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A Borinqueneer Gets His Due

He waited nearly 60 years to receive the combat medals he won in Korea. But the love and accolades of area Latino leaders for Celestino Cordova as the man on whose shoulders they stand meant every bit as much as the overdue honor from his days with a Puerto Rican combat unit. Admirers gathered at the Fair Haven Elderly Apartments ...

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Oil spill a sign to Congress: Kick the fossil-fuel habit

IF THE threat of global warming doesn’t persuade Congress of the need to reduce America’s reliance on oil and coal, the vast slick now befouling the Gulf of Mexico surely ought to. The oil billowing out of BP’s Deepwater Horizon site doesn’t just reveal the moral urgency of encouraging efficiency and renewable sources of energy; it also presents a leadership ...

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Norway freezes drilling in new deep-water blocks

Norway will not open new deep-water areas for drilling until an investigation sheds light on BP’s well blowout and large oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Oil and Energy Minister Terje Riis-Johansen said on today. via UPDATE 1-Norway freezes drilling in new deep-water blocks | Energy & Oil | Reuters.

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INTERVIEW — Many sources beyond budgets seen for climate funds | Reuters AlertNet

A U.N. climate finance group is studying many sources of cash to help poor nations cope with climate change, aware that rich nations’ budgets are already under strain, Norway’s prime minister said on Monday. Jens Stoltenberg, appointed as co-chair of the U.N. climate expert group on Sunday to succeed former British prime minister Gordon Brown, told Reuters that sources such ...

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Rev. Jesse Jackson: Congress Ignores Nation’s Job Crisis

Some 300,000 teachers face layoffs this coming year, writes civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson. Congress hasn’t even had a vote on legislation that would keep them employed. Teenage employment was at record lows last year — when the stimulus bill funded some summer jobs. It is June, the school year is ending, and a $1.4 billion bill to provide ...

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Gambling With Global Warming: Chomsky and McKibben discuss

Noam Chomsky and environmentalist Bill McKibben discuss how the mainstream media’s portrayal of climate change is distorting the gravity of global warming. Visit http://www.350.org/ to read about what YOU can do to prepare for what is going to happen on 10-10-2010. Because the media gives equal time to Rush Limbaugh and the very small group of scientists who deny the existence ...

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‘Is the U.S. Paying for Attacks on U.S. Troops?’: Kucinich

Congress Must Stop War Funding Congressman Dennis Kucinich, Gandhi Peace Award recipient, continues to lead efforts in the Congress to stop the war in Afghanistan. Please urge your legislators to join these efforts. The war in Vietnam stopped when Congress stopped funding it in 1975. The war in Afghanistan will stop in 2010 if the Congress follows a similar path ...

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AP Essay: Gov’t Flunks Test of Trust in Gulf

Not the president of the United States. Not the chief executive of BP. Not Congress, federal agencies or local elected officials. From its fiery beginning, the Gulf oil spill has stood as a concentrated reminder of why, over four decades, Americans have lost faith in nearly every national institution. Like Hurricane Katrina, a natural disaster that caused voters to question ...

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World War II Bombs Still Menace Germany

In the German town of Gottingen on Tuesday, three workers were killed and six wounded while trying to defuse a 1,100-pound Allied bomb — a tragic legacy of World War II. Sixty-five years after the end of the war, unexploded ordnance from the conflict remains a common, annoying and occasionally deadly hazard for construction crews across Germany. The nine German ...

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Tomgram: Bill McKibben, Can Obama Seize the Energy Moment?

How many times in recent weeks have you read a headline like this: “Oil Nears Florida as Effort to Contain Well Hits Snag”? … Strangely, while all of this represents a repetitive tale of failure 5,000 feet down, the headline narrative remains oddly hopeful.  … The final hope lies, of course, in those “relief wells” now being drilled diagonally thousands ...

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