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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Separate train incidents injure one person, spill ‘frac sand’ - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

http://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2015/01/22/Train-derails-in-Uniontown-Fayette-County/stories/201501220265

Thursday, January 22, 2015

After oil spilled in Yellowstone River, residents told not to drink water - CNN.com

http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/20/us/yellowstone-river-spill/

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Amid Climate Change, What's More Important?

http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/28316-amid-climate-change-what-s-more-important

Fracking Industry Still “Failing” on Transparency

http://www.mintpressnews.com/fracking-industry-still-failing-transparency/200388/

Climate Change Threatens Quechua and Their Crops in Peru's Andes

http://truth-out.org/news/item/28331-climate-change-threatens-quechua-and-their-crops-in-peru-s-andes

Rich Warren: Looking into my electronic crystal ball | News-Gazette.com

http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2015-01-01/rich-warren-looking-my-electronic-crystal-ball.html

Here's Something to Look Forward to—the Sun Could Be the World's Top Source of Energy in 2050 | TakePart

http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/09/29/heres-something-look-forward-to-solar-power-could-be-top-source-energy-2050?cmpid=ait-fb

Full Show: The Children’s Climate Crusade | Moyers & Company | BillMoyers.com

http://billmoyers.com/episode/full-show-climate-crusade/

Thursday, January 01, 2015

William Rivers Pitt | Planting a Seed for 2015

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No One Here Should Be Turning His Back

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Harvard Settles Title IX Case With Administration, Agrees to Revise Sexual Assault Policies

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$14 Million an Hour: The "War on Terror" Has Cost $1.6 Trillion

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Budget War Looms for Obama, New Republican Congress

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Democrats' Middle-Class Hypocrisy: Why Omnibus Will Haunt Them

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Jeb Bush Quits Board Posts Ahead of Possible White House Run

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Steve Scalise's Problem Is the Republican Party's Problem

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William Rivers Pitt | Planting a Seed for 2015

William Rivers Pitt, Truthout: "This is the time for New Year's resolutions, and I have a request of you: plant the seeds of goodness wherever you find fertile soil. Be that better person. Help to gentle the cold brutality of this hard world within reach of your arm."

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Democracy and Its Discontents

Thomas J. Scott, Truthout: Globalization and rising inequality are contributing to the growing lack of confidence in democratic institutions in the United States and other Western democracies.

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California: Waking Up Is Hard to Do

Craig Collins PhD, Truthout: Today, California is part of a profit-driven global system that must plunder and pollute the planet on an ever-grander scale to survive. Major sectors of the economy like agribusiness, tourism and construction depend on cheap labor drawn from outside the state.

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Ten Ways Human Rights and Democracy Won in 2014

Sarah van Gelder, YES! Magazine: In 2014, we saw a lot of brutality. It was a violent year, but no worse than other years. What was different was the emergence of new movements of resistance - and with them new possibilities for change.

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A View on Cuba's Opening From the De Facto US Colony of Puerto Rico

Ed Morales, North American Congress on Latin America: If Cuba were to take a deep breath and look at what's happened to an island it has shared such a deep history with, and if Cuba were to see Puerto Rico as the beginning of the free-trade economic era we're living in now, it would have to ask itself, is it the end game?

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Renaming Afghan War, Renaming Murder

David Swanson, War Is a Crime: The US-led NATO war on Afghanistan has lasted so long they've decided to rename it, declare the old war over, and announce a brand new war they're just sure you're going to love.

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The Democrats' Last Defense: Obama's Pen

Kevin Mathews, Care2: With a Republican majority taking over the Senate in addition to the House this January, right-wing ideology is sure to dominate Congressional votes for the next two years. Nevertheless, hope is not entirely lost for the left.

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What's Luck Got to Do With It? Everything, if You Are a Banking Whistleblower

Kate Kenny, The Conversation: Think whistleblowing is a matter of telling the truth? Think again. "Successful" whistleblowing, where the protagonist actually manages to make themselves heard in the media and get the support of the public, is a matter of luck.

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Paul Krugman | Vladimir Putin's Unraveling Russia

Paul Krugman, Krugman & Co.: It's impressive just how quickly and convincingly the wheels have come off the Russian economy. Obviously the plunge in oil prices is the big driver, but the ruble has actually fallen more than Brent crude - oil is down 40 percent since the start of the year, but the ruble is down by half.

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Activists Permanently Shut Down Vermont Yankee Nuke Plant

http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/activists-permanently-shut-down-vermont-yankee-nuke-plant

Delaware-size gas plume over West illustrates the cost of leaking methane - The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/delaware-sized-gas-plume-over-west-illustrates-the-cost-of-leaking-methane/2014/12/29/d34c3e6e-8d1f-11e4-a085-34e9b9f09a58_story.html

2014 Was the Year We Finally Started to Do Something About Climate Change | Mother Jones

http://m.motherjones.com/environment/2014/12/climate-change-year-end-video

Saudis Tell Shale Industry It Will Break Them, Plans to Keep Pumping Even at $20 a Barrel

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/28282-saudis-tell-shale-industry-it-will-break-them-plans-to-keep-pumping-even-at-20-a-barrel

New renewable energy project to take root in Japan | Hydrogen Fuel News

http://www.hydrogenfuelnews.com/new-renewable-energy-project-take-root-off-coast-japan/8520732/

Stylish survivor has all bases covered | Otago Daily Times Online News : Otago, South Island, New Zealand & International News

http://www.odt.co.nz/lifestyle/magazine/328642/stylish-survivor-has-all-bases-covered