Archive | July, 2013

Living longer, living healthier: People are remaining healthier later in life

July 31, 2013

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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/sciencedaily/~3/JHvXL_nkbiA/130729083352.htm Based on data collected between 1991 and 2009 from almost 90,000 individuals who responded to the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey, scientists say that, even as life expectancy has increased over the past two decades, people have become increasingly healthier later in life. Sent by gReader Pro

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Despite slowdown, global coal remains a planet-destroying monster

July 31, 2013

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http://www.globalpossibilities.org/despite-slowdown-global-coal-remains-a-planet-destroying-monster/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=despite-slowdown-global-coal-remains-a-planet-destroying-monster Grist By David Roberts In my last post, I referenced a new report from Goldman Sachs analysts showing that the market for seaborne thermal coal (overseas imports and exports used to fuel power plants) is likely to fall from 7 percent annual growth to around 1 percent, and stay there for the foreseeable future. […]

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Voters think Republican climate dissenters ‘crazy,’ bipartisan poll finds.

July 31, 2013

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jul/25/us-politics-climate-change-scepticism Republicans in Congress who reject the science behind climate change could soon be reduced to political fossils, with new polling on Wednesday suggesting three-quarters of young voters find such views "ignorant, out of touch or crazy." Sent by gReader Pro

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Sarah Palin PAC takes fundraising nosedive

July 31, 2013

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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/publici_rss/~3/6PvRXUeHkrs/sarah-palin-pac-takes-fundraising-nosedive Sarah Palin’s leadership political action committee has taken a fundraising nosedive this year — and most of the money it has raised isn’t directly going toward helping her fellow Republicans seeking office, new Federal Election Commission filings show. SarahPAC brought in more than $460,000 during the first six months of the year, a sizable […]

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Why Life in America Can Literally Drive You Insane

July 31, 2013

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http://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/44288728/0/alternet~Why-Life-in-America-Can-Literally-Drive-You-Insane It’s not just Big Pharma. In “The Epidemic of Mental Illness: Why?” (New York Review of Books, 2011), Marcia Angell, former editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, discusses over-diagnosis of psychiatric disorders, pathologizing of normal behaviors, Big Pharma corruption of psychiatry, and the adverse effects of psychiatric medications. While diagnostic expansionism and […]

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The Political Endangered Species List

July 31, 2013

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http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/24/the-political-endangered-species-list/?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss No matter how nimble they are, centrists on both sides of the aisle face an uphill slog to re-election.

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8 Shocking Ways America Leads the World

July 29, 2013

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http://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/44179856/0/alternet~Shocking-Ways-America-Leads-the-World The New American Exceptionalism: Number one in obesity, guns, prisoners, anxiety, and more… People uninterested in change and progress tend to cling to the jingoistic fantasy that America is an exceptional country. Often this implies that the U.S. is somehow superior to other nations. Some, like the neocons, have taken the idea of exceptionalism […]

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Absent Climate Policies, Global Coal Use Will Soar In Coming Decades, EIA Report Says

July 28, 2013

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http://thinkprogress.org.feedsportal.com/c/34726/f/638933/s/2f41a888/sc/2/l/0Lthinkprogress0Borg0Cclimate0C20A130C0A70C280C23626110Cabsent0Eclimate0Epolicies0Ecoal0Euse0Esoars0Ein0Ecoming0Edecades0Eeia0Ereport0Esays0C/story01.htm (Credit: Shutterstock)The federal Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its 2013 International Energy Outlook yesterday, and the picture it paints of coal use is not pretty. Furthermore, the overwhelming bulk of the increase will come from the developing world. If business as usual continues for the world’s climate policy, the EIA’s mid-range projections show consumption […]

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Drifting back toward bifurcation

July 27, 2013

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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/27/opinion/blow-carving-up-the-country.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Our 50 states seem to be united in name only. That has led to disturbing concentrations of power. Sent by gReader Pro

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Fossil Fuels to Dominate World Energy Use Through 2040

