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Score one for Dreamliner?
World's biggest super-jumbos must be GROUNDED, say engineers after cracks are found in the wings of three Airbus A380s -- Australian aircraft engineers have called for Airbus A380 - the world's biggest passenger aircraft - to be grounded, after Singapore Airlines and Qantas found cracks in the wings of their super-jumbos. 'We can't continue to gamble with people's lives and allow those aircraft to fly around and hope that they make it until their four-yearly inspection,' said Steve Purvinas, secretary of the Australian Licensed Aircraft Engineers Association.

Wasn't this in The Simpson's Movie?
Supreme Court Hears Case of 'Dream House' Stopped by EPA -- Since 2007, Mike and Chantell Sackett have been fighting to build their dream home on the Idaho lot they bought years ago. The Sacketts say they had gotten local permits and spent thousands prepping the land for construction - then the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) showed up. The EPA told the Sacketts their property contained wetlands and issued a compliance order mandating that they return it to its original state or risk facing fines starting at $37,500 per day.

Orange Juice Futures Surge 9.3% -- Futures of frozen orange juice concentrate soared on concerns over small amounts of fungicide found in the beverage, hitting the highest level in more than 34 years. "The market is rallying on this," said independent commodities analyst Judy Ganes Chase.

Water today, gone tomorrow?
Water Risk in Supply Chains Draws Investor Scrutiny -- Most companies act as if the water they have today will be there tomorrow, says Brooke Barton, who runs water programs at Ceres, an environmental group in Boston that worked with Trillium and others to create an online checklist aimed at helping investors and companies assess efforts to manage water risk. With the world's population expected to grow to 10 billion by the end of the century from 7 billion today, and the need for fresh water increasing twice as fast as a larger middle class emerges in the developing world, the competition for scarce water resources is unprecedented. "Water is something that should be keeping CEOs up at night," says Barton.

- Sheena Moore

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