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Human-Caused Loss of Big Predators Disrupts Earth Ecosystem: Study
Large predators like sharks, lions and wolves are on the decline worldwide, a trend that is disrupting the Earth's ecosystem in all kinds of unusual ways, researchers said Thursday. "These predators and processes ultimately protect humans. This isn't just about them, it's about us," said William...
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Murdoch’s Troika
The troika hurtles across the frozen plain. The wolves are close behind, and from time to time a peasant is hurled from the sleigh in the hope of letting the more important people escape. But nothing distracts the pack for long, not even when the occupants of the sleigh move up the pecking order...
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GOP Lawmakers Take Aim at Endangered Species Act
WASHINGTON — The Endangered Species Act has long had its foes, particularly in the West. But in recent months, the law has taken an unprecedented hit from Congress. Republicans, led by Rep. Mike Simpson of Idaho, successfully used a budget bill signed into law by the president to return to the...
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Chopped: Education, Labor, and Health and Human Services
Budget deal: Cuts of $38 billion include accounting gimmicks, target Obama priorities
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Unpacking for a Disaster: What You Need to Survive the Unexpected
The first American responses to the triple calamity in Japan were deeply empathetic and then, as news of the Fukushima nuclear complex’s leaking radiation spread, a lot of people began to freak out about their own safety, and pretty soon you couldn’t find potassium iodide pills anywhere in San...
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The Threat of America's Nativist Far Right
While Peter King holds hearings on homegrown jihadists, the growing menace of white supremacist terror goes unremarked
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US House Slashes Funding for Public Health, Clean Air, Clean Water
WASHINGTON, DC - Early Saturday morning, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a funding bill that environmentalists say amounts to the biggest attack on clean air and clean water in recent history. H.R. 1, the continuing resolution offered by House Republicans to keep the government funded for...
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Violence on the Right: More Evidence
In my previous column I argued that radical, even violent rhetoric coming from the political right is more incendiary and aggressive than that coming from the left. I received a lot of angry e-mails claiming both sides deserved equal scorn. Really? Well then, let's move beyond mere rhetoric to...
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Goose Strike! Humans and the Sky
I'll never forget the day the geese turned the sky black. It was a bright autumn afternoon in my favorite boyhood wilderness -- Rockefeller Preserve in New York's Hudson Valley. From a distance, I heard a few honks and flapping wings -- the not uncommon signal for the approach of some Canada geese...
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Group to Sue US to Force Gray Wolf Protection
An environmental group is planning to sue the U.S. government to force a recovery plan for gray wolves throughout the United States. The Arizona-based Center for Biological Diversity filed notice Tuesday of its intent to sue the Department of Interior within 60 days if the agency doesn't start...
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