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Environmental lawyer and climate change activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. won’t give up his cell phone and car for the cause of reducing carbon emissions. PJ Media correspondent Michelle Fields caught up with Kennedy, 60, at yesterday’s People’s Climate...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Robert Jonathan | Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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An American's view from Moscow...
From: The Atlantic | By: Jeffrey Tayler | Monday, September 22, 2014
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The Oscar race in the Best Foreign Language Film category set a record for the number of entries two years ago with 71, and then broke that record last year with 76. With a week to go until the Oct. 1 deadline for submissions, the field currently stands...
From: The Wrap | By: Steve Pond | Monday, September 22, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The Rockefeller family, which made its fortune in oil business,aannounced over the weekend that its charity arm, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund,awill divest of fossil fuel stocks, beginning with coal. Quoted in the Washington Post,...
From: TheStreet | By: Dana Blankenhorn | Monday, September 22, 2014
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A daily roundup of the most important energy, environment, and climate news from around the world.
From: Earth and Industry | By: Silvio Marcacci | Monday, September 22, 2014
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Global warming is one of the most debated subjects of the last few years. But regardless of whether you're a "true believer" or a merely an unconvinced skeptic, there are significant ways to make serious money from this controversial topic. Today, Addison...
From: The Daily Reckoning | By: Addison Wiggin | Monday, September 22, 2014
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On Tuesday, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal announced his energy plan. It was the second such plan to come out of America Next, Jindal’s policy shop that is plainly developing a national policy agenda ahead of the presidential campaign that Jindal...
From: Red State | By: ( | Monday, September 22, 2014
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A little-known Ukrainian indie rock collective has captured the hearts of YouTube users—and Apple fans—with a cleverly shot music video that now has over half a million views.
From: Global Voices | By: Tetyana Lokot | Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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Forget Bonnie and Clyde and Jesse James. The real pros steal money in super-massive amounts, on an industrial scale. And for really big thefts you need to be organized and connected, so businesses and politicians rank high on the list of the world’s...
From: One Blog | By: Andrew Marshall | Monday, September 22, 2014
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is pressing for a solution to the long-running gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine ahead of a meeting of the two countries' energy ministers this week....
From: Fox News | Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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South Africa has agreed to a $50-billion strategic partnership with Russia to significantly increase its nuclear power generation capacity.
From: Mail and Guardian Online | By: Chris Roper | Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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Last summer, the Obama Administration briefly toyed with the idea of bombing the Assad regime in Syria over the alleged used of chemical weapons in the country. A last minute off-the-cuff remark by Secretary of State John Kerry capitalized on by the...
From: Reason | By: Ed Krayewski | Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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Russia, which was supposed to be a growth market for Wall Street, is turning out to be a potential financial and political nightmare amid the Ukraine situation and America's sanctions.
From: New York Times | By: Andrew Ross Sorkin | Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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Matt Mullenweg, who is the co-founder of WordPress and the CEO of Automattic, was interviewed by Josh Janssen, where he stated that in May of this year the non-English downloads of WordPress for the first time exceeded the English downloads.This trend...
From: NETTUTS | By: Ekaette Shammah | Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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A tall, cylindrical sweet bread that is served for Easter in Russia. -- posted by JazzyBumBum
From: Recipezaar | Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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Oliver Stone decided over the summer that he wants to make an Edward Snowden biopic, and now he may be closing in on a lead. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is reportedly closing in on the drama, though no deal is set in stone just yet. Hit the jump for more details...
From: SlashFilm | By: Angie Han | Monday, September 22, 2014
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A peace march in central Moscow on Sunday drew more than 25,000 protesters, objecting to the Russian government's actions in Ukraine.
From: NPR | By: Corey Flintoff | Monday, September 22, 2014
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Russia's atomic energy agency said on Monday (Sep 22) it will provide up to eight nuclear reactors to South Africa by 2023 in a US$50 billion strategic partnership between the two countries.
From: Channel News Asia | Monday, September 22, 2014
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Adrian Peterson has ignited a nationwide conversation on authority, discipline, and child abuse. Let's keep it going. The post Our Children Do Not Need to Fear Us in Order to Respect Us appeared first on Babble....
From: Babble | By: Brian Gresko | Monday, September 22, 2014
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Sunken Apple and Honey Cake [Versunkener Apfelkuchen] Adapted from Gourmeted.com, which adapted from the German cookbook Unser Kochbuch No. 1. My changes to this recipe were to drop the flour a bit because my first cake was quite dry and stiff, to reduce...
From: Smitten Kitchen | By: deb | Monday, September 22, 2014
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The war between Ukraine and Russia may appear to be waning, but Ukraine's energy dependence on Russia remains its greatest weakness, Holland writes. As winter heating season quickly approaches, the United States and Europe must build a strategy now...
From: Christian Science Monitor | Monday, September 22, 2014
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Russian filmmakers are still grappling with how the anti-profanity law will affect their work and Russian culture at large.
From: Global Voices | By: Masha Egupova | Monday, September 22, 2014
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War threatens a community that has survived the Holocaust and the Soviet era....
From: The Atlantic | By: Amie Ferris-Rotman | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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In a "cameras everywhere" world, we must pay close attention to the decisions platforms like YouTube that are often responsible for deciding what we see -- and what we don't.
From: Global Voices | By: WITNESS | Monday, September 22, 2014
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Moscow's backing for new nuclear reactors in several European countries is provoking political tension as the EU tightens economic sanctions on Russia over the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
From: Wall Street Journal | Monday, September 22, 2014
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Ciara Judge, Émer Hickey and Sophie Healy-Thow became interested in addressing the global food crisis after learning about the Horn of Africa famine in 2011. When a gardening project went awry, they discovered a naturally occurring bacteria in soil...
