News for 2013-01-03

Thursday, January 3, 2013
[title] A Tale of Two Rooftops and the 'Burgeoning' Urban Farm Movement
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[field_image_caption-raw] Tar Sands Activists' Lives on the Line: Back in the Trees to Block Keystone XL
Activists from the group Tars Sands Blockade have once again put themselves in harm's way to prevent land clearing for the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline across Texas.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'An Accident Waiting to Happen': As Rail Increasingly Transports Crude, Opponents Sound Environmental Alarm
As oil production in the Bakken area of North Dakota and Montana skyrockets , rail companies are capitalizing on pipeline gaps and reaping profits by transporting the crude while environmental watchdogs call the practice "an accident waiting to happen."
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[field_image_caption-raw] Montana Judge Orders Wolf Killing to Resume Near Yellowstone
Wolf hunting and trapping will resume near Yellowstone National Park after a Montana judge blocked the state from shutting down the practice after a brutal hunting season that saw the death of several wolves collared for research. State officials closed the gray wolf season on Dec. 10 after...
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[field_image_caption-raw] In Fight Against Privatized Water, Bottles Banned in Concord, Mass
Concord, Massachusetts became the first town in the nation to ban the sale of plastic water bottles as a new bylaw went into effect Tuesday , following years of campaigning by local activists.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Alarmingly High Methane Emissions' from Natural Gas Extraction
New research on "alarmingly high methane emissions" brings further environmental scrutiny to natural gas extraction including fracking, and illustrates how the boom in the industry may well be a plan for climate disaster.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Peruvian Indigenous Stand Up Against Camisea Gas Project
Indigenous populations in Peru are fighting back against gross expansion of the Camisea natural gas project in the Amazon which they say threatens the "physical and cultural survival" of isolated tribes as well as invaluable biodiversity.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Corporate-Friendly Fiscal Deal Maintains Tens of Billions in Fossil Fuel Industry Giveaways
The ' ugly, ugly, ugly ' fiscal agreement reached by Congress and signed by President Obama this week—which managed to extend Bush-era tax cuts for the rich, raise taxes on the working class and set up a new scenario for a repeated protracted battle over budget issues in just two months
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[title] Rich Should Be Happy with Cliff Deal
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[title] Dennis Kucinich Farewell Speech
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[field_image_caption-raw] Obama's Lawless, Secretive Drone War Continues Over Pakistan
While domestic issues dominate the headlines in the US, a clandestine war in the tribal regions of Pakistan continued apace Thursday, with separate drone attacks leaving many dead and revealing fresh evidence of illegal behavior by the CIA. A top leader in the Pakistani Taliban was reported killed...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Time Warner Cable Dumps Current TV Faster Than You Can Say 'Al-Jazeera America'
Following news on Wednesday that Qatari-based Al-Jazeera would acquire Current TV in the United States, cable giant Time Warner Cable dumped the channel. Just hours after the announcement, subscribers to TWC found only this message when they switched to what was Current: "This channel is no longer...
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