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Pipeline Spills 'Significant' Amount Of Oil Into Louisiana Bayou

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Pipeline workers discovered a 4,000-barrel crude oil spill in Louisiana last week, and say that mopping up the spill will likely keep cleanup crews and regulatory agencies in the sparsely-populated area for months. The oil spilled into Tete Bayou, and though it’s been contained enough to prevent it ...

Rand Paul: The Most Interesting Conspiracy Theorist in Washington

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This past summer, Rand Paul, the libertarian senator from Kentucky and a potential 2016 presidential wannabe, was the GOP's It Girl. The New York Times Magazine splashed his mug on the cover and asked, "Has the 'Libertarian Moment' Finally Arrived?" It noted that Paul possessed a "supple mind" ...

Politicians Who Say 'I'm Not A Scientist' On Climate Offer Their Advice On Ebola

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From left to right: Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, Florida Governor Rick Scott, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, U.S. Senate Candidate Joni Ernst, and House Speaker John Boehner. On Saturday, political blogger Lee Papa made an interesting observation about Republicans who widely recommending panicking about Ebola. “Does any ...

Amazon Deforestation Spikes 190 Percent After Long Reported Decline

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Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is up 190 percent for the months of August and September compared to the same period last year according to the non-profit Imazon, which monitors deforestation via satellite imagery. This marks a steep reversal in what was an otherwise declining trend in deforestation ...

Keystone XL Owner TransCanada Receives Top Climate Ranking In Sparse Energy Field

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Piping tar sands oil hundreds of miles, and leading the corporate energy world in climate change mitigation, can apparently go hand-in-hand according to a new report. The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), a U.K.-based nonprofit working with companies to report their greenhouse gas emissions, has included Alberta, Canada-based TransCanada ...

Thousands of federal workers on extended paid leave

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Tens of thousands of federal workers are being kept on paid leave for at least a month — and often for longer stretches that can reach a year or more — while they wait to be punished for misbehavior or cleared and allowed to return to work, government ...

Rand Paul’s claim that the White House suggested Ebola transmission is like AIDS

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“I think from the very beginning they haven’t been completely forthright with us. They’ve so wanted to downplay this that they really I don’t think have been very accurate in their description of the disease. For example, they say, ‘Don’t worry, it’s only mixture of bodily fluids through ...

Drinking a "Medium" Soda Every Day Can Age You as Much as Smoking Does

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Just as soda companies plunk down millions of dollars to defeat local soda-tax ballot measures, researchers have found a link between regular soda consumption and premature aging. Published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Public Health, a study of 5,300 adults compared the cells of people who drink soda ...

Syracuse University bravely saves students from exposure to journalism

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Michel du Cille, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, was recently in Liberia to cover the Ebola outbreak. He is back in the United States now, and he was supposed to go to Syracuse University — home to a very prestigious journalism school — to talk about what it was ...

Death Of Northern White Rhino Leaves Only Six Left In Existence

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A 34-year-old male northern white rhino has died in a wildlife conservancy in Kenya, leaving on six northern white rhinos left in the world. Suni, one of four northern white rhinos living in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, was the first-ever northern white rhino to be born in captivity.

Inside the Fascinating Lives of North Korean Defectors

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Jae stands nervously in front of the crowd of South Korean high schoolers. "Do North Korean students often date each other?" one student wants to know. Jae, a tall 23-year-old North Korean defector, grins. They do, he says, but secretly. Because students are reprimanded for showing affection, he ...

Housekeeping Note

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No blogging today, I'm afraid. I've been having lower back problems for several months, and on Friday night it got a lot worse. Saturday morning I couldn't get out of bed, and had to be transported to the ER. It turns out that I had a compression fracture ...

Big Soda Is Totally Freaking Out About This Local Ordinance

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In a couple of weeks, residents of Berkeley, California, will decide whether or not to place a penny-an-ounce tax on sugary beverages such as sweetened teas and sodas. The beverage industry has fought off similar taxes and restrictions in every American city where they've been proposed, but it ...

