News for 2009-12-06

Sunday, December 6, 2009
Italians Say 'No Berlusconi'
ROME - Tens of thousands of protesters gathered Saturday in Rome to express their exasperation with Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who is on trial on corruption charges and who was politically bruised this year by scandals involving younger women. Many of those who gathered after a call on...
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New Website Helps Shoppers Avoid GMO Foods
Shopping for products that aren't genetically modified (GM) can be challenging, particularly in the United States where there are as yet no laws governing the labeling of products with GM ingredients. To make it a little easier on concerned shoppers, the US advocacy group Institute for Responsible...
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Battle Over Mountaintop Mining Slowly Gains Ground
MORGANTOWN, W.Va - Environmental activists gained more momentum this year than in the past decade against the destructive, uniquely Appalachian form of strip mining known as mountaintop removal, though they have yet to mobilize the millions of supporters they want. The activists have harnessed the...
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Danish Police Issue Protests Warning Before Summit
COPENHAGEN - Danish police this weekend spelt out a tough warning about any violent protests at the 12-day UN climate conference starting in Copenhagen on Monday. "We are ready," Mogens Lauridsen, head of operations at Copenhagen police, told AFP late Saturday. "We have mobilized enough force from...
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Climate Change Conspiracies: Stolen Emails Used to Ridicule Global Warming
Russian computer hackers are suspected of being behind the stolen emails used by climate skeptics to discredit the science of global warming in advance of tomorrow's Copenhagen climate negotiations, the United Nations' deputy climate chief said yesterday. "This was not a job for amateurs," said...
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A Bill Moyers Essay: War Powers
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