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Transcript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation 20.4.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
The South Korean ferry that sank was crippled by confusion and indecision well after it began listing, a radio transcript released Sunday showed, suggesting the chaotic situation may have added to a death toll that could eventually exceed 300.
Transcript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation 20.4.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
The South Korean ferry that sank was crippled by confusion and indecision well after it began listing, a radio transcript released Sunday showed, suggesting the chaotic situation may have added to a death toll that could eventually exceed 300.
‘The Boom’: the promise and perils of fracking 20.4.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Wall Street Journal reporter Russell Gold’s new book, “The Boom,” is an evenhanded look at the oil and gas drilling process known as fracking.
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Westwood wins Malaysian Open 20.4.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Lee Westwood ended a two-year winless drought with a seven-shot victory at the Malaysian Open on Sunday.
LPEA candidates give voters a choice (Cached) 20.4.2014 Durango Herald
Ballots for the election of three La Plata Electric Association directors x2013 a fourth is running unopposed x2013 wonx2019t be mailed until May 1. But candidate statements and public comment indicate some sharp elbows could be thrown before votes are tallied May 21.In an election that on the surface should be neutral and...
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Does fracking cause quakes? California needs to know. 20.4.2014 LA Times: Commentary
A swarm of Ohio quakes that geologists say may be linked to fracking illustrate the risks in California.

Many concerns have been raised about hydraulic fracturing — also known as fracking — but the one scientists know the least about is the potential for earthquakes.
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Minnesota: Working on water for White Bear Lake: Pioneer Press editorial 20.4.2014 Twincities.com: Opinion

Folks in White Bear Lake see more than a steady drop in the level of their town's namesake body of water. They see a threat to their community's vitality and future economic development.

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The fracking divide: Mexico’s oil frontier beckons U.S. drillers in wake of new law 20.4.2014 Washington Post: World
BATIAL-1 WELL, Mexico — The geological marvel known to Texas oilmen as the Eagle Ford Shale Play is buried deep underground, but at night you can see its outline from space in a twinkling arc that sweeps south of San Antonio toward the Rio ...
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Telltale rainbow sheens show thousands of spills across the Gulf 20.4.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Since the disastrous BP spill in 2010, environmentalists have kept watch over Lousisiana's coastline. One consortium says there's far more oil leaking into the Gulf than companies are reporting.
Money won't buy you votes 20.4.2014 LA Times: Commentary
Loosening constraints on campaign donations and spending doesn't destroy democracy.

Campaign finance reformers are worried about the future. They contend that two Supreme Court rulings — the McCutcheon decision in March and the 2010 Citizens United decision — will magnify inequality in U.S. politics.
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Save the World, Work Less 19.4.2014 Commondreams.org Views
Steven Jones

worldSave the world, work less. That dual proposition should have universal appeal in any sane society. And those two ideas are inextricably linked by the realities of global climate change because there is a direct connection between economic activity and greenhouse gas emissions.

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Save the World, Work Less 19.4.2014 Commondreams.org Views
Steven Jones

worldSave the world, work less. That dual proposition should have universal appeal in any sane society. And those two ideas are inextricably linked by the realities of global climate change because there is a direct connection between economic activity and greenhouse gas emissions.

read more

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Telltale Rainbow Sheens Show Thousands Of Spills Across The Gulf 19.4.2014 NPR: Saturday
Since the disastrous BP spill in 2010, environmentalists have kept watch over Louisiana's coastline. One consortium says there's far more oil leaking into the Gulf than companies are reporting.
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International Space Station Fast Facts 19.4.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Here's a look at what you need to know about the International Space Station (ISS), a spacecraft built by a partnership of 16 nations.
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Earth Day 2014 19.4.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
I admit to having mixed feelings about Earth Day for the obvious reason that "saving the planet" is a 365-day, 24/7 job. But if we can get people to focus on the central idea it represents even for a few minutes, it's worth it, right? But what's begun to bother me big time is that we still frame this idea as if it's humans versus the planet, rather than focusing on the intricate interdependencies between humans and the Earth. Nowhere does this show up more than in conversations we have about cities. Framed by the higher benefit concepts of sustainability, resiliency and livability, we inevitably end up talking about the stuff of cities -- infrastructure, urban design, product innovation, green buildings. But how do we keep the focus on the human that we are designing and building cities for? How can we help humans make better choices about their cities' "stuff" so that it contributes to their health and well-being, not compromise it? I have the honor of participating in an event on Tuesday that's being ...
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Spring rains mean small increase in water supply for California, but not enough to make a major difference 19.4.2014 San Jose Mercury News: California
On Friday, farms and cities were told they would get slightly more water from state and federal projects than expected, but drought conditions and shortages persist
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Four Years After the Blowout... Has Anything Changed? 19.4.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Four years ago this Sunday night, BP's Mississippi Canyon Block 252 well blew out, killing 11 workers, destroying the Deepwater Horizon semi-submersible rig, and putting an estimated 5 million barrels of oil into the water. The Gulf continues to suffer the effects of oil that remains, and many shore-based businesses are still struggling to get back on their feet. At the same time, our rig count in the Gulf has returned to its pre-blowout level. Beyond the obvious effects of this massive oil spill, and the ongoing court battle between the government, plaintiffs, and BP, the question needs to be asked: After the worst offshore blowout in US history, did we learn anything? Have we changed the way we work in the offshore, and have we changed national policy to make it safer and to make ourselves less dependent on deepwater oil production? The answers to these questions, as you would expect, are not easy, and not necessarily very comforting. There is no short answer to safety improvements, even though the ...
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Experts Warn: US 'on Course to Repeat' BP Gulf Disaster 18.4.2014 CommonDreams.org Headlines
BP's Deepwater Horizon rig ablaze on April 21, 2010. (Photo: U.S. Coast Guard)The U.S. is "on a course to repeat our mistakes" and face another oil disaster like BP’s Macondo well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, two experts ...
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These 13 People Were Killed By The War On Drugs. Their Lives Were The Cost Of Prohibition. 18.4.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
This story was first published in April 2013.

America's long drug war has produced countless tragedies, ruined lives and led to parentless children, as well as the deaths of drug warriors, nonviolent offenders and innocents. As marijuana advocates and drug policy reformers around the nation celebrate 4/20, take a look at 13 stories of people whose lives were cut short by the drug war.

Investigative reporter Radley Balko is author of the forthcoming book Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces.



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MLB’s Next Giant Headache: Cuba 18.4.2014 Yahoo: Politics

MLB’s Next Giant Headache: CubaThe baseball world has been stunned by reports the Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig was smuggled from his homeland by a drug cartel, and a Miami gangster allegedly now owns 20% of his contract.


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