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Saving the seas for the banksters?

February 28th, 2012 | by Dan Bacher

The World Bank, an organization notorious for promoting structural adjustment policies and the privatization of public services that have devastated [&hellip

GOP says US can’t compete with China on clean energy

October 4th, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom

Stearns says considering the $30 billion China has sunk into solar subsidies, it's too late for us. He wants us to put money in areas the US has a chance of winning. Nice move - we're in the second inning of the World Series of solar, and Stearns wants us to throw up our hands and walk away

India sues Monsanto for biopiracy

September 30th, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom

For two decades, Monsanto has been able to take living organisms, insert genes into them, and then patent them as its own intellectual property. And nobody has challenged this - until now. The government of India has filed suit against Monsanto - for violating India's Biological Diversity Act (BDA). It's the first time a company has been sued by a government for acts of biopiracy

Court rules against Chevron in $18 billion Amazon pollution case

September 21st, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom

Well, it was worth a try. After losing an 18-year long legal battle over the horrific pollution oil operations left in the Amazon rainforest of Ecuador, Chevron convinced a friendly New York judge to rule that it didn't have to pay. But yesterday the Federal Appeals Court overturned that decision. So Chevron is back on the hook for upwards of $18 billion in damages

Climate causes wars

August 25th, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom

One of the key questions of our time: If there is climate change, how bad would the effects be? A new study shows that the modest disruption of the El Niño global climate cycle doubles the chance of war breaking out

Election results for Scotland

May 5th, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom

Another northern nation goes to the polls. But there are big differences between Monday's Canadian vote and tonights balloting. One country, after all, is a small northern nation seeking to shake off the dominance of it's large, overbearing Southern neighbor. And then there's Canada, which by voting Conservative pretty much embraced the worst of America's Bush-style excess - including a love affair with environmentally-disastrous energy policy in Alberta's oil sands

Canadian Election Results

May 2nd, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom

This will be tricky... there's a law on the books the prevents the dissemination of election results before all the polls are closed, and Canada is a biiig country. Polls have closed in Newfoundland, but they won't close in BC until 10 pm Eastern time. So we'll report what we can as things trickle in.

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