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Monthly Archives: July 2014

In a startling move on July 17th, Australia eliminated its carbon tax policy. The Australian senate voted 39 to 32 to repeal the carbon tax on major Australian polluters. The tax had risen up to 25 dollars per metric ton of carbon dioxide. Australian...

On July 15, the United Kingdom Parliament passed a new data collection bill called the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers (DRIP) Act. Both the legislation itself and the unusual circumstances surrounding its passage have drawn considerable...

By T.S. Blanchard on Jul 29th, 2014

General Motors (GM) announced in late June 2014 that all people who have been killed or seriously injured in accidents due to product recalls will be given monetary compensation. The plan consists of a generous fund that will give compensation...

By Anisha Chadha on Jul 28th, 2014

Non-profit organization Mama Hope is looking to challenge entrenched stereotypes about Africa in a bid to change the way aid organizations and popular media portray people in the developing world. Read more →...

By Record on Jul 28th, 2014

As one of the worlds’s most trusted sources of international news, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has been accused of biased reporting of the violence in Palestine. Protestors outside the BBC broadcasting house in London held issue...

By Holly Brentnall on Jul 25th, 2014

Conservation biology shares the distinction with medicine in that it is a science that is given a moral imperative. Like medicine, conservation biology is an amalgamation of different fields (ecology, genetics, environmental science, etc) brought...

As discussed in an earlier article from The International, Mauritania is home to the highest number of enslaved individuals per capita in the world. Read more →...

By Record on Jul 21st, 2014

Home to 3.5 million people, daily life in West Papua is characterised by widespread violence, intimidation and political suppression. On July 9, a boycott against the Indonesian presidential election was organised by activists – 14 of whom...

By Max Horder on Jul 21st, 2014

Texas Tech cheerleader Kendall Jones recently stirred controversy when she posted a series of pictures to Facebook. These pictures included her with a tranquilized white rhino, a leopard, and a male lion. Read more →...

The worldwide hype surrounding the the FIFA World Cup in Brazil that ended last week, also drew a considerable amount of attention to protests held in the country about the costs of hosting the games. Read more →...

By Anisha Chadha on Jul 20th, 2014