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  • The Chinese government has finally admitted to the existence of “cancer villages,” where decades of land, water and air pollution has caused the rates of cancer to be exponentially higher than they should be. The villages are typically located next to factories or polluted waterways, the largest source of the cancer-causing chemical pollution.
  • 21 Feb 2013- 09:33 by Local Press Report BEIJING Reuters China aims to spend $850 billion USD to improve filthy water supplies over the next decade, but even such huge outlays may do little to reverse damage caused by decades of pollution and overuse in Beijing's push for rapid economic growth
  • 8 Feb 2013- 08:44 by Local Press Report SAN JOSE WW4 Report Costa Rica's Constitutional Tribunal, the country's highest court, on Feb. 6 unanimously rejected a case brought by the country's Mining and Industry Association challenging the 2010 ban on open-pit mining. The Associaiton