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Chinese CO2 Emissions Headed To 2025 Peak, May Plateau Much Sooner

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I just returned from six days of meetings in Beijing with top energy and climate experts. It’s now a widely held view in the Beijing climate community that China will ...

BP Agrees To Pay 'The Largest Environmental Settlement In History' Over Its 2010 Oil Spill

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In simultaneous press conferences in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Florida, the attorneys general of the states most directly impacted by the massive 2010 BP spill announced a “global deal” to ...

XKEYSCORE: NSA's Google for the World's Private Communications

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One of the National Security Agency’s most powerful tools of mass surveillance makes tracking someone’s Internet usage as easy as entering an email address, and provides no built-in technology to ...

Rand Paul Wants To Sell Off America’s Public Lands

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by Claire Moser - Guest Contributor Posted on July 1, 2015 at 4:46 pm At a campaign stop in Nevada on Monday, Kentucky Senator and Republican presidential candidate Rand ...

The Bitter Abortion Fight in Texas Is Far From Over

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The Supreme Court on Monday blocked a decision by the court of appeals in the country's most conservative circuit that would have closed two-thirds of the abortion clinics in Texas.

Greece Is Just a Few Days Away From Unconditional Surrender to Germany

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In a letter sent on Tuesday to the creditors — the European Central Bank, the International Monetary Fund and other eurozone countries — Mr. Tsipras said Greece was “prepared to ...

The West Is Literally On Fire, And The Impacts Could Be Widespread

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As expected, the 2015 wildfire season has meant more bad news for drought-stricken Western states. As of June 30, 45 wildfires large active wildfires burned from Alaska down to Arizona ...

Santorum Holding Onto Debate Stage By His Fingernails in Latest CNN Poll

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Fox News will be sponsoring the first Republican debate on August 6, and they have decided to limit the stage to the top ten candidates. The lucky winners will be ...

Atlanta Fed Says Workers Finally Benefiting From Recovery

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2 mentions1 day ago
Here's some potentially good news. There are various way of tracking wage growth (with or without benefits, employer survey vs. worker survey, nonsupervisory vs. everyone, etc.), and the Atlanta Fed ...

An Inside Look at How Hillary Clinton Plays the Media

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On Tuesday night, the State Department released some 3,000 pages of emails between Hillary Clinton and her aides during her tenure as Secretary of State. The correspondence offers a fascinating ...

How Donald Trump Epitomizes The GOP's Failure To Connect With Latino Voters

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Real estate mogul and presidential candidate Donald Trump touted his business and dealmaking expertise in his campaign launch speech last month, saying, “I did a lot of great deals and ...

Did Jeb Bush's Campaign and Super-PAC Cross the Line on Coordination?

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Jeb Bush officially declared that he was seeking the presidency two weeks ago, yet political observers have assumed he made the decision long ago and may have remained a shadow ...

Sorry, Liberals, But the Roberts Court Is Still Conservative

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There's no denying it: Last week was a great one for liberals. On Thursday, the Supreme Court rejected challenges that would have gutted two of the most important progressive laws ...

Department of Homeland Security Colluded With Anti-Immigrant Groups, Report Alleges

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Collusion between anti-immigrant organizations and some federal immigration union leaders and officers have led to the injection of “negative biases into the broader immigration debate,” according to a new Center ...

In Oklahoma, Fracking Companies Can Now Be Sued Over Earthquakes

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15 mentions2 hours ago
If you live in Oklahoma, and you’ve been injured by an earthquake that was possibly triggered by oil and gas operations, you can now sue the oil company for damages.

More evidence that global warming is intensifying extreme weather

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8 mentions7 hours ago
A new study finds that global warming is causing weather whiplash. Just this week, a new article appeared in the journal Nature that provides more evidence of a connection between ...

'This Is A Big Deal': United States And Brazil Announce Joint Clean Energy Pledge

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On Tuesday, Brazil and the United States announced a joint effort to address climate change and boost renewable energy during a visit by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to the White ...

