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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

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(The author is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed are his own.) By Gerard Wynn. LONDON Aug 2 (Reuters) - Developers have made big returns from subsidies on renewable energy projects, raising the question whether new tax increases are ...
Sacramento Bee
1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following recent calls for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to waive the current volume goals of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) will be holding ...
Q2 comparable operating profit 38 mln euros, market expected 50.6 mln. * Sees renewable fuels op. loss in Q3, analyst says expected profit. * Shares tumble over 10 pct (Recasts with expected loss for renewable unit, shares down). By Terhi Kinnunen ...
Mother Jones
On Tuesday, Rishabh Agarwal, a 25-year-old freelance photographer, rushed to meet clients in New Delhi, at the heart of one of the busiest and most crowded metropolitan areas on Earth. His timing couldn't have been worse: the biggest blackout in ...
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Human Habitat

Radio Australia
Each year Vietnam, one of the worlds largest exporters and consumers of rice, loses at least 10 per cent of its rice crop to rats, with the figure reaching 30 per cent when there is a plague. International Rice Research Institute's rodent expert and ...
Idaho Business Review
Published: August 1,2012. Time posted: 10:27 am. Tags: U.S. Ecology. U.S. Ecology Inc. on July 31 reported second quarter net income of $6.4 million, or 35 cents per diluted share, up 36 percent from $4.7 million, or 26 percent per share, a year earlier.
US Ecology is expected to report Q2 earnings on July 31. Here's what Wall Street wants to see: The 10-second takeaway. Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict US Ecology's revenue will shrink 4.0% and ...
The Spokesman Review
The Washington Department of Ecology has opted not to pay for additional research by a University of Washington professor whose earlier work suggested that not all of the phosphorus discharged into the Spokane River leads to rampant algae growth and ...
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Water Power

Yahoo! Sports
LONDON (Reuters) - Spain chalked up their second win in the men's water polo Olympic tournament, beating Australia 13-9 in their Group A match on Thursday, and putting them on course to emulate their soccer heroes. A well-rounded display from the ...
LONDON (Reuters) - Water polo teams from Serbia and Montenegro said it remains emotionally difficult to face each other six years after the two countries separated following an 11-11 group stage draw between the two powerhouses of the sport. "Since we ...
Seattle Post Intelligencer
It must be the gold medal effect: Hours after British pair Etienne Stott and Tim Baillie paddled to an Olympic title in the canoe slalom, Britain's National Water Sports Center said it had been flooded with calls from budding competitors. "Today alone ...
Syracuse.com (blog)
“DEC has worked with its partners on the Lake Champlain Basin Task Force to stop and slow the spread of the spiny water flea,” DEC Commissioner Joe Martens said. “The discovery of spiny water flea in Lake George is not welcome news and DEC's efforts ...
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All Things Considered - NPR
If Gabby's Got The Gold, Why Flip Over Her Hair?

Lin-Manuel Miranda On Learning From Ruben Blades
American Water Intelligence
Kochi water supply project

Pinewood Gardens WWTP
Annan resigns as UN Syria envoy
The UN-Arab League special envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan, is leaving his post, saying increasing militarisation and lack of unity at the UN are...  

Triple Olympic gold for Britain
  • Greenland's ice 'melts in spurts'
    Ice loss from Greenland's vast sheet may happen mainly in short bursts, research suggests, meaning sea level changes are hard to predict.
  • DNA clue to why women live longer
    Scientists believe they have discovered a clue as to why women tend to live longer than men - by studying fruit flies.
  • Cannibal spiders lay better eggs
    Eating would-be mates could be the secret to a big brood for some spiders, according to a new study of pre-copulatory cannibalism.
  • Stem cells drive tumour growth
    Three studies back the theory that tumour growth is fuelled by cancer stem cells.
  • UK sub surveys deep ocean floor
    A British robotic sub has photographed a vast tract of deep ocean floor some 560km southwest of Lands End in great detail.
  • Mangrove CO2 storage 'economic'
    Protecting mangroves to lock carbon away in trees may be an economic way to curb climate change, research suggests.

Blog of Rights - ACLU
Guantánamo Military Judge Grants ACLU’s Request to Argue Against Censorship of 9/11 Defendants’ Testimony

Laptops we love under $1,000

Ebola outbreak suspected among Uganda prisoners
The hospital at the center of an Ebola outbreak is dealing with 30 suspected cases, including five from Kibaale prison, a doctor said. At least 16...  

