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4 missing, 1 reported dead after storm capsizes sailboats off Alabama 26.4.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Coast Guard crews continued their search Sunday morning for at least four people missing in the water after a powerful storm capsized several sailboats participating in a regatta near Mobile Bay, ...
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Tainted drinking water is costing Minnesota taxpayers millions 26.4.2015 Star Tribune: Latest
Randall’s water emergency is the latest sign of an environmental problem in Minnesota. Nitrogen fertilizer is leaching into groundwater from farm fields, contaminating wells and costing taxpayers millions of dollars a year.
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Combating the Collateral Damage of Homophobia 26.4.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Marriage equality is back in the news cycle. As the April 28 date for oral arguments in the Supreme Court approaches, my inbox is full of appeals for support for the work of making the case for equality. There is an increasingly long line snaking around the court building in Washington, D.C. -- hearty souls hoping to hear a piece of history by camping out for seats in the gallery. And links to "breaking news" stories keep popping up in my Twitter feed. Stories with titles like " Gay Marriage Will Cause 900,000 abortions ." And stories with quotes like this one from Rand Paul: "You could have both: traditional marriage which I believe in and then you could also have the neutrality of the law that allows people to have contracts with another." So a leading GOP presidential candidate thinks that "allowing people to have contracts with each other" is a sufficient bone for same-sex couples yearning to love, honor and cherish each other until death do they part. And if the Supreme Court rules that equal ...
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Best office in the world, or just the greenest? 25.4.2015 Earth Times
When they look back at us, will they laugh, or just point at achievements that led to a future of eco-living, wildlife management that works and fossils that belong only in museums.
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Shorter showers? Nine more ways the state has to change its water ways 25.4.2015 LA Times: Commentary
Heading into the fourth summer of drought, water agencies are looking for ways to get Californians to conserve at home. Tear out lawns. Install low-flow toilets. Irrigate with gray water. But what should the whole state be doing? Opinion asked nine water experts what needs to change about how California...
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Fixing a Clean Air Act program that ain't broke 24.4.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
Ann Alexander, Senior Attorney, Chicago: For several decades now, Illinois has been administering a permitting program to make sure that big new sources of air pollution put on modern pollution controls. As the name implies, the "prevention of significant deterioration," or PSD, program keeps those...
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Health of World's Ocean 'Collapsing Before Our Eyes' 24.4.2015 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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US-Backed Saudi War in Yemen Continues as Aid Groups Describe "Catastrophic" Humanitarian Crisis 24.4.2015 Truthout - All Articles
Warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition struck the Yemeni cities of Aden and Ibb early today despite a claim by Riyadh that it had ended the military operation known as Operation Decisive Storm. Saudi Arabia and nine Arab allies began bombing Yemen on March 25. The United States provided intelligence and logistical support for the attacks and accelerated the sale of new weapons to its Gulf allies. Earlier this week, the United States deployed two additional warships off the coast of Yemen. The bombing began after Houthi rebels seized control of the capital Sana'a last year and deposed President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi. On Wednesday, the International Committee of the Red Cross said the humanitarian situation in Yemen is "catastrophic." We speak to Toby Jones, associate professor of history and director of Middle Eastern studies at Rutgers University. TRANSCRIPT: This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. NERMEEN SHAIKH: Warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition struck the Yemeni cities of ...
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Is fracking moratorium the solution for quakes in Texas, Oklahoma? 24.4.2015 LA Times: Top News
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Unusual ice cream recalls raise questions about cause 24.4.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Major recalls from two well-known ice cream companies due to the discovery of listeria bacteria raise questions about how the pathogen could have contaminated multiple ice cream manufacturing plants — and whether the discoveries are ...
How the shale revolution changed the world 24.4.2015 Financial Times US
How it changed the world (and why nothing will ever be the same again)
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Big Oil Uses Toxic Chemicals to Clean Up Spills. Will the Feds Finally Make Them Stop? 24.4.2015 Mother Jones
Oil and dispersant in the Gulf of Mexico, a month after BP's Deepwater Horizon spill began James Edward Bates/TNS/ZUMA Five years ago this week, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, killing 11 workers and setting off the worst oil spill in US history. The images are unforgettable: The Gulf of Mexico on fire. Pelicans emerging from the water entirely covered in thick, black oil. Planes flying overhead, spraying more than a million gallons of an oil-dispersing chemical called Corexit in an attempt to control the spill. Fast forward five years, and dispersants like Corexit are at the center of a growing political battle, as scientists and policymakers raise questions about their potential to harm the environment, wildlife, and human health. Right now in Washington, DC, the Environmental Protection Agency is developing new rules governing dispersant use—rules many experts worry won't go nearly far enough to protect the public and natural resources. On Tuesday, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), introduced ...
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Unusual ice cream recalls raise questions about source of contamination 24.4.2015 Star Tribune: Business
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Unusual ice cream recalls raise questions about cause 24.4.2015 Yahoo: Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — Major recalls from two well-known ice cream companies due to the discovery of listeria bacteria raise questions about how the pathogen could have contaminated multiple ice cream manufacturing plants — and whether the discoveries are related.
Man Started Utah Wildfire To 'Signal For Help,' Police Say 24.4.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
A man who allegedly started a brush fire in Utah that claimed up to 40 acres of old growth trees did it to signal for help, police said Wednesday. Weston Vetere, 25, of Green River, got stuck in his vehicle trying to turn around on a hillside, so he allegedly lit up some nearby brush to try and get authorities' attention, according to a Grand County sheriff's press release . The ensuing wildfire burned up to 40 acres of old growth Cottonwood trees on April 13, police said. One firefighter suffered burns "when he stepped into a burned-out stump hole on the property," and was taken to a nearby hospital, according to the release. Several structures were threatened by the fire, but weren't damaged. Vetere was arrested and charged with arson. Court records show that he has been charged with a slew of felonies in the past, including driving under the influence, weapons charges, drug possession and sexual battery. He served time in jail for the drug possession charges, but it wasn't clear whether he was ...
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Oklahoma’s earthquakes triggered by wastewater disposal wells 24.4.2015 Yahoo: Opinion/Editorial

USGS: Fracking Is The Cause Of Oklahoma EarthquakesOklahoma state scientists shook the ground on which the oil and gas industry stands by linking their practices to earthquakes. Now the state needs to pick up the pieces.


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Calbuco Calms Down After Explosions and Lava Flows 24.4.2015 Wired Top Stories
Calbuco Calms Down After Explosions and Lava Flows
Some Backing Climate Change are Still in Denial 24.4.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
On Earth Day, as every day, there are those who get into celebrating the planet and trying to tweak our lifestyle for the common good, and there are those who don't. Those who don't sometimes make good points about home recycling bins as mere spit in the ocean of vast industrial pollution, and other times indulge in stubborn ear-plugging accompanied by magical and/or wishful thinking. To all of us who recognize a scientifically credible threat, the head-in-sand position can be frustrating and we might roll our eyes at its ridiculousness. Yet even among the environmentally serious, there's a split between those who acknowledge scientific, quantifiable facts and those who go for, well, ear-plugging accompanied by magical and/or wishful thinking. Let's talk about almonds! That's the consensus, after all, on California's epic drought and the measures recommended to combat it: Taking shorter showers pales in comparison to the almond industry's massive water use, consuming a full 10 percent of the state's ...
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Fracking-Induced Earthquakes Highlighted in New USGS Map 24.4.2015 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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A black eye, a middle finger and other tales from a White House press secretary 23.4.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Dana Perino served at the end of President George W. Bush's second term, and she's out with a new book about her life and her time at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
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