News for 2014-04-25

Friday, April 25, 2014
[field_image_caption-raw] 'Drop Everything and Take Action': Activists Issue Clarion Call to Save the Internet
There's no time like the present to save the future of the internet. That's the message from the nation's largest and most active organizations focused on the issue of online freedom and net neutrality. Following this week's news that FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is preparing a push to pass new rules...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Green Group Sues US Govt For Hiding Tar Sands Plan
The National Wildlife Federation filed a lawsuit this week charging the U.S. State Department is refusing to disclose public information about a pipeline company's possible plans to transport dangerous tar sands oil from Montreal to the coast of Maine. The lawsuit takes aim at the oil industry's...
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[title] Putting the Freeze on Global Warming
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[field_image_caption-raw] Ban Fracking! Listing Chemicals Won't Solve Drilling Dangers, say Critics
In a move reportedly designed to win back the " public trust ," a major supplier to the gas and oil industry has announced it will begin disclosing the secret chemicals used by its clients for the high-pressure drilling technique known as fracking. Critics, however, say that though the possible end...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Safety Failures Pervasive at Site of Mysterious Nuclear Leak
The airborne radiation leak at a federally-owned New Mexico nuclear waste dump that "was never supposed to leak" was caused by poor management, a dismal safety culture, and structural failures, according to the U.S. government's own investigation released Thursday. The 302-page report (pdf) from...
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[title] Texas Family Awarded $3 Million in America's First Fracking Trial
Plaintiff Lisa Parr describes how her family suffered mentally and physically after her home was surrounded with fracking wells
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[field_image_caption-raw] There. He Said It: "World War III"
Ukraine's interim Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk did not mince words on Friday as he invoked the possibility that the crisis in Ukraine could quickly spiral out of control and spark a Third World War. "The world has not yet forgotten World War Two, but Russia already wants to start World War Three...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Right Scrambles over Red-Hot Indictment of Inequality and Capitalism
As a book by French economist Thomas Piketty has soared to the top of U.S. best seller lists and the public discourse surrounding inequality has popularized the once rare term "oligarchy" in recent weeks, the American rightwing appears flabbergasted about how to respond to the seemingly red-hot...
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