Archive | August, 2013

U.S. Driving Declines in 46 States

August 31, 2013

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http://ecowatch.com/2013/u-s-driving-declines-in-46-states/ Americans have cut their per-person driving miles in 46 states plus Washington, DC, since the middle of the last decade, according to a new report from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group … Sent by gReader Pro

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Well: Oral Infections Causing More Hospitalizations

August 31, 2013

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http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/30/oral-infections-causing-more-hospitalizations/?partner=rss&emc=rss Surprising numbers of patients are being hospitalized with serious, sometimes fatal tooth abscesses, a new study finds. Sent by gReader Pro

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End Climate Silence Now: Draft Climate Assessment Warns Of Devastating 9°-15°F Warming Over Most Of U.S. | ThinkProgress

August 30, 2013

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New report: Call for President Obama urged to ‘remove public veil of ignorance’ around state of US health

August 30, 2013

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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/sciencedaily/~3/qRxD4xEAJ6w/130829145127.htm In a call to action on the sorry comparative state of US health, researchers are urging President Obama to "remove the public veil of ignorance" and confront a pressing question: Why is America at the bottom? The report appeals to the President to create a National Commission on the Health of Americans. The researchers […]

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Over 50% of Food Stamp Recipients Live in the Suburbs

August 30, 2013

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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheAtlantic/~3/sa0DOqxU6cg/story01.htm The housing bust didn’t just sink the world economy. It sunk the suburbs too. Now, you probably think of white picket fences, big backyards, and perhaps a whiff of existential despair when you think about the suburbs. But you should think of economic despair instead. As Elizabeth Kneebone of the Brookings Institution points out, […]

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Massive Nationwide Walkout By Fast-Food Workers Signals Growing Backlash Against Low-Wage Employers

August 30, 2013

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http://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/45689259/0/alternet~Massive-Nationwide-Walkout-By-FastFood-Workers-Signals-Growing-Backlash-Against-LowWage-Employers The corporate mainstays of the industry have a rebellion in their kitchens and dining rooms that’s not going away. Thousands of fast-food workers in 60 cities from coast to coast walked off their jobs Thursday in an escalating nationwide protest. Strikers are seeking raises to $15 an hour, paid sick leave and the right […]

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One Great Big War

August 30, 2013

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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/30/opinion/brooks-one-great-big-war.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Syria’s civil conflict portends a chilling prospect of a wholesale Middle East inferno. Sent by gReader Pro

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The Unsaved World

August 30, 2013

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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/30/opinion/krugman-the-unsaved-world.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Why don’t we learn from financial crises? As Asian currencies fall and crisis strikes, we seem to be making the same mistakes made in the ’90s. Sent by gReader Pro

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Can Republicans Paint the White House Red?

August 30, 2013

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http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/28/can-republicans-paint-the-white-house-red/?partner=rss&emc=rss What has to happen for the party to retake the presidency, not to mention the Senate. Sent by gReader Pro

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Leaked Document Outlines U.S. Spending on Intelligence

August 30, 2013

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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/30/us/politics/leaked-document-outlines-us-spending-on-intelligence.html?partner=rss&emc=rss The most detailed disclosure of intelligence spending in history shows a surprisingly big role for the C.I.A. and a new emphasis on cyberoperations. Sent by gReader Pro

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Substance use by adolescents on an average day is alarming

August 29, 2013

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http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130829112815.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Latest+Science+News%29

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As Scientists Leave GOP, Utah State Climatologist Warns, ‘Ignoring Science Comes With Risk’

August 29, 2013

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http://thinkprogress.org.feedsportal.com/c/34726/f/638933/s/308fa76d/sc/7/l/0Lthinkprogress0Borg0Cclimate0C20A130C0A80C290C25498710Cscientists0Egop0Escience0C/story01.htm The Salt Lake Tribune has a must-read piece, “Scientists leave GOP due to attitudes toward science.” The article notes that a 2009 Pew poll “found that just 6 percent of scientists call themselves part of the GOP now.” Yet just a few decades ago, “Scientists used to be well represented among the nearly half […]

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As Renters Move In and Neighborhoods Change, Homeowners Grumble

August 29, 2013

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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/29/business/economy/as-renters-move-in-and-neighborhoods-change-homeowners-grumble.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Some owners who have invested in their communities for years are worried about incoming tenants, who may have little incentive to do the same. Sent by gReader Pro

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Health care costs will mushroom as injured veterans age