Iran acts to meet terms of extended nuclear deal with powers: IAEA

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VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran has taken further action to comply with terms of an extended interim nuclear agreement with six world powers, a monthly U.N. atomic agency update on the accord's implementation showed on Monday. The report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), seen by Reuters, made ...

Battle for Kobani

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Will Cambodia Flood a Sacred and Biodiverse Valley for a Dubious Dam?

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On September 15, Cambodian police detained 11 environmental activists for blocking a convoy of government vehicles headed for Areng Valley, the site of the controversial Stung Cheay Areng hydro dam project. The activists were released, but twelve Royal Cambodian Armed Forces officers are now stationed at the makeshift ...

Ukraine, Russia gas deal may be just enough to get through winter

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LONDON (Reuters) - An interim natural gas deal by Moscow and Kiev, reached over the weekend, could supply just enough to get Ukraine through the winter as long as the weather does not become unusually cold, Reuters research shows. Russia, Ukraine and the European Commission moved towards an ...

Aquino rejects call to annul U.S.-Philippines forces agreement over murder case

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MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Benigno Aquino rejected on Monday calls to tear up the Visiting Forces Agreement with the United States after an American serviceman was charged with the murder of a transgender Filipino outside a former U.S Navy base. U.S. Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton ...

Sweden says credible reports of foreign submarine in its waters

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1 of 4.Swedish corvette HMS Visby patrols the Stockholm Archipelago October 19 2014, searching for what the military says is a foreign threat in the waters.Sweden beefed up its military presence in the Stockholm archipelago on Saturday to scour its waters for 'foreign underwater activity,' a mobilization of ...

Q&A on America's Response to Ebola

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As the Ebola situation continues to develop both at home and abroad, President Obama’s first priority is doing everything possible to ensure the health and safety of the American people. At his direction, the Administration is taking an aggressive, whole-of-government approach to marshal all of our expertise and ...

Why Did The Washington Post Name The White House Staffer Accused In Prostitution Scandal?

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NEW YORK -- On the night of Oct. 8, The Washington Post reportedthat White House aides had received information in April 2012 “suggesting that a prostitute was an overnight guest” of a presidential advance team staffer in Cartagena, Colombia, the site of the Secret Service prostitution scandal. The ...

Microsoft plans to launch smartwatch within weeks: Forbes

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp. (MSFT.O) is preparing to launch a smartwatch within the next few weeks that will passively track a user's heart rate and work across different mobile platforms, Forbes reported on Sunday. The wearable gadget's battery life will exceed two days of regular use,

U.S. Marines tap female executives for advice on growing women in ranks

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Last spring, U.S. Marine Corps Commandant General James Amos did not even know who Sheryl Sandberg was. Six months later he is good friends with Sandberg, the chief operating officer of social media company Facebook Inc (FB.O), a top advocate for empowering women to take ...

Is the EPA Too Conservative in Its Clean Energy Projections Under New Carbon Rules?

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Groups are weighing in on EPA’s new plan to regulate carbon. Some don’t think it accurately reflects the competitiveness of renewables. When the EPA released its highly anticipated draft rule to slash carbon emissions from existing power plants in June, it signaled the beginning of a contentious, multi-year ...

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GENEVA/BAGHDAD(19 October 2014) - – A report published Sunday by the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) documents the alarming rise in executions carried out by Iraq since the restoration of the death penalty in 2005. The report documents that the number of executions carried out in Iraq rose substantially between 2005 and 2009. In 2009, 124 people were executed. Despite a drop in the implementation rate in 2010, the number of executions significantly increased between 2011 and 2013,

Florida politicians battle rhetoric as rising seas drive worries over climate change

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MIAMI BEACH — At least twice in a normal year, the Biscayne Bay rises to swamp the streets of this fashionable resort town in an event known as the “king tide.” Water spills over seawalls and gurgles up through storm drains in what scientists say is a preview ...

