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"They Thought They'd Be Safe. They Were Wrong": 20 Gazans Killed in Israeli Bombing of U.N. Shelter 30.7.2014 Democracy Now!
Dozens of Palestinian civilians have been killed in the most intensive 48-hour bombardment of Gaza so far. At least 50 Palestinians have died over the past day, bringing the death toll from Israel's three-week assault to more than 1,250. Earlier today, two bombs hit a school in the Jabaliya refugee camp used by the United Nations to house displaced Palestinians. Around 20 Palestinians were reportedly killed, including a medic and an infant. Scores were injured. The United Nations has accused Israel of bombing the school. It marks the sixth time a U.N. shelter has been attacked since Israel launched its offensive 23 days ago. We are joined from Gaza City by Democracy Now! correspondent Sharif Abdel Kouddous, just back from visiting the bombed-out school.
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Syrians flee broken Aleppo as army closes in 30.7.2014 LA Times: Environment
Minutes after the barrel bomb eviscerated the crowded market, those still alive had to contend with matters of survival — and collecting what little remained of the dead.
State craft brewers fear drought could alter business, and the beer 30.7.2014 LA Times: Business
When Lagunitas Brewing Co. fills its beer bottles, Northern California's Russian River provides the main ingredient.
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Where to dine, drink, and snack along the Green Line 30.7.2014 News & Features

When the Blue Line opened almost exactly 10 years ago, savvy partiers were among the first to understand its potential, plotting out all-night bar crawls that started at quirky pubs in south Minneapolis and inevitably ended, well, somewhere seamy. But the Green Line, which connects the downtow...

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Stalled ferry now being towed to Bainbridge 30.7.2014 Seattle Times: Local
 
The Original Geo-Engineers: How Beavers Can Help Save the Humans 29.7.2014 Commondreams.org Views
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"Nowhere to Go": Gaza Suffers One of Deadliest Days So Far as Israel Vows "Protracted" Assault 29.7.2014 Democracy Now!
Despite a U.N. Security Council call for a ceasefire, Israel has intensified its attack on Gaza and warned of a "protracted campaign." Palestinian officials say more than 110 people have been killed in the past 24 hours, with some saying Monday was the most intensive night of bombing so far. In this time period, Israel attacked more than 150 sites including Gaza's only power station and a media center that houses the broadcasting headquarters of Hamas and a number of other Arab satellite news channels. Earlier on Monday, 10 people were killed, eight of which were children, and 40 others wounded by an explosion in a park near the beach in the Shati refugee camp in Gaza City. The child victims were said to be playing on a playground swing when they were hit. Israel denied carrying out the attack, but eyewitnesses said the explosion was caused by an Israeli airstrike. Another Israeli bombing reportedly hit an outpatient building at al-Shifa, Gaza's main hospital. Meanwhile, 10 Israeli soldiers were killed ...
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Charting Minnesota's future water supply 29.7.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Legislature asked the Met Council to study possible solutions both to White Bear Lake's low water and to concerns about unsustainable groundwater pumping in the region.
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Parkway showdown: Minnehaha vs. Wheelock 29.7.2014 MinnPost
streets.mn I see a lot of similarities between Minnehaha Parkway in Minneapolis and Wheelock Parkway in Saint Paul. I thought it would be fun to compare the two corridors. Here we go. Minnehaha Parkway is  5.3 miles stretching from Lake Harriet to Minnehaha Falls  through South Minneapolis. Wheelock Parkway is  5.4 miles stretching from Lake Como to Lake Phalen  through northern Saint Paul. In both cities, the parkways wind back and forth along the way, mocking the otherwise traditional rectangular street grid. Shorter, straighter routes exist end to end in both cities. Both of these routes were envisioned over a century ago to be something other than just another city street. They are parkways, a designation that holds unique meaning in both cities. Minnehaha Parkway Wheelock Parkway The creek The first obvious difference between the two is that Minnehaha Parkway follows Minnehaha Creek, while there is no creek along Wheelock. This is a big difference, and sets Minnehaha Parkway at an initial clear ...
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What Do Gazans Endure? A Palestinian Student Who Lost Two Brothers, Four Cousins Tells His Story 29.7.2014 Truthout.com
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The Original Geo-Engineers: Or How to Save the Iconic West From the Cow 29.7.2014 Truthout.com
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In North Dakota, it's oil vs. cattle. Oil is winning. 29.7.2014 Twincities.com: Business

BELFIELD, N.D. -- Byron Richard's pickup bounces up and down over the washboard gravel road. He clutches the wheel with one hand and points with the other as he passes dozens of oil wells on land where once crops grew and cattle grazed.

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The Proposed Bay Delta Conservation Plan Is the Wrong Approach for California 29.7.2014 Switchboard, from NRDC
Kate Poole, Senior Attorney, San Francisco: As California struggles to respond to one of the worst droughts in generations, we need to do more than shorten our showers and turn off the faucet while brushing our teeth.   California’s water system is broken: The San Francisco Bay-...
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New report: Drinking water at risk from poorly regulated oil and gas waste injection 29.7.2014 Switchboard, from NRDC
Amy Mall, Senior Policy Analyst, Washington, D.C.: Yesterday the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released an eagerly awaited report on the state of something called the Underground Injection Control program. This program, aka “UIC,” is designed to protect underground sources of drinking water from the underground injection of fluids,...
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UK's national parks may not be safe from fracking 29.7.2014 New Scientist: Sex and Cloning
The UK government has almost ruled out fracking in beauty spots, many of which conceal shale oil and gas reserves, but it has left the door ...
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Oil and gas spills surge, two a day, residents often not notified 29.7.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
Oil and gas spills are happening more often in Colorado — at a rate of two a day this year — and usually without anyone telling ...
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US commander hails successful drills with China 29.7.2014 Yahoo: Politics

US vice admiral Robert Thomas Jr speaks during a press conference aboard the USS Blue Ridge command ship shortly after arriving at the international port in Manila on March 18, 2014, for a port visitSingapore (AFP) - A top US commander has praised China's participation in huge US-led drills seen as a step towards potentially thawing tensions between the two powers, saying it had gone "very, very well".


It's Time for a Global Landscape Restoration Revolution 29.7.2014 WRI Stories
Editor's Note: This blog post was originally published at Devex . The solution to the very visible global problems of deforestation, desertification and food scarcity may be hiding in plain sight: the transformative ability to restore degraded land to productive use. This is a resource opportunity of unprecedented magnitude. Two billion hectares—an area twice the size of Europe—of degraded land are ripe for landscape restoration. The expected rise in world population to 9 billion by 2050, and the need for a 70 percent increase in food production from 2006 levels, makes the need for a solution particularly urgent. This challenge will be even more difficult in the face of a changing climate. Restoring these degraded lands would also be a huge blessing to millions of small farmers who depend on agriculture for their livelihoods—and it offers the additional benefit of mitigating climate change while helping farmers adapt to it. Restoring 150 million hectares would yield $84 billion in annualized net present ...
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Hydraulic fracturing in question 29.7.2014 Durango Herald
DENVER – A hearing on gas and oil regulations in Weld County on Monday turned into an attack on the industry and Gov. John Hickenlooper, perhaps foreshadowing a similar meeting set for Durango in October.The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, which regulates much of the robust energy industry in the state, held a...
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Oil and gas spills surge, three a day, residents often not notified 29.7.2014 Denver Post: Local
Oil and gas spills are happening more often in Colorado — at a rate of two a day this year — and usually without anyone telling ...
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