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Thursday, 27 September 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012
BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- With each steady stroke, John Lipscomb inched the canoe deeper into an infamous urban waterway. The water surrounding the boat grew increasingly murky; the sulphuric stench more offensive.
Activists Slam Candidates For 'Climate Silence'
Dangerous Keystone XL Incident Caught On Video
2012 Will Probably Be The Hottest Year On Record
New Data On Wyoming Frack Site Await Interpretation
Mine Operator To Pay Less Than $1 Million In Fines For 2007 Collapse
Peter H. Gleick: Time for a 21st Century U.S. Water Policy
Our national water challenges are part of a broader set of global water problems. Basic water services, including safe and affordable drinking water and sanitation, are still unavailable for between two and three billion people around the world.
Rep. Ed Markey: 50 Years After Rachel Carson's Silent Spring
While powerful, the polluter playbook is no match for the truth and those brave enough to shout it from the rooftops. That is the lesson of Rachel Carson. Her courage inspired citizens to demand change, even as polluters tried to silence the author of Silent Spring.
Joel Reynolds: Independence or Co-Dependence: The Keystone Center and the Pebble Mine
While it claims independence, Keystone has to concede that its client and financial benefactor is the very partnership that wants to build the Pebble Mine and claims already to have spent over half a billion dollars pursuing it.
Dr. Laurie Marker: Committing to the Future: For Cheetahs and Everyone Else, Too
The purpose of the Clinton Global Initiative is to help commitment makers like myself connect with potential partners and resources to make these big ideas into reality. Our goal is to create large landscapes that are healthy places for people, livestock and predators and prey.
Eric Alterman: Think Again: The Media and Climate Science: ADHD or Deliberate Deception?
The Union of Concerned Scientists recently took a hard look at the coverage of climate science on Fox News and in The Wall Street Journal, both owned by Murdoch's News Corp. In the case of Fox, they discovered that 93 percent of segments dealing with the issue were "misleading."

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