News for 2013-03-20

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] Utah Has Earth Day Poster Contest to Praise Fossil Fuels
Grade school students in Utah can participate this year in an Earth Day poster contest. The theme of the poster should not be a healthy ecosystem, how recycling helps reduce waste or how climate change is impacting the local flora and fauna. Instead, the theme is how wonderful fossil fuels are.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Report: State Education Cuts Causing 'Surge' in University Tuition Prices
The gross slashing of funds for public universities has caused a "surge" in tuition prices, disproportionately impacting low-income students says a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP).
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[field_image_caption-raw] Tar Sands Resistance Heats Up With Week of Actions From US to Canada
Climate activists on both sides of the U.S. and Canadian border are ratcheting up the fight against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline this week as the U.S. Senate ponders a recently proposed bill that would expedite its approval and "short-circuit" the State Department's pipeline environmental...
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[title] Fukushima: Human Impacts
Two years have passed since the Fukushima nuclear disaster began but little has changed for the people still struggling with the fallout from the triple meltdown that forced 160,000 from their homes. The vast majority of those that have lost their homes remain stuck in limbo without proper...
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[title] Earthjustice: The Wild Future
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Spineless' Senate Democrats Drop Assault Weapons Ban From Gun Legislation
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced that he dropped a proposed ban on assault weapons from gun control legislation on Tuesday, as the proposal failed to gather the necessary support, including from fellow Democrats, and marked "another win" for the powerful NRA.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Forever'? Palestinians Decry 'Endless' US Support of Israel
What President Obama describes as a support for Israel that goes on "forever," many Palestinians see as a foreign policy that continually betrays hopes of a true and meaningful peace in the region. At a welcoming ceremony in his honor at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport, President Obama told the crowd...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Drilling Deeper: The Wealth of Business Connections for Obama’s Energy Pick
When President Obama nominated Ernest Moniz to be energy secretary earlier this month, he hailed the nuclear physicist as a "brilliant scientist" who, among his many talents, had effectively brought together "prominent thinkers and energy companies" in the continuing effort to figure out a safe and...
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[field_image_caption-raw] West Virginia Activists Storm Capitol in Protest Against 'Dirty and Deadly Industries'
In a story the flew below most national media radars last week, hundreds of anti-fracking and anti-mountaintop removal activists stormed the West Virginia capitol on Friday to "speak in one voice" against coal and gas companies and their ongoing destruction of Appalachian communities.
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[title] NYPD's Stop and Frisk Put on Trial in "Historic" Class Action Lawsuit
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[field_image_caption-raw] Hawks Defend War on Low-Key 10th Anniversary of Iraq Invasion
WASHINGTON - Ten years after President George W. Bush launched his “shock and awe” campaign to overwhelm Iraq – and the rest of the world – with the futility of resisting Washington’s military might, the public and much of the foreign policy elite appear remarkably uninterested in marking the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Sketchy' Reports from Syria and US War Hawks Mobilize
Unsubstantiated rumors and accusations of chemical weapons coming out of Syria on Tuesday had U.S. lawmakers talking openly about military intervention in another Middle East country even as the world marked the tenth anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq which the Bush administration largely...
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