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Muttonbirds affected by Fukushima - researcher - Environment - NZ Herald News

Muttonbirds affected by Fukushima - researcher - Environment - NZ Herald News: "Muttonbirds affected by Fukushima - researcher"

The infighting that threatens to undermine US nuclear safety | Environment | guardian.co.uk

The infighting that threatens to undermine US nuclear safety | Environment | guardian.co.uk: ... "About one-quarter of America's 100-plus civilian reactors are the same General Electric model as the doomed Japanese reactor, leaving them vulnerable to meltdown in case of a power shutdown, experts say. The NRC review, published last July, made about a dozen safety recommendations." ...

Scandal talk clouds French campaign before TV debate | Reuters

Scandal talk clouds French campaign before TV debate | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Allegations of scandal and dirty tricks, and a presidential lawsuit, clouded France's election race as it entered the final week on Monday with both sides preparing for rival May Day rallies and a crucial television debate."

Stocks head for monthly loss; euro slips | Reuters

Stocks head for monthly loss; euro slips | Reuters: Reuters) - "Global shares edged lower on Monday, heading for their first monthly loss this year as Spain sank into recession and the U.S. economy showed signs of slowing."

As America's waistline expands, costs soar | Reuters

As America's waistline expands, costs soar | Reuters: (Reuters) - "U.S. hospitals are ripping out wall-mounted toilets and replacing them with floor models to better support obese patients. The Federal Transit Administration wants buses to be tested for the impact of heavier riders on steering and braking. Cars are burning nearly a billion gallons of gasoline more a year than if passengers weighed what they did in 1960."

Top Obama aide offers legal defense of drone strikes | Reuters

Top Obama aide offers legal defense of drone strikes | Reuters: (Reuters) - "The deadly U.S. campaign of drone strikes against al Qaeda is fully legal under international law, President Barack Obama's counterterrorism chief insisted on Monday in the most extensive justification of a controversial tactic that has eliminated some of the most-wanted militants."

Then if it were legal, and although it should be illegal, other countries including Iran have the right to use them.

Microsoft invests $300m in Barnes & Noble's Nook ebook business | Technology | guardian.co.uk

Microsoft invests $300m in Barnes & Noble's Nook ebook business | Technology | guardian.co.uk: "Barnes & Noble shares soar as deal with software giant eases fears that bookseller lacks capital to compete with Amazon"

Occupy May Day protest chance to regain autumn momentum | World news | guardian.co.uk

Occupy May Day protest chance to regain autumn momentum | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Activists call on public to stay home from work on Tuesday in bid to re-establish Occupy movement after quiet winter"

Fran�ois Hollande on top but far right scores record result in French election | World news | guardian.co.uk

Fran�ois Hollande on top but far right scores record result in French election | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Socialist challenger beats Nicolas Sarkozy, but final runoff vote on knife edge after historic high vote for Marine Le Pen"

Big Data age puts privacy in question as information becomes currency | Technology | guardian.co.uk

Big Data age puts privacy in question as information becomes currency | Technology | guardian.co.uk: "Exploiting Big Data's opportunities will need a delicate balance between the right to knowledge and the right of the individual"

Egypt cancels Israeli gas contract | World news | guardian.co.uk

Egypt cancels Israeli gas contract | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Termination of 20-year deal, which provided 40% of Israel's natural gas, seen as sign of fraying relations between allies"

After the bailout: few fans but no fix for Fannie and Freddie | Reuters

After the bailout: few fans but no fix for Fannie and Freddie | Reuters: (Reuters) - "In considering how to fix the ailing U.S. housing market, Republicans and Democrats in Washington have found a rare point of agreement: they would prefer life without failed mortgage giants Fannie Mae (FNMA.OB) and Freddie Mac (FMCC.OB)."
Hollande won first round.

Africa sitting on sea of groundwater reserves | Reuters

Africa sitting on sea of groundwater reserves | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Huge reserves of underground water in some of the driest parts of Africa could provide a buffer against the effects of climate change for years to come, scientists said on Friday."

