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Dead babies near oil drilling sites raise questions for researchers 26.10.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
The smartphone-sized grave marker is nearly hidden in the grass at Rock Point Cemetery. The name printed on plastic-coated paper — Beau Murphy — has been worn away.
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Israel's Solar-Powered 'Trees': For Smartphones And Community 26.10.2014 NPR News
The man-made trees are designed to create a public space where people can gather and re-charge a battery — their own and their smartphone's.
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Southern Illinois residents rally, wait for fracking 26.10.2014 Chicago Tribune: Business
Wayne Woolsey, an oilman since 1958, says he has core samples pulled from deep below the shale rock here that "look awful promising," comparable to what has been found elsewhere in the country where fracking has brought plentiful jobs and enriched land owners and energy ...
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India's Latest Step Towards Becoming Solar Leader 25.10.2014 Switchboard, from NRDC
Anjali Jaiswal, Senior Attorney, San Francisco: Co-authored by Meredith Connolly, NRDC Energy Law and Policy Fellow In the midst of celebrating Diwali, the festival of lights, India is making progress in expanding its solar energy market. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is moving...
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How 2 YouTube stars gave social app Let a huge boost 25.10.2014 SFGate: Business & Technology
Another upstart in Los Angeles, iOS app Fameus, is trying to get off the ground in Hollywood by promising people in the entertainment industry a better way to connect with gigs and potential collaborators or crew members. Recently, ad-free social network Ello quickly became a favorite among people who are gay, lesbian or transgender after reports emerged that Facebook was enforcing its policy of users attaching their real names to accounts. The 72-person startup built social networking and messaging apps for cell phone makers and service providers. [...] Lorne realized teenagers had abandoned Facebook because feature innovations were dwindling as it became more a marketing platform and less a dating app. Lorne has been meeting across Los Angeles with talent managers of young social media stars, telling them that the “game” elements of Let will help their clients rise from, say, 1 million fans to 10 million. When Let took off, he arranged for 25 top users to take a two-hour online tutorial on ...
Russian roulette in the shale patch II - Oil and gas workers exposed to hazardous chemicals 25.10.2014 Switchboard, from NRDC
Tanja Srebotnjak, Public Health Research Fellow, San Francisco: This is part two in a three-part series on the occupational health and safety risks of workers in the booming oil and gas industry. The expansion in U.S. oil and gas production due to advances in horizontal drilling techniques and...
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Russian roulette in the shale patch III - Exposure of oil and gas workers to silica sand 25.10.2014 Switchboard, from NRDC
Tanja Srebotnjak, Public Health Research Fellow, San Francisco: This is part three in a three-part series on the occupational health and safety risks of workers in the booming oil and gas industry. A study of oil and gas workers found unsafe exposures to a contaminant that can cause...
Beating Climate Change by Retooling the Economy: The Story Begins in Navajo Country 24.10.2014 Truthout - All Articles
Solar panels in the Nevada desert. (Photo: jsmoorman ) Do you want media that's accountable to YOU, not to advertisers or billionaire sponsors? Invest in independent media - donate to Truthout today! This story is part of the Climate in Our Hands collaboration between Truthout and YES! Magazine. “I grew up without running water,” Nichole Alex, a young woman from Dilkon, Ariz., says in a video released by the activist group Black Mesa Water Coalition . Alex grew up on the Navajo reservation in the rural Black Mesa region of Arizona, where for decades a controversial coal mine emptied the region’s aquifer, leaving local wells dry. “I grew up traveling 20 miles to gather water,” Alex continues. “That’s not fair, that my community is being sacrificed to power the valley here.” In 1970, the Peabody Coal Company began mining on the reservation. Although tribal members were initially enthusiastic about the jobs the mine would provide, over time the relationship grew rocky. The company built a coal slurry ...
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Slumdog mapmakers fill in the urban blanks 24.10.2014 New Scientist: Focus on America
The Missing Maps initiative aims to chart slums around the world as a way of fighting disease outbreaks and hastening ...
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Why There's a Real Chance My Texas Town Might Ban Fracking 24.10.2014 Truthout.com
Local organizers hold electric lights in support of the fracking ban at the courthouse square in Denton, October, 2014. (Photo: Candice Bernd) The history of the quirky Texas town of Denton's struggle with fracking reveals why the gas industry's propaganda about "responsible drilling" is deceitful and why a total ban on fracking is necessary. Denton residents understand this from years of personal experience. Local organizers hold electric lights in support of the fracking ban at the courthouse square in Denton, October, 2014. (Photo: Candice Bernd) The support of readers like you got this story published - and helps Truthout stay free from corporate advertising. Can you sustain our work with a tax-deductible donation today? I live on Denton Street, in Denton, Texas, in Denton County, so I know a thing or two about the city of Denton - and its ongoing struggle with the gas drilling technique of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) within city limits. I live a little more than a mile from McKenna Park, where, ...
