Articles of Interest
By CTV News
A natural gas pipeline exploded in southern Manitoba early Saturday morning, sending massive flames into the air and leading to the evacuation of five homes.
TransCanada Pipeline said in a statement that a fire broke out around 1:15 a.m. local time on the Canadian Mainline natural gas pipeline system.
Officials said they evacuated five homes near the community of St. Pierre-Jolys, located about 50 kilometres south of Winnipeg, only as a precaution. Police say there were no injuries or damage to homes and property in the area.Read more »
By Christina Sarich
Many individuals have heard it a million times, but for the uninformed, or those just looking to fuel their 2014 fire to finally defeat Monsanto and their cronies, you’ll be interested to know that Monsanto’s Bt-toxin is far from ‘safe’ as the chemical company claimed it would be when filing their papers with the FDA. New research from Canada show that BT toxins are showing up in pregnant women, and low and behold – they are killing human embryo cells. 2014 is the year of the horse, but we’re not through beating this one to death.Read more »
By Katie Valentine and Emily Atkin, ThinkProgress
Maria Gunnoe remembers a time when the rivers in Boone County, West Virginia ran clear.
"In my childhood, I fished these streams, I spent time in these streams," Gunnoe, who lives in Bob White, a town in Boone County, said. "That's what we did. Nobody needed a pool; the streams were our playground."Read more »
By Aviva Shen, ThinkProgress
A Dallas Morning News story triggered media buzz Monday, accusing Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis (D) of exaggerating the hardships in her personal narrative and using her ex-husband to escape poverty.Read more »
By Nicole Mordant, Reuters
Large-scale mining in the Bristol Bay watershed poses serious risks to salmon and native cultures in this pristine corner of southwest Alaska, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said in a report released on Wednesday.
The EPA said a mine could destroy up to 94 miles of salmon-supporting streams and thousands of acres of wetlands, ponds and lakes. The report focused on the impact of mining in an area where a Canadian-based company wants to build a large copper and gold mine.Read more »
By Elizabeth Kucinich, Common Dreams
Members of congress, farmers and businesses await response from president
morning press conference offered a beacon of hope for farmers and activists on Capitol Hill today as members of Congress and 200 organizations demanded Obama fulfill his 2007 campaign promises to label GMOs.Read more »
By Charles Krauthammer.
For decades, the American Studies Association labored in well-deserved obscurity. No longer. It has now made a name for itself by voting to boycott Israeli universities, accusing them of denying academic and human rights to Palestinians.
Given that Israel has a profoundly democratic political system, the freest press in the Middle East, a fiercely independent judiciary and astonishing religious and racial diversity within its universities, including affirmative action for Arab students, the charge is rather strange.Read more »
By Glenn Greenwald, Guardian UK
Obama is draping the banner of change over the NSA status quo. Bulk surveillance that caused such outrage will remain in place.Read more »
By RICK LYMAN
In a strongly worded decision, a Pennsylvania state judge on Friday struck down Pennsylvania’s 2012 law requiring voters to produce a state-approved photo ID at the polls, setting up a potential Supreme Court confrontation that could have implications for other such laws across the country.Read more »
While more Americans support upholding 'Roe v. Wade' than ever, the Tea Party and the Christian right have teamed up to pass hundreds of restrictions eviscerating abortion rights in GOP-controlled state legislatures across the country
by JANET REITMANRead more »
Exhibit A: Daily Kos diarist "dharmafarmer" writes on Jan. 11 about the chemical spill in West Virginia, the disaster that has left hundreds of thousands of people without fresh water.* It's a hop, skip, and jump to link Freedom Industries, the source of the spill, to Koch Industries.
In 2008, Freedom Industries was specially selected by Georgia-Pacific Chemicals as a distributor of G-P's Talon brand mining reagents for West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Minnesota, Kentucky and Michigan.
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