Jeb Bush Made Millions But Gave Little to Charity

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3 mentions2 days ago
Jeb Bush released 33 years of tax returns on Tuesday evening. So how much did he give to charity over the years? Not that much. Between 2003 and 2013, Bush ...

Police shootings: Distraught people, deadly results

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35 mentions21 hours ago
It was not yet 9 a.m., and Gary Page was drunk. The disabled handyman had a long history of schizophrenia and depression and, since his wife died in February, he ...

I Just Took the Controversial Drug Used for the Death Penalty. Here's What It Was Like.

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This was a few weeks ago, and I was joking—nervously—with a nurse who had just plopped down a vial of midazolam on the table next to me, prompting a minor ...

GOP 2016 Candidate Courting Black Voters Meets With Guy Who Says Blacks Were Better Off as Slaves

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Rand Paul is notable among the nearly 20 GOP presidential candidates for his stated desire to reach out to African American voters, but Paul might have stumbled on that front ...

The NSA Just Got Six More Months of Unlimited Snooping in Your Phone Data

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Almost as soon as Congress passed the USA Freedom Act earlier this month, which ended the National Security Agency's mass collection of phone records under the Patriot Act, the government ...

China Makes Official Climate Pledge, Will 'Work Hard' To Peak Emissions Before 2030

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On Tuesday, China released long-awaited final greenhouse gas targets as part of its submission to the United Nations climate talks in Paris later this year. Li Keqiang, China’s prime minister,

How The U.S.-Cuba Reconciliation Could Save Lives In Both Countries

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On Wednesday, President Barack Obama announced the U.S. and Cuba will officially reopen their respective embassies by the end of July, ending a nearly six-decade impasse that began at the ...

Bon Jovi and Chris Christie: It's Complicated

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3 mentions2 days ago
When Chris Christie took the stage at his high school alma mater to announce his presidential run, he entered and left to the music of a New Jersey rocker. Not ...

Congressman Fights To Preserve Loophole Allowing Coal Companies To Sell Coal To Themselves

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by Nicole Gentile - Guest Contributor Posted on June 30, 2015 at 8:00 am Before leaving Washington D.C. last week for a 4th of July break, a Montana Congressman ...

Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Landmark Bill Requiring Childhood Vaccinations

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Amid heavy pushback from anti-vaccine groups, California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation today officially putting an end to the personal belief exemptions that let parents opt out of vaccinating their ...

Elizabeth Warren Won't Rule Out Campaigning for Bernie Sanders

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The activist liberal wing of the Democratic Party was heartbroken when Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren decided to pass on running for president in 2016. Since then, some hard-core lefties have ...

Managers of America Unite! You Have Nothing to Lose Except Straight Time for 60 Hours of Work a Week

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If you're paid 12 bucks an hour, you're not making much. But hey—at least you're eligible for overtime. Hooray! Federal law dictates that you be paid time-and-a-half for working more ...

WFP Scales Up Food Assistance In Eastern Ukraine

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A mother and son receiving a WFP food voucher, distributed by NGO partner, ADRA, in Sloviansk, Ukraine. Copyright: WFP/Iuliia Korzh KIEV – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) said today ...

BREAKING: African American Church In South Carolina, Previously Burned Down By The KKK, Is On Fire

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The Mt Zion AME in Greelyville South Carolina was ablaze on Tuesday evening. Photos were posted by local firefighters and journalists on social media: Heavy fire at Mt Zion AME ...

Why Global Solar Demand Will Be Off the Charts

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First Solar CEO: ‘By 2017, We’ll Be Under $1.00 per Watt Fully Installed’ The Post-Partisan Fallacy: Is the Republican Party Incapable of Addressing Climate Change? Wind and Solar Will Soon ...

