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Air Pollution Is a Leading Cause of Cancer

By Kate Kelland and Stephanie Nebehay LONDON/GENEVA (Reuters) - The air we breathe is laced with cancer-causing substances and is being officially classified as carcinogenic to humans, the World Health Organization's cancer agency said on Thursday...

October 17, 2013

Typhoon Sideswipes Tokyo, at Least 17 Dead

A typhoon killed 17 people in Japan on Wednesday, most on an offshore island, but largely spared the capital and caused no new disaster as it brushed by the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power station, the plant's operator said...

October 16, 2013

Tens of Thousands of Cattle Feared Dead after South Dakota Storm

The storm was just so sudden, South Dakota cattle rancher Kathy Jobgen remembers. A freezing rain, followed by an avalanche of four feet of snow and winds of 70 miles an hour, hit thousands of cattle still grazing on "summer pastures" at a time when the animals had not yet grown their protective winter coats and were ill prepared for the harsh conditions...

October 14, 2013
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