August 28, 2013

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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/publici_rss/~3/Y2I0U-rPaWc/health-care-costs-will-mushroom-injured-veterans-age Jerral Hancock wakes up every night in Lancaster, Calif., around 1 a.m., dreaming he is trapped in a burning tank. He opens his eyes, but he can’t move, he can’t get out of bed and he can’t get a drink of water. Hancock, 27, joined the Army in 2004 and went to Iraq, where […]

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UK children less likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than US children

August 28, 2013

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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/sciencedaily/~3/r8hzhWzSXY4/130828103442.htm New research suggests that children are far less likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in the UK than they are in the US. However, the same study suggests that autism diagnosis is still rising. Sent by gReader Pro

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“A growing proportion of Americans, particularly young ones, who lean liberal (and were not much…”

August 28, 2013

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http://bostonreview.tumblr.com/post/59594114343 “A growing proportion of Americans, particularly young ones, who lean liberal (and were not much religious to start with) have responded to the growing connection between churches and conservative cultural politics by declaring to interviewers their opposition to organized religion. If religion means the “religious right,” they seem to be saying, then count me […]

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The Real Trouble With Economics

August 28, 2013

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http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/27/the-real-trouble-with-economics/ It’s the economists, stupid. Sent by gReader Pro

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Changing river chemistry affects Eastern US water supplies

August 27, 2013

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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/sciencedaily/~3/_Qfdm0VXKwM/130826100044.htm Human activity is changing the basic chemistry of large rivers in the Eastern US, with potentially major consequences for urban water supplies and aquatic ecosystems, a new study has found. Sent by gReader Pro

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Hamptons McMansions Herald the Return of Excess

August 27, 2013

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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/27/nyregion/hamptons-mcmansions-herald-the-return-of-excess.html?partner=rss&emc=rss There is no surer sign that the big-spending ways of the pre-financial crisis era have returned to the Hamptons than the similar looking mansions across the landscape. Sent by gReader Pro

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The Flexitarian: Bring Your Lunch to Work

August 27, 2013

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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/28/dining/bring-your-lunch-to-work.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Somehow one of our oldest and sanest traditions has become a laughingstock: it’s not hip to pack a work lunch. Let’s try to fix that. Sent by gReader Pro

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Eureka: Mutually Insured Destruction

August 27, 2013

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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/01/magazine/mutually-insured-destruction.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Why the reinsurance industry wants to change the way we think about climate change. Sent by gReader Pro

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America Is No-Vacation Nation

August 26, 2013

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http://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/45486736/0/alternet~America-Is-NoVacation-Nation The US is the only developed economy without legally mandated vacations and it’s costing our country more than just money. Americans as a society generally don’t take vacations. While many of us would love to travel, we live in an economy where job security is rare and most of us live in fear that […]

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South Carolina City Takes Steps to Evict Homeless From Downtown

August 26, 2013

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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/26/us/south-carolina-city-takes-steps-to-evict-homeless-from-downtown.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Concerned that the presence of homeless people was hurting businesses during an economic revival, leaders in Columbia approved a plan giving the homeless three options: accept help at a shelter, go to jail or leave. Sent by gReader Pro

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In Paper War, Flood of Liens Is the Weapon

August 25, 2013

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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/24/us/citizens-without-a-country-wage-battle-with-liens.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Legal paperwork initiated by members of the anti-government “sovereign citizen” movement has posed a challenge to law enforcement and court officials. Sent by gReader Pro

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The Great Divide: How Technology Wrecks the Middle Class

August 25, 2013

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http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/24/how-technology-wrecks-the-middle-class/?partner=rss&emc=rss Technology is creating jobs — but at the upper and lower ends of the spectrum. The outlook for the middle class may rely on “new artisans” who combine technical and interpersonal skills. Sent by gReader Pro

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Platinum Card and Text Alert, via Pawnshop

August 25, 2013

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http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2013/08/24/platinum-card-and-text-alert-via-pawnshop/?partner=rss&emc=rss As banks zero in on more affluent customers and close branches in poor areas, pawnshops are stepping into the void to offer an array of services. Sent by gReader Pro

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Currents: Air Travel, Like Other Facets of American Life, Is Not What It Used to Be

August 24, 2013

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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/24/world/americas/air-travel-is-not-what-it-used-to-be.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Air travel has lost whatever romance it once possessed. Passengers have resigned themselves to hunger, deriving comfort from being near enough to their knees to eat them. Sent by gReader Pro

