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Dallas-based Breast Cancer Group Drops Support of Planned Parenthood
KUT NewsFebruary 1, 2012

Planned Parenthood clinical assistant Nicki Bailey discusses the new abortion laws with a patient in Austin. Photo by Eric Schlegel, Texas Tribune by Emily Ramshaw, The Texas Tribune The Dallas-based breast cancer prevention group Susan G. Komen for ...more »

10 top tips on becoming a franchisee
Mirror.co.ukFebruary 1, 2012

1 Find out what franchises are available: There are franchise exhibitions, directories, magazines, all devoted to franchising and starting a business. Start by visiting the British Franchise Association website, www.thebfa.org.more »

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Alternative Energy
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South Korea, Japan want US to detail Iran sanctions
ReutersFebruary 1, 2012

| TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea and Japan will meet US officials in Washington to ask how much oil they can import from Iran under new sanctions that leave the Asian countries with few alternative sources of energy, government officials said on ...more »

Nanotechnology Law
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A Tale of Two Wars
Canada Free PressFebruary 13, 2012

If the United States can sacrifice thousands of lives for the greater good to promote peace, tolerance and respect for international law, then why can't Israel risk a few million lives, especially when there are foreign policy experts who will explain ...more »

Dumping & Disposing
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Wakiso authorities stop Rosebud Flower expansion
New VisionFebruary 16, 2012

Wakiso district LC5 chairperson, Matia Lwanga Bwanika said the suspension of their programs is to give way for the district and environment authorities to ascertain the extent of environmental degradation in the area. “We have seen waste dumping into ...more »

Natural Resources
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Pioneer Natural Resources Reports Year-End 2011 Proved Reserves and Finding Costs
EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)February 2, 2012

DALLAS--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE:PXD) (“Pioneer” or “the Company”) today announced that the Company added proved reserves totaling 148 million barrels oil equivalent (MMBOE) during 2011 from discoveries, ...more »

Park & Historic Preservation Law
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County commissioners weigh in on monument controversy
GoDanRiver.comFebruary 3, 2012

The Historic Preservation Action Committee (HPAC) released a statement Thursday claiming support for the organization by Commissioner Craig Travis and Chairman Keith Mabe. Mabe said he supports the efforts of HPAC and putting the monument back in its ...more »

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Bill to undo dredging permit headed to SC gov
CBS NewsFebruary 1, 2012

The maritime commission has joined an appeal by the Southern Environmental Law Center, arguing the permit was improperly granted. It contends the dredging will deplete dissolved oxygen in the already impaired river, destroy habitat of endangered fish ...more »

Pest Control Law
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N. Korea rejects Seoul's offer of pest control talks
The Korea HeraldFebruary 9, 2012

North Korea has apparently rejected South Korea's proposal to hold inter-Korean talks on pest control at ancient tombs located in the North. The South Korean authorities have contacted the North's land and environment protection office, the Office of ...more »

Forest Preservation
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McDonald: Lee Adler: Preservation hero
Savannah Morning NewsFebruary 10, 2012

Lee's contentious work to save River Street from the Hyatt Hotel, his personal intervention to save the Lucas Theatre, advocacy for the work of Mr. WW Law and the preservation of African American history, encouragement of Savannah College of Art and ...more »

Snyder questions approach of fellow GOP governors
KSWOFebruary 1, 2012

AP National News Video More>> Calif. poised to vote on new regs to cut auto pollution and increase zero-emission vehicles By HENRY C. JACKSON Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday questioned the approach of his ...more »

Hazardous Waste
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House bill would protect dedicated fees
Rome News TribuneFebruary 2, 2012

During the past few years, the Georgia General Assembly has also redirected revenue collected specifically for hazardous waste clean-ups, peace officer training and county indigent defense costs. It's a practice local officials want to see stopped.more »

Public Utilities
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Bipartisan agreement on energy conservation has disappeared at the state capitol
Minnesota Public RadioFebruary 2, 2012

When Minnesota Senate Republicans ousted Ellen Anderson as chairman of the Public Utilities Commission this week, it was the latest sign that bipartisan support for renewable energy sources has largely disappeared at the state capitol.more »

Minerals & Mining
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Orex Minerals Inc. Announces Non-Brokered Private Placement
DigitalJournal.com (press release)February 2, 2012

Orex Minerals Inc. is a junior mineral exploration company, comprised of highly qualified mining professionals with a focus on the exploration of prospective gold and gold-silver properties in Sweden and Mexico. The units, common shares and warrants ...more »


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