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Billionaires back controversial geoengineering methods

A small unit of climate scientists, supported financially by notable billionaires, is lobbying governments and international organizations to back experiments in geoengineering

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Scientists may give Earth some sunscreen

Apparently, the world could use some sunshades. At least, that is one of the many options being considered.

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12,000 ring White House to protest tar sands pipeline

An estimated 12,000 tar sands protesters encircled the White House, Nov. 6, chanting, "Stop the pipeline, stop the greed, and give the people what they need."

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Chicago lawmakers: It’s time to decriminalize possession of pot

Several aldermen announced they plan to introduce an ordinance to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana caught on people by the police.

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Labor calls for aid after Texas wildfires

The AFL-CIO of Texas is working with United Way organizations to set up a Union Wildfire Relief Fund and aid the victims of the Texas wilfire disaster.

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After record hot summer, get ready for winter

This summer has been the second hottest on record, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported last week. And there's more.

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"Selective enforcement" charged in raid of Chicano activist's home

"We think the FBI was involved. We believe the FBI initiated it," Gonzales said.

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Supreme Court OK’s violent video games

Are violent video games dangerous for young minds and is the U.S. military using such games as a way to recruit young people to go to war?

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Arizona faces largest wildfire in its history

Investigators were questioning "persons of interest" in regard to the origin of the blaze, but campfire mishaps aren't the only cause of the fires.

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Why is the Mississippi River flooding?

The right-wing National Review is rushing to instruct us that global warming has nothing to do with the record-breaking Mississippi River flood. Are they right?

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