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The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (UNC) isn't dismayed by reports of other states having a tough go at getting offshore wind turbines approved. In fact, they weren't even dismayed when their own state of North Carolina announced earlier this year that they just might ban wind turbines for the state just for being ugly, and no we're not kidding. Those Tar Heels are taking it all in stride and working with Duke Energy to get wind turbines installed just off the coast, reports UNC News.
After U.S. and China...
Indonesia is made up of 17,508 islands, most of which were totally covered by forest until about 50 years ago when that number dropped to 80%. But now, illegal logging and the burning of forests are making the country the third biggest emitter of GHG in the world (!) behind the U.S. and China. According to a piece in the Independent, Indonesian officials estimate that illegal logging alone is responsible for the loss of 10 million hectares of tropical rainforest.
The French branch of the Church of Scientology has been fined $900,000 for defrauding vulnerable followers, a Paris court has ruled.
But the group, which is officially considered a sect in France, was not banned from operating in the country.
The group’s lawyer said they would appeal against Tuesday’s verdict.
The court convicted six group leaders, the Scientology’s Celebrity Center, and its bookshop of organized fraud for preying financially on followers in the 1990s.
In March, PHH Mortgage filed a proof of claim to the debt noting that it was owed $461,263, which included more than $30,000 in past-due payments. The homeowner's lawyer sought to have the loan modified, but after the bank dragged its feet, as the lawyer described PHH's actions to the [New York] Times, the lawyer asked PHH to prove its claim.
Unable to do so to his satisfaction, Judge Drain ordered the debt expunged, concluding that PHH had failed to show it had been assigned the mortgage.
The case is being appealed by PHH, but even if the homeowner remains victorious, there remains a problem for her: Without a clear title, the homeowner will likely have difficulty selling her home if she chooses to do so.
The Cooper Street Farmer's Market sits in a highly diversified community in central Arlington - a tossed salad of cultures, colors and accents.
Five people are charged with torturing and robbing two loan modification agents they thought falsely promised to save their home from foreclosure.
The rate of loan charge-offs by major U.S. banks has exceeded those seen in the early years of the Great Depression as the credit crisis continues to take a toll, Moody's Investors Service said Monday.
Bank charge-offs — loans written off as uncollectable — have reached $116 billion year to date, or 2.9 percent of outstanding loans on an annualized basis, Moody's said in a report.
The ferocious marine predator terrorized the ocean 150 million years ago.
U.S. government data show the decade that ends in December will be the warmest in 130 years of record-keeping, and 2005 was the hottest year recorded.
The case that the Earth might be cooling partly stems from recent weather. Last year was cooler than previous years. It has been a while since the super-hot years of 1998 and 2005. So is this a longer climate trend or just weather's normal ups and downs?
A review of the earth's temperature during the past 130 years reveals a distinct trend.