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Government Approves East Coast Oil Exploration

Government Approves East Coast Oil Exploration

AP (July 18, 2014) The Obama administration approved the use of sonic cannons to discover deposits under the ocean floor by shooting sound waves 100 times louder than a jet engine through waters shared by endangered whales and turtles. (July 18) Video provided by AP
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Wild Things: Crackdown on Menu for China's Animal Eaters

Wild Things: Crackdown on Menu for China's Animal Eaters

AFP (July 7, 2014) Snakes are among the rare wildlife on sale in markets and restaurants in China despite courts being ordered to jail those who eat endangered species. Duration 00:48 Video provided by AFP
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Is Danger Zone Inflation a Danger?

Is Danger Zone Inflation a Danger?

Reuters - Business Video Online (June 30, 2014) Euro zone inflation stayed at 0.5 percent in June, marking the 9th consecutive month of below-target growth. Despite previously marking a 'danger zone' of below 1 percent, ECB chief Mario Draghi is not expected to act just yet. Ivor Bennett reports. Video provided by Reuters
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Risky Business Report Finds Climate Change May Cost U.S. Billions

Risky Business Report Finds Climate Change May Cost U.S. Billions

TheStreet (June 24, 2014) A new study on the economic risks of climate change in the U.S. says the nation stands to lose billions of dollars due to rising seas, increased damage from storm surge and more frequent bouts of extreme heat. The report, called Risky Business, was commissioned by a research organization helmed by former officials including ex-Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg. It finds that, if we continue on our current path, by the year 2050, between $66 billion and $106 billion worth of existing coastal property in the country will likely be below sea level. Video provided by TheStreet
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