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Americans do climate change flip-flop, but skeptics are more skeptical | ZDNet
Severe weather and vehement global warming denials apparently have got more Americans thinking about climate change,

SPECTATE BABY, SPECTATE - D.C. area’s recent rainfall might be once-in-a-thousand-years event

Recent rainfall in the D.C. area might have been once-in-millennium event, the National Weather Service said.

D50 33 'BE the EXAMPLE our Bravest, Best, Brightest needs to see.' SL


BURN COAL BABY, BURN IT - Global Food Prices Stuck Near Record High Levels

World food prices remained virtually unchanged between July and August 2011 according to the FAO Food Price Index published today. The Index averaged 231 points last month compared to 232 points in July. It was 26 percent higher than in August 2010 but seven points below its all-time high of 238 poi...

Jimmy Carter backs Palestinian U.N. bid - Associated Press
He wouldn’t favor the appeal if the W.H. had “put forward any sort of comprehensive peace proposal.”

Forbes - Heart's Heaven. Head/Flesh Hell. The Ten Happiest Jobs - Forbes
The list of the Ten Happiest Jobs includes some surprises


Barack Obama still highly popular in Europe: Poll
WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama's ratings have plunged at home but he remains highly popular in Europe, with 75 per cent in 12 EU nations approving his handling of global affairs, a poll has

Is Israel Over?
No longer the liberal, egalitarian society it once was, Israel is fighting the Arabs—and itself.

Ga. death-row case shows power of social media
A social media campaign to stop an execution in Georgia next week is drawing support from hundreds of thousands of people around the world.

New atlas shows extent of climate change
The world's newest island makes it on to the map as the Arctic Uunartoq Qeqertaq, or Warming Island, is officially recognised

AFP: Climate change threatens California beaches: study




Climate Quitters: Sorry You Lose : Discovery News
Despite what deniers claim, carbon pollution is a leading cause of climate change and the science is under no threat of being knocked out cold.

Drovers CattleNetwork - Carbon footprint calculator - Cattle News - Editorial, Grain & Cattle Market
The place to find the most current and breaking news and market reports for the beef and cattle industry.

AP: Arctic sea ice shrinks to second lowest level
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Obama awards Medal of Honor to Kentucky Marine,0,7957521.story
On Wednesday, they shared a beer. On Thursday, President Obama presented the Medal of Honor to Dakota Meyer, credited with saving three dozen of his fellow Marines during operations in Afghanistan in 2009.

September 15 News: “The Solar Industry Is on Fire,” says Time, So Don’t Be Fooled By Solyndra Bankru
A round-up of climate and energy news. Please post other stories below. Don’t Be Fooled By the Solyndra Bankruptcy Circus — Solar Is Booming By Time’s Michael Grunwald I doubt the facts are going to matter much now that Republicans have latched onto the Solyndra solar “scandal,” and even if they did...


DUH - SpongeBob study: 'SpongeBob' impairs children's thinking

Watching just a short bit of the wildly popular kids TV show "SpongeBob SquarePants" has been known to give many parents headaches. Psychologists have now found that a brief exposure to SpongeBob,

NY Times: Netanyahu is dangerously isolating Israel
PM has sought to embarrass US president by refusing to halt settlement construction, refusing to negotiate.

Climate change remains most pressing issue, Greenpeace says | Environment & Development | Deutsche W,,15387933,00.html
Forty years after its foundation, Greenpeace International Political Director Daniel Mittler tells DW that environmental issues are more pressing than ever and that pressure needs to be put on politicians to take action. DW-WORLD.DE: German and European news, analysis and multimedia from Deutsche We...

SIDELINE BABY, SIDELINE. Global warming: Water-borne diseases on the rise
Europe facing significant health and economic impacts By Summit Voice SUMMIT COUNTY — Global warming is likely to increase health-related expenses in Europe by millions of dollars, as...

Poll: Don't blame Barack Obama - MJ Lee
Not all unhappy Americans blame him for the problems in Washington.


D50 30 'DGR Derick Jensen - so much excellence, error and delusion.' SL

101-year-old Detroit woman evicted in foreclosure
A 101-year-old woman was evicted from the southwest Detroit home where she lived for nearly six decades after her 65-year-old son failed to pay the mortgage.

Boeing Recognized as a Leader in Climate Change Disclosure -
‎/PRNewswire/ -- For the third consecutive year, the Carbon Disclosure Project recognized Boeing (NYSE: BA) as one of the world's leading companies in reporting climate-change risks and taking actions to improve environmental performance.

ONLOOK BABY, ONLOOK. Virginia Deluge Was an “Off the Charts Above a 1000-year Rainfall,” Says Nation
JR: The disinformers like to say the extreme weather we are seeing today is nothing unusual. They don’t live in Texas, where “No One on the Face of This Earth has Ever Fought Fires in These Extreme Conditions.” Or my hometown area around the Catskill Mountains, where Hurricane Irene was “the most ...

