All News Articles for 2010-06-17

Thursday, June 17, 2010
In Deep Water
In the two months since the Deepwater Horizon explosion, millions of litres of oil have gushed out of BP's well into the water each day, slowly encroaching on the coastline. A menace to the fragile marshlands, the drilling disaster is also threatening a whole way of life for fishing communities in Louisiana - still struggling to recover from Hurricane Katrina five years ago.
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Billions of New Nuke Giveaways in Kerry-Lieberman Bill Exposed
Earth Track Analysis Finds That Just Two of the Subsidies Add Another $1.3 Billion to $3 Billion in Tax Breaks Per Reactor
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Live Coverage: BP CEO Tony Hayward Testifies Before House Committee
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Kyrgyz Conflict an 'Immense Crisis'
OSH - The International Committee of the Red Cross has described the humanitarian situation in southern Kyrgyzstan as an "immense crisis". The warning by Severine Chappaz, deputy head of the ICRC, came as humanitarian agencies began delivering medical aid, food and shelter to people who have fled the ethnic unrest in Kyrgyzstan.
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Human Rights Groups say Israel's 'Easing of Blockade' Does Not Go Far Enough
Israel will ease much of its land blockade on the Gaza Strip, hoping to silence growing international criticism following the assault on a flotilla of aid ships in which nine activists were killed. A statement from prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu's office said that Israeli leaders decided today to expand the number of products Israel will allow into Gaza, including construction materials. The naval blockade will remain.
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