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For Sierra resident, the well runs dry -- along with her options 24.10.2014 LA Times: Opinion
Things were bad enough for Rochelle Landers before her well went dry. No job. No money for eye glasses or dentures. And now, for the last month and a half, no water.
Frank Mankiewicz, Press Secretary To Sen. Robert F. Kennedy And President Of NPR, Dead At 90 24.10.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON (AP) — Frank Mankiewicz, the press secretary who went before television cameras to announce the death of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and later served as political director for presidential candidate George McGovern, died Thursday. He was 90. Mankiewicz died of a heart attack at George Washington University Hospital, said a family friend, journalist Adam Clymer. Mankiewicz was a longtime Democratic political operative as well as a lawyer, journalist and author. McGovern once recalled his former campaign aide as a perceptive, straightforward political adviser. "I never got any bad advice from Frank," said McGovern, a senator from South Dakota who was the Democratic nominee for president in 1972. "I found him just fascinating to travel with during the campaign. I picked up a lot of perspective, a lot of insights and a lot of humor from Frank." The son and nephew of Hollywood filmmakers, Mankiewicz studied journalism and law. He worked for newspapers in Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles before assuming ...
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California community suffers as wells dry up in drought 23.10.2014 World
By Lucy Nicholson East Porterville Calif. (Reuters) - In one of the towns hardest hit by California's drought, the only way some residents can get water to flush the toilet is to drive to the fire station, hand-pump water into barrels and take it back home. The trip has become a regular ritual for East Porterville residents Macario Beltran, 41, and his daughters, who on a recent evening pumped the water into containers in the bed of his old pickup truck to be used for bathing, dish washing and flushing. ...
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San Gabriel Valley water agency declares supply emergency 23.10.2014 LA Times: Environment
The Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District declared a water supply emergency Wednesday amid record-low levels.
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Meet the Beetles 22.10.2014 Orion Magazine Articles
One woman’s account of the joys and mishaps of citizen science.
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8 ways Big Data helps improve global water and food security 22.10.2014 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

Information about water use and availability helps us learn how to best use this resource. If we can collect the pieces, we can solve the puzzle.

8 ways Big Data helps improve global water and food security
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The Most Beautiful Products for Unwinding After Your Work Is Done 22.10.2014 Wired Top Stories
If a home is a reflection of its dweller, make sure yours says something good about you. We know, we know—that’s easier said than done. Outfitting your pad can be a daunting task, but lucky for you, we’ve taken the guesswork out of it. For our Design|Life special issue, we rounded up 31 of the most stylish goods you need in ...
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Burden of the Boom: Who Will Pay the Price for Fracking in California? 22.10.2014 Switchboard, from NRDC
Miriam Rotkin-Ellman, Scientist, San Francisco: From polluted skies to contaminated drinking water and hazardous waste, communities of color in California get way more than their fair share.  If the oil and gas industry gets their way, drilling – and the environmental and health threats from...
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Kirk Cameron Urges Christians To Celebrate Halloween By Sharing The Gospel 22.10.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Actor Kirk Cameron is urging Christians to celebrate a holiday many fundamentalists shun: Halloween. “ When you go out on Halloween and see all people dressed in costumes and see someone in a great big bobble-head Obama costume with great big ears and an Obama face, are they honoring him or poking fun ?” the former "Growing Pains" star asked the Christian Post. "They are poking fun at him," he said. Then, he added: “Early on, Christians would dress up in costumes as the devil, ghosts, goblins and witches precisely to make the point that those things were defeated and overthrown by the resurrected Jesus Christ. The costumes poke fun at the fact that the devil and other evils were publicly humiliated by Christ at His resurrection.” Cameron said the "real origins" of Halloween were related to All Saints Day and All Hallows Eve. However, according to anthropologists, the true origins of Halloween go back about 2,000 years to the Celtic holiday of Samhain , which celebrated the end of the harvest ...
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More than 5 million in state live near oil or gas well, report says 22.10.2014 LA Times: Environment
More than 5 million Californians — most of them in Los Angeles and Kern counties — live near an oil or gas well, and expanding drilling in the state could increase their exposure to health risks, according to a report released Wednesday by a national environmental group.
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