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Water filters to fishing piers: How the 3M settlement can be spent 22.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
State officials say a new panel will decide how best to spend the $850 million the state will receive from 3M over groundwater contamination in the eastern Twin Cities suburbs.
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Daily Digest: A big settlement over water pollution 21.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
3M and Swanson settle water pollution case, Walz shifts position on guns, Pawlenty says he's still undecided, Fischbach challenged on first day of the session and lawmakers head into sexual harassment training,
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Some fear 3M water pollution settlement money won't go far enough 21.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
On Tuesday, Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson announced an $850 million settlement in the state's lawsuit against 3M over water contamination by perflurochemicals, or PFCs, in several east Twin Cities suburbs.
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3M to pay $850 million to settle suit over chemical disposal 21.2.2018 AP Business
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- 3M Co. has agreed to pay the state of Minnesota $850 million to settle a major case alleging the manufacturer damaged natural resources and contaminated groundwater by disposing of chemicals over decades, Minnesota's attorney general announced Tuesday....
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Robert Reich: Morality and the Common Good Must Be at Center of Fighting Trump's Economic Agenda 20.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump made a promise to the American people: There would be no cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Well, the promise has not been kept. Under his new budget, President Trump proposes a massive increase in Pentagon spending while cutting funding for Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Trump's budget would also slash or completely eliminate core anti-poverty programs that form the heart of the US social safety net, from childhood nutrition to care for the elderly and job training. This comes after President Trump and Republican lawmakers pushed through a $1.5 trillion tax cut that overwhelmingly favors the richest Americans, including President Trump and his own family. We speak to Robert Reich, who served as labor secretary under President Bill Clinton. He is now a professor at the University of California, Berkeley. His most recent book, out today, is titled The Common Good. TRANSCRIPT JUAN GONZÁLEZ: As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump made a ...
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Trump's National Defense Strategy: Something for Everyone (in the Military-Industrial Complex) 20.2.2018 Truthout.com
The stories at Truthout equip ordinary people with the facts and resources to create extraordinary change. Support this vital work by making a tax-deductible donation now! Think of it as the chicken-or-the-egg question for the ages: Do very real threats to the United States inadvertently benefit the military-industrial complex or does the national security state, by its very nature, conjure up inflated threats to feed that defense machine?  Back in 2008, some of us placed our faith, naively enough, in the hands of mainstream Democrats -- specifically, those of a young senator named Barack Obama. He would reverse the war policies of George W. Bush, deescalate the unbridled Global War on Terror, and right the ship of state. How'd that turn out?  In retrospect, though couched in a far more sophisticated and peaceable rhetoric than Bush's, his moves would prove largely cosmetic when it came to this country's forever wars: a significant reduction in the use of conventional ground troops, but more drones , ...
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The Energy 202: Trump under pressure to keep an Obama-era climate decision he hasn't tried to kill (yet) 20.2.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Trump under pressure to keep an Obama-era climate decision he hasn't tried to kill (yet)
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Degradation of nature is contributing to conflict – can we reverse the trend? 20.2.2018 IUCN - Issues News
The degradation of nature is undermining the security and peace of billions of people worldwide – yet we know little of how sustainable and fair use of natural resources can help prevent conflicts in the Middle East and around the world. The conservation community should urgently explore this opportunity – writes Her Majesty Queen Noor Al Hussein of Jordan. Displaced persons in Genenia, West Darfur, in 2007. Photo: Nite owl CC Every time I travel to Petra or the eastern desert regions of my country, I marvel at lessons we can learn from the history of those regions and their inhabitants. These lessons are captured in the beauty of the antiquities, which teach us about ancient technical innovations in water harvesting, conveyance and storage, about the benefits of carefully managing the delicate natural resources in a semi-arid region, and also about the exercise of power and the promotion of peace. Our well-being and our natural environment are deeply intertwined in a dance of life that is as vulnerable ...
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3M vs. Minnesota: A primer for this major water pollution trial 20.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Minnesota's attorney general is suing 3M for contaminating Minnesota's water with chemicals the company produced for decades. Here's what you need to know as the lawsuit begins.
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All but Forgotten: Choudhary Rahmat Ali, the Inventor and First Champion of Pakistan 20.2.2018 The Wire

How Rahmat Ali, who styled himself as ‘founder, Pakistan National Movement’ and was the first to coin the name 'Pakistan', fell from grace.

The post All but Forgotten: Choudhary Rahmat Ali, the Inventor and First Champion of Pakistan appeared first on The Wire.

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All eyes on Minnesota as state readies fight against 3M in water pollution trial 19.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
East metro residents and observers from across the country will be watching closely as Minnesota's $5 billion lawsuit against 3M for polluting natural resources finally goes to trial after years of delays.
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BAFTA Awards celebrate achievement in film and solidarity with women 19.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

The energy of change was palpable Sunday evening at Royal Albert Hall as London celebrated the 71st BAFTA Awards. Nearly every attendee — nominees and voting members alike — wore black in collective solidarity with the Time’s Up movement, which seeks to end sexual misconduct in the entertainment...

Why Growing Veggies in the City Isn’t Just a Feel-Good Exercise 18.2.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by CityLab and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Gotham Greens’ boxed lettuces have been popping up on the shelves of high-end grocers in New York and the Upper Midwest since 2009, and with names like “Windy City Crunch,” “Queens Crisp,” and “Blooming Brooklyn Iceberg,” it’s clear the company is selling […]
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Laos remakes itself as an adventure center, an evolution that serves the country and its visitors well 18.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Vangviang hugs the Nam Song River in front of craggy mountains that stand like sentries in a magic kingdom. In the morning and late afternoon, fog settles below the mountain peaks, turning the small town into an Oriental tapestry.

Vangviang is more than just a pretty face. It’s the center for adventure...

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Bubba Watson leads at Riviera, with Dustin Johnson (64) coming on strong 18.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

The second-round leaders spent most of Saturday’s third round treading water in the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club. Occasionally diving a little deeper under par, never drifting far from the top of the leaderboard.

Then Dustin Johnson channeled his inner Michael Phelps, furiously stroking...

Supreme Court raises Karnataka’s Cauvery share, lets Tamil Nadu use groundwater 17.2.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Cauvery verdict: Why SC ruling may reopen awards in other river disputes 17.2.2018 India – The Indian Express
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A look at what's still alive, likely dead at the Capitol 17.2.2018 AP Washington
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Washington lawmakers are more than halfway through this year's 60-day legislative session and have been rapidly moving bills out of the Senate and House ahead of unveiling their supplemental budget proposals....
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This new distillery is making gin, beer, brandy and whiskey in Mammoth Lakes 16.2.2018 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

Sporting a portfolio of spirits resonant of the Eastern Sierra, Shelter Distilling, the first distillery to open in Mammoth Lakes, Calif, launched in mid-December. The small batch craft distillery and brewery is located in the heart of the Village at Mammoth — just steps from the main square and...

George Groves vs. Chris Eubank Jr – Official weights 16.2.2018 Chicago Tribune: Nation

By Tim Royner: With one day to go before their important fight in the World Boxing Super Series tournament, George Groves and Chris Eubank Jr. both weighed in successfully on Friday for their fight this Saturday night at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. WBA Super World super middleweight champion Groves (28-3, 20 KOs) weighed […]

The post George Groves vs. Chris Eubank Jr – Official weights appeared first on Boxing News 24.

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