News for 2012-12-05

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
[field_image_caption-raw] Fears Confirmed: Domestic Drones 'Fly Regularly' in US Airspace
Digital watchdog the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) published several thousand pages of new drone license records on Wednesday confirming innumerable theorists' fears: that drones "regularly fly" in "national airspace all around the country."
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Unnecessary Command Influence' May Have Kept Manning in Solitary Confinement
One of the most senior corrections officers at the Marine Corps Brig in Quantico, Va., on Wednesday testified that "unnecessary command influence" may have been part a decision to hold Pfc. Bradley Manning on "injury-prevention" status during his nine months there.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Expect Surprises': Records-Breaking Year Portends Vastly Changing Arctic
A series of record-setting events in the Arctic in 2012 foreshadow a dramatically different environment to come, one that will be greener and warmer, according to the most recent Arctic Report Card released Wednesday.
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[title] A Time-Lapse Map of Every Nuclear Explosion Between 1945-1998
A Time-Lapse Map of Every Nuclear Explosion... by Kato_Tuttle
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[field_image_caption-raw] San Diego Joins Growing Movement to Overturn Citizens United
The San Diego City Council unanimously approved on Tuesday a resolution to overturn Citizens United , adding the city's name to a growing, national movement to undo the 2010 ruling that unleashed unlimited corporate spending in elections.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Nearly 93,000 Square Miles of Amazon Rainforest Destroyed in 10 Years
Close to 93,000 square miles of Amazon rainforest—an area nearly as large as the United Kingdom—were destroyed by deforestation between 2000 and 2010, according to a report by environmental watchdog group Amazon Informational Network. Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest releases large quantities...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Why Divest? Because 'Exxon Hates Your Children'
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[field_image_caption-raw] Showdown in Cairo: Secularists, Liberals vs Muslim Brotherhood
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[field_image_caption-raw] Kyoto all Over Again? US Obstructive Force at Climate Talks
World leaders have agreed on one thing at COP18—so called developing countries will suffer the most extreme effects of climate change; however, the world's richest nations continued on Wednesday to refuse to help prepare these nations for their current and imminent disasters and, more pointedly, to...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Not One More Whale Killed: Capt. Paul Watson, Defender of Whales, at Sea Again
Paul Watson, Interpol fugitive and founder of the marine wildlife defending group Sea Shepherd , is back at sea on a mission to save the whales.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Is Your Pension Funding Land Grabs?
Is your pension funding African land grabs? Or plantations of genetically modified crops? A new report on the shadowy and highly unregulated world of agricultural investment published Tuesday by the Oakland Institute focuses on the funds, endowments and private investment firms behind the practice.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Report: Middle East, African Countries to Be Hardest Hit by Climate Change
Middle East and North African countries will be especially hard-hit by climate change and will struggle even harder to provide food and fresh water for their people, predicts a World Bank report released Wednesday. The UN's Committee on World Food Security echoed those concerns Wednesday,...
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[title] UN Head Says World is in a Race Against Time
Ban Ki-Moon, the secretary-general of the United Nations has stated that the world is in a race against time against climate change. The COP18 UN Summit in Doha will conclude on Friday, giving the delegates two more days to agree on targets for cutting carbon emissions. The UN says climate change...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Death Toll Climbs Dramatically in Wake of 'Super Typhoon' Bopha
The official death toll in the southern Philippines has risen sharply in the wake of 'Super Typhoon' Bopha that slammed into the island nation Tuesday, climbing to well over 200 people, with tens of thousands displaced and fears that with many people still missing and whole villages destroyed those...
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