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David Coulthard: Sebastian Vettel is a worthy double champion →  October 11, 2011

The big question is: how long can he and Red Bull keep this up? Already there have been mutterings that we are witnessing the start of a Ferrari-Schumacher type era of dominance, that the next decade will be one big Red Bull-Vettel fest. With Seb only 24 and signed to a long-term deal, and with […]

David Coulthard: Sebastian Vettel is a worthy double champion →  October 11, 2011

The big question is: how long can he and Red Bull keep this up? Already there have been mutterings that we are witnessing the start of a Ferrari-Schumacher type era of dominance, that the next decade will be one big Red Bull-Vettel fest. With Seb only 24 and signed to a long-term deal, and with […]

25 states urge court to make EPA delay power plant rule →  October 11, 2011

By Timothy Gardnery WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Adding pressure on the Environmental Protection Agency to relax air pollution rules, 25 states urged a federal court on Monday to require the agency to delay a rule on mercury emissions and other pollutants from power plants by at least a year, saying the measure is too costly. “In […]

Iraqi Kurds blame Syria for death →  October 11, 2011

  (CNN) — Two prominent Iraqi Kurdish officials blamed Syria on Monday for the death of a leading Kurdish figure in Syria who was part of the opposition’s Syria National Council. Mashaal Tammo was “murdered by Syrian security,” Barham Salih, prime minister of Iraqi Kurdistan, said in a tweet. “Lesson from Iraq; repression cannot defeat […]

Syria opposition gains regional backers →  October 11, 2011

  (CNN) — International powers put more heat on Syria’s government Tuesday, as a new umbrella opposition group gained key backers in the Arab world and China exhorted the government to respond to people’s “reasonable” demands. The developments come amid a seven-month government crackdown against protesters, an ongoing operation that has stirred condemnation across the […]

Woman gives birth after finishing the Chicago Marathon →  October 11, 2011

The 27-year-old from suburban Chicago was nearly 39 weeks pregnant at the start of the 26.2-mile race, and went into labor shortly after finishing, a spokeswoman from Central DuPage Hospital said on Monday. Amber Miller gave birth hours after finishing the Chicago Marathon Miller ran in marathons while pregnant with her son Caleb, but never […]

Poverty on the steep rise in the UK →  October 11, 2011

By Sean Coughlan Falling incomes will mean the biggest drop for middle-income families since the 1970s, says a report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies. The IFS forecasts two years “dominated by a large decline” in incomes, pushing 600,000 more children into poverty, By 2013 there will be 3.1 million children in poverty in the […]

Insight: New bankruptcy ripples may emerge in tough economy →  October 11, 2011

By Tom Hals, Sue Zeidler and Caroline Humer Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:17am EDT (Reuters) – Three years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers touched off a tidal wave of bankruptcy filings, corporate failures may be about to pick up again, with some big-name companies among those struggling for survival.   Companies in a range […]

Shares rise after China bank move, euro firm →  October 11, 2011

By Alex Richardson SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Asian shares rose on Tuesday after China moved to support its stock market by buying shares of major banks, and the euro held the previous session’s big gains on hopes that European leaders are finally taking action to protect the continent’s lenders.   European stock index futures pointed to […]

Logistics sector going green – eco →  October 10, 2011

Logistics companies are making headway on saving fuel and emissions, but will sustainability efforts survive tough economic times? Photo: DHL A spate of sustainability-related announcements from some of the world’s largest logistics companies show these firms mean green business, Chen He reports. Running through the heart of Mexico City is Metrobus, a Bus Rapid Transit […]

EarthTalk: Computing can still leave carbon footprint →  October 10, 2011

Dear EarthTalk: What is the environmental impact of so many people now using sites like Facebook and spending so much time online? — Bob Yearling, Paris, Texas The environmental impact of so much online time really boils down to energy usage, which in turn affects the amount of greenhouse gases we pump into our atmosphere. […]