News for 2014-02-19

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
[field_image_caption-raw] Critics Blast DOE Nuke Loan as Championing 'Technological Albatross'
The U.S. Department of Energy Wednesday announced their approval of a $6.5 billion federal loan to fund the construction of two reactors at the Alvin W.
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[title] "Black Trans Bodies Are Under Attack": Freed Activist CeCe McDonald, Actress Laverne Cox Speak Out
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Citizens Won Today': Judge Strikes Down Nebraska's Keystone XL OK
In a victory for opponents of the Keystone XL, a local judge on Wednesday struck down a law that would allow the tar sands pipeline to pass through Nebraska, the Associated Press is reporting.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Vicious Global Warming Feedback Loop Worse Than Feared
One of nature's key defenses against global warming—the reflection of the sun's rays away from Earth by Arctic sea ice—has fallen victim to... global warming. And according to a study published Monday, the vicious feedback loop is worse than previously thought.
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[field_image_caption-raw] International Abandonment of 'Unprecedented Human Crisis' a 'Damning Indictment'
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[field_image_caption-raw] Whistleblower Fired After Voicing Safety Concerns at Nuclear Site
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[field_image_caption-raw] Special Delivery! Activists Truck Coal, Nuclear Waste to Paris Palace
Greenpeace activists delivered a truckload of nuclear waste and five tonnes of coal to the home of French President François Hollande at daybreak Wednesday, hours before German Chancellor Angela Merkel was set to arrive at the site.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Unforgivable': Piecemeal Climate Action No Cover for KXL Approval, say Groups
Though environmentalists appreciate the go-it-alone approach contained in some of President Obama's latest policy proposals on fuel efficiency
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[field_image_caption-raw] Newly Found Coal Ash Spill Pouring Arsenic Into NC River
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[title] What's 'Hot' in the Citizens United World
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[field_image_caption-raw] Private Equity Predators and the Great American Farm Grab
WASHINGTON - An estimated 400 million acres of farmland in the United States will likely change hands over the coming two decades as older farmers retire, even as new evidence indicates this land is being strongly pursued by private equity investors.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Court: Obstructing 'Journalism' OK... If You Call It 'Terrorism'
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