News for 2012-05-04

Friday, May 4, 2012
[title] At Least Two Dead, Hundreds Hurt as Police Storm Friday's Anti-Military Rally in Cairo
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Broken Earth Day': Connecting Climate Change to Wild Weather
In New Mexico, firefighters stand in the remains of the Santa Fe Forest, which was burned last summer during the state’s worst wildfire in history. In Pakistan, a group of women hold dots in front of the makeshift shelter that became their home after the devastating floods in 2010 that displaced...
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[field_image_caption-raw] New Fracking Rules Come Up Short Leaving Communities, Earth Unprotected
Today, the Obama administration proposed new rules on the fracking industry's procedures and oversight on public lands. Outdated fracking regulations have been replaced with out of touch fracking regulations, falling short of protecting communities from toxic pollution, according to environmental...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Study: Biodiversity Loss Impacts as Great as Climate Change Impacts
Loss of biodiversity has as profound an effect as climate change, pollution and other major forms of environmental stress on ecosystems, according to a study released this week. "Loss of biological diversity due to species extinctions is going to have major effects on our planet, and we need to...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Kent State Wounded Want Independent Review of New Evidence
Seven people shot by the Ohio National Guard gunfire at Kent State University 42 years ago Friday have renewed an appeal for an independent review of new evidence that an order to fire was given. "Our May 4 movement for truth and justice has continued for 42 years, and we will not desist until...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Gloomy Jobs Report Shows 12.5 Million Unemployed
Employment data released today from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that 12.5 million people were unemployed in April.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Scientists: Deep Ocean Beneath Antarctic Responding Rapidly to Climate Change
New research by Australian scientists suggests that up to 60 percent of "Antarctic Bottom Water", the dense water formed around the edges of Antarctica that seeps into the deep sea and spreads out through the world's oceans, has disappeared since 1970, reports Agence France-Presse . The research,...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Palestinian Hunger Strikers Appeal to High Court as Movement, International Support Grows
Two Palestinians prisoners who have been on hunger strike over 65 days appeared before Israel's Supreme Court on Thursday -- the latest step in a growing movement of Palestinian hunger strikers in Israeli Prisons. Arriving in the court room in wheelchairs, the two Palestinian prisoners, Bilal Diab...
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[title] How Did Quebec Students Mobilize Hundreds of Thousands for Strike?
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[field_image_caption-raw] Protesters Block Coal Train in North Carolina
Seven anti-coal protesters were arrested Thursday after chaining themselves to a railroad track outside of Terrell, North Carolina and halting a coal train heading to a Duke Energy power plant there. The protesters were from Greenpeace, Radical Action for Mountain People’s Survival, Katuah Earth...
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[field_image_caption-raw] TransCanada's Relentless Push to Get Tar Sands Pipeline Continues
TransCanada, the Canadian company behind the controversial Keystone XL pipeline will reapply today for a federal permit to transport the 'world's dirtiest oil' from the tar sands mines of Alberta to the United States, according to various reports. The previous permit was rejected by the Obama...
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