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

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The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is the body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. Click on the image to access the interactive mapSee the maps on ratifications (PDF) of the ...

After Blocking Surgeon General Nominee, Republican Blames Obama For Surgeon General Vacancy

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It has been nearly a year since Vivek Murthy was nominated by President Obama to serve as the next Surgeon General, but thanks in large part to the gun lobby and their Republican allies in the Senate, there has yet to be any movement on his confirmation. That ...

Jobs: Google’s VP of Energy John Woolard, Plus Trina, Shoals, Nexant, Dividend Solar

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Jeff Dorety joined Trina Solar, a large, China-based solar panel producer, as president of the Americas region. He was previously VP of sales at JA Solar USA. Late this summer, John Woolard, the former CEO of BrightSource Energy, joined Google as VP of Energy. Woolard led the development,

(2014/10/20) Jan Brewer has meltdown over marriage equality, Misty Upham’s family says police uncooperative in search, Suspicious prison deaths in Florida

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Episode #1107: Allison and Jamie discuss Jan Brewer’s meltdown over marriage equality, Misty Upham’s family claiming police were uncooperative in the search for the dead actress, suspicious prison deaths in Florida, how the media treats white people rioting, and Syracuse University protecting students from journalism. Upcoming live gigs: ...

Texas lab worker tests negative for Ebola after cruise in isolation

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GALVESTON Texas (Reuters) - A Dallas hospital lab worker who spent much of a cruise holiday in isolation after possible exposure to Ebola, has tested negative for the disease, Carnival Cruise Lines said on Sunday. The Carnival Magic arrived on Sunday in the port of Galveston, Texas after ...

$200 Million More Flows to Residential Solar Loans Through Sungage and Mosaic

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Using a loan to finance a residential solar system is not a new idea -- but new entrants, new investors and new financial models are changing the way people purchase and invest in solar. More than $200 million has flowed into solar loans in the last few weeks.

China says it's hard to resume cyber security talks with U.S.

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BEIJING (Reuters) - Resuming cyber security cooperation between China and the United States would be difficult because of "mistaken U.S. practices", China's top diplomat told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Cyber security is an irritant to bilateral ties. On Wednesday the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation said ...

Is it legal for the police to shoot an unarmed, surrendered citizen?

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In each of these horrific cases, the victims were unarmed and not committing a crime, but police, with stories, far-fetched or otherwise, were able to convince juries that they reasonably feared for their safety. At the root of widespread anger in African-American communities over these cases is the ...

With Voter ID Law On Hold, Wisconsin Republican Urges Supporters To 'Challenge' Voters At The Polls

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"With Voter ID Law On Hold, Wisconsin Republican Urges Supporters To ‘Challenge’ Voters At The Polls" MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN—Less than one week after the Supreme Court delayed the implementation of Wisconsin’s voter ID law until after the midterm elections, a GOP official urged Republican activists to take matters into ...

Nigeria is now free of Ebola virus transmission

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The lines on the tabular situation reports, sent to WHO each day by its country office in Nigeria, have now been full of zeros for 42 days. This is a spectacular success story that shows that Ebola can be contained. The story of how Nigeria ended what many believed to be potentially the most explosive Ebola outbreak imaginable is worth telling in detail.Such a story can help the many other developing countries that are deeply worried by the prospect of an imported Ebola case and eager to improve their preparedness ...

3 Things Analytics Tell Us About Energy Waste in Schools

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With school in full swing, now seems like an appropriate time to offer some lessons in energy efficiency. Having conducted audits of hundreds of schools nationwide, the team here at FirstFuel has picked up on several energy use trends that point to unnecessary consumption at educational institutions across ...

George Will: Science Is Not 'Settled' On Whether Ebola Is Airborne (VIDEO)

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Conservative columnist and climate change skeptic George F. Will baffled his fellow Fox News on Sunday panelists by insisting that scientists had not come to a consensus about whether Ebola could go airborne. On "Fox News Sunday," Will made repeated attempts to argue that researchers have found the ...

