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Weather Disasters Increasing, Insurance Industry Warns

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May 29, 2013
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The Insurance Bureau of Canada says the frequency, severity and cost of extreme weather in Canada are increasing, with Alberta leading the way.


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"Sky-Rocketing" Tiger Trade Blamed on Growing Asian Wealth

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Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Aug. 12, 2014) — A leading conservationist warns that the illegal trade in tiger parts for medicinal purposes is increasing, despite improved efforts to save the world's largest cat. Alan Rabinowitz, who runs the Panthera conservation group, blames the growing wealth of many Asian countries for the problem, saying tiger parts are viewed as a status symbol. Jim Drury has more. Video provided by Reuters
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Recycling Seafood: Oil From Fish Waste

Recycling Seafood: Oil From Fish Waste

Deutsche Welle (June 23, 2013) — Leftovers from the fish industry might become a valuable raw material in the future. A German company has developed a system for recycling shrimp shells and other fish waste to create oils for the food production industry. The oils are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which help prevent cardiovascular problems. The aim is to minimize waste from the fish-processing industry. Other potential leftovers are turned into a powder that is high in protein and may have anti-inflammatory properties.
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Thailand Climate Protection Through Energy Efficiency

Thailand Climate Protection Through Energy Efficiency

Deutsche Welle (Mar. 13, 2012) — Thailand needs ever more energy for its industry. It already imports up to 10 percent of its electricity. The growth of industry is bringing a sharp rise in greenhouse gas emissions. Now a German-Thai project funded by the International Climate Protection Initiative is working for a more efficient use of energy, thereby contributing to climate protection.The Thai government has a long-term goal of "Low-Carbon Industry". It is collaborating with Germany in the umbrella organization "Energy Efficiency for Small and Medium Enterprises" on several pilot energy-efficiency projects in small and mid-sized companies. The Environment Ministry holds consultations regularly. The aim is to cooperate with German experts and develop an "Energy Use and Climate Protection Plan" for Thailand's economy.
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