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NASA maps methane emissions 12.10.2014 Global Pollution and Prevention News - ENN
An unexpectedly high amount of the climate-changing gas methane, the main component of natural gas, is escaping from the Four Corners region in the U.S. Southwest, according to a new study by the University of Michigan and NASA. The researchers mapped satellite data to uncover the nation's largest methane signal seen from space. They measured levels of the gas emitted from all sources, and found more than half a teragram per year coming from the area where Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah meet. That's about as much methane as the entire coal, oil, and gas industries of the United Kingdom give off each year.
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NASA maps methane emissions 12.10.2014 Climate Change News - ENN
An unexpectedly high amount of the climate-changing gas methane, the main component of natural gas, is escaping from the Four Corners region in the U.S. Southwest, according to a new study by the University of Michigan and NASA. The researchers mapped satellite data to uncover the nation's largest methane signal seen from space. They measured levels of the gas emitted from all sources, and found more than half a teragram per year coming from the area where Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah meet. That's about as much methane as the entire coal, oil, and gas industries of the United Kingdom give off each year.
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NASA maps methane emissions 12.10.2014 Environmental News Network
An unexpectedly high amount of the climate-changing gas methane, the main component of natural gas, is escaping from the Four Corners region in the U.S. Southwest, according to a new study by the University of Michigan and NASA. The researchers mapped satellite data to uncover the nation's largest methane signal seen from space. They measured levels of the gas emitted from all sources, and found more than half a teragram per year coming from the area where Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah meet. That's about as much methane as the entire coal, oil, and gas industries of the United Kingdom give off each year.
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Fracking Footprint Seen From Space 10.10.2014 Environmental News Network
An unexpectedly high amount of the climate-changing gas methane, the main component of natural gas, is escaping from the Four Corners region in the US Southwest, according to a new study by the University of Michigan and NASA. The researchers mapped satellite data to uncover the nation's largest methane signal seen from space. They measured levels of the gas emitted from all sources, and found more than half a teragram per year coming from the area where Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah meet. That's about as much methane as the entire coal, oil, and gas industries of the United Kingdom give off each year.
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Kill The Messenger: How The Media Destroyed Gary Webb 10.10.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON -- Douglas Farah was in El Salvador when the San Jose Mercury News broke a major story in the summer of 1996: The Nicaraguan Contras, a confederation of paramilitary rebels sponsored by the CIA, had been funding some of their operations by importing cocaine into the United States. One of their best customers was a man named Freeway Rick -- Ricky Donnell Ross, then a Southern California dealer who was running an operation that the Los Angeles Times dubbed "the Wal-Mart of crack dealing." "My first thought was, Holy shit! because there’d been so many rumors in the region of this going on," said Farah 12 years later. He'd grown up in Latin American and covered it for 20 years for The Washington Post. "There had always been these stories floating around about [the Contras] and cocaine. I knew [Contra leader] Adolfo Calero and some of the other folks there, and they were all sleazebags. You wouldn’t read the story and say, ‘Oh my god, these guys would never do that.’ It was more like, ‘Oh, one more ...
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'I Got It From the Beginning': What Five Years of Vicious Retaliatory Litigation Gets Chevron 9.10.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Chevron recently filed its responsive brief in the appeal of its infamous civil RICO case, the retaliatory lawsuit that the oil giant filed against its Ecuadorian victims and their lawyers in U.S. federal court mere days before an Ecuadorian court came down with a massive environmental verdict against the company, in favor of those victims, won by those lawyers. Facing actions to enforce the Ecuadorian judgment around the globe, in which one of the few available defenses is "fraud," the RICO lawsuit claimed, surprise surprise, that the entire Ecuadorian environmental case was a "fraud." It went further, claiming that the victims' and the lawyers' public activism surrounding the case was not free speech but actionable "extortion." To support its claims, Chevron paid an impoverished and admittedly corrupt former Ecuadorian judge tens of thousands of dollars in cash and moved him and his extended family to a life of relative luxury in the United States (all despite clear ethical prohibitions on paying ...
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The Saudis, 9/11, ISIS, and American Secrecy 9.10.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
There is a growing movement in the United States against secrecy and a growing distrust that government is operating in the people's interest. I've written previously about this crisis in democracy. Related to both of these movements is a call for President Obama to declassify and release the 28 classified pages from the 9/11 Commission Report that President Bush deemed too vital to United States intelligence operations to be released in the 2004 report. Current mistrust in government's ability to handle both international and domestic problems is at an all-time high. The numbers show that trust has been eroding ever since the start of the war on terror. President Obama's release of the documents would be an act of good faith the people of this country need. Additionally, people need the cold, hard facts to determine if our current partners in our operations in Iraq and Syria can be trusted. As the New Yorker explained quite eerily last month, "On the bottom floor of the United States Capitol's new ...
