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From the U.S. Social Forum: A Tricky Road to a Healthier Future 29.6.2010 Common Dreams: Views
by Kari Lydersen
DETROIT—Eddie is a California trucker. He’s been a trucker for two decades, and he used to be able to make a solid living and still have time to spend with his family. But in recent years, since deregulation of the port trucking industry and a massive “race to the bottom” fueled by retailers looking for rock-bottom shipping prices, he sometimes makes less than $100 a week working 14 to 18 hours a day.

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West Philadelphia High auto-design team falls a bit short in competition 29.6.2010 Philly.com News
A heralded automotive-design team from West Philadelphia High School barely missed advancing late last week in a prestigious $10 million international competition to make a 100 mile-per-gallon automobile - and would have, the team says, but for a bad storm.
Ronnie Polaneczky: Despite loss, road ahead bright for W. Philly High car team 29.6.2010 Philly.com News
WHEN I saw the subject line on the e-mail from Ann Cohen, my stomach sank. "All good things," it read - as in, "All good things must come to an end."
Jefferson Lines: Flying low 29.6.2010 Star Tribune: Business
Jefferson Lines, the venerable Minneapolis regional bus company, is expanding and focusing on students, seniors and green-minded travelers.
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Assembly OKs expansion of carpool perk 29.6.2010 San Jose Mercury News: Drive
Under the bill, solo drivers in electric and alternative fuel vehicles could use carpool lanes through 2015. But hybrids like the Prius and Civic would get only a brief reprieve.
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U of M solar car takes 2nd place in race 29.6.2010 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The University of Minnesota team beat out 15 competitors, including a group from Germany, to win the second place title in the American Solar Challenge race. A team from the University of Michigan came in first.
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Franken pins 'judicial activism' label on Roberts Court in opening statement 29.6.2010 MinnPost

Franken pins 'judicial activism' label on Roberts Court in opening statement

By Derek Wallbank | Monday, June 28, 2010

Sen. Al Franken laid into the Roberts Court once again this afternoon, seeking to cast Solicitor General Elena Kagan in contrast with the conservative majority quintet on the Supreme Court, whom he dubbed "judicial activists."

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The Lugar Energy Plan: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 29.6.2010 Switchboard, from NRDC
Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN) introduced S. 3464 – dubbed the “Practical Energy and Climate Plan Act” – on June 6, 2010.  The bill’s biggest flaw is that it establishes no overall limit or price signal on the carbon pollution that...
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Cutting the nation's dependence on foreign oil 29.6.2010 Seattle Times: Opinion
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7 Awesome Solar-Powered Vehicles 29.6.2010 TreeHugger
7 Awesome Solar-Powered Vehicles
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Sen Franken:Supreme Court Caving To Corporations 29.6.2010 UpTake Minnesota >> *Top Stories
Senator Al Franken (D-Minnesota) gave this opening statement before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. Transcript: Thank you Mr. Chairman. General Kagan, I"m last. Every Senator who has spoken before me has sworn to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States." And so have I. There are few things that we do that are more important to fulfilling that oath than making sure that the Justices of the United States Supreme Court are brilliant, humane, and just individuals. But these hearings are also a learning experience for Minnesotans and all Americans watching at home. Before I joined the Senate, I watched at least part of every Supreme Court confirmation hearing that ...
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Anne Butterfield: Make Oil Obsolete by Turning It into Salt 29.6.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Nations were built on access to salt and wars waged for it. Sound familiar? We still buy and enjoy salt, even for industrial purposes, but we don't build foreign policy around it. And that's where we need to get with oil.
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Naomi Klein: The Real Crime Scene Was Inside the G20 Summit 28.6.2010 Democracy Now!
As thousands protested in the streets of Toronto, inside the G20 summit world leaders agreed to a controversial goal of cutting government deficits in half by 2013. We speak with journalist Naomi Klein. "What actually happened at the summit is that the global elites just stuck the bill for their drunken binge with the world's poor, with the people that are most vulnerable," Klein says. [includes rush transcript]
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Police: Route 495 southbound closed for a while 28.6.2010 Boston Globe: Rhode Island
Police: Route 495 southbound closed for a while
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Automotive X Prize Competition Heats Up 28.6.2010 NY Times: Automobiles
A high school team from West Philadelphia is one of 22 entries remaining in the Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize.

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Forget Hybrids; Make Your Own Electric Car 28.6.2010 NPR: Morning Edition
With hybrid cars multiplying and all-electric vehicles on the way, a California auto shop says: Do it yourself. Electro Automotive has been teaching people how to convert gas guzzlers into electric rides for 30 years.
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Solar-powered car race finishes in Illinois 28.6.2010 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Solar-powered car race finishes in Illinois
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Japan automakers report surge in global production 28.6.2010 SFGate: Business & Technology
Japan automakers report surge in global production
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Mustard gas-contaminated fishing boat is clean 28.6.2010 Seattle Times: Business & Technology
The Coast Guard says a clam boat that dragged up canisters of mustard gas earlier this month off the coast of Long Island, N.Y., has been decontaminated.
Toyota starts UK production of hybrid car (AFP) 28.6.2010 Yahoo: Business
AFP - Toyota began producing Europe's first full hybrid vehicle on Monday at its car factory in Burnaston, in a boost to Britain's battered auto industry. ...
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