July 26, 2013

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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/climatecentral/djOO/~3/K4rbSpWrRFY/fossil-fuels-to-dominate-world-energy-use-through-2040-16284 Global energy consumption will grow by 56 percent by 2040 with fossil fuels remaining dominant energy sources. Along with that growth will come increased carbon dioxide emissions and a continued reliance on coal, oil, and natural gas for transportation and electricity generation, according to a new report published Thursday by the Energy Information Administration […]

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EIA’s Most Important Insights About Our Energy Future

July 26, 2013

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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/climatecentral/djOO/~3/sdChUhmEs04/eias-most-important-insights-about-our-energy-future-16287 The Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its biannual International Energy Outlook on Thursday, finding that through 2040, at least, fossil fuels will remain king, despite rapid growth in renewable energy sources. The report projects that world economic output will increase by 3.6 percent per year, and world energy use will grow by 56 percent […]

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Will the Religious Left Become the New ‘Moral Majority’?

July 26, 2013

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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheAtlantic/~3/wHIJ53j9k0E/story01.htm In June 1979, a coalition of conservative religious leaders led by a Jewish Howard Phillips, Catholic Paul Weyrich, and evangelical televangelist Jerry Falwell banded together to wage a political “holy war” against the liberal establishment. They called their organization the “Moral Majority” to signify the large number of social conservatives they believed were being […]

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The Data Economy Is Much, Much Bigger Than You (and the Government) Think

July 26, 2013

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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheAtlantic/~3/o1OZEDIukU4/story01.htm It’s become conventional wisdom among pundits that the tech and data boom is generating lots of wealth, but not much in the way of jobs or economic growth. The skeptics point to lack of job gains in the "information" sector, as defined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and to the country’s sub-2 percent […]

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What Happened to Economic Mobility in America?

July 26, 2013

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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheAtlantic/~3/eT0tZTYN15k/story01.htm FRONTLINE Over the last 20 years, two middle class American families — the Stanleys and the Neumanns — have done all the right things. Milwaukee natives, they worked hard, learned news skills, and tried to show their children that strivers would be rewarded. But their lives — as captured in an extraordinary Frontline documentary […]

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In a Recovering Economy, a Decline in College Enrollment

July 26, 2013

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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/26/education/in-a-recovering-economy-a-decline-in-college-enrollment.html?partner=rss&emc=rss The college-age population is dropping after more than a decade of sharp growth, and many adults who avoided the job market and went back to school during the recession have been drawn back to work. Sent by gReader Pro

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Come See Detroit, America’s Future

July 26, 2013

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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/26/opinion/come-see-detroit-americas-future.html?partner=rss&emc=rss We’ve known Detroit was bankrupt for years. Now, suddenly, America notices. Sent by gReader Pro

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Come See Detroit, America’s Future

July 26, 2013

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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/26/opinion/come-see-detroit-americas-future.html?partner=rss&emc=rss We’ve known Detroit was bankrupt for years. Now, suddenly, America notices. Sent by gReader Pro

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The Depressing Tale of How Greedy Financial Titans Crushed Innovation and Destroyed Our Economy

July 25, 2013

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http://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/44027455/0/alternet~The-Depressing-Tale-of-How-Greedy-Financial-Titans-Crushed-Innovation-and-Destroyed-Our-Economy Bold economic thinkers warn that it’s time to tame the financialization monster. Whatever happened to innovation in America? President Obama told us that our future depends on it. Across the political spectrum, everyone pretty much agrees that innovation is vital to prosperity.So why aren’t we getting the job done? Clearly, we’re in desperate need […]

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U.S. population: First national and state population projections, using latest census data

July 24, 2013

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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/sciencedaily/~3/VFpm08ovP8Y/130724101544.htm Between now and 2040, the population of the United States will continue to grow and become older and more diverse. But these trends will not be experienced evenly across the nation, according to new population projections. Sent by gReader Pro

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Explaining cancer to better prevent it

July 23, 2013

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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/sciencedaily/~3/Sk3gpGMnPkk/130722123009.htm A new disease is affecting developing countries, deadlier than malaria, AIDS and tuberculosis combined. With changes in lifestyles, cancer is spreading in southern countries. Today, more than 70 % of the 7.5 million deaths in the world occur in countries with low or middle income. Sent by gReader Pro

