News for 2011-11-23

Wednesday, November 23, 2011
[field_image_caption-raw] UN Chief Slams Rich Nations' Plans to Delay Climate Change Treaty
The United Nations' environment chief has slammed plans by the world's richest nations to put off a global treaty on climate change to 2020, saying the proposals were "very high risk". Achim Steiner, executive director of the UN environment program, said postponing an agreement – which was meant to...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Yemen's Leader Signs Power-Transfer Deal
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has signed a deal to hand over his powers under an agreement brokered by the Gulf Co-operation Council. The deal signed on Wednesday, will see Saleh leave office in 30 days, making way for Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi, the Yemeni vice-president, to negotiate a power...
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[title] Fight the Good Fight
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[field_image_caption-raw] Illinois Town Residents Rally to Protect Clean Drinking Water from Strip Mine
This Thanksgiving, residents in Canton and Orion Township in Fulton County, Illinois will enjoy the basic human right of clean drinking water -- though, not without a fight.
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[field_image_caption-raw] BPA Spikes 1,200 Per Cent After Eating Canned Soup: Study
WASHINGTON - People who ate canned soup for five days straight saw their urinary levels of the chemical bisphenol A spike 1,200 per cent compared to those who ate fresh soup, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Tar Sands Oil Producers Eye California
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Obama Administration’s recent decision to delay the approval process for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline has shifted attention to alternate routes for bringing a glut of tar sands oil in Canada to refineries and ports abroad. Last week, Canadian firms bought up thousands...
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[title] Occupy Wall Street: Activist Daniel Ellsberg on How Pepper Spray Has Impacted the Movement
“Countdown” guest host David Shuster and activist Daniel Ellsberg detail how the usage of pepper spray by police officers at protests nationwide is “police torture.” Ellsberg also questions why more than 4,000 peaceful protesters have been arrested while zero prosecutions have been instituted...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Nearly Half of Americans Struggling to Stay Afloat
WASHINGTON — Nearly half of all Americans lack economic security, meaning they live above the federal poverty threshold but still do not have enough money to cover housing, food, healthcare and other basic expenses, according to a survey of government and industry data. The survey, released on...
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Haunted by Regret, Oregon Governor Bans Death Penalty
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Haunted by regret for allowing two men to be executed more than a decade ago, Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber now says it'll never happen again on his watch. Calling Oregon's death penalty scheme "compromised and inequitable," the Democratic governor said Tuesday he'll issue a...
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