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China to cut mercury in fluorescent lamps
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China to cut mercury in fluorescent lamps

Feb 26 2013, 9:17am CST | by

Beijing, Feb 26 (IANS) The mercury density of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) will be reduced by 80 percent by 2015 in comparison to 2010 in China.

Beijing, Feb 26 — The mercury density of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) will be reduced by 80 percent by 2015 in comparison to 2010 in China. Mercury content will be cut to less than 1 mg in more...

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China to cut mercury in fluorescent lamps

Feb 26 2013, 9:17am CST | by

Beijing, Feb 26 (IANS) The mercury density of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) will be reduced by 80 percent by 2015 in comparison to 2010 in China.

Beijing, Feb 26 — The mercury density of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) will be reduced by 80 percent by 2015 in comparison to 2010 in China.

Mercury content will be cut to less than 1 mg in more than half of new CFLs, Xinhua reported.

This follows a plan drawn up jointly by the ministries of industry and IT, science and technology, and environmental protection.

The plan is part of greater efforts to cut energy consumption and make industrial design more environmentally friendly.

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Why America Elects So Few Women Compared To The Rest Of The World

Oct 31 2014 2:08pm CDT | Source: ThinkProgress

CREDIT: AP Depending on how midterm elections play out next week, women in Congress could reach a milestone 20 percent. But before celebrating, consider this: The United States is currently ranked at 85th in the world in terms of women legislatures* – a spot it holds with San Marino – a microstate completely encapsulated by Italy. Zimbabwe. Honduras. Kazakhstan. China. Vietnam. Afghanistan. Tunisia. Cuba. Iraq. Sudan. Bosnia. Eritrea. And even Saudi Arabia. Those are just some of the 99 count ...
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Study Says Curbing Population Growth Won’t Help Address Climate Change

Oct 31 2014 1:56pm CDT | Source: ThinkProgress

CREDIT: Shutterstock If you’re looking to reduce the pressure humanity is putting on the climate and global ecosystem, curbing population growth can’t help you much. That’s the conclusion of new research published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, which modeled various approaches to slowing population growth — from the reasonable to the monstrous to the completely catastrophic — to see how they’d play out. These included benign attempts to empower women around the w ...
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Squaring the Circle: Rule According to Law in a One-Party State

Oct 31 2014 1:10pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

The greatest dilemma facing the Chinese government in its long-standing efforts to build an effective legal system is how to ensure both the integrity of the judiciary and the Communist Party's monopoly of power. In the early days of the reform, Deng Xiaoping, the late paramount leader, opted for a pragmatic strategy. While insisting on the party's political supremacy, Deng pushed hard for the development of commercial laws that would lay the basic fram ...
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What Political Reform Looks Like in China

Oct 31 2014 12:55pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

BEIJING -- The Fourth Plenary Session of the 18th Party Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, completed last week, decided that modernizing the state governance system and the state's governing capacity will be the general goal of further reform in the near future. This is of great theoretical and practical significance for China's political development and the entire modernization drive ...
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NASA Bombshell: Global Groundwater Crisis Threatens Our Food Supplies And Our Security

Oct 31 2014 12:22pm CDT | Source: ThinkProgress

Sustained drought in California is depleting aquifers (click to enlarge). An alarming satellite-based analysis from NASA finds that the world is depleting groundwater — the water stored unground in soil and aquifers — at an unprecedented rate. A new Nature Climate Change piece, “The global groundwater crisis,” by James Famiglietti, a leading hydrologist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, warns tha ...
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Record-High Costs Cause Reporters To Jump Ship On Obama's Upcoming Asia Trip

Oct 31 2014 11:59am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Cash-strapped news outlets looking to cover President Obama's trip to Asia next month may find it difficult to do so. Not because the trip isn't newsworthy -- it is -- but because there are at least 60,000 dollar-shaped reasons not to. At a bare minimum, outlets will have to front $60,000 per person for a seat on the chartered plane that will tail Obama as he visits China, Myanmar and Australia on a 9-day trip next month. And that's just for airfare. According t ...
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China And Russia Block International Plan To Create Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary

Oct 31 2014 11:10am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

PERTH, Australia, Oct 31 - China and Russia have thwarted an international attempt to create the world's largest ocean sanctuary in Antarctica as both nations eye the region's rich reserves of fish and krill. The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) wound up a 10-day meeting in Hobart, Australia on Friday without the consensus needed for a deal to conserve and manage the ...
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Is OCA's "Traitor" Boycott Working?

Oct 31 2014 9:32am CDT | Source: Truthout Stories

It's boycott time again. With less than two weeks to go before voters in Oregon and Colorado decide on ballot initiatives to require mandatory labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs), the Junk Food Giants are at it again. According to the latest numbers provided by the pro-labeling campaigns (as of October 22, 2014), the opposition in Oregon has raised $16.5 million to defeat Measure 92, while ...
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Is OCA's "Traitor" Boycott Working?

Oct 31 2014 9:32am CDT | Source: Truthout Stories

It's boycott time again. With less than two weeks to go before voters in Oregon and Colorado decide on ballot initiatives to require mandatory labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs), the Junk Food Giants are at it again. According to the latest numbers provided by the pro-labeling campaigns (as of October 22, 2014), the opposition in Oregon has raised $16.5 million to defeat Measure 92, while opponents of Colorado ...
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China

Oct 31 2014 7:51am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Will This Be The China Century? - by Jerry Jasinowski China reported its economy grew "only" 7.3 percent in the third quarter, below the projected 7.5 percent. If China fails to meet its target for the year, it will be the first time since 1998. China's long-term growth prospects seem weaker still. The Conference Board sees its growth slowing to an average of 5.5 percent from 2015 to 2019, and possibly lower stil ...
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