News for 2013-01-11

Friday, January 11, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] Can US Government's Own Dire and 'Unambiguous' Report on Climate Change Spur Action?
A draft of the government's official and most recent statement on climate says that new and accumulated science tells an "unambiguous story" about the nature of global warming: It's happening now. It's happening rapidly. Industrial emissions are the chief driver. And lastly, action is urgently...
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[title] Massive Cuts to Postal Service a Step Towards Privatization?
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[field_image_caption-raw] Yes, Global Warming Makes the World Hot and Dry (But Also Cold and Wet)
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Catastrophic Mass Extinction' Likely if Temperatures Rise 6 Degrees in Next Century
"Catastrophic" mass extinction is likely within the next 100 years as the earth's temperature increases approximately 6º C and carbon dioxide accumulates in the atmosphere, predict scientists studying the last time the temperature rose rapidly by that much—55 million years ago.
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[field_image_caption-raw] A Palestinian Tent Encampment to Thwart Israeli Settlement Expansion
Hundreds of Palestinian activists set up tents Friday in the E1 corridor area near Jerusalem as part of the non-violent resistance movement against Israel's expansion of settlements. The new village, Bab al-Shams, or 'Gate of the Sun', is being created to protest the Israeli government’s November...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Idle No More' Actions Sweep Canada
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Injustice and Illegality' Continue as Guantanamo Enters Year 12
Demonstrations across the nation on Friday are marking the somber, 11th anniversary of the opening of the US-controlled detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, which rights groups describe as a "gulag," "medieval torture chamber" and "a sad reminder of our country's flagrant disregard for...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Texas Judge to Rule on Gov. Rick Perry's 'Extreme' Anti-Abortion Law
Planned Parenthood is in a Texas court on Friday continuing its fight for a "crucial safety net for poor women." The group's lawyers are asking the judge to grant an injunction temporarily overturning a controversial Texas law, the Affiliate Ban rule, that bars Planned Parenthood from participating...
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[title] Bill Moyers Preview: Paul Krugman on Jack Lew, Obama’s Treasury Choice
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[field_image_caption-raw] As Climate Crisis Grows Urgent, New York Times Shutters 'Environment Desk'
With the world drowning in climate change related news—including 2012 as the hottest year on record and more extreme weather events and scientific studies than any single outlet could hope to cover —the New York Times has decided it's the perfect time to clos
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[field_image_caption-raw] Farmers Rally at White House to Protest Monsanto's GMO Empire
Hundreds of small farmers and advocates for organic seed growers gathered outside the White House Thursday, calling on President Obama and other lawmakers to come to their aid as they continue their fight against Monsanto, one of the world's largest, most powerful—and to them sinister—industrial...
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