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President Adopts Catchphrase to Describe Proposed Recipe for Economic Revival

July 23, 2013

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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/23/us/politics/president-adopts-catchphrase-to-describe-proposed-recipe-for-economic-revival.html?partner=rss&emc=rss President Obama is making the case that prosperity comes from the “middle out,” not trickle down from the top. Sent by gReader Pro

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The U.S. Government Is Metamorphosing Into the Borg

July 22, 2013

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http://www.globalpossibilities.org/the-u-s-government-is-metamorphosing-into-the-borg/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-u-s-government-is-metamorphosing-into-the-borg Truthdig Posted on Jul 22, 2013 Eddie Van W. (CC BY-ND 2.0) By Subhankar Banerjee, ClimateStoryTellers This piece first appeared at ClimateStoryTellers. Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius—and a lot of courage—to move in the opposite direction —E. F. Schumacher When I […]

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340 MONTHS

July 22, 2013

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http://www.globalpossibilities.org/340-months/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=340-months The Huffington Post June 2013 Temperatures Continue String Of 340 Consecutive Warmer-Than-Average Months Posted: 07/20/2013 8:13 am EDT From Climate Central’s Andrew Freedman: June was one of the hottest such months on record globally, based on newly released data from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The month extended the unbroken […]

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Personal Freedoms

July 22, 2013

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http://www.pewresearch.org/2013/07/22/personal-freedoms/#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=personal-freedoms In the 2013 Pew Research Center global public opinion survey, 39 countries were asked about personal freedoms in the United States, China, Saudi Arabia and Iran. Below is a plot of the percent responding ‘yes’ to: Does the government of ____ respect the personal freedoms of its people? Individual markers represent results from each […]

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Shocking Things Wall Street Financiers Say Off the Record About Their Bloated, Corrupt Industry

July 20, 2013

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http://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/43792562/0/alternet~Shocking-Things-Wall-Street-Financiers-Say-Off-the-Record-About-Their-Bloated-Corrupt-Industry A new survey shows how brazenly immoral Wall Street is. "A particularly troubling and consistent finding throughout the survey is that Wall Street’s future leaders–the young professionals who will one day assume control of the trillions of dollars that the industry manages—have lost their moral compass, accept corporate wrongdoing as a necessary evil and […]

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In Secret, Court Vastly Broadens Powers of N.S.A.

July 20, 2013

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New York Times (July 6, 2013) In Secret, Court Vastly Broadens Powers of N.S.A. By Eric Lichtblau WASHINGTON — In more than a dozen classified rulings, the nation’s surveillance court has created a secret body of law giving the National Security Agency the power to amass vast collections of data on Americans while pursuing not […]

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Taking Note: The ‘Just Say No’ Approach to Governing

July 20, 2013

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http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/19/the-just-say-no-approach-to-governing/?partner=rss&emc=rss Ted Cruz said in Iowa that conservatives should not fund the government unless they defund healthcare reform. Sent by gReader Pro

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Marriage rate lowest in a century

July 19, 2013

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http://feeds.sciencedaily.com/~r/sciencedaily/~3/CTgFtVDHyKg/130718142425.htm Fewer women are getting married and they’re waiting longer to tie the knot when they do decide to walk down the aisle. Sent by gReader Pro

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Economists Forecast the End of Growth as We Know It — It’s About Time

July 19, 2013

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http://www.globalpossibilities.org/economists-forecast-the-end-of-growth-as-we-know-it-its-about-tim/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=economists-forecast-the-end-of-growth-as-we-know-it-its-about-tim Economy The Guardian / By Nafeez Ahmed Unlimited GDP growth is over as we enter a new age of resource scarcity – we must transition to a new economy. July 19, 2013 | “… we face a significant possibility that the disposable income growth for the bottom 99% of the income distribution could be […]

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What’s Waiting for Gina McCarthy as New EPA Administrator

