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The Year Climate Change Closed Everest

Submitted by adminx on Mon, 04/28/2014 - 21:06

The Atlantic April 28, 2014 by Svati Kirsten Narula

As the world heats up, the Himalayas are becoming more volatile

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Is The IPCC Government Approval Process Broken?

Submitted by adminx on Mon, 04/28/2014 - 10:07

Huffington Post Blog April 27, 2014 by Robert Stavins (Director of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program)

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Submitted by nabashalam2 on Sun, 04/27/2014 - 13:31

"We have always wanted to have a President that would listen to every single American... Now we have one..." -Jay Leno


Submitted by nabashalam2 on Sun, 04/27/2014 - 12:52

The felonious convict was found guilty in 2000 by an Essex Superior Court jury in Massachusetts of three counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 stemming from the assaults, which took place in locations throughout Massachusetts and during ski trips in Vermont. The victim told a baby sitter and a YMCA employee, who reported the abuse, O'Neill said...

Obama Responds to Alleged Racist Comments by Clippers' Don Sterling

Submitted by adminx on Sun, 04/27/2014 - 10:13

CNN April 27, 2014 by Kevin Conlon and Shelby Lin Erdman

The racism controversy embroiling Don Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, has reached half way around the world to Malaysia, where President Obama is on a diplomatic mission to Asia Pacific nations.

White House: Discrimination potential in Big Data use...

Submitted by nabashalam2 on Sat, 04/26/2014 - 19:59

President Barack Obama requested the review in January, when he called for changes to some of the National Security Agency's surveillance programs that amass large amounts of data belonging to Americans and foreigners.

The technology that enabled those programs also enables others used in the government and the private sector. The White House separately has reviewed the NSA programs and proposed changes to rein in the massive collection of Americans' phone records and emails.



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