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US to Clean Up Agent Orange in Vietnam

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April 24, 2013
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Fifty years after US warplanes first sprayed a chemical weapon, known as Agent Orange, on Vietnam's jungles to destroy enemy cover, America is helping clean up one of the most contaminated sites.


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Reuters (Aug. 9, 2012) — The United States and Vietnam begin the first cleanup of the toxic chemical defoliant Agent Orange in Danang.
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Hungary: The Problem of Water

Hungary: The Problem of Water

Deutsche Welle (Apr. 17, 2013) — Nearly two million people in Hungary - particularly in the southeast - lack access to clean drinking water. In a number of European countries, the groundwater is contaminated with heavy metals. Hungary, Serbia and Croatia are especially affected, but the problem is particularly acute in Hungary, where many municipalities cannot afford to drill down to deeper and cleaner groundwater. At the same time, the European Union says clean water is a human right, and member states must take action to ensure it. But both local governments and national leaders in Hungary are ignoring the problem.
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Is Your Furnace a Dirty Thief?

Is Your Furnace a Dirty Thief?

3BL Media (Jan. 3, 2013) — According to http://energystar.gov, as much as half of the energy used in your home goes to heating and cooling. At a minimum, you should change the filter in your furnace every three months it is in use. A dirty filter will slow down air flow and make the system work harder to keep you warm. A clean filter will prevent dust and dirt from building up in the system, saving you energy and money. Visit http://ilenergysaver.org to learn more energy saving tips. Remember to inspect, clean or change your furnace filter once a month, and stop those dirty thieves.
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EU Bans Three Bee Harming Pesticides for Two Years

EU Bans Three Bee Harming Pesticides for Two Years

France 24 (Apr. 30, 2013) — Environmentalists hailed a "victory for bees" on Monday after the European Union voted for a ban on several nerve-agent pesticides blamed for the dramatic decline in global bee populations. Fifteen of the 27 member states, including France, voted for a two-year restriction on the neonicotinoids, despite strong opposition from chemical companies.
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