News for 2014-02-04

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
[field_image_caption-raw] 'Corporate Welfare' Triumphs as Farm Bill Fails the Hungry
After years of wrangling, the U.S. Senate voted 68-32 Tuesday in favor of a farm bill currently poised to be signed by President Obama. Though the bill has some positive features including new conservation requirements for farm businesses that collect crop insurance subsidies and more funding for...
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[title] Chocolate: An Act of Resistance
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[field_image_caption-raw] Hundreds of Dead Dolphins Wash Up on Peru's Shores
In the latest development in an uncanny trend of mass dolphin and marine mammal deaths, over 400 dead dolphins were discovered on the Pacific beaches of northern Peru last month, the Associated Press reports Tuesday
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[title] The Legacy of Colonialism in Central African Republic
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[field_image_caption-raw] Scientists to Analyze West Coast Kelp for Fukushima Radioactivity
Researchers are set to embark on a project to gather samples of kelp from the U.S. West Coast and analyze them for potential radioactive contamination caused by the Fukushima nuclear disaster unleashed nearly three years ago.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Tens of Thousands of Tons of Coal Ash Spilling Into N.C. River
Up to 82,000 tons of coal ash and 27 million gallons of polluted water have poured into North Carolina's Dan River after a pipe burst beneath a coal ash pond owned by Duke Energy.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Report: Tar Sands Mining Pollution Far Worse Than Industry Reports
The amount of pollutants being emitted from tar sands extraction sites in Alberta is far higher than industry-reported estimates, according to research published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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[field_image_caption-raw] The PTSD Crisis That’s Being Ignored: Americans Wounded in Their Own Neighborhoods
Chicago’s Cook County Hospital has one of the busiest trauma centers in the nation, treating about 2,000 patients a year for gunshots, stabbings and other violent injuries. So when researchers started screening patients there for post-traumatic stress disorder in 2011, they assumed they would find...
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Has Become 'Planet's Dirty-Energy Dealer'
While the Obama administration continues to boast reductions in U.S. carbon emissions through the incorporation of renewable energy resources such as wind and solar, the darker side of America's changing role as a "dirty energy dealer" and one of the world's top carbon pollution exporters is seldom...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Moral Monday Protests Inspire Truthful Tuesdays
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[field_image_caption-raw] Revealed: NSA Receiving Data of Tens of Thousands of Internet Users
Every six months, data from tens of thousands of accounts linked to Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Yahoo, and other cyber giants is turned over to the U.S. government at the behest of the secret FISA court.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Green Groups Threaten Election Payback Over Keystone Fight
Leading environmentalists are threatening mass voter retribution if President Barack Obama decides to go forward with the construction of the northern leg of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
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