French election rivals in final race for workers | Reuters

French election rivals in final race for workers | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Socialist presidential frontrunner Francois Hollande appealed to French voters to throw out conservative Nicolas Sarkozy and shun the far right in a final push for working-class votes before Sunday's first round of the election."

Sarkozy stole the "History will decide" from Bush, it is clear with whom he aligns himself: the American far right. Under Sarkozy racism went rampant, we must reverse this course. It is time to curb the France which hates and to rehabilitate the France which cares. Out with Sarkozy, and power to the People.

Gunter Grass, Israel and the crime of poetry - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

Gunter Grass, Israel and the crime of poetry - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

Hannah Rothschild on Nica: 'I saw a woman who knew where she belonged' | Books | The Observer

Hannah Rothschild on Nica: 'I saw a woman who knew where she belonged' | Books | The Observer: "The moment she first heard Thelonious Monk play the piano, Baroness Pannonica de Koenigswarter walked out on her own life, including five children, and devoted herself to the American jazz genius. The Rothschild family disowned her, but now her great niece, Hannah Rothschild, tells her extraordinary story"

Opiates killed 8 Americans in Afghanistan, Army records show - CNN.com

Opiates killed 8 Americans in Afghanistan, Army records show - CNN.com

Coca-Cola habit linked to New Zealander's death | World news | guardian.co.uk

Coca-Cola habit linked to New Zealander's death | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Coroner says woman's eight-litre-a-day habit and poor nutrition probably contributed to fatal heart attack"

'They're killing us': world's most endangered tribe cries for help | World news | The Observer

'They're killing us': world's most endangered tribe cries for help | World news | The Observer: "Logging companies keen to exploit Brazil's rainforest have been accused by human rights organisations of using gunmen to wipe out the Aw�, a tribe of just 355. Survival International, with backing from Colin Firth, is campaigning to stop what a judge referred to as 'genocide'"

Iran claims to have reverse-engineered US spy drone | World news | guardian.co.uk

Iran claims to have reverse-engineered US spy drone | World news | guardian.co.uk: "General says Tehran has extracted data and figured out workings of Sentinel craft captured last year"

India tests long-range missile; capable of reaching China | Reuters

India tests long-range missile; capable of reaching China | Reuters: (Reuters) - "India test-fired a long range missile capable of reaching deep into China and Europe on Thursday, thrusting the emerging Asian power into an elite club of nations with intercontinental nuclear weapons capabilities."

Stop weapon proliferation, concentrate on the future and how to survive.

Angry North Korea threatens retaliation, nuclear test expected | Reuters

Angry North Korea threatens retaliation, nuclear test expected | Reuters: (Reuters) - "A bristling North Korea said on Wednesday it was ready to retaliate in the face of international condemnation over its failed rocket launch, increasing the likelihood the hermit state will push ahead with a third nuclear test."

U.S. troops pose with Afghan insurgent bodies | Reuters

U.S. troops pose with Afghan insurgent bodies | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Already tense U.S. and NATO ties with Afghanistan were dealt another blow on Wednesday with photographs appearing in an American newspaper of U.S. soldiers posing with the maimed bodies of dead Afghan insurgents."

Bring the troops home.

BP, private plaintiffs settle over Gulf oil spill | Reuters

BP, private plaintiffs settle over Gulf oil spill | Reuters: (Reuters) - "BP Plc (BP.L) said on Wednesday it reached definitive agreements with well over 100,000 private plaintiffs to resolve claims for economic, property and medical damages resulting from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill."

U.S. Senator Says Fukushima Daiichi's Unit 4 Could Spew More Radiation Than March 11 Accident - Japan Real Time - WSJ

U.S. Senator Says Fukushima Daiichi's Unit 4 Could Spew More Radiation Than March 11 Accident - Japan Real Time - WSJ

The arms spending map of the world | News | guardian.co.uk

The arms spending map of the world | News | guardian.co.uk

Huge detention centre to be Israel's latest weapon in migration battle | World news | guardian.co.uk

Huge detention centre to be Israel's latest weapon in migration battle | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Human rights lawyer says complex for up to 11,000 asylum seekers and migrants will be 'prison for people from Africa'"

