The Thames Barrier closed for the third time in four days on Monday after the highest tidal surge since the facility opened in 1983.
Less than half the electric utility companies asked for information on their greenhouse gas emissions have chosen to respond to the request from financial institutions with shared investment assets of US$40 trillion.
The release of Microsoft's Vista operating system will undermine efforts to reduce electronic waste by rendering millions of computers obsolete, according to campaigners trying to highlight the problems faced by recyclers in the developing world.
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