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Bucking Legal Trend, Federal Judge Upholds Louisiana's Ban On Gay Marriage

Submitted by adminx on Thu, 09/04/2014 - 11:07

NPR September 3, 2014 by Eyder Peralta

Bucking a long judicial trend, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday that Louisiana's ban on gay marriage is constitutional.

U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman acknowledged that his ruling "runs counter to all but two other federal decisions," but he goes on to say that other judges went too far in their opinions.

Billionaire Climate Activist Tom Steyer and His NextGen Team: Climate Change Is Top-Tier Issue In 2014 Races

Submitted by adminx on Thu, 09/04/2014 - 10:57

THE HILL September 3, 2014 by Laura Barron-Lopez

November may be two months away, but billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer and his political action team say they've made climate change a "top-tier" issue in seven key races.

Since unveiling campaigns in seven states across the U.S., Steyer's group, NextGen Climate, said on call with reporters Wednesday that it is "successfully making climate change a top-tier issue for voters."

Polar Vortex Linked to Climate Change

Submitted by adminx on Tue, 09/02/2014 - 23:09

USA TODAY September 2, 2014

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A January 10, 2014 file photo shows the U.S. side of Niagara Falls in New York beginning to thaw after the "polar vortexs" that affected millions in the U.S. and Canada. (Photo: Nick LoVerde, AP)


Submitted by babanaba1 on Sat, 08/30/2014 - 19:05

From The Underground Bunker "TONY ORTEGA on SCIENTOLOGY"

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Submitted by babanaba1 on Sat, 08/30/2014 - 18:28

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IPCC Warns Climate Change Worsening, Dangerous

Submitted by adminx on Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:18

USA TODAY August 27, 2014 by Doyle Rice

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Human influence on the planet's climate is clear and having "widespread and consequential impacts on human and natural systems," some of which may be irreversible, says a draft report out today from a United Nations science panel.


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