6 Truths About LGBT Lives That 4 Members Of The Supreme Court Won't Accept

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The dissents in Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court case that just brought marriage equality to all fifty states, had a lot of negative things to say about same-sex marriage ...

Macy's Sticks Up For The Dignity Of Immigrants After Donald Trump's Derogatory Remarks

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The retail clothing giant Macy’s became the latest company to cut ties with 2016 Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, following his campaign launch speech in which he claimed that some ...

Chris Christie Is Officially Running for President. Here Is Everything You Need to Know About Him.

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New Jersey's brash and outspoken Gov. Chris Christie is expected to officially launch his presidential campaign today, making him the 13th contender in the crowded GOP field. Christie will launch ...

UNHCR

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GENEVA, June 30 (UNHCR) – Nearly 10,000 Burundian refugees fled into neighbouring countries over the weekend before the Central African country closed its borders on Sunday ahead of parliamentary elections ...

UNHCR urges Hungary not to amend its asylum system in a rush, ignoring international standards

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The UN refugee agency is deeply concerned about a set of proposals to amend Hungary’s asylum act that have been put forward this week to the Hungarian parliament for debate.

Police Say the Biggest Pot Raid in Years Wasn't Really About Pot

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There were helicopters, SWAT teams, and nearly 100,000 marijuana plants yanked out of the ground, but last week's massive raid in Northern California's rugged Emerald Triangle was not your father's ...

Jesse Jackson Is Taking on Silicon Valley's Epic Diversity Problem

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3 mentions2 days ago
In May 2014, the Reverend Jesse Jackson traveled from his home in Chicago to the Googleplex in Mountain View, California, to address the search giant's annual shareholder meeting. Technology isn't ...

The Letter the President Carried:

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2 mentions24 hours ago
Today at 2:30 pm ET in Nashville, TN, President Obama is participating in a discussion on how we can build on the progress we've made under the Affordable Care Act.

Yemen: highest emergency response level declared for six months

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The heads of UN agencies, international NGOs and the Red Cross/Red Crescent movement met today to discuss the activation of the Level 3 emergency response for Yemen – the global ...

What Everyone Is Getting Wrong About The Supreme Court's Mercury Pollution Ruling

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Despite reports to the contrary in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and briefly this publication, the Supreme Court didn’t actually “strike down” the EPA’s regulations of toxic ...

9 Things to Look Forward to on July 5th

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Here in Ontario, we have watched some pretty remarkable climate justice mobilizations taking place all around us. Last September, the largest climate march in the world took place in New ...

A Hard Day's Work Deserves a Fair Day's Pay

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Featuring fresh takes and real-time analysis from HuffPost's signature lineup of contributors On Thursday, the Supreme Court reaffirmed the Affordable Care Act. It is here to stay. And, Democrats and ...

BREAKING: The Supreme Court Will Allow Coal Plants To Emit Unlimited Mercury

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Power plants will continue to able to emit unlimited mercury, arsenic, and other pollutants thanks to the Supreme Court, which on Monday invalidated the first-ever U.S. regulations to limit toxic ...

New Lawsuit Says Clean Water Rule Threatens 'The Very Structure Of The Constitution'

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Sixteen states filed lawsuits Monday aimed at blocking the Obama administration’s Waters of the United States rule, which seeks to clarify the bodies of water that the EPA can regulate ...

It was the creditors who pushed Greece over the edge

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If they had truly cared, the creditors could have easily prevented a default. Sadly, they found it more important to punish Greece and set an example. Image: sticking posters for ...

The Supreme Court Just Stopped Texas From Closing Almost All Of Its Abortion Clinics

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The Supreme Court on Monday halted key portions of Texas's anti-abortion law from going into effect that would have shutdown two thirds of the state's abortion clinics. The stay is ...

UNHCR

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GENEVA, June 30 (UNHCR) – Increased fighting in Libya since the start of the year had led to almost a doubling in the number of displaced people in the country ...
 

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