Badminton player quitting the sport
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Smashing the Stereotypes: Challenging Race and Gender in the Classroom

Carbon Farmers of Australia
Is there money in dairy manure methane destruction?

Soil Carbon baseline ALERT
Centre for Climate and Energy Solutions
Carbon Forum North America 2012

Agreeing on the problem, if not the solution
Circle of Blue Water News
More Lakefront Property Coming to Georgia

Mary Dejevsky: Give war a chance - the lesson from the Olympics

Common Dreams
Pentagon Porn

The Bear Ultimatum
Daily Bell
In Praise of Gentle Deflation Against Greenbackers and Other Paper Promoters

Why Are there Theories?
Democracy Now!
Bill McKibben of 350.org: Even Industry-Funded Climate Change Deniers Can't Ignore Planet's Warming

Ginormous Armed Robot Controlled by Phone
This 13-foot-tall robot looks like a killer, but responds to smiles.  

More of America Is A Disaster Than Not
Apps for Kids Keep Brain Juices Flowing
These interactive apps for kids are perfect fun for summer.  
EPA Radiation news
EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck and Congressmember Rodney Frelinghuysen Announce System to Treat Contaminated Ground Water at Rockaway Borough, NJ Superfund Site; Tour Six Superfund Sites in Morris and Essex Counties

EPA water science news
Final National Recommended Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Carbaryl--2012

2012 Beach Grants
food consumer
Antioxidant supplements may prevent breast cancer

"Monsanto Rider" Snuck into 2012 Farm Bill Includes Big Giveaways and Reduces Oversight
Food and Water Watch
Outrage Files: Private Water Company Squeezes Elderly N.J. Woman for Every Last Drop

National Rally on Fracking Hones In on Governor Cuomo
Demand Stricter Safety Regulations at Substandard Animal Shelter

End Corporate Campaign Contributions in Massachusetts
FreakOut Nation
Out of the shadows comes a candidate not owned by Big Money….

GOP ‘culture’ war: Dem delivers statement in Spanish at hearing for English-only bill proposed by House Republicans
Guardian UK
Syria crisis: Kofi Annan resigns as peace envoy
Kofi Annan announced his resignation as UN international envoy to Syria
Matthew Weaver Brian Whitaker  

An Open Letter To The President, From…Charlie Daniels

Obama Administration, Which Is Suing States Over Supposed Restrictions On Voting Rights, Sues In Ohio To Keep Military Voting Difficult

Inside Facebook
Facebook hires: engineers, ad sales, client partners, data center technician, more


Why Your Professional Network Sucks (and What You Can Do About It) [Jobs]
Romney’s political tightrope

Searching for yet Another Alternative to War with Iran
Aging power grid on overload as U.S. demands more electricity (Ashley Halsey III/Washington Post)

First on CNN: Massive $77 million ad time buy for Obama (CNN)
Steve Munro
Service Changes Effective September 2, 2012

One Dead, Dozens Hurt When Double-Decker Bus Crashes Into Bridge

III-12-032: NRC to Hold Public Meeting to Discuss its Review of FENOCS Root Cause Analysis of Davis-Besse Shield Building Cracks

II-12-050: NRC Schedules Public Meeting Aug. 9 to Discuss Status of Inspections at Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant
New Scientist
Thermal scavenger sounds alarm before planes crack up

Most distant black hole 'heard' munching star

News 24
Le Clos continues fine form
South African swimming sensation Chad le Clos has booked his place in the final of the men's 100m butterfly at the Olympic Games.  

Deployment: People 'behave like jackals'
Obama Conspiracy Theories
Georgia: Birther legislator defeated

They all look alike
Open Channel
Despite Supreme Court ruling, many minors may stay in prison for life
By Suevon LeeProPublicaWhen Dennis Epps learned in June that the Supreme Court had struck down mandatory life without parole sentences for kids...  

