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Liberia short on ambulances for Ebola patients 1.10.2014 AP Top News
FREEMAN RESERVE, Liberia (AP) -- The man with reddened eyes sat in his underwear outside his thatched home. He was weak from diarrhea, so his wife called the Ebola hotline for an ambulance. Now that it was here, though, he didn't want to go....
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As US-Afghanistan Sign Troop Deal, CIA-Backed Warlord Behind Massacre of 2,000 POWs Sworn-In as VP 1.10.2014 Truthout - All Articles
Afghanistan has inaugurated its first new president in a decade, swearing in Ashraf Ghani to head a power-sharing government. Joining him on stage Monday was Abdul Rashid Dostum, Afghanistan's new vice president. Dostum is one of Afghanistan's most notorious warlords, once described by Ghani himself as a "known killer." Dostum's rise to the vice presidency comes despite his involvement in a 2001 massacre that killed up to 2,000 Taliban prisoners of war. The victims were allegedly shot to death or suffocated in sealed metal truck containers after they surrendered to Dostum and the U.S.-backed Northern Alliance. The dead prisoners — some of whom had been tortured — were then buried in the northern Afghan desert. Dostum, who was on the CIA payroll, has been widely accused of orchestrating the massacre and tampering with evidence of the mass killing. For more than a decade, human rights groups have called on the United States to conduct a full investigation into the massacre including the role of U.S. ...
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A Roadmap to Living – and Thriving – in Harmony with Nature 1.10.2014 Commondreams.org Views
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100 Inspirational Business and Leadership Quotes 1.10.2014 Technology
Some of the very best business executives, startup founders, venture capitalists, management thought leaders, and bestselling authors regularly share words of wisdom on Twitter. Here are a 100 inspirational business leadership quotes for you to enjoy and share on Twitter: Having a great idea is important. But having a great team is also...
Council balks at impacts of South Boulder Creek flood mitigation plan 1.10.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
The leading version of the South Boulder Creek flood mitigation project would remove 893 homes in southeast Boulder from the 100-year floodplain, but it would also involve building a 23-foot berm through a recognized state natural area with endangered tall-grass prairie habitat.
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The Gadgets and Gear We Couldn’t Get Enough of in September 1.10.2014 Wired Top Stories
This is the stuff from our lives that we either own and never want to let go, or that we’ve been testing and are totally enamored with. This is September's most loved ...
The Stunning Success of the Wilderness Act 1.10.2014 Mother Jones
This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. Let us now praise famous laws and the year that begat them: 1964. The first thing to know about 1964 was that, although it occurred in the 1960s, it wasn't part of "the Sixties." The bellbottoms, flower power, LSD, and craziness came later, beginning about 1967 and extending into the early 1970s. Trust me: I was there, and I don't remember much; so by the dictum variously attributed to Grace Slick, Dennis Hopper, and others (that if you can remember the Sixties, you weren't part of them), I must really have been there. 1964 was a revolutionary year. It was a time when Congress actually addressed the people's business, and it gave us at least three great laws. One was the monumental Civil Rights Act , which aspired to complete the tragic and sanguinary work of the Civil War and achieve the promise of the Thirteenth ...
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October begins water year with prospect of tighter restrictions 1.10.2014 LA Times: Environment
As the state ends the fourth-driest water year on record with no guarantee of significant rain and snowfall this winter, Californians face the prospect of stricter rationing and meager irrigation deliveries for agriculture.
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Mourners in Sartell remember slain NDSU student; Duluth to restore its city hall 1.10.2014 MinnPost
Well more than 1,000 mourners gathered in Sartell Monday to remember Thomas Bearson, the 18-year-old North Dakota State student whose body was found Sept. 23 in Moorhead. The report in the St. Cloud Daily Times quotes the coroner’s report that Bearson died as the "result of homicidal violence." But forget all that. Mourners Monday remembered Bearson’s love of basketball and his easy way with people. His mother, Debbie Bearson, recalled Thomas' blue eyes: "Most parents can't wait for their newborns to sleep, but I couldn't wait for him to wake up." She also recounted how, once as a child, he refused to eat Reese's Pieces so he could still give his mother kisses despite her peanut allergy. "Tom had a heart of gold," Debbie said. The City of Duluth had a few extra dollars lying around after the new $17 million law enforcement center came in under budget, so it will spend $2 million on renovations to the 89-year-old city hall,  writes Peter Passi of the News Tribune . Erik Birkeland, Duluth’s property and ...
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David Perdue Tidies Up Economic Message For Georgia Voters 1.10.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON -- Georgia GOP Senate candidate David Perdue has touted his background as a businessman in his race against Democrat Michelle Nunn, arguing that his experience in the private sector makes him better qualified to take on America's economic problems . But lines that work well before a business audience don't always play well with other voters, as Perdue apparently has realized. During a Georgia Chamber of Commerce forum on Aug. 21, Perdue talked about the best way to spur economic growth. "We're losing our competitive edge because we're not paying attention to our infrastructure," he said. "It's one of the five basic precepts of economic development : regulatory control, educated workforce, water, cheap power and infrastructure. That’s how you grow an economy." Perdue has cited those precepts in the past as well. But the difference was that in 2007, he attributed them to Lee Kuan Yew, the controversial former prime minister of Singapore. At the time, he also listed just four factors. "Lee Kuan ...
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Oil and gas companies not walking the walk when it comes to recycling fracking wastewater 30.9.2014 Switchboard, from NRDC
Amy Mall, Senior Policy Analyst, Washington, D.C.: According to a recent article in the Greeley Tribune, the oil and gas industry in Weld County, Colorado is producing more wastewater than it can handle. Weld County is a hotbed of the industry, with 21,595 active oil and gas wells,...
