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The Other Rock History 31.8.2014 NPR: All Things Considered
What makes an essential rock song? Musicologist Greil Marcus argues that it's not the stature of the performer, but the degree to which a song tells the story of rock 'n' roll itself.
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Lifelong fraud-fighter pays a visit 31.8.2014 Star Tribune: Local
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Where college football is a religion, and religion shapes college football 30.8.2014 Washington Post

OXFORD, Miss. — Hugh Freeze takes his seat near the back of the Mississippi football meeting room, and from here, with his three daughters sitting to his left, the Rebels coach can see everything.

Players begin filing through the doors a few minutes before 10 a.m., some wearing dreadlocks and others buzz cuts. Several carry Bibles. Christian music plays through the speakers of this 200-seat auditorium, and Freeze mouths the words to a song titled “Jesus Paid It All.”

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California Overhaul 'Pump-As-You-Please' Groundwater Rules In Midst Of Drought 30.8.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The worst drought in a generation has pushed California lawmakers to overhaul the state's longstanding "pump-as-you-please" groundwater policy under a package of bills lawmakers sent Friday to Gov. Jerry Brown. The state would begin regulating its groundwater supply for the first time under the legislative package by Assemblyman Roger Dickinson, D-Sacramento, and Sen. Fran Pavley, D-Agoura Hills. It would require some local governments to develop groundwater-management plans and allows the state to intervene if necessary. The state Assembly voted 44-27 to send the bill, AB1739, to Brown, whose administration was involved in shaping the legislation. Two companion bills, SB 1168 and SB1319, were passed on 24-10 votes in the Senate. The issue is critical as the state deals with its third year of drought, which has forced farmers to fallow fields and led to widespread unemployment in the Central Valley. Groundwater accounts for 60 percent of the state's water use during drought ...
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Bill to regulate California groundwater passes in state legislature 30.8.2014 Yahoo: Politics
By Joaquin Palomino SACRAMENTO Calif (Reuters) - A package of bills aimed at regulating drought-parched California's stressed groundwater supplies were passed on Friday despite efforts by some agricultural interests to block bills in the waning days of the state legislative session. The trio of bills, which would allow the state to take over management of underground aquifers and water accessed via wells, aim to tighten oversight of water at a time when groundwater levels are shrinking in the third year of a catastrophic drought. The final two measures passed by identical 24-10 votes in the Senate on Friday night, and now go to Governor Jerry Brown for review. “An increasing number of groundwater basins are in extreme overdraft and others are approaching that status,” said Democratic Senator Fran Pavley of Agoura Hills, who authored one of the bills in the package.
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What dispute? India and China ignore land squabble 30.8.2014 AP Top News
NEW DELHI (AP) -- For more than 50 years, it has pitted India against China - a smoldering dispute over who should control a swath of land larger than Austria. Two militaries have skirmished. A brief, bloody war has been fought. And today, thousands of soldiers from both countries sit deployed along their shared frontier, doing little but watching each other....
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What dispute? India and China ignore land squabble 30.8.2014 Terrorism
NEW DELHI (AP) — For more than 50 years, it has pitted India against China — a smoldering dispute over who should control a swath of land larger than Austria. Two militaries have skirmished. A brief, bloody war has been fought. And today, thousands of soldiers from both countries sit deployed along their shared frontier, doing little but watching each ...
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California would adopt groundwater regulations for first time under bills headed to governor 30.8.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Lawmakers pass first California groundwater rules 30.8.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The worst drought in a generation has pushed California lawmakers to overhaul the state's longstanding "pump-as-you-please" groundwater policy under a package of bills lawmakers sent Friday to Gov. Jerry Brown.
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Reopening W. River Parkway could take much of 2015 30.8.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
Recommended consultant urges delay in repairs until after winter freeze-thaw cycle
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Reopening parkway could take much of 2015 30.8.2014 Star Tribune: Local
Recommended consultant urges delay in repairs until after winter freeze-thaw cycle
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Historic groundwater legislation passed by California Assembly 30.8.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Breaking News
