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Appeals court asked to put off decision on fracking rule that Trump administration wants to undo 28.7.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
The nation's stalled rule to protect public land against harm from fracking faced multiple threats Thursday after the oil and gas industry and states, including Colorado, asked a federal appeals court to hold off indefinitely on deciding whether it is legal.
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This week in the totalitarian White House 28.7.2017 Washington Post
This week in the totalitarian White House
Sponsored: Top 5 reasons to attend the 48th annual Kimball Arts Fest 28.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
<freeform> The 48th Annual Park City Kimball Arts Festival comes to historic Main Street in Park City, Utah Friday, August 4 through Sunday, August 6. With more than 225 artists representing 33 states and more than 30 live musical acts performing on three stages, this three day event is full of family fun for all as it focuses on art, cuisine and music. Bring your whole family and fill your weekend with diverse activities at an affordable cost. There is more to do than just look at art. F...
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Slug Slime Inspires Scientists To Invent Sticky Surgical Glue 27.7.2017 NPR News
The words "strong" and "inspiring" are not usually assigned to garden slugs. But slug slime inspired materials scientists to invent a new kind of adhesive that could one day help heal human wounds.
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Burning Raqqa: The US War Against Civilians in Syria 27.7.2017 Truthout.com
Villagers walk to collect water after troops from the Syrian Democratic Forces, a coalition of Kurdish and Arab forces, retook a town on November 11, 2015, near Hasaka, in the autonomous region of Rojava, Syria. (Photo: John Moore / Getty Images) It was midday on Sunday, May 7th, when the US-led coalition warplanes again began bombing the neighborhood of Wassim Abdo's family. They lived in Tabqa, a small city on the banks of the Euphrates River in northern Syria. Then occupied by the Islamic State (ISIS, also known as Daesh), Tabqa was also under siege by US-backed troops and being hit by daily artillery fire from US Marines, as well as US-led coalition airstrikes. The city, the second largest in Raqqa Province, was home to an airfield and the coveted Tabqa Dam. It was also the last place in the region the US-backed forces needed to take before launching their much-anticipated offensive against the Islamic State's self-proclaimed capital, Raqqa. His parents, Muhammed and Salam, had already fled their ...
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Will Trump ever be held accountable for his abuses? Here's one way he might. 27.7.2017 Washington Post
Will Trump ever be held accountable for his abuses? Here's one way he might.
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Kathryn Bigelow's 'Detroit' takes on a tragedy then — and now 27.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Tucked behind a sleepy tree-lined road, David Senak’s home gives the impression of suburban peace. A welcome flag hangs from the window. The garden is well-tended. On a recent afternoon, young neighbors were having a lacrosse catch.‎

But the idyll conceals a roiling past. Senak is the ur-symbol...

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Trump demonstrates he is unfit to lead our troops 27.7.2017 Washington Post
Trump demonstrates he is unfit to lead our troops
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How the climate crisis could become a food crisis overnight 27.7.2017 Washington Post
How the climate crisis could become a food crisis overnight
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A summer book list like no other 27.7.2017 Washington Post
A summer book list like no other
10th Circuit grants narrow victory to family raided by a SWAT team over loose leaf tea 27.7.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
10th Circuit grants narrow victory to family raided by a SWAT team over loose leaf tea
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Two siblings tattle all the time. Is there a way to make it stop? 26.7.2017 Washington Post
Two siblings tattle all the time. Is there a way to make it stop?
Scientists build DNA from scratch to alter life's blueprint 26.7.2017 AP National
NEW YORK (AP) -- At Jef Boeke's lab, you can whiff an odor that seems out of place, as if they were baking bread here....
Scientists build DNA from scratch to alter life’s blueprint 26.7.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — At Jef Boeke’s lab, you can whiff an odor that seems out of place, as if they were baking bread here. But he and his colleagues are cooking up something else altogether: yeast that works with chunks of man-made DNA. Scientists have long been able to make specific changes in the […]
Delta Dispatches: The Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion 25.7.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
On today’s show Teresa Chan & Amy Streitweiser of Environmental Law Institute (ELI) join the program to talk with Simone about ELI and the upcoming environmental impact study (EIS) on the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion. On the second half the show, Natalie Peyronnin, Director of Science Policy and Mississippi River Delta Restoration at the Environmental Defense Fund stops by to talk with Simone about the history of the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion project and what to expect from the EIS process. ...
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Death of 10 Migrants in San Antonio Spotlights Humanitarian Crisis Unfolding on the Border 25.7.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Ten immigrants have died and 29 remain hospitalized in San Antonio, Texas, where dozens of undocumented immigrants were discovered packed in the back of a sweltering tractor-trailer. The youngest victims were just 15 years old. When the group of migrants was discovered in a Wal-Mart parking lot in San Antonio, eight men were already dead. Two more men died later, and 29 remain hospitalized. We speak with Eddie Canales, director of the South Texas Human Rights Center. TRANSCRIPT: JUAN GONZÁLEZ: We begin today's show in San Antonio, Texas, where 10 undocumented immigrants died from heat exposure and asphyxiation after they and dozens of others were crammed into the back of a sweltering tractor-trailer as part of their journey to enter the United States from Mexico. When the group of migrants was discovered in a Wal-Mart parking lot in San Antonio, eight men were already dead. Two more died later, and 29 remain hospitalized. Authorities say they are investigating it as a human trafficking case. This is San ...
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This low-tech terrarium purifies water like a mini-Amazon rainforest (Video) 25.7.2017 TreeHugger
Emulating the same processes naturally found in rainforests, this prototype filters and cleans water of harmful pollutants.
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Senate confirms David Bernhardt, controversial Trump pick, for No. 2 post at Interior 25.7.2017 LA Times: Science

The Senate on Monday confirmed David Bernhardt, who has a history of lobbying for oil, mining and western water interests, as deputy secretary of the Interior Department.

Both of California’s Democratic senators, Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris, voted against his appointment — which was approved,...

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Moby, Russell Simmons and Others Speak Out on an Issue that Needs Our Immediate Attention 24.7.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Featuring remarks from Gene Baur, Jenny Brown, Sylvia Earle, Jane Goodall, Bill Maher, Moby, Kathy Najimy, Ingrid Newkirk
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Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps raced that shark on TV Sunday night. Well, sort of 24.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Some viewers noted the program's convenient use of simulated imaging, which suggested that humans and sharks swim at comparable speeds. In reality, even a seemingly herculean swimmer like Phelps can't swim more than 6 mph, compared with the great white's 26 mph.Let's just say that many "Shark Week"...
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