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Bolivia’s Potosi city put on World Heritage danger list

June 17, 2014

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The United Nations’ cultural body on Tuesday put Bolivia’s Potosi, one of the highest cities in the world, on its list of endangered World Heritage sites due to “uncontrolled mining operations”. UNESCO’s annual World Heritage Committee gathering, which…

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Why the New EPA CO2 Regs Are Meaningless In Mountaintop Removal Country

June 7, 2014

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A great deal has been written in the past week about the new EPA emissions standards for Carbon Dioxide. Predictably, the coal industry has squealed and screamed (to anyone who would listen to them and still treat them as even remotely trustworthy, i.e. the industry’s captive media in West Virginia) that the new regulations mean […]

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Mitch McConnell’s Ugly Insult To Appalachia

May 21, 2014

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“Last night (20 May 2014), Senator Addison a/k/a/ “Mitch” McConnell delivered his victory speech after a grueling primary challenge that threatened his political future. In the course of that address, he delivered some of the most insulting comments ever directed to the people who have to live with the depredation, disease and death that the […]

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Letter From Summersville Hospital

May 11, 2014

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Summersville Hospital

(in homage to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) 8 May 2014 My Dear Fellow Americans Sitting here in a hospital room in Summersville, West Virginia waiting to find out if a combination of genetic Calvinism, environmental toxins and my own mistakes have finally caught up with me, I heard playing on my roommate’s television an advertisement […]

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Tesla Fan Commercial — “Nozzie”

May 11, 2014

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Here’s yet another Tesla fan commercial. I don’t really have any commentary to add on this one. Just watch it.  

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BP spill: Sea methane persisted after microbe cleanup

May 11, 2014

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Scientists on Sunday said that methane which leaked from the 2010 oil-rig blowout in the Gulf of Mexico persisted in the sea for months beyond a presumed cleanup of the gas by marine microbes. As much as half a million tonnes of natural gas, 80 percent…

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Israel to help find kidnapped Nigerian girls

May 11, 2014

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday offered to help Nigeria search for hundreds of schoolgirls kidnapped by extremist Islamist group Boko Haram, an offer that was accepted. A statement from the premier’s office said that Netanyahu, currently…

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Greek Supreme Court clears neo-Nazi party for EU vote: laywer

May 11, 2014

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Greece’s Supreme Court has allowed neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn to participate in upcoming European parliament elections, a party lawyer said on Sunday. “We expected this decision. We have faith in Greek justice,” lawyer Pavlos Sarakis told AFP. The authorisation…

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Rubio says he’s ready to become US president

May 11, 2014

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Republican Senator Marco Rubio says he is ready to become the first Hispanic president of the United States, taking a swipe at potential Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. Rubio, born in the United States to Cuban immigrants and a darling of the ultra…

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Playing With Fire: U.S. Regulators Resort to Weak Voluntary Measures For Oil-By-Rail Safety

May 9, 2014

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Fri, 2014-05-09 10:41Justin Mikulka Last year, Jeffrey Wiese, an official with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) told an industry conference that the regulatory process was “kind of dying.” According to InsideClimate…

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Fine Print on Baker Hughes New Fracking Fluid Disclosure Policy Draws Skepticism

May 6, 2014

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Mon, 2014-05-05 05:00Sharon Kelly Back in 2008, Cathy Behr, a nurse who worked at a Durango, Colorado hospital was hospitalized after suffering a cascade of organ failures. Days earlier, Ms. Behr had treated an oil and gas field worker who arrived in…

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For First Time, TransCanada Says Tar Sands Flowing to Gulf in Keystone XL South

May 6, 2014

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Mon, 2014-05-05 10:33Steve Horn TransCanada admitted for the first time that tar sands oil is now flowing through Keystone XL’s southern leg, now rebranded the Gulf Coast Pipeline Project. The company confirmed the pipeline activity in its 2014 quarter…

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Sweden’s Vattenfall abandons research on CO2 storage

May 6, 2014

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Swedish energy giant Vattenfall said Tuesday that it had given up its research on CO2 capture and storage, intended to make the company’s coal power plants greener. “Vattenfall will discontinue its R&D (research and development) activities regarding…

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Obama warns of wide climate impact on US

May 6, 2014

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The White House called Tuesday for urgent action to combat climate change, saying in a major report that human-caused warming is already having a serious impact across the United States. A four-year study by leading scientists — accompanied by a user…

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Jordanian dies of MERS virus

May 6, 2014

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A man has died in Jordan after being infected with the MERS virus, a media report said Tuesday, in the kingdom’s second fatality from the disease this year and fourth since 2012. The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus is considered a deadlier…

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The Principles of Freedom VS Agenda 21

April 29, 2014

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“Freedom.” We use that word a lot. Do we all really know what that word means? It’s used in so many different ways. Do we understand how it is attained? Most importantly, do we understand how it is used by some to actually take freedom away? Simply…

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Bolivian troops stage new protest march

April 29, 2014

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Bolivian non-commissioned officers marched through La Paz again Tuesday, the second such demonstration in less than a week against the military hierarchy over racial grievances. The military command sacked 700 personnel after the first protest strike…

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Ebola toll rises to 74 in Guinea

April 29, 2014

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Guinea said Tuesday 74 people had died so far this year in one of the worst ever outbreaks of the Ebola virus. The health ministry said there had been 121 confirmed cases of Ebola — an incurable disease that can kill up to 90 percent of its victims…

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US warns on use of flawed Microsoft browser

April 28, 2014

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A US government cybersecurity watchdog warned computer users Monday against using a version of the Microsoft Internet Explorer browser with a security hole that could allow hackers in. The government’s Computer Emergency Response Team (US-CERT) said…

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WHO starts emergency polio talks

April 28, 2014

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The World Health Organization announced on Monday that it had convened emergency talks amid rising concern over polio after cases were discovered in Afghanistan, Iraq and Equatorial Guinea. The UN health agency said that following several days of closed…

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