Daily Archives: August 19, 2010

Cape Cod Waterways Face Pollution Crisis

Rising nitrogen levels are suffocating the vegetation and marine life in saltwater ponds and estuaries on Cape Cod, creating an environmental and infrastructure problem that, if left unchecked, will threaten the shellfishing industry, the tourist economy and the beaches that … Continue reading

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Equal pay for women not likely till 2067, says research

Working women who thought they might live to see Britain’s pay gap finally close will have to hold out another 57 years, according to research published today. Forty years after the Equal Pay Act was passed, the study shows that … Continue reading

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Southern Sudan faces food crisis

After 21 years of civil war with the North, the semi-autonomous region of southern Sudan is due, in the coming weeks, to take part in the country’s first democratic elections in a generation. Despite the fact that it is still … Continue reading

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