News for 2012-07-31

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
[title] Fault Lines: Iraq After the Americans, Part Two
After almost a decade the US war in Iraq is over. From Basra to Baghdad a new balance of power has emerged, but many people are living in precarity. In the second part of the special series Fault Lines continues on a journey across Iraq from South to North, to take the pulse of a country and its...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Greenpeace: Oil Companies, Not Us, Are 'Dangerous' and 'Radical'
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'When It Rains, It Pours': Global Warming Brings Increased, Heavier Storms
The impacts of human-caused global warming are being felt across the U.S. as increased and heavier storms -- predicted by climate scientists -- are confirmed in a report released Tuesday.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Greenpeace Discovers Sensitive Coral at Shell's Arctic Drill Site
Exploration vessels deployed by Greenpeace have discovered several coral species thriving on the ocean floor right where Shell is set to begin drilling in the Chukchi Sea. Environmental groups have being fighting hard to prevent the oil company from starting its drilling operation, saying that the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Resources Under Greenland's Shrinking Ice Sheet to Spark Mining Rush
Given recent and unprecedented melting of Greenland's icy surface, leaders from Greenland and across Europe are now proposing to open up the country's pristine wilderness to an onslaught of international mining companies. Below Greenland's disappearing ice sheet lie vast amounts of "rare earths...
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[title] Weighing Energy's True Cost
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[field_image_caption-raw] Farmers: Biofuels Quota Exacerbating 'Food Crisis'
Some of the largest farmers in the US are warning the government that the mandated biofuels provisions that demand grain crops to be converted into ethanol for gasoline will make an impending "food crisis" much worse.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 600 Million without Power as India Suffers Major Blackout
The second blackout in two days has left more than 600 million people -- about half of India’s population of 1.2 billion -- without power across the Indian subcontinent.
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