News for 2011-12-01

Thursday, December 1, 2011
[field_image_caption-raw] Drinking the Radioactive Kool-Aid: Countries Switching From Coal to Nuclear
DURBAN - South Africa, the host of U.N. global climate talks, is faced with a conundrum -- it wants to wean itself off of coal-powered plants seen as primate culprits of greenhouse gas emissions and find a cleaner energy source.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Mass. Sues Banks Over Deceptive Foreclosure Practices
NEW YORK – Massachusetts sued five major banks Thursday over deceptive foreclosure practices, such as the "robo-signing" of documents, potentially undermining negotiations over the same issue between lenders and state prosecutors across the nation.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Occupy Montreal Protesters Branded by Police
Some members of the Occupy Montreal movement are considering legal action against the Montreal police after they were branded without their consent. Police expelled the group of protesters from Victoria Square last Friday, as part of the group handcuffed themselves to the outdoor kitchen. "The...
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[title] Occupy Economics
On November 13th 2011, economists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst drafted an open statement to the Occupy Wall Street movement pledging their support. Since then, more than 250 economists from around the world have added their names.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Greece's New Government Faces Fresh Strikes Against Austerity
Greece's new government will see its resolve tested Thursday as unions take to the streets against the latest austerity cuts demanded by its European peers in return for funds to keep the country afloat. Thursday's general strike, the sixth this year, will shut down public services, disrupt train...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Top GOP Strategist Admits He’s ‘Scared’ Of Occupy Wall Street Because It’s ‘Having An Impact’
The Republican Governor’s Association met in Florida this week and featured pollster Frank Luntz, who offered a coaching session for attendees about how they should communicate to the public. Yahoo! News’ Chris Moody was there , and captured some of Luntz’s comments on Occupy Wall Street.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Ticking Greenhouse Gas Time Bomb: Melting Permafrost
WASHINGTON - Massive amounts of greenhouse gases trapped below thawing permafrost will likely seep into the air over the next several decades, accelerating and amplifying global warming, scientists warn. Those heat-trapping gases under the frozen Arctic ground may be a bigger factor in global...
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[field_image_caption-raw] What Killed Dunkard Creek? Residents in Pennsylvania and West Virginia Say Fracking
On August 27, 2009, Dan Cincotta, a fisheries biologist with West Virginia’s Department of Natural Resources, was conducting a routine inventory of Dunkard Creek, a small river that runs through West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania. He was accompanied by a consultant and an environmental...
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[title] Occupy the Capitol: Schoolteacher Jesse Hagopian on His Arrest, Education Reform
Keith Olbermann and Jesse Hagopian, a Garfield High history teacher arrested while protesting school budget cuts in Washington on Monday , discuss today’s student walkout in Seattle and the viability of affecting legislation through coordinated occupation efforts .
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[field_image_caption-raw] Britons Face New Era of Austerity
As up to 2 million public-sector workers took to streets across Britain to protest against pension changes, a leading think tank warned that families will be worse off in 2016 than they were 14 years earlier as they cope with more than a decade of austerity.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Pak Border Post Attack a Big Loss for U.S. War Policy
WASHINGTON - The U.S. military and the Barack Obama administration have been thrown into confusion by the attack on two Pakistani military posts near the border with Afghanistan Saturday morning, even as the attacks provoked the Pakistani government and military leadership into much stronger...
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