News for 2012-04-09

Monday, April 9, 2012
[title] An Ill Wind: The Coal Industry's Dirty Secret
Watch the introduction and all four parts of An Ill Wind . The Moapa River Indian Reservation, tribal home of the Moapa Band of Paiutes, sits about 30 miles north of Las Vegas and about 300 yards from the coal ash ponds and landfills of the Reid Gardner Power Station. If the conditions are just...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Elizabeth Warren Gaining Fundraising Momentum in Massachusetts
Elizabeth Warren, whose campaign to unseat incumbent Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown, has made national headlines, is winning the fundraising battle in the race so far this year. In the first three months of 2012, Warren has raised $6.9 million, compared with $3.4 million for Scott Brown. Overall...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Record Warm March Temperatures Continue Record-Breaking Periods
The contiguous United States experienced the warmest March ever in the warmest start of the year ever in the warmest 12-month period ever, according to new data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The record warm March temperatures hit the entire nation with each state...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Bahraini Hunger-Striker Feared Dead
As a Bahraini hunger striker reached two months on strike, sources are suggesting he may have died this weekend. Authorities are not allowing lawyers and family to contact him for the first extended period since he has been detained, raising concerns that he may be dead. The hunger striker,...
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[field_image_caption-raw] German Poet Banned from Israel for Writing about Nuclear Program
Gunter Grass, a Nobel-Prize winning German writer, has been banned from Israel for a poem he recently published that attacked the nation for its nucear arsenal and potential plans for war with Iran. Grass called Israel a "threat to world peace." Israeli officials promptly banned the famous author...
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[field_image_caption-raw] U.S. Blocks Entry for Pakistani Lawyer, Outspoken Critic of Drone Attacks
The U.S. government is preventing a Pakistani lawyer and outspoken critic of drone attacks from entering the country. Rights groups say the move further silences the U.S. drone program's impact on civilians across the world.
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[title] 'We Are Not Your Experimental Test Subjects': New Yorkers Fight 'Turnaround' School Closures
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[field_image_caption-raw] Fukushima Radiation Found in California Kelp
Radioactive isotopes from the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan have been detected in the great kelp forests off the California coast, according to a new study released by researchers at Cal State Long Beach. Following the earthquake and subsequent tsunami, a wave of radioactivity traveled across...
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[field_image_caption-raw] The Earth Is Full: Economic and Energy 'Transformation' Needed to Save Planet
Paul Gilding, former head of Greenpeace and now a freelance activist, social entrepreneur and 'economic transformation' advocate, says his personal mission and purpose is to signal the warning that a transition of society and a shift towards more sustainable economies and energy systems is the...
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