All News Articles for 2011-12-08

Thursday, December 8, 2011
Fracking Compounds Found in Drinking Water
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a draft analysis of data Dec. 8 from its Pavillion, Wyoming ground water investigation. At the request of Pavillion residents, EPA began investigating water quality concerns in private drinking water wells three years ago.
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Kyoto Protocol - Hopes for Tangible Results Remain Slim
DURBAN, South Africa - The last hours of the 17th United Nations climate change summit in Durban have begun. Since the arrival of almost 150 ministers and heads of state on Tuesday, negotiations have moved to the political level. They are expected to debate the way forward until late Friday night, or even Saturday morning.
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Occupy Boston Protesters Given Midnight Deadline to Leave Camp
Boston mayor Tom Menino issues midnight ultimatum, promising 'further action' if protesters remain in Dewey Square
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Sanders Files ‘Saving American Democracy Amendment’
Vermont Senator Calls for Constitutional Amendment to Protect Democracy from Citizens United
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US College Student Shames US Climate Delegation in Durban
Abigail Borah, a Middlebury College student and climate activist from the United States, was ejected from a plenary session at the COP17 climate summit this morning after interrupting introductory remarks by US chief negotiator, Todd Stern. Her statement, which was met with wide applause from the crowd, read as follows:
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[title] Military to Gain Power of Indefinite Detention in Senate Bill
Ray McGovern​: Amendment to NDAA gives military the right to operate on American soil, detain people without trial for an indefinite period of time including US citizens
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Women's Groups Outraged By Ruling On Morning-After Pill
WASHINGTON - National women's groups and pro-choice advocates were aghast yesterday as the Obama administration overturned an FDA opinion allowing better access to family planning contraceptives. NPR reports:
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[title] Occupy DC Strikes at Heart of Lobbyists’ Hub
WASHINGTON - Up to 70 arrests have been made in Washington DC after the police dispersed a mass demonstration only walking distance away from the White House. “Occupiers” blocked downtown streets to protest against high unemployment and corporate bailouts. ­Hundreds of protesters from Occupy DC and other groups with similar aims targeted K Street NW, home to the headquarters of some of the city’s largest lobbying firms.
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Obama Rules Out Trading Keystone Pipeline for Payroll Tax Cut
President warns Republicans he will not tie approval of oil sands pipeline from Canada to extension of tax break
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