British rethinking their huge investment in climate change

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Greenpeace activists shout slogans during a protest.

The UK has spent more than $938.7 million on securing an international agreement on climate change and promoting green technologies in developing countries since April 2006, according to Government spending reports.

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U.S. and Britain join forces to produce clean energy from ‘laser fusion’

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The United States has joined forces with Britain to investigate a hi-tech new way of producing ‘clean energy’ – not from wind or waves, but from firing huge arrays of high-powered lasers at pellets of hydrogen.

 

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Beach volleyball champions to advertise QR codes on their bikini bottoms

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Shauna Mullin and Zara Dampney encourage spectators to photograph their behinds in a deal with Betfair to advertise a Quick Response (QR) code on their bikini bottoms.

Female beach volleyball champions in Britain are renting out their bikinis in an advertising deal that encourages spectators to photograph their behinds. Zara Dampney, 24, and Shauna Mullin, 26, have turned their bottoms into their bottom line by advertising a Quick Response (QR) code on their behinds.

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Britain cuts housing benefits that will make large areas of London unaffordable for the poor

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British welfare benefits allow London’s poor to live in areas such as affluent St. John’s Wood.

St. John’s Wood is the place the London A-listers choose to live.  It is a neighborhood of the wealthy with its leafy avenues lined with the mansions of Paul McCartney, Ewan McGregor and Kate Moss. And yet, they share the most unlikely neighbors — the Kastrati family.

 

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Britain’s Population Growth Over the Last Decade Driven by Non-white British

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England and Wales experienced a 2.45 million increase in population between 2001 and 2009.

Britain’s 2.5 million increase in population over the last ten years has been driven entirely by non-‘white British’ people migrating to the country and higher birth rates among ethnic minority groups, official figures have indicated.  Figures published by the Office for National Statistics have shown that between 2001 and 2009 the population of England and Wales increased by 2.45 million to 54.8 million.

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British Plan Closure of Over 450 Libraries

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Under 50-year-old laws, local councils currently have a legal obligation to provide comprehensive library services.

Public libraries across the country could be closed to save money, under plans being considered by ministers.  More than 450 libraries are facing closure because of public spending cuts. The Government believes that the spread of the internet and other social changes may mean that councils should be free to close libraries.

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New Permanent Immigration Quota Imposed in the UK

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Home Secretary Theresa May, second left, visit the UK Border Agency staff at Heathrow Airport, London.

 Britain will impose a tough annual limit on the number of non-Europeans allowed to work in the U.K. and slash visas for overseas students as it seeks to dramatically reduce immigration, the government said Tuesday.

 

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