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Greening The Desert To Combat Climate Change? New Plan To Plant Trees In Deserts Unveiled By Researchers

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Greening The Desert To Combat Climate Change? New Plan To Plant Trees In Deserts Unveiled By Researchers (via Planetsave)

Planting trees in arid regions as a means to temper climate change? That’s what researchers from the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart are suggesting — using ‘carbon farming’, as it’s known, to mitigate climate change to some degree. Of…

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Starbucks turns to Google for free WiFi in US cafes

Starbucks turns to Google for free WiFi in US cafes (via AFP)

Google on Wednesday said it has been signed on to provide free high-speed wireless Internet service at all Starbucks cafes in the United States. Google will roll out WiFi service to the coffee giant's 7,000 US cafes during the coming 18 months, replacing…


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US leads government demands for Twitter user data

US leads government demands for Twitter user data (via AFP)

Twitter revealed on Wednesday that government demands for information about users rose in the first half of this year, with US authorities accounting for more than three-quarters of the requests. Governments submitted a total of 1,157 requests for information…

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Ohio county fair takes back blue ribbon awarded to antique KKK photo

Ohio county fair takes back blue ribbon awarded to antique KKK photo (via Raw Story )

A print of a photograph taken at a Ku Klux Klan rally taken nearly 90 years ago won the blue ribbon in an antique photo contest Tuesday only to have its title stripped away because some people found the subject matter to be offensive. According to the…


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Quantum Physics News: Rare Particle Decay Confirms Standard Model & A ‘Holographic Duality’ Hidden Beneath The Quantum World

Quantum Physics News: Rare Particle Decay Confirms Standard Model & A ‘Holographic Duality’ Hidden Beneath The Quantum World (via Planetsave)

(Two news stories covering recent research in quantum physics: a rare particle’s decay is validated for the first time, confirming predictions in the Standard Model of QT [but dimming hopes of more exotic particles, for now]; and, new research on…

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US intel program XKeyscore 'monitors Internet'

US intel program XKeyscore 'monitors Internet' (via AFP)

A secret surveillance system known as XKeyscore allows US intelligence to monitor "nearly everything a typical user does on the Internet," according to leaked documents. Citing classified documents provided by fugitive intelligence contractor Edward…


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Ice-Free Arctic Was Responsible For Super-Warm Pliocene Epoch, Research Finds

Ice-Free Arctic Was Responsible For Super-Warm Pliocene Epoch, Research Finds (via Planetsave)

A year-round, ice-free Arctic Ocean could help to explain why the Earth is known to have been significantly warmer during the Pliocene Epoch than the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere at the time would have otherwise suggested, according…


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Russian official: Anti-LGBT laws will apply to Olympic athletes and guests

Russian official: Anti-LGBT laws will apply to Olympic athletes and guests (via Raw Story )

An official from St. Petersburg, Russia has declared that the country’s new anti-LGBT laws will apply to guests and athletes at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. In an interview with The Echo of Moscow radio, Vitaly Milanov, author of the St. Petersburg…


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'No deaths' from Afghan war logs leaked by Manning

'No deaths' from Afghan war logs leaked by Manning (via AFP)

A former US Army intelligence expert who investigated the fallout from the handover of classified files to WikiLeaks by Bradley Manning said no one named in the Afghan war logs had been killed. The testimony put a dent in the government's case at the…


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Ecuador shocked by inhumane practices at gay conversion clinics

Ecuador shocked by inhumane practices at gay conversion clinics (via AFP)

Sent to a center offering to "cure" her attraction to women, Denisse Freire was raped and tortured -- in a practice Ecuadoran authorities admit has been tolerated for too long. The country of 15.8 million people has at least 80 unlicensed drug and alcohol…


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Broadcasting From Fantasy Land, Closeted Hate-Merchant Bryan Fischer: "We Shouldn't Operate In This Fantasy Land"

Clearly someone who rails and complains about gays and gay sex as much as this guy is try to suppress something. Bryan Fischer, Peter LaBarbera, Anthony Perkins, et. al. are so deep in the closet and so sexually repressed, their only outlet is to attack those that represent the very thing their suppressing. It does not take a PhD in psychology to see the psychosis here.

