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Global Warming Study Warns of Vanishing Climates
By the end of the century up to two fifths of the land surface of the Earth will have a hotter climate unlike anything that currently exists, according to a study that predicts the effects of global warming on local and regional climates. And in the worst case scenario, the climatic conditions on...
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Antarctic Melting May be Speeding Up
HOBART (Australia) - Rising sea levels and melting polar ice-sheets are at upper limits of projections, leaving some human population centers already unable to cope, top world scientists say as they analyze latest satellite data. A United Nations report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate...
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Bush Has Chance to Hold Terrorists Accountable
The troops marched slowly, their U.S.-made M-16s raised. It was Nov. 12, 1991, a day that would forever be seared into my memory, and into history. I was reporting in East Timor, a small island nation 300 miles north of Australia, brutally occupied by Indonesia since 1975. A third of the population...
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Curb this Deadly: Trade Those Who Oppose the Proposed UN Arms Treaty Could Derail a Chance to Save Millions of Lives
As the UN general assembly opens this week, it has its best opportunity in years to make a life-saving difference to people all over the world. An opportunity to stop human rights abuses, limit the threat of terrorism, and reduce suffering for millions. The opportunity is a draft resolution for an...
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Un-American About Animals
What country has the most advanced animal protection legislation in the world? If you guessed the United States, go to the bottom of the class. The United States lags far behind all 25 nations of the European Union, and most other developed nations as well, such as Switzerland, Australia, New...
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Reigniting the Anti-War Movement
This weekend marks the second anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq. Over 1,500 US soldiers have been killed, more than 100,000 Iraqis have lost their lives, violence continues unabated, and we--the US taxpayers--have sunk over $200 billion into invading and occupying the oil-rich nation. Many...
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Some Say Radioactive Arms Cause Gulf War Syndrome Views
How Dangerous Is Depleted Uranium?
Some Say Radioactive Arms Cause Gulf War Syndrome
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What We Call Peace is Little Better Than Capitulation To a Corporate Coup
This is an edited extract from the 2004 Sydney Peace Prize lecture delivered by Arundhati Roy at the Seymour Center last night. Sometimes there's truth in old cliches. There can be no real peace without justice. And without resistance there will be no justice. Today, it is not merely justice itself...
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Consumption of Resources Outstripping Planet's Ability to Cope
GENEVA - People are plundering the world's resources at a pace that outstrips the planet's capacity to sustain life, the environmental group WWF said Thursday. In its regular Living Planet Report , the World Wide Fund for Nature said humans currently consume 20 percent more natural resources than...
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It’s the Electoral System, Stupid!
George W. Bush lost the popular vote in the 2000 election and was installed as president by a questionable party-line vote of the U.S. Supreme Court despite the illegal and widespread disenfranchisement of African American voters in Florida perpetrated by Jeb Bush and Katherine Harris. Rather than...
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