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It's in the bag: California ban on single-use plastic bags is a win for oceans 30.9.2014 Switchboard, from NRDC
Karen Garrison, Co-Director, Oceans Program, San Francisco: Today we’re toasting healthier oceans and Governor Brown’s leadership in signing a landmark law to help keep the estimated 13 billion single-use plastic bags used in California every year from polluting our waters and lands. Building on the action taken...
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Paratroopers and Politicians 30.9.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Well after midnight on a recent hot night, John Cuikota, a lean, 26-year-old Chicagoan, strapped on a hundred pounds of gear (helmet, body armor, weapons, ammunition, rations and water, parachute, safety chute, radio, combat first aid kit, gas mask), waddled out onto the runway with 64 other paratroopers, clambered up the rear ramp of a C-130 cargo plane and squeezed into the canvas sling seats along the fuselage. After the ramp went up and the C-130 trundled out onto the runway and labored into the air, it got really hot. One paratrooper slumped over as a heat casualty and was dragged into a corner and treated by a medic. The battalion's first casualty, Cuikota thought, and they hadn't even gotten to the fight yet. They were headed into 12 days of intense war games at the Army's Joint Readiness Training Center in Louisiana. The training is to prepare the 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team to fight in an area like Iraq and Syria against an enemy like ISIS -- in the event that things there ...
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Frac-sand mining boom is accelerating and eluding regulators, analysis finds 30.9.2014 MinnPost
A new report on frac-sand mining suggests that Americans living near desirable silica deposits should brace themselves for a long and lasting boom — not just in Wisconsin and Minnesota, where the bulk of the mining has occurred so far and is likely to keep expanding, but in more than a dozen other states stretching as far to the north and east as Maine. "Communities at Risk: Frac Sand Mining in the Upper Midwest" is not a neutral assessment by any means. It was prepared by the Civil Society Institute in partnership with the Environmental Working Group ; both groups advocate for policies that would shift U.S. energy systems away from oil, natural gas and coal as a necessary response to global warming. But this survey of the current frac-sand landscape is based on respectable research, much of it from sources without advocacy involvement  and some of it, in fact, from industry groups, business publications and government agencies on the order of the Wisconsin and Minnesota departments of natural ...
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21 Awesomely Well-Designed Products We’re Dying to Own 30.9.2014 Wired Top Stories
21 Awesomely Well-Designed Products We’re Dying to Own
Frac Sand Rush Threatens American Towns, Advocates Warn 30.9.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Victoria Trinko hasn't opened the windows of her Wisconsin home in two years -- for fear of the dust clouds billowing from a frac sand mine a half-mile away. "This blowing of silica sand has not abated since the inception of the mine in 2011," Trinko, a farmer and the town clerk for Cooks Valley, Wisconsin, said during a media call on Thursday highlighting an industry proliferating alongside horizontal hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. Frac sand is an essential ingredient in the process of natural gas drilling. Trinko is among residents, advocates and scientists warning of risks posed by the frac sand boom -- from heavy truck traffic and sleep-stymying lights and noise. At least one truck hauling silica sand travels a road by Trinko's home every three minutes. When HuffPost spoke with Trinko in 2012, she had just been diagnosed with asthma -- and her doctor suggested the condition was pollution-related. The industry is concentrated in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Rising demand, however, threatens to expand ...
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Sunflower solar harvester provides power and water 30.9.2014 New Scientist: Opinion
An all-in-one, cheap, solar energy harvester can deliver power, clean water and heat to places that need it, ...
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The Wilderness Act Turns 50: Celebrating the Great Laws of 1964 29.9.2014 Truthout.com
Let us now praise famous laws and the year that begat them: 1964. The first thing to know about 1964 was that, although it occurred in the 1960s, it wasn’t part of “the Sixties.” The bellbottoms, flower power, LSD, and craziness came later, beginning about 1967 and extending into the early 1970s. Trust me: I was there, and I don’t remember much; so by the  dictum  variously attributed to Grace Slick, Dennis Hopper, and others (that if you can remember the Sixties, you weren’t part of them), I must really have been there. 1964 was a revolutionary year. It was a time when Congress actually addressed the people’s business, and it gave us at least three great laws. One was the monumental  Civil Rights Act , which aspired to complete the tragic and sanguinary work of the Civil War and achieve the promise of the Thirteenth Amendment. The least known of the three was the  Land and Water Conservation Fund Act , which, by drawing on revenue from offshore oil and gas leases, provided the means for the federal and ...
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Offshore Winds Soon to Power Cape Cod: Part I 29.9.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Cape Wind , North America's first offshore wind farm, will soon install 130 windmills off the coast of southeastern Massachusetts to provide roughly three-quarters of the electricity required by the residents of Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket. The landmark project has been fourteen years in the making. By comparison, 224 offshore wind turbines were fully grid connected in Europe in just the first six months of 2014. European waters are home to 64 operational offshore wind farms in an industry that employs 58,000 people. European Wind Energy Association CEO Justin Wilkes confirms that offshore wind "remains the fastest growing power sector in Europe" and Germany's ambitious offshore wind initiatives have led many experts to conclude that doubling worldwide renewable energy generation by 2030 is realistic. European Wind Farm Photo Courtesy: Siemens and Cape Wind By 2020 , fifty percent of Americans are expected to live directly by the coast. Along the northeast shoreline, where urban ...
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George Clooney marries a very well-dressed Amal Alamuddin 29.9.2014 LA Times: Opinion
Amal Alamuddin, 36, wore an Oscar de la Renta gown to her wedding to George Clooney, 53, Saturday night in Venice, the Guardian reports. During the wedding weekend the British lawyer also wore outfits by Alexander McQueen, Dolce and Gabbana and Giambattista Valli. [The Guardian]
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