July 19, 2013

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http://ecowatch.com/2013/waiting-mccarthy-epa-administrator/ Strong and focused leadership is necessary to make sure that the EPA not only sets standards for power plants that will reduce carbon pollution, but also help us prepare for the impacts …

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GMO OMG: New Film Explores Far-Reaching Consequences of Global Food Monopoly

July 19, 2013

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http://ecowatch.com/2013/film-explores-consequences-global-food-monopoly/ Massive agrochemical companies like Monsanto and Dow are feeding us GMOs that have never been fully tested and aren’t labeled. This small handful of corporations is tightening their grip on the world’s food … Sent by gReader Pro

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Billions in Debt, Detroit Tumbles Into Insolvency

July 19, 2013

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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/19/us/detroit-files-for-bankruptcy.html?partner=rss&emc=rss The city, the cradle of America’s automobile industry and once the nation’s fourth-most populous, is the largest American city ever to take such a course. Sent by gReader Pro

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Maps: Global Views of the U.S. and China

July 18, 2013

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http://www.pewresearch.org/2013/07/18/global-views-of-the-u-s-and-china/#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=global-views-of-the-u-s-and-china Overall, global attitudes toward America are positive. In 28 of 38 nations, half or more of those surveyed express a favorable opinion of the U.S. Meanwhile, China is viewed favorably in just 19 of 38 nations. Sent by gReader Pro

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The New Old Age Blog: In Europe, Dementia Rates May Be Falling

July 18, 2013

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http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/17/in-europe-dementia-rates-may-be-falling/?partner=rss&emc=rss New studies from Denmark and Britain find that older people are getting healthier and experiencing less dementia. Sent by gReader Pro

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Way of the World: Capitalism, but With a Little Heart

July 18, 2013

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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/19/us/19iht-letter19.html?partner=rss&emc=rss A lot of people, including many hard-driving capitalists, are trying to figure out how to retool the institutions of capitalism for our time so that pursuing social good is part of the business goal. Sent by gReader Pro

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Perdasdefogu Journal: Celebrating the Elderly With a Nervous Eye on Italy’s Future

July 18, 2013

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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/18/world/europe/celebrating-the-elderly-with-a-nervous-eye-on-the-future.html?partner=rss&emc=rss With older people in the Mediterranean living longer and longer lives, experts warn that Europe’s debt crisis is exacerbating a growing demographic crisis. Sent by gReader Pro

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Joblessness to Keep Rising, O.E.C.D. Forecasts

July 17, 2013

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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/17/business/economy/joblessness-to-keep-rising-oecd-forecasts.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Young people and the low-skilled will continue to be affected the most, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Sent by gReader Pro

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Well: Cholesterol Levels Are Leveling Off

July 17, 2013

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http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/15/cholesterol-levels-are-leveling-off/?partner=rss&emc=rss Average cholesterol levels in Americans have stopped falling since 2008, a study finds, raising concerns about an increase in heart disease and the effectiveness of statins. Sent by gReader Pro

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Dementia Rate Is Found to Drop Sharply, as Forecast

July 17, 2013

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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/17/health/study-finds-dip-in-dementia-rates.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Two new studies out of Europe have confirmed what researchers had long suspected: rates would fall and mental acuity improve as populations grew healthier and better educated. Sent by gReader Pro

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Why Is Our Life Expectancy Shorter Than in Other Developed Countries?

July 17, 2013

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http://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/43608964/0/alternet~Why-Is-Our-Life-Expectancy-Shorter-Than-in-Other-Developed-Countries The gap is growing. Let’s talk life expectancy.The stats first. They tell a clear story: Americans now live shorter lives than men and women in most of the rest of the developed world. And that gap is growing.Back in 1990, shouts a new study published last week in the prestigious Journal of the American […]

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Scientists Predict Looming Climate Shift: Will Ocean Heat Come Back To Haunt Us Once Again?

