News for 2010-03-01

Monday, March 1, 2010
US Senate's Top Climate Skeptic Accused of Waging 'McCarthyite Witch-Hunt'
The US Congress's most ardent global warming skeptic is being accused of turning the row over climate science into a McCarthyite witch-hunt by calling for a criminal investigation of scientists. Climate scientists say Senator James Inhofe's call for a criminal investigation into American as well as...
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Rulings Restrict Clean Water Act, Foiling E.P.A.
Thousands of the nation’s largest water polluters are outside the Clean Water Act’s reach because the Supreme Court has left uncertain which waterways are protected by that law, according to interviews with regulators. As a result, some businesses are declaring that the law no longer applies to...
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Goldman Board Rejects Shareholder Demands on Pay
NEW YORK - Goldman Sachs Group Inc's (GS.N) board has rejected demands from shareholders that the firm investigate recent compensation awards, recoup excessive compensation and reform pay practices. Wall Street's dominant bank, criticized for paying billions of dollars in bonuses soon after the...
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On the Frontlines of Immigration Reform
The personalities behind some of the nation's top immigrant rights groups describe the life experiences that inspired them to join the fight for comprehensive immigration reform. New America Media spoke with Angela Kelley of the Center for American Progress, Ali Noorani of the National Immigration...
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Socialists Get Newfound Attention as 'Red-Baiting' Draws Interest From Youth
The socialist agenda that some conservatives see lurking around every corner, hidden in everything from health insurance reform to stimulus spending to President Obama's policies, exasperates Louisvillian Fred Hicks. As the leader of a local socialist group, Hicks says the use of the "S-word" as a...
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China Stepping Up for Arctic Influence: Report
BEIJING -- China is stepping up efforts to secure a role in deciding the future of Arctic issues such as shipping and energy extraction, as melting ice raises hopes of a shorter shipping route to the Atlantic, a report said on Monday. Beijing is putting more resources into researching the high...
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Green Fuels Cause More Harm Than Fossil Fuels, According to Report
Using fossil fuel in vehicles is better for the environment than so-called green fuels made from crops, according to a government study seen by The Times. The findings show that the Department for Transport's target for raising the level of biofuel in all fuel sold in Britain will result in...
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Obama Considers New US Nuclear Strategy: Report
WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama is making final decisions on a broad new nuclear strategy for the United States that will permanently reduce the US nuclear arsenal by thousands of weapons, The New York Times reported Monday. But citing unnamed senior presidential aides, the newspaper said...
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Chilean Military Takes Control of Quake-Hit Cities
The Chilean military has taken control of towns and cities affected by the earthquake, it was reported today, imposing curfews and guarding shops from looters as the death toll from the disaster rose to more than 700. The Chilean president, Michelle Bachelet, signed a decree putting the military in...
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Blackwater's Migraines Multiply
NEW YORK - Legal headaches are growing exponentially for the security firm formerly known as Blackwater - once the darling of the military-industrial community.
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Syncrude Back in Court Over Duck Deaths
ST. ALBERT, Alta. - Syncrude returns to court Monday morning to face charges over 1,600 ducks who died when they landed in the company's tailings pond in northern Alberta. The oilsands company has pleaded not guilty to charges under the Migratory Birds Convention Act and the Alberta Environmental...
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The Death and Life of American Journalism
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