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DR Congo plans to open its rainforests to loggers

The world's second largest tract of rainforest, twice the size of Texas, is at risk of being cut down as Democratic Republic of Congo plans to lift the moratorium on industrial logging in place since 2002.

Pakistan imposes one-month moratorium on executions

Islamabad - Pakistan has imposed a one-month moratorium on executions during Ramadan, officials said Sunday, giving a temporary reprieve to a death row prisoner whose lawyers say he was a juvenile at the time of the crime.

Should there be a halt on germline editing?

Following news that some research groups have edited the DNA of human embryos, some leading scientists have requested that gene editing of human reproductive cells be halted.

Op-Ed: Fracking in New York State may be blocked until 2015

The New York State Assembly has just voted to extend New York's ban on fracking until 2015. This is good news indeed, but there is still a long way to go.

N Korea says it is no longer bound by nuclear test moratorium

Pyongyang - In retaliation to the UN criticism of North Korea's failed satellite launch, Pyongyang has announced that it is "no longer bound to" its deal with the USA.

L.A fills in weed moratorium loophole

Los Angeles residents are concerned about the growing number of medical marijuana facilities in their city. Will city officials put the kibosh on an overpopulation of shop operators?

Offshore Drilling Ban Expires Today

The Outer Continental Shelf Moratorium, otherwise known as the offshore drilling ban, expired today. The moratorium was first enacted in 1982 and has been extended yearly since.
 

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Scene from a video of a Blue Fin Tuna Cutting Show at Mitsuwa, NJ.
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Whatcom County Washington is fighting back against the increasing use of its Cherry Point terminals ...
Whatcom County Washington is fighting back against the increasing use of its Cherry Point terminals and loading facilities being used to ship fossil fuels.
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