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Tom Friedman's Idiocy Atomique
France's atomic power industry is a failed radioactive flame. Its 58 reactors are unpopular, unsafe, uneconomical, dirty, direct agents of global warming, weapons proliferators and major generators of atomic waste for which there is no management solution. But self-proclaimed "green advocate"...
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No Vacation Nation
It’s Labor Day weekend, and another summer vacation season has come to an end. For the 71 percent of working Americans who actually get a paid vacation, that is. If this year was like last year or the one before that, half of all Americans will have taken only a week—or less—off work this summer...
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Water: The Newest Wave of Corporate 'Social Responsibility'
Even critics of World Water Week, held annually in Stockholm, Sweden, agree that it's an important forum where thousands of people working on water issues share information. This year's event, held from August 16 to 22, placed special emphasis on the relationship between water and climate change...
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World Water Week Statement Builds Bridge to Climate Talks
STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Water must be an integral part of the climate negotiations in Copenhagen, World Water Week participants today said with a unanimous show of hands in support of The Stockholm Statement. The final outcome of a week of talks by some 2,000 water experts from the public, private,...
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A Tough Country
Fourteen murders in three weeks make for a frightening statistic, relatively speaking. Three times more than Sweden, which has about 70 a year; three times fewer than New York, with about 600 murders annually. The current wave will be quickly forgotten. Israel will be thrust into the next scandal,...
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Access to Water Key for World's Poor: Experts
STOCKHOLM - An international cast of politicians, industry leaders and United Nations officials joined forces Monday to improve access to water and halt a tide of deaths in poor nations. Some 2,000 experts met at a global water summit in Sweden to tackle problems related to the vital natural...
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French Panel to Recommend Carbon Tax on Fuel
PARIS - A French experts' panel is to recommend introducing a carbon tax on fuel from January 2010, as part of a government drive to slash global warming emissions, the group's head said on Wednesday. The French government announced plans for a new Climate-Energy Contribution, aimed at steering...
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US Holds 1,000th Lethal Injection Execution
A man who went on a 1992 Christmas holiday killing spree that left six people dead, including an 18-year-old mother gunned down at a pay phone, was executed on Tuesday, the 1,000th execution by lethal injection in the US since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976.
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Uighur Detainees: US Helped Chinese Interrogate Us
WASHINGTON — U.S. military personnel at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, actively helped Chinese interrogators question members of China's Uighur minority, including physically restraining them so they could be photographed against their will, according to testimony presented Thursday to a congressional...
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War: Is it Getting More Hellish, or Less?
NEW YORK - War is hell, it's long been said. But just how hellish it can be is a more difficult question, judging from disputes among researchers at several highly respected international peace institutes. They cannot agree on whether war is becoming more or less deadly - or even on how to count...
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