Monthly Archives: April 2013

Chasing down the world’s vanishing glaciers

“In the past 100 years, the atmosphere has accumulated 40% more carbon dioxide in it than had been seen in the peak over the past one million years. “So, in the past one million years the peak of carbon dioxide … Continue reading

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Empty nets in Louisiana three years after the Deep Horizon oil spill

“Since the spill, my shrimp production is off between 40 and 60% for the two years that I did work full time,” said Barisich, who has both a shrimp boat and an oyster boat tied up at Yscloskey. “But my … Continue reading

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The Student Loan Fairness Act (H.R. 1330)

Support the Student Loan Fairness Act (H.R. 1330), which is common-sense legislation offering a 10-10 repayment plan that would require borrowers to make 10 years of payments on their federal student loans at 10% of their discretionary income, after which … Continue reading

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S.E.C. Gets Plea: Force Companies to Disclose Donations

“A loose coalition of Democratic elected officials, shareholder activists and pension funds has flooded the Securities and Exchange Commission with calls to require publicly traded corporations to disclose to shareholders all of their political donations, a move that could transform … Continue reading

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Time for a Sales Tax on Wall Street Financial Transactions

Here are some questions to consider: What do the Wall Street firms do that is so vital for the national interest? How does speculation contribute to our society? It’s time for Wall Street to step up and provide some answers. … Continue reading

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China trounces U.S. in green energy investments

China retook its top spot as global leader in the clean energy race, attracting nearly twice the green energy investment dollars last year as the United States did. Investors plowed $65 billion into Chinese wind farms, solar panel arrays and … Continue reading

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