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How Residents of a Rural New Mexico County Fought the Fracking Barons and Won - for Now 17.9.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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13 Rules for Making Documentary Films 17.9.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The following is the text of a speech Michael Moore gave at Toronto International Film Festival this month. 1. My number one guiding principle in making documentary films is essentially the "Fight Club" Rule. What is the first rule of "Fight Club"? The first rule of Fight Club is: "Don't talk about 'Fight Club.'" The first rule of documentaries is: Don't make a documentary -- make a MOVIE. Stop making documentaries. Start making movies. You've chosen this art form -- the cinema, this incredible, wonderful art form, to tell your story. You didn't have to do that. If you want to make a political speech, you can join a party, you can hold a rally. If you want to give a sermon, you can go to the seminary, you can be a preacher. If you want to give a lecture, you can be a teacher. But you've not chosen any of those professions. You have chosen to be filmmakers and to use the form of Cinema. So make a MOVIE. This word "documentarian" -- I am here today to declare that word dead. That word is never to be used ...
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Leaky wells, not fracking, polluted US drinking water 17.9.2014 New Scientists HIV
The act of fracking is probably not contaminating US drinking water – the real problem is leaks from the wells that bring natural gas to the ...
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Fantastically Wrong: Magellan’s Strange Encounter With the 10-Foot Giants of Patagonia 17.9.2014 Wired Top Stories
In 1520, Ferdinand Magellan took time out of his busy schedule of sailing around the world to stop in what is now Patagonia, where he found a naked giant dancing and singing on the shore. Magellan ordered one of his men to make contact (the unwitting emissary’s no doubt hilarious reaction to this sadly has been lost to history), and to be sure to reciprocate the dancing and singing to demonstrate ...
Good news for fracking: groundwater contamination mechanism found 17.9.2014 TreeHugger
The bigger question: why is the industry playing into the hands of the anti-fracking activists?
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Brown signs bill to regulate pumping of underground water 17.9.2014 LA Times: Top News
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Landmark fracking study finds no water pollution 17.9.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate drinking water at a site in western Pennsylvania.
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Landmark fracking study finds no water pollution 17.9.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate drinking water at a site in western Pennsylvania.
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The New Aristocracy 17.9.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
In 1776, Americans declared themselves independent of more than arbitrary rule by a distant monarch. They also severed the ties of aristocracy. This was in itself a revolutionary notion. It meant that political power, its attendant privilege and economic advantages would no longer be transferred by the blood. Earldoms, dukedoms, and kingdoms were banished from the territory and from the future of the American people. The citizen became the self-identifying unit of self-rule. The generation of English colonists who gathered together in the summer of 1776 to declare their independence from the English crown knew that they had exhausted all other remedies. They had petitioned, beseeched, and protested. Finally, they had resisted with force of arms at Lexington, Concord, and Bunker Hill. Their declaration of independence was the last resort, the last redoubt, the final refuge. As we say today, they were putting it all on the line. They were breaking not just with monarchy, but with hereditary aristocracy as ...
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Gov. Jerry Brown signs historic groundwater management legislation 17.9.2014 LA Times: Opinion
Gov. Jerry Brown signed a trio of bills Tuesday establishing a framework for statewide regulation of California's underground water sources, marking the first time in the state's history that groundwater will be managed on a large scale.
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10-year-old goldfish survives brain tumor removal, expected to live another 20 years 16.9.2014 TreeHugger
In (strange) news today...
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American Empire in the Year 2014: The Great Concentration or the Great Fragmentation? 16.9.2014 Commondreams.org Views
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California Water No Longer 'Pump-As-You-Please' After Governor Signs New Regulations 16.9.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will no longer be the last Western state with a pump-as-you-please approach to groundwater. Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation on Tuesday overhauling the state's management of its groundwater supply, bringing it in line with other states that have long regulated their wells. Groundwater makes up nearly 60 percent of the state's water use during dry years. But it is not monitored and managed the same way as water from reservoirs and rivers. Supporters of the legislation say the worst drought in a generation inspired them to rethink property owners' unlimited rights to draw from wells, which has led to sinking land and billions of dollars in damage to aquifers, roads and canals. "This is a big deal," Brown said at the signing ceremony in his office. "It has been known about for decades that underground water has to be managed in some way." The package signed into law requires some local governments and water districts to begin managing their wells, and it authorizes ...
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Governor signs first California groundwater rules 16.9.2014 Yahoo: US National
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will no longer be the only western state with a pump-as-you-please approach to groundwater.
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Landmark fracking study finds no water pollution 16.9.2014 Yahoo: US National
The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate drinking water ...
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New groundwater policy brings California into the 21st century 16.9.2014 Switchboard, from NRDC
Marcus Griswold, Water Resources Scientist, San Francisco: For decades, California's voluntary Groundwater Management Plans have effectively failed to protect the people and ecosystems that depend on this water. Too many people are siphoning off water from our extremely limited resources, resulting in declining groundwater levels, sinking...
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Gov. Brown Helps CA Prepare for Climate Change with Groundwater Legislation 16.9.2014 Union of Concerned Scientists
California Governor Edmund G. Brown approved sweeping oversight of groundwater resources today, in an unprecedented step for the state, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS).
Governor signs bills to regulate groundwater use for first time in drought-parched California 16.9.2014 Star Tribune: Business
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How Modi's India Is Reshaping Asia 16.9.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
NEW DELHI -- During his spirited campaign for parliamentary elections held earlier this year, Narendra Modi, the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate, hardly spoke about foreign policy issues. Other than a few sharp barbs he aimed at Pakistan, China and Bangladesh -- favorite targets of "nationalist Hindus" -- he kept his counsel to himself on this score. But after his triumphant victory in the elections -- it gave the BJP a majority of its own in the Lower House for the first time in 30 years -- the initiatives Modi has taken to energize foreign policy have confounded his most acerbic critics. He surprised them when he invited leaders of South Asian countries for his government's oath-taking ceremony. His brief interactions with them, and especially with Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, were a pointer to his priorities: he would walk the extra mile to ensure peace with India's neighbors and involve them in the region's economic and social development. NOT GOING SO WELL ...
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Power Drain: Mysteries of the 21st Century in a Helter-Skelter World 16.9.2014 Truthout.com
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