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Private Equity Eyeing Half of U.S. Farmland

“An estimated 400 million acres of farmland in the United States will likely change hands over the coming two decades as older farmers retire,” with the financial industry seeing an opportunity to profit from rising food prices and biofuels, the Inter Press Service reports.

Posted on Feb 23, 2014 READ MORE

Cities’ Twin Heat Problems May Get Relief

Climate change aside, cities tend to be warmer than the surrounding countryside. Now researchers in the U.S. have found ways that may lessen the effects of both problems.

Posted on Feb 16, 2014 READ MORE

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Goodbye, Andy Griffith

Andy Griffith, “an entertainer whose stories about small town life were a source of cheerful recognition and nostalgic pleasure for generations of Americans,” died Tuesday morning at age 86 at his home on Roanoke Island, N.C.

Posted on Jul 3, 2012 READ MORE

China's rural women
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A Suicide Occurs Every 4 Minutes Among Chinese Women

Every year, 1.5 million Chinese women attempt to take their own lives—and 150,000 succeed. Experts say that 70% to 80% of the suicide attempts have to do with husband-wife issues; in a society of arranged marriages, women frequently have next to no power.

Posted on Jun 20, 2006 READ MORE

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