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Fox News’ elitist sh*t-bad Neil Cavuto: Workers should be grateful for whatever jobs they can find

Fox News’ Neil Cavuto: Workers should be grateful for whatever jobs they can find (via Raw Story )

On Wednesday afternoon’s edition of “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” host Neil Cavuto said that U.S. workers are spoiled and greedy because they want a higher minimum wage. He pointed to his own first job making two dollars an hour as an example…


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Sea Level Rise ‘Locking In’ Quickly, Cities Threatened

Sea Level Rise ‘Locking In’ Quickly, Cities Threatened (via Climate Central)

To embed this interactive, click the preferred size for the code: 700 x 559 | 500 x 399 By Ben Strauss ANALYSIS Measurements tell us that global average sea level is currently rising by about 1 inch per decade. But in an invisible shadow process,…


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Energy drink makers on defensive at Senate hearing

Energy drink makers on defensive at US Senate hearing (via AFP)

The multi-billion-dollar global energy drink industry joined forces on Capitol Hill to fight off growing claims that their caffeine-rich products are hazardous to young people's health. Senior executives from Monster Beverage, Red Bull and Rockstar…


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It's OK to Laugh at Conservatives' Repulsive Remarks (via @MajorityFM)

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Clarence Thomas’ wife sparks effort to impose tougher Supreme Court ethics

Clarence Thomas’ wife sparks effort to impose tougher Supreme Court ethics (via Raw Story )

Democrats in the House and Senate plan to re-introduce legislation that would hold Supreme Court justices to the same judicial standards as federal judges. Mother Jones reported that Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY), Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Sen.…


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DOJ Sues Texas Over Voting Laws (via @MajorityFM)

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US gays pour out anger, vodka over Russia laws

US gays pour out anger, vodka over Russia laws (via AFP)

Demonstrators poured vodka down the drains of New York in protest over new Russian laws that have been widely condemned as anti-gay. The "Vodka Dump" outside the Russian Consulate in Manhattan came as calls for a global boycott of the spirit and other…


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Drones Just a "Tool" or a Symbol of U.S. Dirty Wars? (@MajorityFM)

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Rep. Peter King says Sen. Rand Paul reminds him of Hitler appeasers

Rep. Peter King says Sen. Rand Paul reminds him of Hitler appeasers (via Raw Story )

In the feud between Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R), Congressman Peter King (R-NY) is firmly on the side of Christie. Speaking to CNN on Wednesday, King compared Paul to those who advocated a policy of appeasement…


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Glenn Greenwald: The Impact of The NSA Revelations (Full @MajorityFM Interview)

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Climate 'catastrophe' looms in Pacific: Marshall Islands

Climate 'catastrophe' looms in Pacific: Marshall Islands (via AFP)

The Marshall Islands has warned of a Pacific "climate catastrophe" that will wipe it off the map without decisive action on global warming, saying the next 12 months are critical. Tony de Brum, minister in assistance to the Marshall Islands' president…


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Right-Wing Media Bemoan The Deficit While Attacking Deficit-Reducing Immigration Bill

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Catholic high school fires California teacher over his same-sex marriage

Catholic high school fires California teacher over his same-sex marriage (via Raw Story )

A Catholic school in southern California allegedly fired a veteran teacher because he married his same-sex partner. The San Bernardino County Sun reported Wednesday that 45-year-old Ken Bencomo was fired from his job after teaching at St. Lucy’s Priory…


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Glenn Beck's Man In The Moon

What the hell is this supposed to be?

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Uruguay approves state-grown marijuana bill

Uruguay approves state-grown marijuana bill (via AFP)

Uruguay moved closer to becoming the world's first nation to produce and distribute marijuana, after its lower house approved a bill putting control of the drug in government hands. The controversial measure approved Wednesday was unveiled in June last…


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Nick Jonas Shows Off His Incredibly Ripped Physique

Nick Jonas Shows Off His Incredibly Ripped Physique (via NewsLook)

Video News by NewsLook Nick Jonas shares a shirtless selfie of his ridiculously ripped body on his Instagram page.


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Raving Lunatic Glenn Beck: I was Diane Sawyer’s ‘b*tch’ until she became a pro-Muslim ‘bigot’

Beck: I was Diane Sawyer’s ‘b*tch’ until she became a pro-Muslim ‘bigot’ (via Raw Story )

Conservative radio host Glenn Beck on Wednesday told a story about how he was ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer’s “little b*tch” until her bias toward Muslims ended the relationship. “ABC News hired me,” Beck told his radio listeners in a clip…


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More Banks Likely to Follow JP Morgan Commodities Exit

More Banks Likely to Follow JP Morgan Commodities Exit (via NewsLook)

Video News by NewsLook Facing political and regulatory heat, banks exit the physical commodities business.


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Pro-LGBT protesters dump vodka at Russian consulate in New York City

Pro-LGBT protesters dump vodka at Russian consulate in New York City (via Raw Story )

A large and noisy group of pro-LGBT rights protesters assembled at the Russian consulate on East 91st Street in New York City Wednesday. According to the HIV-AIDS activist group ACT UP’s Twitter feed, the protest began around noon on Wednesday and…


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Critical Zimbabwe Election Could Be End for Mugabe

Critical Zimbabwe Election Could Be End for Mugabe (via NewsLook)

Video News by NewsLook After more than three decades, President Robert Mugabe says he's willing to give up his day job if he loses the election.


