News for 2009-11-29

Sunday, November 29, 2009
Bhopal: The Victims are Still Being Born
Bhopal is a calamity without end. On 3 December 1984, clouds of poison leaking from a Union Carbide pesticides plant brought death to thousands in this central Indian city. Today, fully a quarter of a century later, victims of this, the world's worst industrial disaster, are still being born. Here...
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No Impact on the Environment Experiment
No Impact Man , Colin Beavan, has put together a guide for you to try out his experiment: leave no impact on the environment for an entire year. To make it easy he suggest you try it for a week. Starting with a no-trash Sunday, moving on to a no-trash and green-transport Monday, and working up to...
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Saddam Was Telling Truth in Missing Gulf War Pilot
WASHINGTON -- Saddam Hussein was telling the truth, this time. The United States just didn't believe him. So it took the most powerful military in the world 18 years to find the remains of the only U.S. Navy pilot shot down in an aerial battle in the 1991 Gulf War. Michael "Scott" Speicher's bones...
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'Nuclear Pope' ElBaradei Steps Down
VIENNA - UN atomic watchdog chief Mohamed ElBaradei, who once described himself as a "nuclear pope", quoted the prayer of St. Francis of Assisi in his farewell remarks at the International Atomic Energy Agency. "Lord, make me an instrument of your peace, Where there is hatred, let me sow love;...
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Democrats in Revolt Over Obama’s Troop Surge
Barack Obama's much-vaunted eloquence faces the biggest test of his presidential career this week when he takes to the stage at West Point military academy to explain to a nation that thought it had elected an anti-war president why he is escalating the conflict in Afghanistan.
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Release of Secret Reports Delayed
WASHINGTON - President Obama will maintain a lid of secrecy on millions of pages of military and intelligence documents that were scheduled to be declassified by the end of the year, according to administration officials.
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Western Lifestyle Unsustainable, Says Climate Expert Rajendra Pachauri
Hotel guests should have their electricity monitored; hefty aviation taxes should be introduced to deter people from flying; and iced water in restaurants should be curtailed, the world's leading climate scientist has told the Observer . Rajendra Pachauri, the chair of the Intergovernmental Panel...
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US Forces Missed Chance to Get bin Laden: Report
WASHINGTON - The U.S. military could have captured or killed Osama bin Laden in 2001 if it had launched a concerted attack on his hideout in Afghanistan, according to a report prepared for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The report, written by staff working for the Democratic majority on...
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