Obama Proposes Cutting Oil and Gas Subsidies $41 Billion to Help Fund Jobs Package
Just when it seemed like the debate about repealing oil and gas subsidies had faded away, President Obama gave the issue new life. Speaking at the White House yesterday, Obama proposed cutting certain tax credits to profitable oil and gas companies to pay for part of his $467 billion job-creation pa...

D50+30 'A great way to Serve is this White House Hunger Strike' SL.flv

D50+30 'Derrick Jensen's 'Of, For, By the Blind' Revolution.' SL

ACT NOW - Jewish Voice for Peace
The Palestinians are seeking membership in the United Nations as a way to enhance their ability to press for freedom and justice. But the United States is opposed to this move and has threatened to cast its 42nd UN veto in 40 years opposing Palestinian human rights.

Livni: Netanyahu has led Israel to 'worst possible diplomatic situation'
Kadima chairwoman says a diplomatic process is needed in order for Israel to protect its interests; senior ministers to meet on deterioration of ties with Turkey.

A hundred 100s: Wichita Falls makes Texas history - CBS News

Japan Plans Floating Wind Power Plant to Help Rebuild Fukushima - BusinessWeek
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Europe's oceans changing at unprecedented rate: report
LONDON (Reuters) - Europe's seas are changing at an unprecedented rate as ice sheets melt, temperatures rise and marine life migrates due to climate change, a report by the Climate Change and European

Indigenous Alaskans Reveal New Face of Climate Change
The United States Geological Survey coordinated interviews with Yup'ik hunters and elders in the villages of St. Mary's and Pitka's Point, Alaska, in an effort to allow personal interviews the chance to shed light on the impact of climate change.

World's largest firms 'acting on climate change', analysis shows
Climate is central to business strategy of 68% of the world's 500 largest companies, compared with 48% last year

Insurers fought Obama’s health overhaul, but now they aid coalition to sign up uninsured
WASHINGTON — Betting that President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul withstands lawsuits and a Republican repeal drive, an unusual alliance of industry, health care and consumer groups is laying the groundwork to sign up uninsured Americans.

SkiCo, local athletes lobby Washington on climate change | Aspen Daily News Online
Group to use high profile nature of ski industry to push for action Aspen Skiing Co.’s top environmental guru is heading to Capitol Hill today with three winter sports athletes in an attempt to convince members of Congress to stop climate change.

Jimmy Carter: 'We never dropped a bomb. We never fired a bullet. We never went to war'
He may live a modest life in a one-horse town, but Jimmy Carter, now 86, retains his global vision. In Plains, Georgia, Carole Cadwalladr found the 39th US president full of energy… and determined to make a difference


Exclusive Timeline: Bush Administration Advanced Solyndra Loan Guarantee for Two Years, Media Blow the story
by Stephen Lacey and Richard Caperton It’s often claimed that the Solyndra loan guarantee was “rushed through” by the Obama Administration for political reasons. In fact, the Solyndra loan guarantee was a multi-year process that the Bush Administration launched in 2007. You’d never know from the med...

A Teenager's Photo That Helped Inspire Libya's Revolt : NPR
Teenager Zehra Tajouri's single photograph has become a viral symbol of the Libyan revolution.

Amazing video: Bystanders lift car to save biker - CBS News The Early Show: Ama
The Early Show: Amazing video: Bystanders lift car to save biker - Fiery scene as Good Samaritans come to rescue of rider of motorcycle trapped under car in Utah as bike burns

Perry V. Bachmann: TNR’s Scientific Analysis Of Who’s Crazier | The New Republic
Ever since Rick Perry declared his candidacy, Bachmann has struggled to emerge from his shadow. Once the undisputed craziest candidate who had a plausible shot at the nomination, the congresswoman from Minnesota has suddenly had to contend with a remarkable string of wacky revelations from her Texan...

Netanyahu, living by the sword does not cut it
Netanyahu and Steinitz must tell us the truth - if they are unwilling to enter into negotiations with the Palestinians, and would rather continue to live by the sword, they should say explicitly that they are incapable of addressing the social protest.

World Bank: Israel hampering Palestinian economy | JTA - Jewish & Israel News
Israeli restrictions have inhibited what otherwise would have been substantial progress in the Palestinian economy, the World Bank reported.


D50 28 'Derrick Jensen - The boy who would be Emperor. Your clothes are gone

D50 28 'Replennishing the 400 cal per day I'm hiking off.' SL

As PV Prices Keep Falling, U.S. Solar Project Pipeline Booms
With solar module prices falling closer to the $1 a watt threshold, many manufacturers are struggling to keep their heads above water. But project developers are doing quite swimmingly. The continued decreases in panel prices are causing a boom in commercial-scale development throughout the U.S. Acc...