Open Secrets
Helping Themselves: 2012 Candidates Have Spent Over $130 Million Funding Their Own Campaigns

Capital Eye Opener, Aug. 2: The Internet's Future K Street Shop, Mitt's VP App, and Ad Spending Data
Gore Vidal (1925-2012) | 40 Quotes 

In Iraq, Radical Muslim Militias Hunt Down And Kill Gays And Punks

The ’2045 Initiative’ Says Immortality Will Come Via Brain Computers And Hologram Bodies In 30 Years
Payvand Iran News
US House Approves Tough New Sanctions on Iran

Armenia to help Iran save drying lake
Pesticide Action Network
A big step towards stronger chemical policy

Comelec creates special committee on automated elections

A first Philippines to buy 2 missile warships from Italy—DND
Political MoJo | Mother Jones
Obama Super-PAC Plans $30 Million Battleground Ad Blitz

Politics Security Secrecy
A big step towards stronger chemical policy

Psychology Today
Food for Thought

Top 25 List: July 2012
After travelling 352 million miles, seven terrifying minutes will decide the fate of the £1.5bn Mars rover 'Curiosity'

Science Daily
Vaporizing Earth in computer simulations to aid search for super-Earths

Scientific American
Mars Rover Curiosity Set to See Red Planet As Never Before

Major Breeder of Research Dogs Faces Closure
Shaleshock Media
Marcellus Shale Reality Tour Part 9 Dear Mr. President

Bishop, Branigan & Northrup on Hydrofracking – part 1 of 4
Star Online
Najib: If they can do Bersih 2.0, we can have BR1M 2.0

Leaders sentenced in La Familia drug cartel case

From wooden skyscrapers to spoken word: Highlights from TED@Vancouver

Saving the photographs of those who lost their homes and loved ones in the Japanese tsunami

TampaBay.com: Oil from Deepwater Horizon spill still causing ...

Appeals Court Wants To Know Why TSA Is Ignoring Court Order Over Public Hearings On Naked Scanners

The Stats Used To Support Cybercrime 'Threats' Just As Bogus As Hollywood's 'Loss' Claims
This Week in Science
Particles Without Borders

Initiating Mitochondrial Repair
Putin Regrets UN Envoy Annan’s Resignation
Russian President Vladimir Putin said he regrets Kofi Annan’s resignation from the post of the UN and Arab League special envoy on Syria, but said...  

Ashton pushes Iran on nuclear programme as Israeli impatience grows
USA Today
Romney adviser says Obama aide broke law

Tobacco companies profit from loophole, market small cigars
Unexplained Mysteries
Could palm trees grow in the Antarctic ?

Crop circles appear in Eastern Washington
Web MD
Onion Recalls Continue
Possible listeria contamination at a California plant that prepares onions for ready-to-eat or ready-to-cook foods has led to massive recalls of...  

Most on Gluten-Free Diet Don't Have Celiac Disease
Skegness family discover deadly 10cm scorpion in holiday suitcase

Japanese company launches soy sauce flavoured ice cream
White House
President Obama Signs Maryland Disaster Declaration

Gaggle aboard Air Force One en route Orlando, FL, 8/2/2012
Only “Lone Wolves” Commit Terror?

Does Obama Leak More Than Others?
Annan Casts Blame Widely as He Resigns as Syria Envoy - New York Times
Toronto Public Health say they have received two reports of probable human cases of West Nile virus in the city. If confirmed, they would be the first human cases so far this year. Dr. Howard Shapiro, the associate medical officer of health in Toronto, ...
When cancers are treated, tumors may shrink but then come roaring back. Now studies on three different types of tumors suggest a key reason why: The cancers are fueled by stem cells that chemotherapy drugs don't kill. The findings — made by independent ...
By Brenda Goodman, MA and Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD Exercise helps people with heart failure feel a bit better, physically and emotionally, a new study shows. It may also lower a person's risk of dying or winding up in the hospital.
By Alexandra Sifferlin | @acsifferlin | August 1, 2012 | + Skimping out on sleep won't just put you in a cranky mood. It may also reduce the effectiveness of vaccines, a new study from researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), ...
By Matt McMillen Aug. 2, 2012 -- People light up fewer cigarettes these days, but the number of cigars and the amount of pipe tobacco used for roll-your-owns smoked each year is on the rise. And, while the total amount of tobacco consumption continues ...
Arijit Guha, an Arizona State University graduate student, returned from a trip to India with a stomach ache and only one month later learned he had Stage IV colon cancer. As tough as his diagnosis was at the age of 30, learning that his insurance ...
(RTTNews) - Combining two breast cancer drugs that have traditionally been given as single treatments may prolong the life of patients, a new report from researchers at Loyola University Medical Center near Chicago says. Lead researcher Dr. Kathy ...
An evolutionary "loophole" might explain why males of many species live shorter lives than their female counterparts, a new study finds. The loophole lies in the mitochondria, the energy-generating parts of ou
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