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The Surprising Reason Americans Are Far Less Healthy Than Others in Developed Nations

August 23, 2013

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http://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/45381128/0/alternet~The-Surprising-Reason-Americans-Are-Far-Less-Healthy-Than-Others-in-Developed-Nations Americans are losing ground globally “by every” health measure, and it’s not why you might think. Let’s talk life expectancy.The stats first. They tell a shocking 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 […]

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Exposures: Gorgeous Glimpses of Calamity

August 22, 2013

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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/18/opinion/sunday/gorgeous-glimpses-of-calamity.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Man-made perils to the universe’s garden of life are evident from space. Sent by gReader Pro

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Top investigations from 2013 that you may have missed

August 22, 2013

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Can You Feel It? People are Getting More Tense as Anti-Human New Political Order Takes Shape

August 22, 2013

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Welcome to the Age of Denial

August 22, 2013

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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/22/opinion/welcome-to-the-age-of-denial.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

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U.S. Median Income Rises, but Is Still 6% Below Its 2007 Level

August 22, 2013

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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/22/us/politics/us-median-income-rises-but-is-still-6-below-its-2007-peak.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

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Decision Time for the Global Economy

August 21, 2013

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http://blogs.cfr.org/renewing-america/2013/08/20/decision-time-for-the-global-economy/

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Humanity’s Demands Exceed Earth’s Carrying Capacity

August 21, 2013

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http://ecowatch.com/2013/humanity-exceed-earths-carrying-capacity/

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6.5 Percent of All Humans Ever Born Are Still Alive Today

August 21, 2013

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July Adds To Globe’s String of 341 Warm Months

August 20, 2013

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After Today, Humanity Will Spend The Rest Of 2013 Taking More Than The Earth Can Give

August 20, 2013

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http://thinkprogress.org.feedsportal.com/c/34726/f/638933/s/302c2e3b/sc/7/l/0Lthinkprogress0Borg0Cclimate0C20A130C0A80C20A0C24951310Cearth0Eovershoot0Eday0C/story01.htm

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Bringing Back the Night: The Fight Against Light Pollution

August 20, 2013

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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/YaleEnvironment360/~3/UMUmMOxtZBI/

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2.7 Million Children Under the Age of 18 Have a Parent in Prison or Jail – We Need Criminal Justice Reform Now

August 20, 2013

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Indoor Tanning Remains Popular, Despite Risks

August 20, 2013

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http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/19/indoor-tanning-remains-popular-despite-cancer-risks/?partner=rss&emc=rss

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A Closer Look at the Technical and Behavioral Barriers to Action on Global Warming

August 20, 2013

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http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/19/a-closer-look-at-the-technical-and-behavioral-barriers-to-action-on-global-warming/?partner=rss&emc=rss

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‘Extremely Likely’ That Human Activity Is Driving Climate Change, Panel Finds

August 20, 2013

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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/20/science/earth/extremely-likely-that-human-activity-is-driving-climate-change-panel-finds.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

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Future flood losses in major coastal cities: Costly projections

August 19, 2013

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Americans diagnosed with Lyme disease: Number may be 10 times more than reported

August 19, 2013

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http://feeds.sciencedaily.com/~r/sciencedaily/~3/jB5e5jZNxM4/130819182855.htm

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The Solar Industry’s New Dirty Secret

August 19, 2013

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http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2013/08/solar-industrys-new-dirty-secret

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How A Leaderless Climate Change Movement Can Survive

August 19, 2013

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http://www.globalpossibilities.org/how-a-leaderless-climate-change-movement-can-survive/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-a-leaderless-climate-change-movement-can-survive

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Flood damage to cost up to $1 trillion per year by 2050

August 18, 2013

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http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/352515/title/News_in_Brief_Flood_damage_to_cost_up_to_1_trillion_per__year_by_2050 Growing coastal cities will be inundated by sea level rise

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New IPCC Report: Climatologists More Certain Global Warming Is Caused By Humans, Impacts Are Speeding Up

August 18, 2013

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http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/08/18/2484711/ipcc-report-more-certain-global-warming-is-caused-by-humans-impacts-speeding-up/

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When No One Is on Call

August 18, 2013

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http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/17/when-no-one-is-on-call/?partner=rss&emc=rss Nurse understaffing is a growing problem in America’s hospitals. Sent by gReader Pro

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