Georgia police handcuff girl over tantrum | World news | guardian.co.uk

Georgia police handcuff girl over tantrum | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Six-year-old charged with assault and damage to property after she allegedly knocked over a shelf that injured headteacher"

Republicans block Obama's 'Buffett Rule' in the Senate | World news | guardian.co.uk

Republicans block Obama's 'Buffett Rule' in the Senate | World news | guardian.co.uk

Amnesty: Bahrain fails to curb rights violations | Video | Reuters.com

Amnesty: Bahrain fails to curb rights violations | Video | Reuters.com

Why Wall Street's Layoffs Are More Serious Than You Think - Forbes

Why Wall Street's Layoffs Are More Serious Than You Think - Forbes: "Bloomberg puts the number of financial jobs lost at close to 200,000 this year alone."



So we bailed out the banks and in return they have cut and plan to cut more jobs so that they can register profit and insure that executives keep their outlandish life style.

This will only fuel the Occupy movement.  Because college graduates, like in Tunisia, have a very uncertain future and will not find jobs easily.

Goldman profit tops estimates; raises dividend | Reuters

Goldman profit tops estimates; raises dividend | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Goldman Sachs Group Inc's first-quarter earnings fell from a year earlier but were better than many analysts had anticipated thanks to aggressive cost-cutting and better-than-expected investment banking and trading revenues."


How many more people will loose their jobs?

Report: Goldman Begins New Round of Layoffs | Fox Business

Report: Goldman Begins New Round of Layoffs | Fox Business

This is how banks cut costs, they layoffs people.

Temasek buys $2.3 billion of ICBC shares from Goldman | Reuters

Temasek buys $2.3 billion of ICBC shares from Goldman | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Singapore state investor Temasek TEM.UL bought $2.3 billion worth of ICBC's (1398.HK) Hong Kong-listed shares from seller Goldman Sachs (GS.N), piling into three of China's top four banks and raising its bet on the world's second-biggest economy."

Ammonia used in many foods, not just pink slime | Reuters

Ammonia used in many foods, not just pink slime | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Surprise rippled across America last month as a new wave of consumers discovered that hamburgers often contained ammonia-treated beef, or what critics dub "pink slime"."

Q A: The Buffett Rule, a minimum tax on the rich | Reuters

Q A: The Buffett Rule, a minimum tax on the rich | Reuters: (Reuters) - "President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats are laying a political trap for Republicans to be sprung on Monday when the U.S. Senate is slated to vote on the proposed "Buffett Rule," which would slap a minimum tax on the highest-income Americans."

Cradle of Libya revolt seeks autonomy from new rulers | Reuters

Cradle of Libya revolt seeks autonomy from new rulers | Reuters: (Reuters) - "It is the cradle of Libya's revolution: the Benghazi square where protesters just over a year ago first demanded the fall of Muammar Gaddafi and waved the black, green and red flag that came to symbolize their rebellion."

Every time the West mingles in the internal affairs of countries instabilities result.

Pink Slime controversy stokes clash over agriculture | Reuters

Pink Slime controversy stokes clash over agriculture | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Standing before a crowd of McDonald's Corp shareholders at its headquarters last spring, an unlikely investor prepared for battle."

Citigroup buoyed by capital markets, economy | Reuters

Citigroup buoyed by capital markets, economy | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Citigroup Inc's quarterly profit beat Wall Street estimates as the third-largest U.S. bank cut expenses and benefited from an improved economy and more active capital markets after a dismal end to 2011."

The expense cuts included the layoff of 4,500 employes in January of this year. Will JP Morgan do the same?

Birds Near Fukushima Hit Harder Than at Chernobyl | Mother Jones

Birds Near Fukushima Hit Harder Than at Chernobyl | Mother Jones

Welcome to Palestine: 'Even prisoners are allowed visits' - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

Welcome to Palestine: 'Even prisoners are allowed visits' - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

Web of Hate - 101 East - Al Jazeera English

Web of Hate - 101 East - Al Jazeera English

Le Front de gauche se d�multiplie pour mobiliser en ligne

Le Front de gauche se multiplie pour mobiliser en ligne

Rape victims say military labels them 'crazy' - CNN.com

Rape victims say military labels them 'crazy' - CNN.com

Report: Yellowfin tuna tied to Salmonella outbreak - CNN.com

Report: Yellowfin tuna tied to Salmonella outbreak - CNN.com

New photos show damaged fuel storage pool at Fukushima plant - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

