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Adorable Solution to Florida's Giant Snail Problem

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August 30, 2013
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Florida's got a big problem with the invasive Giant African Land Snails destroying vegetation and property. The state's currently enlisting the help of some four-legged detectives. Labrador Retrievers are being trained to find the snails and get rid of them. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the rest.


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Reuters (July 15, 2012) — A Filipino inventor has found a way to turn plastic waste into fuel for vehicles. Jayme Navarro is not claiming to have invented the process but he says, in the Philippines where landfills are the size of hills, it's a practical solution to a major problem.
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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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The Global Food Crisis What's Behind It?

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Deutsche Welle (Sep. 24, 2012) — Staple foods are becoming increasingly expensive. Wealthy western countries are largely unaffected by the problem but the developing world is badly hit. People there are having to spend most of their income on food, and many can no longer afford even the basics. Meager harvests are not the only factors driving up food prices. We look at the roots of the problem.
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