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Thursday, 11 October 2012

Thursday, October 11, 2012
"I think I missed the part where they discussed the Arctic melting," the environmentalist and author Bill McKibben recently quipped.
Journalists Reportedly Detained At Keystone XL Protest
Gulf Sheen Matches Oil From BP Spill
Nigerian Villagers Sue Shell In Landmark Case
Time To Pay For The True Cost Of Fossil Fuels
Good And Bad News For Drought-Ravaged States
Janet Tavakoli: BP Oil Spill Fine Upset: Likely to Soar Tens of Billions
Just after mainstream financial news outlets reported that BP p.l.c. is close to a settlement for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion that killed 11 workers and caused the worst oil spill in U.S. history, there is more bad news for BP that could cause its fine to soar tens of billions of dollars.
Adrianna Quintero: Mitt Romney Out of Touch with Latino Voters on Clean Energy and Health Issues
With 12.2 million Latinos projected to vote in November, the race is on to capture Latino support in key battleground states. But even as Gov. Romney scrambles to appeal to Latino voters, new polling confirms that he couldn't be more out of touch when it comes to our energy future.
Brendan Smith: Farming the Urban Sea
The best news is that these farms do more than grow food: In every sense, they restore rather than deplete. Matched up against land-based farming, these new ocean farms win every time.
Rebecca Tarbotton: Victory for Forests: Disney Stands Up for Endangered Forests and Animals
Today, Disney adds its significant voice to the growing chorus of companies demonstrating that there's no need to sacrifice endangered forests in Indonesia or elsewhere for the paper we use every day.
Jeremy John: Is the Kingdom of God Built of Vegetables?
Vegetables. Who could have imagined an economy in which gentle vegetables were subversive? But this is our world. A world where a vegetable, whose growth is imperceptible to the naked eye, can spider a crack into the concrete of our industrial food system.

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