A central piece of President Obama's climate change initiatives is now on hold, after the Supreme Court put a stay on rules limiting carbon pollution generated by U.S. power plants. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way

Japan Is Selling Bonds Guaranteed To Lose You Money

With the global economy in turmoil, interest rates on some government debt are falling below zero.

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Chinese Taste For Fish Bladder Threatens Tiny Porpoise In Mexico

The nets that ensnare the giant totoaba fish also trap and kill the world's smallest and rarest mammal: a porpoise called the vaquita.

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