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Monthly Archives: June 2012

On 21 June the Senate passed a new farm bill, formally the Agricultural Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012 costing an estimated $969 billion over the next ten years. The bill passed 64-35 with leadership from Senators Debbie Stabenow and Pat...

By Record on Jun 30th, 2012

The Dutch private company Mars One, founded by entrepreneur Bas Landorp, has released a plan that, if executed, will create a permanent human settlement on Mars. Read more →...

By Record on Jun 26th, 2012

Canada has a long history with the United Nations, most of which can be characterized by a generally cooperative undertone, as demonstrated by Canada’s participation in every UN mission since 1957. However, this relationship has grown strained...

By Record on Jun 24th, 2012

Japan is currently undergoing a reorganization of its energy sector with simultaneous developments occurring in nuclear, oil, and solar energy markets. The concurrency of these endeavors in both the public and private sectors reflects a prevailing...

By Record on Jun 23rd, 2012

Despite a recent crackdown on protests in the Russian capital, protestors were undeterred when they took to the streets on June 12, Russia Day, a national holiday in celebration of historic democratic reforms, to protest Putin’s return to...

By Record on Jun 17th, 2012

Since the Russian political power swap last month in which Prime Minister Vladimir Putin assumed his third presidential term while President Dmitry Medvedev stepped back into the role of Prime Minister, relations between the Russian public and...

By Record on Jun 16th, 2012

In May 2012, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) issued a press release forecasting an additional 1.6 billion dollars of funding available for the 2012-2014 period. The forecast was announced at the 26th meeting...

By Record on Jun 15th, 2012

A number of recent studies, including one by scientists from the University of Stirling and one by France’s National Institute of Agronomic Research (INRA), claim to have found a link between the use of the household and agricultural pesticide,...

By Record on Jun 12th, 2012

Concurrent with the growth and subsequent collapse of the United States’ housing bubble between 2000 and 2008 were similar phenomena of home price increases in Ireland, the UK, Spain, France, and Italy. Rates of home price inflation in each...

By Record on Jun 11th, 2012

The Public Library of Science (PLOS) Journal of Neglected Diseases, a peer-reviewed journal, released an editorial in May about a little-known illness called Chagas. The infectious disease which is transmitted through parasites, can cause substantial...

By Record on Jun 10th, 2012