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Michigan Republicans Tell Voters To Call Candidate's Ailing Mother With Obamacare Gripes 3.10.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The Michigan Republican Party is being condemned for telling voters to call the ailing mother of a Democrat running for state representative to register their displeasure with Obamacare. According to the Kalamazoo Gazette , the state GOP sent a mailer to voters in the Michigan House of Representatives’ 61st District this week tying Democratic candidate John Fisher to Obamacare. The mailer provided a phone number and urged voters to call Fisher personally to tell him what they thought of the health care law. The phone number on the mailer, however, is a direct line to Fisher’s 91-year-old mother in a nursing home. According to the Gazette, the number is registered to Fisher, but connects directly to his mother's room. “To direct people to call a suffering woman who deserves peace and comfort is beyond the pale," Fisher said in a statement to the Gazette . "Their lack of ethics and contempt for personal privacy is just another reason for people to question what –- or better, who –- the Republican Party ...
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Obama, Health Care Law Star In State Races 3.10.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is not looking to return to the U.S. Senate or the state legislature, but he's popping up in hundreds of thousands of ads for those offices, an analysis of campaign advertising released Thursday found. The Center for Public Integrity reviewed campaign ads that ran through Monday and found that Obama and his health care law are the stars of more than one-third of the ads in Senate races. For state-level offices, which have little to do with the president or the four-year-old law, that figure stands at one-in-10. Few of Obama's fellow Democrats have clamored for him to campaign for them and Republicans have been relentless with ads linking candidates to the president. GOP candidates and their outside allies are trying to cast these midterm elections as a referendum on Obama and his policies despite the fact that the president has in all likelihood run his last race. The Center for Public Integrity puts the number of Obama-related ads at more than 300,000. The ...
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Star Tribune Publishes Full Page Anti-Transgender Ad 29.9.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Minnesota's largest newspaper is coming under fire for the decision to publish a full-page anti-transgender ad from the Minnesota Child Protection League, which is reportedly an anti-LGBT group . According to TheColu.mn , the ad by the MNCPL is an effort to help stop the Minnesota State High School League from adopting an inclusive policy for transgender athletes. The ad appeared in the Sunday edition of the Star Tribune, immediately instigating backlash on social media from outraged subscribers. Oh, @StarTribune , hate speech is not very Minnesotan. http://t.co/01kNEjNAX8 — Alex Murphy (@SirAlexMurphy) September 29, 2014 @StarTribune you have GOT to be kidding me! WTH? http://t.co/M1OUvYfaZV . — Molly M. (@911grrl) September 29, 2014 I'm ready to cancel my @StarTribune Sunday subscription over the ridiculous anti-transgender ad they allowed in today's paper. — Kevin Myers (@MyFansanity) September 28, 2014 Citypages reportedly reached out to Steve Yaeger, the paper's VP of marketing and public relations, ...
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Latino Support For Obama Takes A Dive: Gallup 27.9.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
President Barack Obama’s approval rating among Latino voters has taken a dive over the last two years, according to polling data from Gallup reported Friday. Obama’s approval rating among Hispanics declined to 52 percent as of August from a peak of 74 percent early in 2013, the poll says. Despite the 22 point drop, support for Obama among Latinos remains 10 points above the national average. The decline in support for the president comes amid wide frustration among the Latino electorate with Obama’s stance on immigration. Earlier this month Obama declined, for the second time, to move forward with a promised executive action to offer deportation to more undocumented immigrants. The White House cited concerns that reopening the immigration debate ahead of midterms could hurt vulnerable Democrats, endangering the party’s control of the U.S. Senate. Pollsters at Latino Decisions say their surveys indicate that disappointing them may dampen support for Democrats among Hispanic voters or depress turnout . One ...
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Is Common Ground Possible Anymore on Global Climate Change? 26.9.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
If you enjoy good writing, solid thinking and interesting perspectives on issues such as global warming, you're probably a fan of David Roberts on Grist . Recently back from a yearlong hiatus in which he rediscovered life outside the blogosphere, Roberts has resumed his provocative and often pensive postings. One of the latest is titled, Polarization in America is here to stay. "Polarization is now, and is likely to be for the foreseeable future, a fact of American life," Roberts writes. He calls political gridlock "the new default." Not everyone agrees, of course, and Roberts provides links to both sides of the polarization question. One link leads to the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, which concludes from its polling that "Republicans and Democrats are more divided along ideological lines - and partisan acrimony is deeper and more extensive - than at any point in recent history." So, are some of us naïve to hope that bipartisan collaboration is still possible on the more important ...
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A doubter’s approach to the bagging dilemma 25.9.2014 High Country News Most Recent
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The Paths We Refuse 23.9.2014 Truthout - All Articles
(Book Cover: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group)The latest media offering from the best-selling authors of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, award-winning, married journalist couple Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, is a book that comes out today called A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity. Press materials from publisher Alfred A. Knopf herald a first edition of 200,000 copies, and rights for translated editions in European, English and Asian languages have already been sold. The story will also be shown on PBS as a film, in January 2015. Still, it's a modest print run for the follow-up to the book we are given to believe started a movement, a book that, according to the Half The Sky Movement website, "is essential reading for every global citizen," of which who knows how many of the earth's 7.3 billion people count themselves. A Path Appears is clearly just a small part of a very large project, likely to encompass even more social media platforms, ...
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The Paths We Refuse 23.9.2014 Truthout.com
(Book Cover: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group)The latest media offering from the best-selling authors of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, award-winning, married journalist couple Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, is a book that comes out today called A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity. Press materials from publisher Alfred A. Knopf herald a first edition of 200,000 copies, and rights for translated editions in European, English and Asian languages have already been sold. The story will also be shown on PBS as a film, in January 2015. Still, it's a modest print run for the follow-up to the book we are given to believe started a movement, a book that, according to the Half The Sky Movement website, "is essential reading for every global citizen," of which who knows how many of the earth's 7.3 billion people count themselves. A Path Appears is clearly just a small part of a very large project, likely to encompass even more social media platforms, ...
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A Few Unexpected Wedding Guests Resulted In One Magical Photo 23.9.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Oh deer! We bet the bride and groom didn't expect to see these guys in their wedding photo: Ian Christmann / Catalyst Photography This incredible pic -- which racked up over one million views in just under five hours -- was posted to Reddit Monday with the caption, "My brother shot a wedding this weekend, they had some unexpected guests." Photobombs don't get much cuter than that! Keep in touch! Check out HuffPost Weddings on Facebook , Twitter and Pinterest . Sign up for our newsletter here ...
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Dolores Huerta Says Obama Made The Right Decision On Deportation Relief 19.9.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Labor leader and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta is standing by President Barack Obama on his decision to delay executive action on immigration and is asking the immigrant community to have patience. “We have to look at the big picture and don’t get caught up in saying we want it now,” she said, referring to action on immigration. “We’ve been waiting—we are a community that can wait. And we have to have faith in our president, because the Republicans have shown their hand. We know what they want to do.” Many Latinos have been critical of Obama’s move to delay executive action to reform portions of the nation’s immigration system until after the November elections, but not Huerta. She said in an interview with VOXXI on Tuesday that an immigration announcement by the president before the midterm elections could possibly cripple Democratic efforts to maintain control of the Senate. Currently, Democrats hold 53 seats in the Senate and Republicans hold 45. There are also two independents who caucus with ...
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5th Grader Found With Loaded Gun Had List Of Names: Cops 18.9.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
KINGSLEY, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a fifth-grade boy found with a loaded pistol at a middle school in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula had created a list of classmates' names.

The Traverse City Record-Eagle and MLive.com report that the title of the list, found on the back of a homework assignment belonging to the boy, suggested he wanted to harm those on the list. The boy, however, told authorities he didn't intend to harm anyone.

The Grand Traverse County sheriff's department says another student at Kingsley Middle School told a teacher the boy had the gun Monday afternoon. No one was injured. Authorities say the boy said that he took the .25-caliber pistol from his grandfather's house on Friday.

The student has been suspended for 10 days. He could face charges and be expelled.
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These Architect-Designed Cat Cribs Are Seriously Classy 18.9.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
You've never seen cats chill in cribs like these before. No one had until last weekend in Los Angeles, when top architects with local offices showcased a series of cat houses they'd designed for display at a fundraiser for FixNation , a non-profit working to control cat populations the humane way: trapping, neutering and returning kitties to where they were found . The architects' creations, which were donated to FixNation, are truly fantastic. Plus, the kitties seem to love them: Studio: NAC Architecture. Photo: Grey Crawford Studio: Formation Association + Edgar Arceneaux. Photo: Grey Crawford Studio: DSH Architecture. Photo: Grey Crawford Studio: HOK. Photo: Grey Crawford Studio: Space International. Photo: Joshua White Studio: Standard Architecture Design. Photo: Grey Crawford Studio: Abramson Teiger Architects. Photo: Grey Crawford Studio: Wolcott Architecture Interiors. Photo: Grey Crawford Even though these cribs appeared for a one-night-only event, they'll help more feral cats lead happy, healthy ...
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Joe Biden Apologizes For Using Term Some Deem Offensive Toward Jews 18.9.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Vice President Joe Biden apologized on Wednesday for using the term "Shylocks," which some Jews deem offensive, in a Tuesday speech for the Legal Services Corporation's 40th anniversary campaign. Biden talked about how his son Beau visited Iraq while he was Delaware's attorney general and found that one of the things veterans and service members needed most was legal help for those who had been victims of unfair banking practices. "When he was over there in Iraq for a year, people would come to him and talk about what was happening to them at home in terms of foreclosures, in terms of bad loans that were being, I mean these Shylocks who took advantage of, of these women and men while overseas," he added . "Shylock" is a Jewish moneylender in Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice" who demands a pound of flesh from a man who fails to repay a loan. Abraham Foxman, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League , a group whose mission includes fighting anti-Semitism, chided Biden for using the term in ...
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