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Idaho 'Ag Gag' Bill Signed Into Law By Gov. Otter

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By James Gerken BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter signed a bill Friday that imposes jail time and fines against people who secretly film animal abuse at Idaho’s agricultural facilities. Otter inked the new law swiftly, just two days after it cleared its final legislative hurdle in the House. The bill came in […]

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Faith Leaders Call for Limits On Carbon Pollution

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By Molly Rauch When EPA held a public hearing earlier this month on its proposed rule to limit carbon pollution from new power plants, I expected to hear comments from engineers, economists, policy experts, health professionals, and atmospheric scientists about the rule. I also knew that moms and dads were going to be there in […]

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Should Sierra Club Endorse Coal Rush/Fracking Gov. Quinn--Or Call Out Environmental Disaster?

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By Jeff Biggers Is it enough for Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and state treasurer candidate Mike Frerichs to hustle today to purge their campaigns of tainted coal industry contributions from a growing mine safety regulator scandal, or should citizens groups and environmentalists hold the Democratic candidates accountable for their full-throttle push behind the state’s unprecedented […]

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What Calico Cats Can Teach Us About Obesity

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By Lydia O’Connor House cats — in all their notoriously lazy glory — may actually help scientists figure out how to control obesity in humans. Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco are looking to calico cats, known for their orange and black patchwork fur, to better understand “gene silencing”, the ability of a […]

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Los Angeles Flips Out Over Rain

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By Carol Hartsell It’s raining in Los Angeles, you guys, and people are SCARED. No one more so than the local weather reporters. Jimmy Kimmel has the scoop on this much-needed, life-as-we-know-it-ending weather system. …read more Source: Huffington Post Green     

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EPA Moves To Block Massive Alaskan Gold And Copper Mine

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By Kate Sheppard WASHINGTON –- The Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday that it is beginning a process that could block a massive proposed gold mine in Alaska from being built. The Pebble Mine is a proposed open-pit copper and gold mine that could be up to 2 miles long, a mile and a half wide, […]