All News Articles for 2011-07-22

Friday, July 22, 2011
Europe Headed for Water Crisis
LUCERNE, Switzerland - Future glacier retreat in the Alps could affect the hydrology of large streams more strongly than previously assumed, a new study shows. Water shortages in summer could become more frequent. Even though their ice is called 'eternal', many alpine glaciers' lives may come to an end within this century. For 150 years, most of them have been more or less constantly retreating, and since the eighties, their shrinkage has visibly increased.
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[title] Thom Hartmann: The Gang of Six vs. 72% of Americans
Joshua Holland, Editor, AlterNet joins Thom Hartmann. The American people have spoken - and it’s time Republicans AND Democrats listen.
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James Murdoch Misled MPs, Say Former NoW Editor and Lawyer
Colin Myler and Tom Crone challenge News Corp executive's statement to MPs at phone-hacking hearing
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[title] US Economy Likely Casualty in GOP War on Reality
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Republican Lawmakers Tell the World Where to Go
WASHINGTON - On Wednesday, they voted to cut all U.S. contributions to the Washington-based Organization of American States (OAS), a symbol of U.S. hemispheric dominance for more than 60 years. They also voted to cut the U.S. contribution to the United Nations by 25 percent and bar U.S. aid to any country that votes against the U.S. position at the U.N. more than 50 percent of the time. And to ban aid to Pakistan unless the State Department certifies that it is cooperating fully with counter-terrorist efforts.
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