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Fox News whines ‘far left media’ making fun of our ‘most embarrassing interview’ ever

Fox News whines ‘far left media’ making fun of our ‘most embarrassing interview’ ever (via Raw Story )

Fox News host Shannon Bream on Wednesday complained that “very far left media” had criticized the news network’s recent interview with a religious scholar who happened to be Muslim. “The liberal media has remained quiet on the subject matter…


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Jobs, GDP Rise Ahead of Bernanke Announcement

Jobs, GDP Rise Ahead of Bernanke Announcement (via NewsLook)

Video News by NewsLook The US economy beat analyst expectations for GDP and job growth in July, sending stocks higher. This could prompt the Fed to start tapering.


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‘Wicked’ star Kristin Chenoweth scolds Weiner: ‘I’ll teach you to zip your fly’

‘Wicked’ star Kristin Chenoweth scolds Weiner: ‘I’ll teach you to zip your fly’ (via Raw Story )

Actress Kristin Chenoweth stepped back into her role as Glinda the Good Witch of the South from Wicked on Tuesday, offering mock advice to embattled New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner (aka “Carlos Danger”) for steering clear of future…


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There's a better way to stand up for gay rights in Russia than boycotting vodka

There's a better way to stand up for gay rights in Russia than boycotting vodka (via GlobalPost)

Copyright ImageClick to View Enlarge In the past couple of weeks, the issue of gay rights in Russia has gone global, with a surprisingly effective Buzzfeed listicle, a New York Times editorial, and now Dan Savage of the Stranger taking on the problem…


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President of conservative Michigan college calls minorities ‘dark ones’

President of conservative Michigan college calls minorities ‘dark ones’ (via Raw Story )

The president of a small liberal arts college in Michigan apologized Wednesday after referring to minority students as “dark ones.” During an appearance before a legislative subcommittee in Lansing, Hillsdale College President Larry Arnn said the…


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Congratulations Newlyweds! From DFL Minnesota State Senators.

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Brain cell challenged Brian Kilmeade: ‘Almost convinced’ Bigfoot real but ‘why wouldn’t he come out and greet us?’

Kilmeade: ‘Almost convinced’ Bigfoot real but ‘why wouldn’t he come out and greet us?’ (via Raw Story )

Fox News host Brian Kilmeade is pretty sure that Bigfoot is real but he still can’t understand why the legendary creature doesn’t “come out and greet us.” In a Wednesday segment on Fox & Friends, Kilmeade spoke to Idaho State University Professor…


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Porn Sex Versus Real Sex (Video)

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John Oliver destroys San Diego’s revolting pervert in chief Bob Filner

John Oliver destroys San Diego’s revolting pervert in chief Bob Filner (via Raw Story )

Anthony Weiner’s everlasting gobstopper of sexting scandals pales in comparison to the misdeeds of San Diego’s mayor, The Daily Show host John Oliver illustrated on Wednesday night. Oliver prefaced his attack on Mayor Bob Filner by warning his viewers…


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Why The World Needs Low-carbon Electricity

Why The World Needs Low-carbon Electricity (via Clean Technica)

This article originally published on Shrink That Footprintby Lindsay Wilson Low carbon electricity is a wonderful thing, and will be a central part of tackling climate change. In 2010 electricity generation was responsible for about 13 Gt of greenhouse…

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8 foreign countries battling NSA backlash

8 foreign countries battling NSA backlash (via GlobalPost)

Ever since Edward Snowden exposed the breadth of the National Security Agency's surveillance program, the ripples of outrage that started in America have spread to countries around the world. Citizens and governments worldwide have acted out against…


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Obama revives tax plan in bid for fiscal 'bargain'

Obama revives tax plan in bid for fiscal 'bargain' (via AFP)

US President Barack Obama Tuesday offered to lower corporate tax rates in exchange for simplifying a code "riddled with loopholes," in a renewed bid to strike a fiscal deal with rival Republicans. The reheated tax reform plan, first proposed by Obama…


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There's a better way to stand up for gay rights in Russia than boycotting vodka

There's a better way to stand up for gay rights in Russia than boycotting vodka (via GlobalPost)

Copyright ImageClick to View Enlarge In the past couple of weeks, the issue of gay rights in Russia has gone global, with a surprisingly effective Buzzfeed listicle, a New York Times editorial, and now Dan Savage of the Stranger taking on the problem…


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US financial regulators pressed for quicker reforms

US financial regulators pressed for quicker reforms (via AFP)

US senators pressed regulators on Tuesday to speed up implementation of financial service industry reforms aimed at reducing risks from transactions like derivatives swaps that contributed to the 2007 financial crisis. Mary Jo White, head of the Securities…


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Congress Fiddles While the Western States Burn

Congress Fiddles While the Western States Burn (via Moyers & Company)

In the weeks and months immediately following 9/11, one of the most touching responses in my neighborhood, not far Ground Zero, was the overwhelming support of police and fire departments from around the country. Across the street from my apartment,…


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