The state Assembly today narrowly approved a package of bills designed to regulate the pumping of groundwater in California for the first time in state history and make the most significant changes to state water law in 50 years.
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Russo-Ukrainian War Now a Reality 30.8.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Now that Russia has openly attacked Ukraine, what's next? The wait is finally over. After invading Crimea in late February, Russia has launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. According to NATO, over a 1,000 Russian soldiers have been deployed in Ukraine. The Russian Committee of Soldiers' Mothers puts the number at 15,000. A well-informed Ukrainian journalist estimates it at no fewer than 10,000 and possibly as high as 20,000. Naturally, Russian officials continue to deny that there are any Russian soldiers in Ukraine, but their credibility is nil and no one takes them seriously anymore. "By seizing Mariupol, Russia would cut off the Donbas from the world." Whatever the exact number, the Russo-Ukrainian war is now a reality. No one knows just what Vladimir Putin, has in mind, but the geography of the Russian thrusts into Ukrainian territory suggest that the Kremlin has two immediate goals. The first is to reestablish control of the territory southeast of Donetsk city, where fierce fighting has been ...
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Sounds of Kinshasa: Arts as a lifeline 29.8.2014 Financial Times US
The Congolese have long been neglected by those in power, doing what they can to get by in one of the world’s least developed countries. But music, religion, dance and even fashion offer both a lifeline and an escape
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Study Suggests More Research before Fracking Continues 29.8.2014 Environmental News Network
An independent report on fracking has recommended a temporary moratorium on the controversial process and says that communities should give permission before it can proceed. The interdisciplinary expert panel set up by the Nova Scotia regional government says the science of fracking is relatively unknown and therefore its introduction should be delayed in the Province until the science and its environmental effects are better understood.
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Feds Set to Open Fracking Floodgates in California Based on One Flawed Study 29.8.2014 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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Illinois Issues Long-Awaited Fracking Rules For Oil And Gas Companies 29.8.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Natural Resources released a long-awaited plan Friday to regulate high-volume oil and gas drilling that supporters hope could bring an economic boost to southern Illinois but environmentalists fear may be too lenient. The lengthy report follows months of delays and complaints over the process to draft rules governing hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in Illinois. Industry officials say southern Illinois has rich deposits of natural gas, but a final draft of the rules — initially touted as a national model of both sides working together — has taken months for the agency to produce as industry groups warned the state was losing business. A 150-page report was given to the 12-member Joint Committee on Administrative Rules, which has 45 days to act, or the rules can take effect. Environmental groups, industry experts and lawmakers also got their first look at the report Friday, and some said they expect to spend hours, possibly days, combing through the ...
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Should Japan Restart Its Nuclear Reactors? 29.8.2014 Truthout.com
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Dept. of Energy Report Shows How Far U.S. Wind Has Come and the Challenges Ahead 29.8.2014 Switchboard, from NRDC
Kit Kennedy, Director of Energy and Transportation, New York: This blog post first appeared, under a different title, on LiveScience. For U.S. wind power, last year was both the best of times and the worst of times. That's the conclusion from the new Wind Technologies Market Report released last week...
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Pixar's 'Lava' Trailer Is A Volcano Erupting With Cuteness 29.8.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
A volcano just killed us with cuteness. Pixar’s newest short film, "Lava," about a lonely volcano in the midst of a million-year search for someone to “lava,” is the most charming volcano love story we've seen since -- well, it's even better than "Joe Versus The Volcano." In the trailer, a volcano named Uku sings yearningly across the Pacific for a companion. And even though it’s only a 39-second clip, there’s something about Uku’s wistful volcano eyes and crusty lips that we just can’t even handle. The song is an original composition, performed by Kuana Torres Kahele , a Hawaiian musician already renowned in his home state for reviving Hawaiian classics and composing original works for hula halaus (schools). Hawaiian kumu hula (teacher) Napua Greig co-stars as the lover, Lele, and, while Kahele wouldn’t talk much about the film in a recent interview, he told viewers of Honolulu’s KHON to bring a tissue to the theater, “because you’re gonna need it for the first two or three minutes.” The idea came to ...
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