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Possible Coal Industry Link to Forged Letters

August 6th, 2009 | by Tom Schueneman

The trail of blame leads in all directions as new revelations continue over forged letters sent from lobbying firm Bonner & Associates to at least three House members urging a no vote on the Waxman-Markey climate and energy bill . Calls for Congress and the Department of Justice to investigate begin to mount as well.

Tradition, Biofuel and Famine in Uganda

July 23rd, 2009 | by Kay Sexton

Uganda's Agriculture Minister said that she regretted the fact that Ugandan citizens are still dying of hunger in a country that has enough crops to export to other parts of Africa. New national laws may be imposed that require every household to grow its own root crops such as cassava and sweet potatoes.

UK Bee Failure Both Environmental and Political

July 22nd, 2009 | by Kay Sexton

As things currently stand, British beekeepers fear government intervention and ‘meddling’, being told to move or destroy hives if they are seen as potentially infected or too old to meet current standards, and they can’t see why they should sign up for a scheme that has no discernable benefit to the beekeeper.

Palin’s Appearance on SNL – Did It Help Or Hurt?

October 19th, 2008 | by Reenita Malhotra

Palin's appearance on the popular sketch comedy show brought it to its highest rating in fourteen years, Reuters. The figures make it the highest-rated SNL since March 12, 1994. Although Nielsen Media Research won't have a complete count of the show's audience until later in the week, it will likely be around 14 million people — and 17 million for the first half hour, with the opening skit featuring Palin's cameo

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