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The city getting swallowed by sand 7.12.2016 CNN: Top Stories
After years of deforestation and drought as a result of climate change, Sudan's rich biodiversity is under threat and drought has hindered the fight against hunger.
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First Nations Treaty Alliance Says Newly-Approved Tar Sands Pipelines Will Not Be Built 7.12.2016 Truthout.com
Despite widespread opposition to the expansion of tar sands infrastructure in Canada, the country's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau approved two massive energy projects last week. If built, the expansion of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline would triple its current capacity -- potentially moving nearly 900,000 barrels of crude oil each day. A second pipeline project, known as Enbridge Line 3 also got the go-ahead While the government did deny another Enbridge bid, and banned crude tankers from the northern coast of British Columbia near Alaska, the Prime Minister said tar sands oil production will only increase. Energy transport companies argue pipelines are a safer alternative to the controversial practice of shipping oil by rail. Trudeau's Liberal Party prevailed in last year's elections in small part to his promises to reduce reliance on oil, protect the environment and honor the country's First Nations peoples. Now 100 tribes have joined in a Treaty Alliance to strengthen their resistance to ...
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Get more mileage out of your Mason jars with these useful attachments 7.12.2016 TreeHugger
Just when you thought Mason jars couldn't do anything more, along come these versatile stainless steel attachments.
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US aircraft carrier readies for ISIS fight 7.12.2016 CNN: Top Stories
On August 8, 2014, jets carried out the first American airstrikes against ISIS.
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Indigenous people hold the key to caribou survival 7.12.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
When government biologists in Canada want to learn where caribou are, they put radio-tracking collars on some animals and monitor their movements. This gives them a rough idea of where herds are and where they travel, but it doesn’t tell them much about a caribou population's history -- travel routes before their habitat was degraded or historical feeding, breeding and calving ...
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The Haunted Hours, Then And Now 6.12.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com Old as I am, I can still remember secretly reading books by flashlight under the covers at a time when my parents thought I was asleep. Those were the haunted hours of my young life, a perfect time -- my early teens -- to check out, say, an Isaac Asimov space opera or some shivery little H.G. Wells nightmare like The Island of Dr. Moreau or The War of the Worlds, or to dip into that other genre of horror, the dystopian novel -- say, Wells's The Time Machine, Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, George Orwell's 1984, or Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451. Dystopian fiction has always been a haunted form, offering the bleak thrill of a futuristic plunge into the black hole of what we humans are capable of doing to ourselves. And I must admit that, even at age 72, once I slip under the covers at night I still find a magnetic fascination in such futuristic fiction, as in, say, Paolo Bacigalupi's The Water Knife (a conjuring up of a drought-ridden, climate-changed future Southwest in ...
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Money Trumps Expectations: Investment Politics in 2016 6.12.2016 Truthout.com
Donald Trump's victory surprised those who expected the better-funded Hillary Clinton to win. But the indirect process of steering a republic via investor coalitions is a tricky one. After the 2010 elections, corporate funders realized that anti-government sentiment can sometimes turn against the very public bodies corporations rely upon. Donald Trump arrives for a campaign event at Gilley's Club in Dallas, Texas, June 16, 2016. Trump's victory surprised those who expected the better-funded Clinton to win. But the indirect process of steering a republic via investor coalitions is a tricky one. (Photo: Eric Thayer / The New York Times) The dominance of money in American politics is now well-recognized, to the extent that even pro-market Republicans must run as if they're against corporate control of politics. Trump claimed to be running against the hedge-fund billionaires, and even his multidimensionally hideous Republican primary rival Ted Cruz fudges the ruling classes into the "Washington cartel." But ...
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3 ways college students are revolutionizing sustainability 6.12.2016 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
From local bicycle shares to global divestment movements, universities lead the way to a more sustainable future for all.
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Protect Puget Sound and ban boats from dumping sewage 6.12.2016 Seattle Times: Opinion

