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Study Shows Canadian Corporations Abuse Investment Treaties, Bully Governments Into Environmental Backtrack

bilaterals.org Canadian investors have exploited a controversial mechanism in international investment treaties to challenge public interest regulations in 24 different countries, according to a  study released today  by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA).  Story here. RELATED: "Free Trade: Path to Prosperity or Back Road to Corporatism?"

A Huge El Niño Could Devastate Southern California

Los Angeles Times It started in October 1997 in Mexico, when a hurricane fueled by El Niño slammed into Acapulco, causing massive flooding and hundreds of deaths.  Details here.