From: Google Blog | By: Emily Wood | Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC), based in Tomsk, said yesterday it has completed testing of the first full-scale TVS-4 fuel assembly containing nitride fuel. The assembly is intended for the BN-600 fast neutron reactor, which is the third unit of the...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Monday, September 22, 2014
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Paul Mirengoff
From: Power Line | By: Paul Mirengoff | Monday, September 22, 2014
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In which we examine some of the many possible japes and puns that take advantage of a particular third baseman's eminently punnable name. Because Punnable is totally a word. Cody Asche's name, of course, containing the syllable "ash," which can of course...
From: The Good Phight | By: Phrozen | Monday, September 22, 2014
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President Obama has just sent 3,000 troops to Liberia to fight Ebola and 1,500–and counting–to Iraq to fight ISIS and hundreds, possibly thousands, more to Eastern Europe to deter Russia. Earlier he sent more than 150 troops to Africa to fight Joseph...
From: Commentary Magazine | By: Max Boot | Monday, September 22, 2014
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TSG Consumer Partners is planning on acquiring a minority stake in LA-based Pabst Brewing Company. TSG will team up with Oasis Beverages on the transaction. No financial terms were disclosed. Ropes & Gray represented TSG on the deal....
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Monday, September 22, 2014
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Twenty years ago, starting at this Labour conference, we together took the historic step of reforming our party’s constitution. The result is on the back of our membership cards today.… Continue readingThe post Ed Balls’ speech on balancing the...
From: Spectator | By: The Spectator | Monday, September 22, 2014
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Mechel Steel (NYSE:MTL) -36.6% premarket following weekend reports of Russia's economy minister suggesting bankruptcy is the most likely scenario for the heavily indebted company. The head of VTB, one of its creditor banks, says debt restructuring would...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Monday, September 22, 2014
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What’s it like to be in a car and have a tree fall on it? Check out the first video.
From: The Big Lead | By: thebiglead2013 | Monday, September 22, 2014
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Compared to the fierce German onslaughts in World War One and Two, today’s Germany is as aggressive as a pussycat.
From: Reuters | By: Josef Joffe | Monday, September 22, 2014
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GEMCORP, a financial firm focused on investments in emerging markets, has official launched. The firm has so far raised $500 million from European institutional investors.
From: PE Hub | By: Angela Sormani | Monday, September 22, 2014
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Amid tensions with Russia, Kiev is not tolerating any 'pro-separatist' points of view in the press – which plays straight into the hands of Kremlin propaganda....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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There is, however, every libertarian case for secession from the European Union.
From: Reason | By: Petr Mach | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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Dragi testifies to European Parliament committee.
From: Reuters | By: Mike Peacock | Monday, September 22, 2014
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Man is a territorial animal. A consequence is mass murder that proves that pacifism, meant as an antidote of aggression, facilitates bloodshed. If land is involved, leaders and peoples tend to lose their rationality and their moral compass of decency....
From: The Brussels Journal | By: George Handlery | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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This was not from a healthcare company, but rather a life insurance company in Texas.  The fact of the matter here is that there’s enough in there for thieves to make a sale, and another and another.  The story mentions the TOR browser and if you...
From: The Medical Quack | By: Medical Quack | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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President Obama delivers remarks at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York, N.Y. September 23, 2014. (by Paul Morse / Clinton Global Initiative) The courage of Berta Soler, the leader of Cuba's Ladies in White who endure harassment and arrest to win...
From: White House Blog | By: Tanya Somanader | Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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Russian proposals on protecting Internet users against threats from the West could be a Kremlin ploy to crack down on critical voices inside Russia, a representative of Europe's main rights and democracy watchdog said. Russian President Vladimir Putin...
From: Voice of America | By: Reuters | Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU) says it is shipping its first-ever tanker of western Canadian heavy crude from Canada's east coast to Europe. SU confirms Reuters shipping data that shows the aframax tanker Minerva Gloria was set to pick up a cargo of crude oil...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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Politico has a perceptive story wondering whether and how President Obama’s decision to extend the war against ISIS to Syria will affect his UN diplomacy as the General Assembly meets this week in New York. The story goes through the two obvious options....
From: Commentary Magazine | By: Seth Mandel | Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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Sometimes I read a great fan fiction and think to myself, "Gee, I wish there was a Paypal button here somewhere, because I feel the overwhelming urge to ram wads of money down this writer's throat." This is basically impossible, of course; fanfic is...
From: Techdirt | By: Jennifer Parsons | Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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By the way, the Russian government has been really increasing its focus on producing media in Arabic.  Its Arabic channel (both the station and the social media version) has become quite successful and widely watched.  Just yesterday, the Russian government...
From: The Angry Arab News Service | By: As'ad AbuKhalil | Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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These higher learning institutions around the world have educated the most wealthy people in the…
From: Black Enterprise | By: Richard Spiropoulos | Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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Artist Addie Wagenknecht (Webcam Venus, Prism Break Barbie, PUSSYDRONES) has just published Technological Selection of Fate — a “fragile, glitchy” book of old, private LiveJournal entry excerpts. I used my livejournal account from 2000-2009...
From: Animal New York | By: Marina Galperina | Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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Russian retailer Kixbox here offers an eye-widening lookbook for its Fall 2014 collection. The "Living One" lookbook well highlights new offerings from Stussy, Poler Stuff and the Independent x Vans collection via a particularly dreamy girl. Here we...
From: Hypebeast | By: Josh Davis | Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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