News for 2014-02-26

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
[field_image_caption-raw] Geoengineering: Path Towards Further Climate Chaos
Geoengineering—deliberate large-scale human manipulation of the climate as a way to mitigate soaring CO2 emissions—is a technological path towards further climate chaos with potentially disastrous consequences, a new study warns.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Same-Sex Marriage Ban in Texas 'Unconstitutional' Says Federal Judge
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[title] How Wolves Change Rivers
“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.” – John Muir When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States after being absent nearly 70 years, the most remarkable “trophic cascade” occurred. What is a trophic...
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[field_image_caption-raw] North Carolina: Where the Politics are as Murky as Coal-Polluted Water
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[field_image_caption-raw] Boycott! Teachers Take Bold Stand Against 'Insatiable Data Monster'
Elementary school teachers in Chicago have taken what progressive education advocates are calling a "brave" and "bold" stand against the destructive role of high-stakes testing in public schools by voting unanimously to boycott upcoming, state-mandated tests.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Chokwe Lumumba (1947-2014): Activist and Revolutionary Mayor of Jackson, Miss.
Chokwe Lumumba—human rights attorney, civil rights activist and revolutionary Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi—unexpectedly died Tuesday of heart failure at the age of 66.
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[field_image_caption-raw] As World Watches It 'Disintegrate in Bloodshed,' Syria Set to Surpass Refugee Record
Syrians are set to become the world's largest refugee population, a United Nations official has warned.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Russia Mobilizes Military, But Who Really Threatens Ukraine?
A Wednesday announcement that Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered 'readiness' military exercises in the areas closest to its border with Ukraine are stirring already anxious concerns that the political upheaval that has gripped the country in recent weeks could continue to spiral out of...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'US Troops Out Now': Philippine Protesters Push Against Base Expansion
Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of the Philippine capital on Tuesday to demand U.S.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Outrage Grows as Obama Campaign Donors Fill Diplomatic Posts
The age-old tradition of awarding ambassadorships to favored presidential campaigners and donors, rather than qualified experts or career diplomats, has not halted with the Obama administration.
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[title] Jim Hightower, Josh Fox: The Fracking Fallout Continues
Background: A small Texas town - and a fracking hotbed: When fracking hits home:
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[field_image_caption-raw] Missouri Uses 'Mystery' Compound to Execute Convicted Murderer
Though the official makers of the lethal drug pentobarbital now refuse to sell the lethal drug to those planning to use it for executing human being, that didn't stop the state of Missouri from finding some compounding agency from mixing up their own brew of it so that it could kill convicted...
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[field_image_caption-raw] A Complete US Withdrawal from Afghanistan? Bring... It... On
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