New photos show damaged fuel storage pool at Fukushima plant - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Werner Herzog on death, danger and the end of the world | Film | The Guardian

Werner Herzog on death, danger and the end of the world | Film | The Guardian: "He's risked his life to make films, been shot at, and his latest film investigates a triple homicide. So is Werner Herzog fascinated by death? No, he tells Steve Rose, he's just not afraid of it"

Toni Morrison: 'I want to feel what I feel. Even if it's not happiness' | Books | The Guardian

Toni Morrison: 'I want to feel what I feel. Even if it's not happiness' | Books | The Guardian

JP Morgan revenues rise but legal costs trim profits | Business | guardian.co.uk

JP Morgan revenues rise but legal costs trim profits | Business | guardian.co.uk

Israel forces airline to cancel tickets of British 'flytilla' activists | World news | guardian.co.uk

Israel forces airline to cancel tickets of British 'flytilla' activists | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Jet2.com move follows pressure from Israel as 2,000 pro-Palestinian activists prepare to fly in on way to West Bank"

Afghan war whistleblower Daniel Davis: 'I had to speak out – lives are at stake' | World news | The Observer

Afghan war whistleblower Daniel Davis: 'I had to speak out – lives are at stake' | World news | The Observer: "Soldier wrote detailed report claiming US generals 'have so distorted the truth … the truth has become unrecognisable'"

Google's stock split raises questions | Reuters

Google's stock split raises questions | Reuters: (Reuters) - "An unusual stock split designed to preserve Google Inc founders' control of the Web search leader raised questions and some grumbling on Wall Street, even as investors focused on the company's short-term business concerns."

Israel expected to block 'flytilla' of international Palestinian sympathisers | World news | guardian.co.uk

Israel expected to block 'flytilla' of international Palestinian sympathisers | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Israel warns it will deny entry to 'provocateurs' as up to 2,000 pro-Palestinian activists prepare to fly in on way to West Bank"

Young, French and desperate | Reuters

Young, French and desperate | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Boualem Ben Moussa has delivered pizzas, worked on a building site, washed dishes in a restaurant and delivered more pizzas."

JPMorgan profit falls 3 percent but tops Street view | Reuters

JPMorgan profit falls 3 percent but tops Street view | Reuters: (Reuters) - "JPMorgan Chase & Co's first-quarter profit fell 3 percent as recent improvement in trading and deal-making failed to lift investment banking revenue to year-earlier levels, but results still beat Wall Street expectations."

Iran's nuclear programme: legal debate stirs over basis for US or Israeli attack | World news | guardian.co.uk

Iran's nuclear programme: legal debate stirs over basis for US or Israeli attack | World news | guardian.co.uk: "As US and Israeli officials weigh up prospect of military strike on Iran, critics say any attack would go against international law"

WTO sees trade growth falling to 3.7 percent in 2012 | Reuters

WTO sees trade growth falling to 3.7 percent in 2012 | Reuters: (Reuters) -"World trade growth will slow for a second year to 3.7 percent in 2012 but "severe" downside risks could drive it further below the 20-year average of 5.4 percent, the World Trade Organization forecast on Thursday."

Gulf of Mexico oil sheen triggers spill response | Reuters

Gulf of Mexico oil sheen triggers spill response | Reuters: (Reuters) - "An oil sheen spotted near Royal Dutch Shell platforms in the central Gulf of Mexico has caused the company to send a spill response vessel and seek aircraft over flights, a Shell spokeswoman said on Wednesday."


Jobless claims cast cloud on labor market | Reuters

Jobless claims cast cloud on labor market | Reuters: (Reuters) - "The number of Americans filing for jobless aid rose last week to the highest level since January, a development that could raise fears the labor market recovery was stalling after job creation slowed in March."

