All News Articles for 2014-12-17

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Out of Control Fracking Well Forces Evacuations
Official said Tuesday blowout at Monroe County, Ohio well remained a threat
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'Biggest Fracking Victory Ever!' as New York Bans Dangerous Drilling in State
'Fracking has no place in New York or anywhere,' says prominent activist after announcement by Gov. Andrew Cuomo
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Russian Ruble Continues to Fluctuate, Creating Panic Among Consumers
While the ruble seemed to stabilize Wednesday, Putin's press conference on Thursday will be 'moment of truth'
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Freedom Industries Owners Charged in West Virginia Chemical Spill
Actions which led to Elk River contamination violated Clean Water Act, court says
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A 'Good Start': Obama Moves to Protect Key Alaskan Waters from Drilling
Executive action to protect waters of pristine Bristol Bay does not deter ecologically devastating copper and gold mining project
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Secret WTO Trade Deal Threatens Internet Freedom, New Leak Reveals
Newly exposed text of Trade in Services Agreement raises alarm of analysts
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Reflecting 'Global Surge in Authoritarianism,' 2014 Marks a Brutal Year for Journalists
Annual reports by leading press freedom groups reveal 66 journalists slain, 220 imprisoned in 2014
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Where is All the 'Missing' Plastic? At the Bottom of the Ocean, Study Finds
'The deep sea floor could be the ultimate resting ground for the products of our disposable society,' researcher says
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US and Cuba to Restore Diplomatic Relations in Historic Overhaul
Following release of prisoners from both countries, U.S. will establish embassy in Havana
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NY State Official Raises Alarm on Charter Schools — And Gets Ignored
A top official in the New York State Comptroller’s Office has urged regulators to require more transparency on charter-school finances. The response has been, well, nonexistent.
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Amid Grief, Warnings That Pakistan Gov't Retaliation Could Violate Human Rights
As Pakistan holds vigils and mass funerals, across the border, people in India stage moment of silence
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Despite Warnings of Future War, Obama to Impose New Russian Sanctions
Instead of negotiations designed to end crisis over status of Ukraine, White House says president will sign quietly passed bill that critics says will solidify new Cold War
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Murder in the Rainforest: Local Activists and the Global Politics of Climate Change
At the U.N.'s latest climate talks, indigenous tribes showed again that they're frontline allies in the climate fight. So why aren't we protecting them?
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