The Salish Sea is part of the economic engine of the state, the source of communal pride, our shared vernacular and a spiritual, hallowed ground. Let’s think ahead. Let’s stop dumping sewage in it.
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HUFFPOST HILL - HUD Secretary Ben Carson, Handing Out Slips Of Paper That Just Say "zillow" 6.12.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Like what you read below? Sign up for HUFFPOST HILL and get a cheeky dose of political news every evening!  We look forward to Ben Carson’s tenure as HUD secretary and all the times he’ll accost people living in boxes and tell them that “if you give a man a fish…” Mitch McConnell may attach Jim Mattis’ civilian/military waiver to the NDAA, but no one is taking our suggestion to call it the Rubicon Rider. And a fake news story about Comet Ping Pong got real scary this weekend when an armed wingnut entered the pizza place. Presumably he missed that AllNewsSoTrue.us item about the Protocols of the Elders of Zion being written on the patio of 2Amys. This is HUFFPOST HILL for Monday, December 5th,  THE LATEST FROM TRUMP’S SECRETARY OF STATE PAGEANT - Major Garrett: “The ‘serious’ names on the list remain former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, 2012 GOP nominee and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus (ret.). Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tennessee, is in the mix, too, but he’s ...
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The Terrifying Executive We Need For The Wrong Reasons 5.12.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
I understand why all of the often false, usually bombastic, reporting on Trump is angering me. You know the stuff -- take a "fact," real or fully made up, and conflate it with some apocalyptic prediction. Watch: Trump alternates between wearing boxers and briefs. Will his indecisiveness cause him to pull back when America is attacked by the Russians? The other story everyone writes now is based on the journalist's apparent post-November 9 discovery of an element of fascism, racism and/or parts of the Constitution and presidential practice. And so someone is shocked that Trump will be able to choose drone kill targets, or have access to everything the NSA sweeps up about his enemies. The first type of stories are just pathetic, kiddies with pencils seeing what they can get away with, journalists working out in public their disbelief that someone like Trump won, people witnessing their first presidential transition and not dealing with it well. Those stories will fade away, or move to the tabloids where ...
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Top Scientists: Amazon's Tapajós Dam Complex "a Crisis in the Making" 4.12.2016 Truthout - All Articles
The Tapajós River, Brazil. More than 40 dams would turn this free-flowing river and its tributaries into a vast industrial waterway threatening the Tapajós Basin's ecosystems, wildlife, people and even the regional and global climate. (Photo: International Rivers on Flickr, licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) license) Brazil is forging ahead with plans to build a vast hydropower dam complex in the heart of the Amazon that would convert the now remote and wild Tapajós river system into a tamed industrial waterway for the purpose of transporting soybeans -- development that scientists and NGOs say will threaten Amazonian biodiversity , ecosystems, traditional livelihoods, indigenous cultures, and the global climate. A total of 42 large dams are planned or under construction in the Tapajós Basin, a biologically and culturally rich region, and one of eight areas of Amazonian biological endemism . Fed by tributaries in the states of Mato Grosso, Rondônia and ...
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Could Portland Lead the Way for Cities Nationwide to Divest From the Dakota Pipeline and Private Prisons? 4.12.2016 Truthout - All Articles
Protesters with Lifted Voices and The American Indian Center rally in solidarity with the Water Protectors at Standing Rock outside a CitiBank in Chicago, Illinois, during a national day of action last week. Activists across the country are closing accounts with banks financing the Dakota Access Pipeline and urging state and local governments to do the same. (Photo: Kelly Hayes / Lifted Voices ) Cities across the country are cutting ties with Wells Fargo in the wake of a major scandal, but activists say the bank has deeper problems rooted in racism. Meanwhile, Portland could become the first major US city to divest from banks because they finance the Dakota Access pipeline and private prison companies. Will divestment work? Protesters with Lifted Voices and The American Indian Center rally in solidarity with the Water Protectors at Standing Rock outside a CitiBank in Chicago, Illinois, during a national day of action last week. Activists across the country are closing accounts with banks financing the ...
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What It's Like To Handle The Nastiest Pathogens As Your Day Job 4.12.2016 NPR Health Science
To research mysterious and deadly diseases, a scientist puts on a plastic bodysuit and steps into a lab sealed off from the outside world.
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Let It Flow: A skateboarding star is helping locals in Janwaar, Madhya Pradesh, access clean water 4.12.2016 FirstPost: Life

Skateboarder Nyjah Huston made his way to Janwaar Castle — a skate park in rural Madhya Pradesh — to help improve access to clean water

The post Let It Flow: A skateboarding star is helping locals in Janwaar, Madhya Pradesh, access clean water appeared first on Firstpost.

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Firefighters battle major fire in Cambridge, Massachusetts 4.12.2016 Yahoo: US National
At least one building was ablaze at Berkshire and Vandine Streets, the Cambridge Fire Department said in a string of tweets. The Boston Globe and local WCVB-TV reported that 10 alarms had been struck and that several buildings, as well as cars, were on fire. The newspaper said that the blaze broke out shortly before 3 p.m. eastern (2000 GMT) and that firefighters had been summoned from surrounding communities to help fight the flames.
‘This means war’ — New AP book draws on Pearl Harbor reports 3.12.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

Seventy-five years after the Japanese attack on Hawaii that brought the United States into World War II, The Associated Press is publishing “Pearl Harbor: An AP Special Anniversary Edition.” The e-book explores the historic relationship between Japan and the U.S. and details events of Dec. 7, 1941, drawing on reporting from the time, including iconic […]
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Three Men in a Room: The D.C. Edition 3.12.2016 Commondreams.org Views
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

For years, New York’s dysfunctional state government has been derisively called “Three Men in a Room.” The three men were the Governor, the New York State Senate Majority Leader and the New York State Assembly Speaker. The three have nearly unparalleled control of New York’s government.

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Trump Is Right: Our Generals Haven't "Done the Job" 3.12.2016 Mother Jones
This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. President-elect Donald Trump's message for the nation's senior military leadership is ambiguously unambiguous. Here is he on 60 Minutes just days after the election. Trump: "We have some great generals. We have great generals." Lesley Stahl: "You said you knew more than the generals about ISIS." Trump: "Well, I'll be honest with you, I probably do because look at the job they've done. Okay, look at the job they've done. They haven't done the job." In reality, Trump, the former reality show host, knows next to nothing about ISIS—one of many gaps in his education that his impending encounter with actual reality is likely to fill. Yet when it comes to America's generals, our president-to-be is onto something. No doubt our three- and four-star officers qualify as "great" in the sense that they mean well, work hard, and are altogether fine men and women. That they have not "done the job," however, is indisputable—at least if their job is to bring America's ...
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Can you imagine a circular city? 3.12.2016 GreenBiz.com
This story is adapted from the book "The Well-Tempered City: What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations, and Human Nature Teach Us About the Future of Urban Life" (Harper Wave, 2016).
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