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World Bank won’t fund coal-related projects in India Debjoy Sengupta, ET Bureau Jul 31, 2015, 05.15AM IST (The World Bank has made a…) KOLKATA: The World Bank has made a U-turn on its stance that coal is the backbone of the India's energy economy 17 years after it agreed to lend $1.03 billion to Coal India along with a Japanese lending agency. Trash Track For more information, please contact: senseable-trash@mit.edu team Carlo Ratti Director Assaf Biderman Assoc. Director Dietmar Offenhuber Team Leader Eugenio Morello Team Leader, Concept Musstanser Tinauli Team Leader, First Phase Kristian Kloeckl Team Leader, Second Phase Lewis Girod Engineering Jennifer Dunnam E Roon Kang Kevin Nattinger Avid Boustani David Lee Programming Alan Anderson Clio Andris Carnaven Chiu Chris Chung Lorenzo Davolli Kathryn Dineen Natalia Duque Ciceri Samantha Earl Sarabjit Kaur Sarah Neilson Giovanni de Niederhausern Jill Passano Elizabeth Ramaccia Renato Rinaldi Francisca Rojas Louis Sirota Malima Wolf Eugene Lee Angela Wang Armin Linke Video Advisors Rex Britter Stephen Miles Tim Gutowski Lead Volunteers Tim Pritchard Jodee Fenton Lance Albertson Chad Johansen Christie Rodgers Shannon Cheng Jon Dreher Andy Smith Richard Auger Michael Cafferty Shalini Ghandi Special Thanks Jodee Fenton Tim Pritchard – Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities download hi-res video

Unemployment rate, jobs both record surprise jumps The latest official figures from the ABS show a jump of employment of 38,500 in July Photo: Virginia Star Employment surged in the month of July even as the unemployment rate climbed from 6 to 6.3 per cent. The latest official figures from the Bureau of Statistics show a jump of employment of 38,500 in July after a jump of 7000 in June and 42,000 in May. The combined jump of 87,500 came as the unemployment rate climbed from 6 to 6.3 per cent. The discrepancy is explained by a jump in the number of unemployed Australians from 771,000 to 801,000.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Peoples » Life Without Barriers Our Reconciliation Statement Life Without Barriers believes that reconciliation must live in the hearts and minds of all Australians. As a nation we need to work together to close the gap in life expectancy by improving the cultural, spiritual and emotional well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Our commitment to raising awarenessLife Without Barriers also acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the original custodians of the land and strongly believes in recognising, respecting and advancing the inherent rights, cultures and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities. We also acknowledge the importance of family, cultural and community ties for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. While we are working tirelessly in practical ways to bring about real change – advocating for children and young people, improved employment and education– we also want to change attitudes.

The Australian dollar is 'smashed' and teetering over the US 70c precipice The Australian dollar has been in freefall. “Smashed” was the description from a foreign exchange trader friend noting that since the peak of US$1.1080 during 2011, the dollar is now below US 75c and many strategists are now forecasting a fall below US70c and with a real risk of US60c over the next year. The Australian dollar’s fall of more than US 35c from its recent peak is substantial and reflects a buildup of negative news concerning the economy. Recently, I noted the escalation in Australia’s net foreign debt as one factor that is risking international investor confidence. Of the many other factors that tend to drive the level of the Australian dollar, almost all have been negative and are suggesting that, in the near term, there are still substantial downside risks. Commodity prices have fallen sharply, many dropping to their lowest level in a decade.

The truth behind why Daraprim can cost whatever its CEO wants it to A greedy, cocksure CEO set off a nation of people tired of mysterious and unchecked drug pricing. Have you ever suspected that drug manufacturers have been given complete license to charge whatever they want? You wouldn't be wrong. Since he got us talking about this, we have to thank Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli. The end of capitalism has begun The red flags and marching songs of Syriza during the Greek crisis, plus the expectation that the banks would be nationalised, revived briefly a 20th-century dream: the forced destruction of the market from above. For much of the 20th century this was how the left conceived the first stage of an economy beyond capitalism. The force would be applied by the working class, either at the ballot box or on the barricades.

theconversation In the wake of the emissions scandal that has engulfed Volkswagen in the United States and Europe, it’s worth asking: how do Australia’s standards stack up? The awful truth: we’re literally years behind Europe and the US. VW has been caught out for installing devices to game emissions tests in the United States, after an environmental group found discrepancies between on-road emissions of nitrogen oxides and testing conditions. Exxon knew of climate change in 1981, email says – but it funded deniers for 27 more years ExxonMobil, the world’s biggest oil company, knew as early as 1981 of climate change – seven years before it became a public issue, according to a newly discovered email from one of the firm’s own scientists. Despite this the firm spent millions over the next 27 years to promote climate denial. The email from Exxon’s in-house climate expert provides evidence the company was aware of the connection between fossil fuels and climate change, and the potential for carbon-cutting regulations that could hurt its bottom line, over a generation ago – factoring that knowledge into its decision about an enormous gas field in south-east Asia. The field, off the coast of Indonesia, would have been the single largest source of global warming pollution at the time. “Exxon first got interested in climate change in 1981 because it was seeking to develop the Natuna gas field off Indonesia,” Lenny Bernstein, a 30-year industry veteran and Exxon’s former in-house climate expert, wrote in the email.

Renew Economy Widget - NEM-Watch (v10 - LIVE) Thanks for following through on the link provided in the widget on RenewEconomy. We’re pleased to work with RenewEconomy to further expand the range of people we serve in making the complexity of Australia’s National Electricity Market more understandable. Here’s that widget again, for your convenience: Perhaps we can serve you in either of the following two ways:

The health impacts of globalisation: a conceptual framework Figure 3 shows that the impact of globalisation on each proximal health determinant is mediated by changes in several distal factors (Figure 3; arrows 5–12). The most important relationships will be discussed in more detail below. It is important to note that health policies and health-related policies can have an influence on all proximal factors (Figure 3; arrow 5). My Footprint / Slavery Footprint We Need To Talk. Dear <SALUTATION><FIRST NAME><LAST NAME>, We need to talk.

Social Determinants of Health The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines the social determinants of health as the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age. These circumstances are shaped by the distribution of money, power and resources at global, national and local levels. The social determinants of health are mostly responsible for health inequities - the unfair and avoidable differences in health status seen within and between countries. In Australia country people are subject to the same types of social disadvantage as can occur in cities (such as lower educational attainment, job uncertainties and unemployment, poor access to appropriate housing etc).

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