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Public comments prove Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is all risk, no reward

By: 350.org | Press Release: WASHINGTON – April 23, 2013 – Opponents of Keystone XL have submitted more than one million comments urging President Obama, Secretary Kerry and the State Department following the publication of the latest deficient environmental review urging that the dirty and dangerous Keystone XL

Clean energy progress too slow to limit climate change, says report

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:  An annual report by International Energy Agency (IEA) says the development of low-carbon energy is progressing too slowly to limit climate change. “The drive to clean up the world’s energy system has stalled,” said aid Maria van der Hoeven, the IEA’s executive director, during

Boston Bombers Echo Home-Grown Terrorists in Madrid, London Attacks

By:  Sebastian Rotella | ProPublica, April 19, 2013, 4:30 p.m. The FBI interviewed Tamerlan Tsaerov, the elder of the brothers suspected in the Boston bombings, in 2011, two U.S. law enforcement officials told ProPublica Friday evening. The FBI agents conducted the inquiry into suspected extremist or terrorist

In Uruguay, Marriage Equality Is Approved

Same-Sex Marriage Law is a Win for Fundamental Rights By: Human Rights Watch | Press Release NEW YORK – The Uruguay Senate, in approving a bill on April 2, 2013, to legalize same-sex marriage, has moved to guarantee marriage equality and diminish discrimination, Human Rights Watch said. The

Aaron Swartz inspires week of action against Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

Activists Seek to Defeat CFAA Expansion Proposal, Pass Reforms to Protect Innovators and Internet Users. By: Demand Progress: WASHINGTON – Today, on the day that Aaron Swartz‘s trial was set to have begun, Demand Progress and Aaron Swartz’s partner Taren Stinebrickner-Kauffman announced that activists will engage