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Methane leaks from some fracking sites 1,000 times above official figures
[ By scotinfrance | Apr 16, 2014 ]
The furor over fracking took a further twist this week as levels of the greenhouse gas methane were found above drilling wells, in some cases, 1,00...
Internet in Syria hostage to censorship, intermittent service
[ By TheDamascusBureau | Apr 16, 2014 ]
Rami spends many hours every day trying to surf the Internet from his home in the suburbs of Harasta near the capital of Damascus. The 20-something...
India's Supreme Court recognizes transgenders in landmark ruling
[ By NinaRai | Apr 15, 2014 ]
India’s Supreme Court has granted recognition to transgender individuals as a third gender, deserving of equal treatment. Tuesday’s lan...
The Pulitzer: A prize for pen power
[ By preetamkaushik | Apr 15, 2014 ]
The Washington Post and The Guardian will undoubtedly garner media headlines for winning this year’s Pulitzer for public service for publiciz...
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Russian fighter jet jabs at American warship, further provoking US
[ By msarzo | Apr 14, 2014 ]
In the latest provocation from Russia as tensions near Ukraine mount, a Russian fighter jet buzzed a US Navy destroyer in several passes over the course of a 90-minute period on Saturday. A Russian...
New study makes human involvement in climate change even harder to deny
[ By Punditty | Apr 13, 2014 ]
Commentary If you knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that made-man emissions from burning fossil fuels were directly related to severe, disruptive and persistent global weather patterns – often ...
Has the world's newest war started in Ukraine?
[ By robertweller | Apr 13, 2014 ]
Commentary Before laughing off this headline, keep in mind that some wars were pretty much started by nonexistent events, such as the Gulf of Tonkin incident. The Vietnam War went from being a low-...
The Cliven Bundy standoff: Victory for freedom or dangerous precedent?
[ By tjlarson | Apr 15, 2014 ]
The recent showdown in Nevada between private citizens on behalf of cattle rancher Cliven Bundy and federal forces is viewed by some as a victory for freedom against an increasingly tyrannical gove...
Why it matters Sharpton snitched for the FBI
[ By hmichaelharvey | Apr 14, 2014 ]
Commentary “If it matters to you, it matters to us,” so goes the jingle advertising travel services on Southwest Airlines. The company’s motto is “southwest friendly.”...
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