sub-zero temperatures. Unthinkable, isn't it? Yet that's exactly what dogs in the Iditarod will be forced to do in the next few weeks. Dogs love to run, but even the most energetic dog wouldn't choose
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Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) applauds the historic request by the U.S. government to protect millions of Americans from deadly global shipping pollution generated by large ocean-going ships. During a noon news conference today at Port Newark, New Jersey, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson announced that the U.S. government applied to designate
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By Michael McGrawWhen Tia Carrere walked the red carpet at the Grammy Awards last month, bargain hunters everywhere cheered. Celebrities regularly receive thousands of dollars' worth of free clothes from designers, but Tia took a different route. Her entire outfit—including her stunning black dress, baubles and bag—cost less than $100. She told a reporter,
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As part of an ongoing effort to reduce illegal wildlife trade HSI is collaborating with the Dominican Republic Ministry of Environment with funds from the U.S. State Department to put on a two-day workshop on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, or CITES, here March 31
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Indicating doubt about the existence of global warming, the final vote on textbook language by the Texas State Board of Education flouts leading scientific consensus as well as the board's own scientific advisors.
Surprising environmentalists, the board's last-minute decision Wednesday changed the language in a school textbook chapter on Environmental Systems to include
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By Chris HolbeinIt's hard to find a silver lining in a recession. Stocks are plummeting, 401(k) plans are shrinking and businesses are either scaling back or folding. But there is one bright spot: Food magazines have stopped force-feeding their readers recipes featuring foie gras. Gourmet and Bon Appétit have reportedly forsaken foie gras in
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