All News Articles for 2015-06-16

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
NASA: The Earth is Running Out of Water
More than half of the world's 37 largest aquifers are losing water due to population and climate stresses
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Canadian Government Lambasted for Stifling Science and Dissent
'Together, we feel neither secure nor valued,' says coalition of more than 200 civil society groups
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Failing the Poor and the Economy, Kansas Gov Signs 'Regressive' Tax Deal
Law will impose $384 million tax hike on sales tax and items most often purchased by low-income earners
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Good News on Trans Fat, But Industry Loopholes Leave Bad Taste
Public health group 'disappointed' FDA did not set a speedy deadline and wary of 'labeling loophole that allows processed food manufacturers to avoid full disclosure.'
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Facial Recognition-Fest: UK Police Scan 100,000 Concertgoers
Leicestireshire police planted series of 'strategically placed cameras' at outdoor concert under guise of crime prevention
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'Many Paddles, One Canoe': Allies Back First Nations as They Ready Tar Sands Pipeline Fight
Week of fundraising events mark one year since Canada government gave greenlight to controversial Northern Gateway project
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Guilty of Killing Journalists, Israel Mocks Foreign Correspondents in Gaza
Government ministry's animated video draws ire of journalists and rights campaigners
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Delay Could Sink Fast Track, But Corporate 'Arm-Twisting' Not Over Yet
'The delay shows that there is not Congressional will to walk the plank for a corporate trade agenda that is reviled by the voters.'
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View from Yemen: Violence, Siege, Prospects for Peace
'Its really a very grave situation here in Yemen,' warns journalist Sharif Kouddous.
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In Leaked Draft, Pope Francis Takes 'Hard Core' Stance on Climate Debate
The Earth 'is protesting for the wrong that we are doing to her, because of the irresponsible use and abuse of the goods that God has placed on her,' pope encyclical warns
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Privacy Advocates Quit Facial Recognition Panel to Protest Tech Lobby Chokehold
"At a base minimum, people should be able to walk down a public street without fear that companies they've never heard of are tracking their every movement," advocates state in letter
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IMF Report Admits IMF's Obsession with Capitalism Is Killing Prosperity
"By releasing this report, the IMF has shown that 'trickle-down' economics is dead; you cannot rely on the spoils of the extremely wealthy to benefit the rest of us."
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'US Families Torn Apart': Obama's War on Drugs Driving Surge in Deportations
Human Rights Watch report finds dramatic rise in deportations of non-U.S. citizens, including tens of thousands for marijuana possession
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North and South, Israel’s Deadly Game of Divide and Conquer Backfiring
UN observers in the Golan Heights have released reports detailing cooperation between Israel and Syrian opposition figures including regular contacts between IDF soldiers and Syrian rebels.
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