News for 2013-01-04

Friday, January 4, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] Transocean Gets Off Easy With 'Wholly Inadequate' Gulf Settlement
Transocean Deepwater Inc. was handed a free pass by the U.S.
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[title] Preview: Why Single-Degree Climate Changes Matter
In a preview of this week’s Moyers & Company , climate communication expert Anthony Leiserowitz explains that single-digit degree changes in our climate are comparable to single-digit degree changes in our body temperature when we get sick. “I think there’s an analogy here — that little...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Record Low Water Levels in Lake Huron, Lake Michigan
As the ongoing drought continues to push levels in the Mississippi River to historic lows , water levels in two of the Great Lakes are also succumbing to its effects.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Landmark Wisconsin Mining Moratorium Under Siege
Wisconsin's landmark mining moratorium, which has protected sacred tribal lands and other areas from strip mining for 15 years, is under attack by Republican Gov. Scott Walker and industry executives who hope to overturn the requirement that, before obtaining a permit, prospective mining companies...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Gerda Lerner, Women's Studies Pioneer, Dies at 92
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[field_image_caption-raw] Outrage in Yemen Grows as Deadly US Drone Attacks Expand
Protesters in Yemen expressed outrage Friday over a recent spike in US drone attacks which killed, according to witnesses, many civilian bystanders in addition to the likely targets. Dozens of protesters in the southern town of Redaa staged a sit-in at a government administration building in...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Tree-Sitters in Texas Arrested for Blocking 'Death Machine of Industrial Extraction'
Two activists from the Tar Sands Blockade, who ascended to small platforms in tall trees in East Texas Wednesday to protest construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline across Texas, have been arrested, along with three others who stood on the ground in solidarity. Just after 6:30 p.m. Thursday, police...
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[field_image_caption-raw] No Return to Nuclear Power: German Environment Minister
Germany will never go back to nuclear power, the country's environment minister affirmed on Friday.
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[field_image_caption-raw] In Show of Unity, Hundreds of Thousands Rally in Gaza
In their first mass gathering in Gaza since 2007, hundreds of thousands of Fatah supporters rallied on Friday in celebration of the 48th anniversary of taking up arms against Israel.
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[title] Obama Signs NDAA 2013 Without Objecting to Indefinite Detention of Americans
On Wednesday President Obama made the National Defense Authorization Act official when he signed it into law. His justification for signing the bill was because "it authorizes essential support for service members and their families, renews vital national security programs and helps ensure the US...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Groups Decry Obama’s Failure to Close Guantanamo
WASHINGTON - Human rights groups are denouncing President Barack Obama’s failure to veto a defense bill that will make it far more difficult for him to fulfill his four-year-old pledge to close the Guantanamo detention facility this year. Obama had threatened to veto the 2013 National Defense...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Chávez's Illness 'Severe' But Venezuela's Socialist Ideals Healthy
Concern is on the rise for Venezuela's President Hugo Chávez as reports from Cuba indicate that his fight with a "severe" lung infection following recent cancer surgery there is serious. An official government announcement Friday, delivered by the country's minister of information Ernesto Villegas...
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