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Poster heats up China "paper" tiger debate
November 19, 2007 12:39 AM - Reuters

Last month, Zhou Zhenglong, a farmer from mountainous Zhenping county in northern China's Shaanxi province, produced photographs of a tiger he said were taken in the forest near his village.

Aroma of profit wafts from Britain's new-look pies
November 18, 2007 07:36 PM - Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - To aficionados, it is British comfort food at its best. To others, it is as appetizing as its nickname -- a "rat's coffin."

The Real Green Car of the Year Award 2008
November 17, 2007 08:58 AM - , Triple Pundit

At the L.A. Auto Show this year, there were two separate award ceremonies for the Green Car of the Year 2008. Inside, at the "official" award ceremony, the Chevy Tahoe Hybrid was announced the winner. Outside, at an "unofficial" ceremony staged across the street, the Plug-In Toyota Prius Hybrid won the prize. So which is the greenest car of the two? The Chevy Tahoe gets 20 mpg. The Plug-In Toyota Prius gets 100 mpg.

U.S. seizes discontinued eyelash product
November 16, 2007 11:48 PM - Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. marshals on Friday seized 12,682 applicator tubes of a discontinued cosmetic called Age Intervention Eyelash, which the Food and Drug Administration said could harm some users' vision.

Thousands march against race crimes in Washington
November 16, 2007 03:56 PM - Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thousands of black Americans marched around the U.S. Justice Department on Friday to protest what they described as heavy-handed law enforcement and a reluctance to prosecute racially motivated crimes.

Roman road, bath unearthed near Jewish temple site
November 16, 2007 08:47 AM - Rebecca Harrison -Reuters

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli archaeologists have unearthed the remains of a second century terraced street and bath house which provide vital clues about the layout of Roman Jerusalem.

The Israel Antiquities Authority said the 30-metre (90-foot) alley was used by the Romans to link the central Cardo thoroughfare with a bath house and with a bridge to the Temple Mount, once the site of Jerusalem's ancient Jewish temple.

U.S. Appeals Court Orders New Fuel Economy Standards
November 15, 2007 04:23 PM - Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Thursday ordered the federal highway commission to formulate new fuel economy standards for upcoming models of light trucks to take into account the environmental impact of their emissions.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals also ordered the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to close a loophole allowing SUVs and other light trucks to satisfy lower fuel efficiency standards than cars.

Chevy Tahoe Hybrid wins "Green Car of Year"
November 15, 2007 04:11 PM - Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - General Motors Corp's (GM.N: Quote, Profile, Research) sport utility vehicle, the Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid, was named "Green Car of the Year" at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Thursday.

Map to better health care: centralize, organize
November 15, 2007 10:47 AM - Maggie Fox -Reuters

Experts laid out a health care road map for U.S. presidential candidates on Thursday, recommending more organized care, with an emphasis on overall health as opposed to expensive interventions.

They said it will be essential to ensure that everyone in the United States has health insurance and said the most pragmatic way to achieve this would be a combination of federal, state, employer and private coverage.

Can “Dumping Soda” Mitigate Global Obesity Trends?
November 15, 2007 09:46 AM - Alana Herro, Worldwatch Institute

Consumer groups on five continents are promoting a new “Dump Soda” campaign to educate people about the links between soft-drink marketing and rising childhood obesity. “Multinational giants like Coca-Cola and PepsiCo are flooding the world with beverages that are nothing more than ‘liquid candy,’” said Bruce Silverglade, legal director of the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Science in the Public Interest, which is coordinating the campaign with the International Association of Consumer Food Organizations. “As a result, consumers, including children, in all corners of the globe are increasingly developing obesity, ‘adult onset’ diabetes, and other health problems.”

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