News for 2014-03-18

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
[title] This Is Our Country: Living with the Wild West Oil Boom
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Prove It': Leaders Challenge Obama on Natural Gas Claims
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[field_image_caption-raw] Pipeline Leak Fouls Nature Preserve
Developing... A nature preserve in Ohio has added its name to the long list of victims of oil spills. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency estimates that as much as 10,000 gallons of crude spilled in the Oak Glen Nature Preserve due to a pipeline leak.
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[field_image_caption-raw] The Great Lakes: 'Liquid Pipeline' for World's Dirtiest Fuels?
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[field_image_caption-raw] Report: NSA Can Swallow a "Nation’s Telephone Network Whole"
The National Security Agency has the ability to record every single phone call made in an unnamed foreign country and can rewind and revisit those calls up to a month later, The Washington Post revealed Tuesday.
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[field_image_caption-raw] High Stakes Fracking Ban Fails in Illinois
Update: A bid to ban the controversial drilling practice known as fracking from an Illinois county, which drew widespread attention from the fracking industry across the country, failed Tuesday night in a referendum vote.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 400 PPM: 'Just a Matter of Time' Before We Cross Climate Threshold 'Forever'
Climate scientists have long said that the earth cannot withstand more than 400 parts per million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere for very long without tipping the scales against human life o
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Stop Risking Europe!' Aging Nuclear Plant Occupied in Call for Energy Transition
Charging that the time for a transition to renewable energy is now, over 60 activists with Greenpeace occupied on Tuesday France's oldest working nuclear power plant.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Amid Public Outcry Against Duke Energy, Grand Jury Convenes
As a federal grand jury opens Tuesday, marking a milestone in the U.S.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Putin Blasts US Hypocrisy Over Ukraine
Calling out the United States for its hypocrisy in regards to Russian "interference" in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an address from the Kremlin on Tuesday that U.S.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Head of CIA's Iran Operations Suspended
Citing internal strife and criticisms over his management style by those under his command, the Los Angeles Times is reporting that the head of the CIA's Iran operations division, Jonathan Bank, has been suspended and pulled from his post.
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[title] Energy Company Caught Pumping From Toxic Pond
Rachel Maddow reports on the discovery by environmental activists of water being pumped from Duke Energy coal ash ponds into local waterways, and a new report that NC law has been changed to protect Duke’s coal ash pits.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Scientists: Wake Up, America! US Climate Inaction Imperils Earth
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[field_image_caption-raw] As US/Russia Relations Freeze Up, Will Iran Talks Suffer?
As President Vladimir Putin and the Russian Federation Council push closer towards annexation of Crimea and the U.S. position hardens after its warnings were ignored over a referendum vote on Crimean independence on Sunday, will the growing diplomatic chasm between Washington and Moscow begin to...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Apple, Microsoft Hoard Cash – US Taxpayers Pay the Bill
In recent years, America’s technology giants have increased profits to epic levels. So you’d think this good fortune would prove a boon to the fragile American economy.
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