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Floods Damage Colorado Oil and Gas Drilling Sites; Leaks Feared

Environmentalists and state inspectors are trying to track thousands of oil and gas wells, pipelines and fracking storage tanks to determine the scope of impairment from the region’s massive floods. “They’re just overwhelmed,” one expert says.

Posted on Sep 18, 2013 READ MORE



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World Scientists Want to Ban Deep-Sea Fishing

In a report released this week, marine scientists from around the world said industrial deep-sea fishing should be banned because it takes much longer for those fish to repopulate than species that live closer to shore.

Posted on Sep 8, 2011 READ MORE



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Crane Inflicts New Damage at National Cathedral

A crane being used in repairing earthquake damage to the main tower of the Washington National Cathedral toppled Wednesday, damaging two adjacent buildings at the historic place of worship. (more)

Posted on Sep 7, 2011 READ MORE


A Look at the Flooding in Vermont

The 24/7 news cycle and the accompanying cacophony of voices competing for attention meant that little time remained to understand the extent of the damage Hurricane Irene caused in Vermont.

Posted on Aug 31, 2011 READ MORE


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Floods Fall, Anger Rises

After the past weeks’ disastrous floods, many in the rural Midwest are looking to the government not with gratitude but animosity. Folks in towns that requested levees back in 1993 were left, paradoxically, high and dry by the Army Corps of Engineers, which required small communities to pay more than $1 million for flood barriers.

Posted on Jun 27, 2008 READ MORE


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Crisis Deepens in Burma as Cyclone Toll Passes 22,000

As more details of the devastation left by Cyclone Nargis in Burma emerge, it’s becoming clear that the storm is one of the worst disasters in years. The Burmese government is being criticized for responding inadequately and too slowly to the crisis, and President Bush, himself no stranger to this kind of criticism, is calling on Burma’s “military junta ... [to] allow our disaster assessment teams into the country” in order to help.

Posted on May 6, 2008 READ MORE


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Taking On the Israel Lobby

Two respected researchers have touched off a firestorm with their report arguing that America’s pro-Israel lobby has badly damaged the United States’ strategic interests. Check out this Truthdig report on the reactions from all sides of the debate.

Posted on Mar 27, 2006 READ MORE


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