Congressional Candidate: Supreme Court Is Conspiring To Prevent Scott Walker From Becoming President

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"Congressional Candidate: Supreme Court Is Conspiring To Prevent Scott Walker From Becoming President" MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN—Republican Dan Sebring, who is running to represent Wisconsin’s 4th District in the House of Representatives, told ThinkProgress he suspects a political motive behind the Supreme Court’s recent ruling putting the state’s voter ID ...

Resignation of Japan minister over scandal seen imminent: media

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TOKYO (Reuters) - In a blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japan's new trade and industry minister will resign as soon as Sunday over allegations that groups backing her misused political funds, Japanese media said. Yuko Obuchi, the 40-year-old daughter of a former prime minister, plans to report ...

EPA: Those Bee-Killing Pesticides? They're Actually Pretty Useless

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So, there's this widely used class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids, marketed by chemical giants Bayer and Syngenta, that have emerged as a prime suspect in honeybee collapse, and may also be harming birds and water-borne critters. But at least they provide benefits to farmers, right? Well, not ...

On Fox News, Health Expert Ridicules Congressman For Pushing Travel Ban Against Ebola

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The Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, where a health care worker has tested positive for Ebola Since the first case of Ebola was diagnosed in the United States in September, lawmakers from both of the parties have sought to politicize the government’s response, calling for the resignation ...

Sierra Leone Ebola response

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Door-to-door volunteers and traditional chiefs are educating and gathering information in their communities on prevention and the impact of the Ebola virus on women.“Don’t touch!” warns feisty 3-year-old M’ballu Jalloh when her friend tries to draw her into a childhood game. Her apprehension reveals the level of awareness ...

Weekly Address: What You Need to Know About Ebola

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In this week’s address, the President discussed what the United States is doing to respond to Ebola, both here at home and abroad, and the key facts Americans need to know.

Wind power is cheapest energy, EU analysis finds

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Onshore wind is cheaper than coal, gas or nuclear energy when the costs of ‘external’ factors like air quality, human toxicity and climate change are taken into account, according to an EU analysis. The report says that for every megawatt hour (MW/h) of electricity generated, onshore wind costs ...

Bermuda fares better than expected after hurricane's direct hit

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1 of 6.Stefano Ausenda shovels debris away from his driveway after Hurricane Gonzalo passed through in Sandys Parish, western Bermuda, October 18, 2014. HAMILTON Bermuda (Reuters) - Hurricane Gonzalo scored a direct hit on Bermuda Friday night into Saturday morning, pummeling the tiny island chain with rain and ...

Los Angeles activists block unloading of Israeli cargo ship for two days

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An Israeli shipping vessel was delayed at the port of Long Beach, California, by Palestine solidarity activists. The Block the Boat coalition of Los Angeles claimed another victory this weekend after an Israeli cargo ship, the Zim Savannah, delayed docking at the port of Long Beach for at ...

UK Green Bank Set to Draw Offshore Wind Investors to $1.6 Billion Fund

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Alex Morales, BloombergOctober 20, 2014|0 CommentsThe U.K. Green Investment Bank is set to tie up the first investments in a $1.6 billion fund by the end of March, part of Britain’s push to cement its dominance in offshore wind power. The lender has interest from two potential ...

How One Man Poured Chemicals Into New Jersey's Drinking Water and Changed Women's Fashion Forever

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These days, drinking more water seems to be the solution for everything from weight loss to youthful skin. In fact, we've taken our obsession with water so far that the medical community is actually warning people that drinking too much water can be poisonous. What most of us ...

Community Engagement to Combat Ebola in Guinea

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#EbolaResponseThe United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is re-orienting its country programme in Guinea to help tackle the socioeconomic crisis caused by the ebola epidemic, in part by ramping up community engagement to stop the disease spreading. In Conakry, UNDP identified and mobilized its network of 2,500 young volunteers ...
 

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