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Which are better for Valentine's Day: eco-certified bouquets or silk flowers? Valentine's Day is arriving. I want to buy flowers for my sweetheart, but it seems like a lot of resources go into growing and delivering a bouquet that will wilt just a few days later. You've suggested looking for eco-certified bouquets, but would I be b
Washington Post | Feb 8, 2011 05:27 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Glacier melt in Peru becomes more than a climate issue HUARAZ, Peru - Glacier melt hasn't caused a national crisis in Peru, yet. But high in the Andes, rising temperatures and changes in water supply over the last 40 years have decimated crops, killed fish stocks and forced villages to question how they will
Washington Post | Jan 17, 2011 04:39 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
The Obama staff shuffle kicks into high gear Busy days ahead for movers in President Obama's West Wing. Wednesday is move-in day for the new White House chief of staff, Bill Daley, and his chief of staff, David Lane, who's been running Bono's One Campaign and before that was a senior official at the
Washington Post | Jan 12, 2011 01:48 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Despite Argentina's efforts, artifacts of Juan Peron, Evita in private hands BUENOS AIRES - Like a devoted curator, Mario Rotundo affectionately recounts the history of each of the objects in his musty apartment as if they were museum pieces, from the jazz LPs to a book some two centuries old to the size-9 wingtips neatly lined up
Washington Post | Dec 28, 2010 12:37 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Santos: 'Colombia can play a role . . . that coincides with the U.S. interest' Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, who was inaugurated Aug. 7 and has taken his country by storm with a wide array of new initiatives, spoke to The Post's Juan Forero on Dec. 6 in New York and again on Dec. 10 in the Colombian capital, Bogota.
Washington Post | Dec 27, 2010 12:12 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Venezuela's Hugo Chavez is granted decree powers by lame-duck National Assembly Congress approved laws that give the state more control over the economy and granted Chavez decree powers that permit him to rule until mid-2012 without input from legislators.
Washington Post | Dec 19, 2010 12:35 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
S. American mountains hold key to electric car's future: lithium for batteries IN SUSQUES, ARGENTINA It's the lightest of all metals, skitters wildly on water and can unexpectedly explode. To mine it commercially requires an elaborate process involving drilling, evaporation tanks and chemical processing.
Washington Post | Dec 18, 2010 01:43 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Venezuela acquires 1,800 antiaircraft missiles from Russia BOGOTA, COLOMBIA - Russia delivered at least 1,800 shoulder-fired antiaircraft missiles to Venezuela in 2009, U.N. arms control data show, despite vigorous U.S. efforts to stop President Hugo Chavez's stridently anti-American government from acquiring the
Washington Post | Dec 11, 2010 11:19 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Report notes decrease in Colombian cocaine production Colombia, the world's biggest supplier of cocaine, saw production of the illegal narcotic decline last year amid a government spraying campaign and declining U.S. consumption, according to a report.
Washington Post | Dec 10, 2010 05:59 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Pact could be near to save tropical forests CANCUN, MEXICO - For years, policymakers and scientists alike have spoken of the need to save tropical forests as a way of curbing climate change. By week's end, U.N. negotiators may finally set the rules of the road for doing it.
Washington Post | Dec 8, 2010 03:42 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend