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Filter may be a match for fracking water 26.9.2017 Environmental News Network
A new filter produced by Rice University scientists has proven able to remove more than 90 percent of hydrocarbons, bacteria and particulates from contaminated water produced by hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations at shale oil and gas wells.
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The Vietnam Protestor And The Kneeling Athlete Are The Same 25.9.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
I see someone who is exercising our democracy’s prime directive.
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Profiting Off Mass Incarceration: Detroit Pistons Owner Buys Private Prison Phone Company 25.9.2017 Truthout - All Articles
The Detroit Pistons owner's purchase of the prison phone company Securus is another indicator that mass incarceration will be profitable under President Trump. Mass incarceration and basketball provide two avenues for profiting off of Detroit's Black community, where 1 in 10 children have a parent in prison.  (Photo: Jason Farrar )   Grassroots, not-for-profit news is rare -- and Truthout's very existence depends on donations from readers. Will you help us publish more stories like this one? Make a one-time or monthly donation by clicking here. The election of Donald Trump has already has already given an economic boost to those profiting from mass incarceration. The stock prices of the two biggest private prison builders -- CoreCivic (formerly Corrections Corporation of America) and GEO Group -- doubled after Trump took office. Companies that charge for expensive phone calls from prisons and jails also won big after Trump's victory. One of the president's first appointments placed Ajit Pai at the helm ...
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The Arrival: Trump's Travel and Refugee Ban 25.9.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Percival Pembroke, "Symphony, no. 2 in F minor" Transcript "What do you think, dad, should I go?" And he's like, "You know, I think it's just better be, uh, safe than sorry." He was like, "I think, you know, you should go." My name is Nisrin Elamin Abdelrahman. I am a PhD student here at Stanford in Anthropology. I'm originally from Sudan, but I am also a green card holder, I'm a permanent resident. I've been living in the US for 24 years. We started hearing about this possibility of a Muslim ban, and this executive order that might get signed. [News Reporter] Trump put a temporary ban on travelers from Sudan and six other Muslim majority countries from entering the US. And my father and I were, you know, in this very small kind of one-bedroom house in this like working-class neighborhood in Khartoum, and glued to the TV watching CNN, trying to figure out what's going to happen. [Trump] I'm establishing new vetting measures to keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the United State of America. We don't ...
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The Arrival: Trump's Refugee Ban 25.9.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Percival Pembroke, "Symphony, no. 2 in F minor" Transcript "What do you think, dad, should I go?" And he's like, "You know, I think it's just better be, uh, safe than sorry." He was like, "I think, you know, you should go." My name is Nisrin Elamin Abdelrahman. I am a PhD student here at Stanford in Anthropology. I'm originally from Sudan, but I am also a green card holder, I'm a permanent resident. I've been living in the US for 24 years. We started hearing about this possibility of a Muslim ban, and this executive order that might get signed. [News Reporter] Trump put a temporary ban on travelers from Sudan and six other Muslim majority countries from entering the US. And my father and I were, you know, in this very small kind of one-bedroom house in this like working-class neighborhood in Khartoum, and glued to the TV watching CNN, trying to figure out what's going to happen. [Trump] I'm establishing new vetting measures to keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the United State of America. We don't ...
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Transforming corporate clean energy commitments into action 25.9.2017 GreenBiz.com
It's time to understand the economics of renewables, as the recent summit of the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance made clear.
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The Vietnam Protestor And Kneeling Athlete Are The Same 25.9.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
I see someone who is exercising our democracy’s prime directive.
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What’s Goin’ On? Some Reflections, Personal And Political, On The Burns/Novick Documentary On America’s War In Vietnam 24.9.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
I started posting blogs on the Ken Burns/Lynn Novick documentary, "Vietnam War" last Sunday. These are just the ruminations
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In Sad, Sad Press Conference, Milo Says 'Free Speech Week' Is Now Just One Measly Rally 24.9.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Milo Yiannopoulos' big alt-right rally at the University of California, Berkeley got canceled. Now he says he'll hold a rally anyway on Sunday.
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Researchers discover new, abundant enzyme that helps bacteria infect animals 23.9.2017 Green Technology and Environmental Science News - ENN
Researchers have discovered a new class of enzymes in hundreds of bacterial species, including some that cause disease in humans and animals. The discovery provides new insights into how bacteria invade their hosts. The research appears this week in Nature Communications.
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Asteroid that killed dinosaurs may have sped up bird evolution 23.9.2017 Environmental News Network
Human activities could trigger an altered pattern of evolution similar to what occurred 66 million years ago, when a giant asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs, leaving birds as their only descendants. 
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'Free Speech Week' At Berkeley Is A Mess 23.9.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Milo Yiannopoulos says the far-right rally is a go. Others say it's canceled. Either way, the California campus is bracing for big protests.
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New study: Corn's environmental impact varies greatly across the U.S. 23.9.2017 Environmental News Network
New research from the University of Minnesota drills down to the county-level impact of corn production.
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We must accelerate transitions for sustainability and climate change, experts say 23.9.2017 Environmental News Network
We must move faster towards a low-carbon world if we are to limit global warming to 2 degrees C this century, experts have warned.
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James Comey's Speech Derailed By Protests During Howard University Convocation 22.9.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The former FBI director continued his speech over the chants.
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A Sustainable Future Powered by Sea 22.9.2017 Environmental News Network
Professor Tsumoru Shintake at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) yearns for a clean future, one that is affordable and powered by sustainable energy. Originally from the high-energy accelerator field, in 2012 he decided to seek new energy resources—wind and solar were being explored in depth, but he moved toward the sea instead.
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Researchers Discover New Cattle Disease and Prevent It from Spreading 22.9.2017 Green Technology and Environmental Science News - ENN
Within Danish cattle breeding the semen of one breeding bull is used to inseminate a lot of cows. Due to the many inseminations one bull can thus father thousands of calves. Therefore, it is vital to determine whether breeding bulls carry hereditary diseases.
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Economic Update: Capitalism, Revolution and Socialism 22.9.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Economic Update  is in partnership with  Truthout.org Your radio station needs Economic Update! If you are a radio station,  check this out . If you want to hear Economic Update on your favorite local station,  send them this . Visit Professor Wolff's social movement project,  democracyatwork.info. Permission to reprint Professor Wolff's writing and videos is granted on an individual basis. Please contact  p rofwolff@rdwolff.com  to request permission. We reserve the right to refuse or rescind permission at any ...
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The Right Is Storming Women's Clinics 22.9.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Anti-abortion demonstrators invaded three clinics around the country on September 15, physically forcing their way in and refusing to leave in a coordinated escalation of the right-wing attack on women's right to choose. The national anti-choice group Created Equal called on members to participate in identical actions in Sterling Heights, Michigan; Alexandria, Virginia; and Albuquerque, New Mexico. Demonstrators entered clinics in order to  perform a "Red Rose Rescue,"  imitating a harassment tool popularized by Canadian anti-choice activist Mary Wagner, in which the antis approach women in the waiting room of clinics, hand them red roses and attempt to talk them out of having abortions. Created Equal's blog insists that by participating in these types of actions, they aren't "blockading abortion center entrances or procedure rooms." That phrase is a clear reference to the Freedom to Access Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act, which is supposed to prohibit anti-choicers from harassing patients. Protesters ...
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Scientists and Farmers Work Together to Wipe Out African Lovegrass 22.9.2017 Environmental News Network
A partnership between QUT, the NSW Government and farmers could lead to the eventual eradication of the highly invasive African lovegrass which is threatening pastures and native grasslands Australia-wide.
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