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In the papers today - 21 September

Protesters last night picketed a London event in a row over what they claimed was the Olympic Delivery Authority's refusal to guarantee a wage deal. Officials from umbrella group London Citizens said they struck an accord in 2004 obliging mayor Ken Livingston to seek a minimum wage for workers on the Olympic projects. An ODA spokesman said it would be illegal to dictate terms of contract stuck under open tender. - Guardian
California opened a new front in its struggle with climate change yesterday when it announced that it was suing the six largest car makers in the US for allegedly contributing to global warming. In the unprecedented lawsuit, the state accused Ford, General Motors, Toyota, Honda, Chrysler and Nissan of creating 'public nuisance' and costing it millions of dollars. - Guardian Researchers in the USA have suggested that reservoirs be emptied in order to tackle water shortages. The University of Texas has told the Geological Society of America that releasing reservoir water and allowing it to soak into aquifers may be the best way to store water in an increasingly hot climate. The university studied the town of Hays, Kansas, which loses 75% of its water supply to evaporation - New Scientist

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