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The World Rightly Sees Canada as the Villain at the Copenhagen Climate Change Talksnew

as the Canadian government tries to block climate change agreements to protect tar sands development, we're seen as the bad guy. Or, as British journalist George Monbiot writes, an "immediate threat to the global effort to sustain a peaceful and stable world."
The Coast, Halifax's Weekly  |  Bruce Wark  |  12-11-2009  |  Environment

Getting the Lead Out Causes a Freakout for Toy Retailersnew

Like their counterparts nationwide, Portland toy makers and retailers are raising hell about the vagueness, harsh penalties and cost of adhering to a federal law set to take effect Feb. 10. Estimates for testing range from $40 to $4,000, according to the Handmade Toy Alliance, a national nonprofit.
Willamette Week  |  Dan Green  |  01-15-2009  |  Business & Labor

Maryland's Pupusa Trucks Try to Survive a Crackdownnew

Reina Ramirez estimates she's received a ticket a week since late November, when Prince George's County began cracking down on the mobile pupusa and taco trucks in Langley Park. This crackdown, fueled by business and residential complaints, has killed off one of the tastiest, most intense food cultures in the entire D.C. area.
Washington City Paper  |  Tim Carman  |  05-30-2008  |  Food+Drink

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