Daily Archives: June 1, 2010

I live without cash – and I manage just fine

With a caravan, solar laptop and toothpaste made from washed-up cuttlefish bones, Mark Boyle gave up using cash: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/green-living-blog/2009/oct/28/live-without-money

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Google sued after map directions lead to accident

Some people are so stupid: When Google Maps’ walking directions instructed Lauren Rosenberg to walk along a very busy highway with no pedestrian walkway, she followed the directions exactly.Unfortunately, she was hit by a car in the process. Now she’s … Continue reading

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Toxic Thailand

It is one of the world’s largest petrochemical hubs and has been driving Thailand’s industrial growth for decades. But critics accuse the refineries at Map Ta Phut of contaminating the area’s air and water, resulting in at least 2,000 cancer-related deaths … Continue reading

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China cigarette ban up in smoke

China’s health ministry has finally banned smoking in hospitals – seen as long overdue – but a promised national ban on smoking in public places has yet to become reality because the health ministry is up against state-run tobacco firms … Continue reading

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Virus Ravages Cassava Plants in Africa

Cassava, eaten by 800 million people worldwide, is threatened by a new disease called brown streak. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/01/science/01cassava.html?hp

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