Apple accused by US of colluding with publishers to fix price of ebooks | Technology | guardian.co.uk

Apple accused by US of colluding with publishers to fix price of ebooks | Technology | guardian.co.uk: "Lawsuit filed by US department of justice claims Apple ended price competition after seeing success of Amazon's $10 ebooks"

AFP: Radioactive fluid leaks at French nuclear reactor

AFP: Radioactive fluid leaks at French nuclear reactor

European stock markets rocked by panic selling as debt crisis reignites | Business | The Guardian

European stock markets rocked by panic selling as debt crisis reignites | Business | The Guardian: "Investors demanding high premiums for holding Italian and Spanish bonds as fears of double-dip recession grow"

Migrant boat tragedy: Nato condemned over 63 migrants left to die at sea | World news | guardian.co.uk

Migrant boat tragedy: Nato condemned over 63 migrants left to die at sea | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Latest report raises possibility British helicopter was aware of people adrift for two weeks without food or water"

NY pushes objection to BofA $8.5 billion mortgage pact | Reuters

NY pushes objection to BofA $8.5 billion mortgage pact | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Bank of America Corp's proposed $8.5 billion mortgage bond settlement received fresh opposition on Tuesday from New York's attorney general, who said the accord appears unfair to investors who may deserve to recover more."

As weather gets biblical, insurers go missing | Reuters

As weather gets biblical, insurers go missing | Reuters: (Reuters) - "As weather disasters strike with more frequency, homeowners first get hit with the destruction or total loss of property. Many are then hit with the unexpected loss of homeowners insurance policies as insurance companies re-evaluate their financial liabilities."

Fukushima Radiation Found in California Kelp | Common Dreams

Fukushima Radiation Found in California Kelp | Common Dreams: "Radioactive isotopes from the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan have been detected in the great kelp forests off the California coast, according to a new study released by researchers at Cal State Long Beach. Following the earthquake and subsequent tsunami, a wave of radioactivity traveled across the Pacific Ocean."

Sony to ax 10,000 jobs in turnaround bid: Nikkei | Reuters

Sony to ax 10,000 jobs in turnaround bid: Nikkei | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Japan's Sony Corp (6758.T) is cutting 10,000 jobs, about 6 percent of its global workforce, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Monday, as new CEO Kazuo Hirai looks to steer the electronics and entertainment giant back to profit after four years in the red."

In foreclosures, Occupy groups see a unifying cause | Reuters

In foreclosures, Occupy groups see a unifying cause | Reuters

Wall Street sinks in wake of jobs report | Reuters

Wall Street sinks in wake of jobs report | Reuters: (Reuters) - "The Dow and the S&P 500 extended losses to a fourth day on Monday, as investors took their cues from last week's disappointing jobs report, which raised new concerns about the U.S. economy's recovery"

West to target Iran's nuclear fuel work | Reuters

West to target Iran's nuclear fuel work | Reuters: (Reuters) - "The United States and its allies are pressing for an end to Iran's high-level uranium enrichment and the closure of a facility built deep under a mountain as talks on Tehran's nuclear standoff with the West resume this week."

Powell's presentation of the location of weapons of mass destructions, which were, of course, never found.

Marine should be dismissed over Facebook attack on Obama, board rules | World news | guardian.co.uk

Marine should be dismissed over Facebook attack on Obama, board rules | World news | guardian.co.uk

Apple's share price overtakes Google as it is forecast to be first $1tn company | Technology | The Guardian

Apple's share price overtakes Google as it is forecast to be first $1tn company | Technology | The Guardian: "Apple shares could soon hit $1,000, analysts predict, with China and television market key to growth"

Treasury freezes pay for CEOs at Ally Financial, GM, AIG | Reuters

Treasury freezes pay for CEOs at Ally Financial, GM, AIG | Reuters: "The top executive at AIG will receive total direct compensation, which includes cash, stock and future stock options worth $10.5 million, while Ally Financial's leader will get $9.5 million and GM's chief executive $9 million, according to documents distributed by the Treasury."

Jobs recovery suffers setback in March | Reuters

Jobs recovery suffers setback in March | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Employers hired far fewer workers in March than in previous months, keeping the door open for the Federal Reserve to provide more monetary support for a still sluggish economy."