July 16, 2013

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http://thinkprogress.org.feedsportal.com/c/34726/f/638933/s/2ebd1cdd/l/0Lthinkprogress0Borg0Cclimate0C20A130C0A70C160C230A36410Cscientists0Epredict0Elooming0Eclimate0Eshift0Ewill0Eocean0Eheat0Ecome0Eback0Eto0Ehaunt0Eus0Eonce0Eagain0C/story01.htm By Rob Painting via Skeptical Science. Reprinted with permission. Key Points: Despite a large increase in heat being absorbed by the Earth’s climate system (oceans, land & ice), the first decade of the 21st century saw a slowdown in the rate of global surface warming (surface air temperatures). A climate model-based study, Meehl (2011), […]

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Has the 1 Percent Committed Treason?

July 16, 2013

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http://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/43585446/0/alternet~Has-the-Percent-Committed-Treason A small group of extremely wealthy people are systematically destroying the US government. Permit me an impertinent question (or three).Suppose a small group of extremely wealthy people sought to systematically destroy the U.S. government by (1) finding and bankrolling new candidates pledged to shrinking and dismembering it; (2) intimidating or bribing many current senators […]

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Why the U.S. Executive Branch Is a Clear and Present Danger to Our Democracy

July 16, 2013

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http://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/43586981/0/alternet~Why-the-US-Executive-Branch-Is-a-Clear-and-Present-Danger-to-Our-Democracy Congress, judiciary and the mass media no longer provide constitutionally mandated checks and balances; they are largely extensions of Executive power. Editor’s Note: Thefollowing is the latest in a series on the Executive Branch of the United States. Edward Snowden’s revelations have illuminated the most critical political issue facing America today: how an authoritarian […]

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Why is the rich US in such poor health?

July 15, 2013

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http://feeds.newscientist.com/c/749/f/10901/s/2eaaabd2/l/0L0Snewscientist0N0Carticle0Cmg21929250A0B20A0A0Ewhy0Eis0Ethe0Erich0Eus0Ein0Esuch0Epoor0Ehealth0Bhtml0Dcmpid0FRSS0QNSNS0Q20A120EGLOBAL0Qhealth/story01.htm In the wake of a startling report highlighting the US’s poor health compared with other wealthy nations, its study director Laudan Aron searches for answers Sent by gReader Pro

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Health of U.S. streams reduced by streamflow modifications and contaminants

July 14, 2013

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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/sciencedaily/~3/mY6ezW7ji7c/130712100413.htm A new U.S. Geological Survey report describes how the health of the nation’s streams is being degraded by streamflow modifications and elevated levels of nutrients and pesticides. Sent by gReader Pro

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Tick Checks, Bug Spray and Antibiotics: Summer in the Age of Lyme

July 14, 2013

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http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/12/tick-checks-bug-spray-and-antibiotics-summer-in-the-age-of-lyme/?partner=rss&emc=rss This year, Lyme disease seems to be having a bigger impact on our community than ever before. Sent by gReader Pro

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The End of the End of History – and Why the Era of Revolutions Is Upon Us

July 11, 2013

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28th in the World, Baby!

July 11, 2013

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http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2013/07/28th-world-baby Aaron Carroll draws our attention today to a new study in JAMA that compares American health outcomes with those in other rich countries. Overall, we’re now in 28th place, sandwiched in between Chile and Poland. The massive chart below shows how we do on treating specific diseases. We’re 31st on diabetes, 16th on breast […]

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Public Esteem for Military Still High

July 11, 2013

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http://www.pewresearch.org/2013/07/11/public-esteem-for-military-still-high/#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=public-esteem-for-military-still-high More than three-quarters of Americans continue to believe that members of the military contribute “a lot” to society’s well-being. By contrast, only 37% say clergy make a big contribution to society, and journalists have dropped the most in public esteem since 2009. Sent by gReader Pro

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Short Takes: “Gideon’s Army”

July 10, 2013

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http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2013/07/short-takes-gideons-army Gideon’s Army HBO DOCUMENTARY FILMS Dawn Porter practiced law for 15-plus years, mostly for TV studios—before our justice system’s iniquities inspired her to get behind the camera. Gideon’s Army follows public defenders as they struggle with absurd caseloads and fret over clients’ fates. One resorts to pocket change to buy gas. "This is all […]

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