News for 2014-03-06

Thursday, March 6, 2014
[field_image_caption-raw] US Legislators: To Punish Putin, Frack More
As the crisis in Ukraine continues, some U.S. legislators have pushed for exporting the nation's natural gas to be used as a "weapon" or leverage point to weaken Russia and President Vladimir Putin's influence on the region. Yet others charge that this is an idea "untethered from reality." Ukraine...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Hours Left for KXL Public Comment
With just hours left in the public comment period on the proposed construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, green groups are calling on all concerned citizens to contact the Obama administration and make their opposition known.
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[title] Nurses Oppose the Keystone XL Pipeline
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[field_image_caption-raw] The Next Financial Bubble Is Coming... Courtesy of Fossil Fuels Industry
"Our financial system has gone through a variety of bubbles. The real estate bubble, the commodity bubble, the dot-com bubble. A potential new one is emerging: the carbon bubble."
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[field_image_caption-raw] Europe's Nuclear Plants Threaten Millions with 'New Era of Risk': Report
Many nuclear power plants in Europe have passed their expiration date and pose a threat to millions of people, yet they continue to be heavily integrated into energy programs across the continent, a new study commissioned by Greenpeace warns.
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[field_image_caption-raw] McDonald's Admits Worker Strikes Pose Risks to Its Corporate Model
Growing calls to address inequality and the nationwide strikes demanding fast food giants pay a living wage have not escaped the notice of the McDonald's corporation. In its annual filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission , the fast food giant stated that among the risks it faces are labor...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Bernie Sanders: 'I Am Prepared to Run for President of the United States'
Bernie Sanders says he is “prepared to run for president of the United States.” That’s not a formal announcement.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Obama Signs Off on Russian Sanctions over Ukraine
In his attempt to exert pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Obama appeared at midday press briefing in Washington to confirm that he has signed off on diplomatic sanctions against Russian officials and entities as punishment for what the U.S. has characterized as Moscow's...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Will Transatlantic Corporate Deal Be Boon to Fracking Expansion?
A massive trade deal under negotiation between the U.S. and EU could bolster oil giants' efforts to expand fracking on both sides of the Atlantic through NAFTA-style secret corporate tribunals .
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[title] Texas Law Shuts Clinics Without Helping Women
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[field_image_caption-raw] Duelling US Budgets Herald Showdown over Poverty
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Drone Strike Kills US-Backed Afghan Soldiers
At least five Afghan National Army soldiers in Logar Province are dead and many others injured on Thursday after a U.S. drone bombed a former NATO-run military outpost in Afghanistan.
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