The Nuclear Information Center

The Nuclear Information Center

Although they say there was on threat, in fact they vented and thus released radioactive isotopes, and the NRC keeps saying it is safe for the public but a recent French study shows  that children living near nuclear power plants are more likely to develop cancers.

Here are links to some studies: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/01/12/study-child-leukemia-doubles-near-nuclear-power-plants/

There are no safe exposure to radiation. People's exposure is cumulative and include: X-rays, MRI, background radiation- which has been raised as a result of accidents and weapon testing and use- and releases from nuclear plant accidents - such as Chernobyl, Three Miles Island and Fukushima- have all contribute to cancer rates.

Salmonella outbreak sickens 5 in Carolinas, 93 across U.S. | CharlotteObserver.com & The Charlotte Observer Newspaper

Salmonella outbreak sickens 5 in Carolinas, 93 across U.S. | CharlotteObserver.com & The Charlotte Observer Newspaper

Bank of America closing Charlotte investment center; 80 jobs cut | CharlotteObserver.com & The Charlotte Observer Newspaper

Bank of America closing Charlotte investment center; 80 jobs cut | CharlotteObserver.com & The Charlotte Observer Newspaper

How the US uses sexual humiliation as a political tool to control the masses | Naomi Wolf | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

How the US uses sexual humiliation as a political tool to control the masses | Naomi Wolf | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk: "Believe me, you don't want the state having the power to strip your clothes off. And yet, it's exactly what is happening"

Former senior Bush official on torture: 'I think what they did was wrong' | World news | guardian.co.uk

Former senior Bush official on torture: 'I think what they did was wrong' | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Philip Zelikow, top adviser to Condoleezza Rice, talks to the Guardian about his top secret 2006 memo on interrogation"

Tsunami 'ghost ship' sunk by US Coast Guard - in pictures | World news | guardian.co.uk

Tsunami 'ghost ship' sunk by US Coast Guard - in pictures | World news | guardian.co.uk: A "Japanese ship carrying more than 9,000 litres of diesel fuel has been sunk by the US Coast Guard, after it was washed out to sea by the 2011 tsunami. The Ryou-Un Maru, which had been destined for scrap, had been drifting toward busy shipping lanes off the coast of Alaska"

Flying cars take to the skies (and streets) as companies unveil prototypes | World news | guardian.co.uk

Flying cars take to the skies (and streets) as companies unveil prototypes | World news | guardian.co.uk

Food inflation seen back on the table as prices rise | Reuters

Food inflation seen back on the table as prices rise | Reuters: (Reuters) - "World food prices are likely to rise for a third successive month in March, and could gain further beyond that, with expensive oil and chronically low stocks of some key grains putting food inflation firmly back on the economic agenda."

Doctors seek end to 5 cancer tests, treatments | Reuters

Doctors seek end to 5 cancer tests, treatments | Reuters: (Reuters) - "The nation's leading association of cancer physicians urged doctors to stop offering five common tests and treatments for cancer patients, a move that threatens to further inflame concerns about the rationing of medical care."

The question is do the wealthy get the tests, and do they live longer?

Americans brace for next foreclosure wave | Reuters

Americans brace for next foreclosure wave | Reuters

Top JP Morgan banker quits after market abuse fine | Reuters

Top JP Morgan banker quits after market abuse fine | Reuters: (Reuters) - "One of London's most prominent bankers was fined 450,000 pounds ($720,000) for passing on inside information in a case that will embarrass his employer J.P. Morgan Cazenove and which marks a push by British regulators to target high-profile figures."

Saudi to maintain oil supply if U.S. draws stocks | Reuters

Saudi to maintain oil supply if U.S. draws stocks | Reuters: (Reuters) -"Saudi Arabia is likely to maintain high oil production in the event consumer countries release emergency stocks, but it will not seek to lure buyers for more oil by discounting its crude, industry sources said."

