All News Articles for 2015-09-15

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
In First, TEPCO Dumps Fukushima Groundwater Into Pacific Ocean
Local fishermen worry the discharge even of the groundwater will heighten contamination concerns and hurt their already battered reputation
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New Data on Arctic Ice Meltdown the Latest 'Climate Siren'
The National Snow and Ice Data Center found Arctic sea ice this year reached its fourth lowest level in recorded history
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'Now is the Time for Boldness': Naomi Klein, Notable Canadians Call for System Overhaul
Manifesto signatories, including David Suzuki and Neil Young, share the belief 'that it is possible for Canada to fight against climate change in a way that changes our country for the better'
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One Thousand Miles for Justice Brings Message of Reform to US Capitol
Participants with "America's Journey for Justice" reach final destination after six-week march from Selma, Alabama
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As Global Consumption Skyrockets, 'Full Footprint' Felt by Millions
'Our consumption choices affect more than ourselves—they affect the environment and the lives and livelihoods of millions.'
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'Perilously' Outdated Voting Machines Threaten 2016 Election, Report Finds
Brennan Center for Justice finds 'significant percentages' of problematic machines are in swing states
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Recession Continues for Record Number of Homeless Students
New data finds homelessness among children in public schools in U.S. is twice what it was before 2008 recession
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Seattle Strike Enters Fifth Day as Teachers Protest Testing Policies, Racial Inequity and Low Wages
The strike, says local high school teacher Jesse Hagopian, has 'really galvanized the community to the side of the teachers, because they know we’re standing up for the issues that matter most to our families.'
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Clinton Super PAC Attacks Bernie as Dems Double Down on Dark Money
Rhetoric aside, mainstream Democrats seem to be growing increasingly comfortable with super PACs
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'Unburnable': Climate Groups Call on Obama to Halt Fossil Fuel Leasing
'The cost of continuing federal fossil fuel leasing to our land, climate, and communities is too high,' reads a letter delivered Tuesday to President Obama
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Federal Court Ruling Marks Win for Fair Use in 'Dancing Baby' Case
'Ruling sends a strong message that copyright law does not authorize thoughtless censorship of lawful speech.'
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Report Details How Mass Incarceration Is Devastating Families, Society
Loved ones, especially women, forced to endure debt, poverty, and trauma as result of having a loved one locked up
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Protests Erupt in Hungary as 'Fortress Europe' Rises to Replace Open Borders
As the European Commission once again failed to offer a collective solution for those fleeing war-torn and poverty-stricken lands abroad, Hungary has come to exemplify the continent's worst tendencies when it comes to treatment of refugees
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Marine Mammals Get Reprieve as US Navy Finally Agrees to Back Off Sonar Testing in Key Areas
"If a whale or dolphin can’t hear, it can’t survive," says lawyer who helped forge settlement that will see underwater sonar and other military exercises curtailed in critical waters
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