Eurozone unemployment hits all-time high - Europe - Al Jazeera English

Eurozone unemployment hits all-time high - Europe - Al Jazeera English

Warm weather records smashed, more than 90 cities with warmest March on record - Capital Weather Gang - The Washington Post

Warm weather records smashed, more than 90 cities with warmest March on record - Capital Weather Gang - The Washington Post

Why all our kids should be taught how to code | Education | The Observer

Why all our kids should be taught how to code | Education | The Observer: "There is a growing consensus that the way children in schools are being taught information technology is in need of a radical overhaul. Here John Naughton explains the problem and offers a manifesto for revolutionary action"

Supreme court justices allow for routine strip-searches of inmates in US jails | Law | guardian.co.uk

Supreme court justices allow for routine strip-searches of inmates in US jails | Law | guardian.co.uk: "Conservative majority finds need to weed out contraband outweighs inmate privacy, even in minor cases like traffic fines"

Then they should all experience it.

Apple's Chinese iPhone plants employ forced interns, claim campaigners | Technology | The Guardian

Apple's Chinese iPhone plants employ forced interns, claim campaigners | Technology | The Guardian: "Students told to man production lines at Foxconn if they want to graduate, says Hong Kong-based nonprofit"

US draws up plans for nuclear drones | World news | The Guardian

US draws up plans for nuclear drones | World news | The Guardian: "Technology is designed to increase flying time 'from days to months', along with power available for weapons systems"

Interactive: how would a rise in sea-level affect US cities? | News | guardian.co.uk

Interactive: how would a rise in sea-level affect US cities? | News | guardian.co.uk

Syria says it accepts deadline to implement key aspects of Annan plan | World news | The Guardian

Syria says it accepts deadline to implement key aspects of Annan plan | World news | The Guardian: "Damascus says 10 April deadline is agreed, but US envoy to the UN Susan Rice warns 'proof is in actions not words'"

BPA in canned food: Consumer Reports Tests

BPA in canned food: Consumer Reports Tests

Cans without BPA

Cans without BPA

USGS Open-File Report 2011–1277: Fission Products in National Atmospheric Deposition Program Wet Deposition Samples Prior to and Following the Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear Power Plant Incident, March 8–April 5, 2011

USGS Open-File Report 2011–1277: Fission Products in National Atmospheric Deposition Program Wet Deposition Samples Prior to and Following the Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear Power Plant Incident, March 8–April 5, 2011

USGS Measures Fallout from Fukushima in US NADP Precipitation Samples

USGS Measures Fallout from Fukushima in US NADP Precipitation Samples

Bisphenol A - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bisphenol A - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Bisphenol A (BPA) is an organic compound with the chemical formula (CH3)2C(C6H4OH)2. It is a colourless solid that is soluble in organic solvents, but poorly soluble in water. Having two phenol functional groups, it is used to make polycarbonate polymers and epoxy resins, along with other materials used to make plastics.

BPA is controversial because it exerts weak, but detectable, hormone-like properties, raising concerns about its presence in consumer products and foods contained in such products. Starting in 2008, several governments questioned its safety, prompting some retailers to withdraw polycarbonate products. A 2010 report from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) raised further concerns regarding exposure of fetuses, infants, and young children.[1] In September 2010, Canada became the first country to declare BPA a toxic substance.[2][3] In the European Union and Canada, BPA use is banned in baby bottles.[4]"
 Identification in plastics
Main article: Resin identification code






"In general, plastics that are marked with recycle codes 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6 are very unlikely to contain BPA. Some, but not all, plastics that are marked with recycle codes 3 or 7 may be made with BPA."[28]

There are seven classes of plastics used in packaging applications.

Type 7 is the catch-all "other" class, and some type 7 plastics, such as polycarbonate (sometimes identified with the letters "PC" near the recycling symbol) and epoxy resins, are made from bisphenol A monomer.[5][29]

Type 3 (PVC) also may contain bisphenol A as an antioxidant in plasticizers.[5] This refers to "flexible PVC", but not for rigids such as pipe, windows, and siding.

Source Wikipedia

Rampant water pillage is sucking Yemen dry | Reuters

Rampant water pillage is sucking Yemen dry | Reuters: (Reuters) - "With a belch of acrid, greasy smoke and a jolt that shakes its moorings, the pump on Yemeni water farmer Jad al-Adhrani's plot of land roars to life, and the race to squeeze the last drop of water out of Yemen's parched earth resumes."