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By DARREN SAMUELSOHN | 2/21/12 12:33 AM EST The climate researcher says he made a “lapse of my own and professional judgment and ethics.” By KENNETH P. VOGEL and ABBY PHILLIP | 2/20/12 8:42 PM EST By KENNETH P.





Southwest Louisvillians call for coal ash cleanup | James Bruggers – Watchdog Earth

More than 100 people showed up tonight at the Southwest Government Center to a meeting focused on coal ash – specifically, what comes from two LG&E power plants in southwest Louisville.

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Feds seek feedback on Pantex wind farm

Potential developers interested in the Pantex wind farm project have one more chance to review a work statement by federal energy officials before the government writes a final request for proposals this spring.The companies have until Feb.


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Situation Room: Suicide bomb plot JKUSA: Dow closes highest since 2008 Connect the World: UN action in Syria I.D.E.A.: Investing in start-ups pays Piers: Nikki Sixx on ‘rock docs’ Situation Room: Kin turns in fugitive

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Heartland Institute launches legal fight over internal documents | James Bruggers – Watchdog Earth

Now come the apparent threats of lawsuits from the Heartland Institute, which, according to the Associated Press and other news and blogging outlets, has had some of its embarrassing internal documents leaked. Watchdog Earth previously wrote about the issue, here. The Heartland Institute says the documents are fakes.



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2012 Mass Stranding of Common Dolphins (Delphinus delphis) on Cape Cod, MA – Office of Protected Resources – NOAA Fisheries

How many dolphins have stranded on Cape Cod this winter? From January 19-February 16, 2012, a total of 178 common dolphins (Delphinus delphis) have stranded in Wellfleet, MA and surrounding areas: Who is responding to the dolphins? The International for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is the lead local stranding network responder for Cape Cod, MA.




Dana Blankenhorn: Nixon and O.J.

Think of this as Volume 16, Number 7 of, the online newsletter I’ve written since 1997. Enjoy. That’s what was famously said of O.J. Simpson after his acquittal (he eventually became violent again and is now in jail in Nevada).



HuffPost Launches Social Reading App for Facebook Timeline

At the Huffington Post, we’re all about starting conversations. It’s why we launched Social News with Facebook in 2009, enabling our users to read and share stories as instantly as you would discuss a story in a newspaper at the kitchen table — still one of my favorite things about reading newspapers together with friends.

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Knicks fans lose out on Lin due to MSG & Time Warner cable dispute

“Linsurrection” by furious fans could break the stalemate between Time Warner Cable and the MSG Network that’s kept the Knicks off many TVs. The dispute that’s blacked out Knicks games since Dec. 31 on the screens of around 2 million Time Warner customers is getting more attention now that Jeremy Lin, the surprise Taiwanese-American star from Harvard, is lighting up the Garden with his play.

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Sen. Rand Paul takes aim at Clean Water Act | James Bruggers – Watchdog Earth

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, is the latest politician to take aim at wetlands protections. His staff sent out a press release saying that he has introduced the “Defense of Environment and Property Act of 2012 to bring common sense back to federal water policy.”



INFLUENCE GAME: Leaks show group’s climate efforts ::

WASHINGTON – Leaked documents from a prominent conservative think tank show how it sought to teach schoolchildren skepticism about global warming and planned other behind-the-scenes tactics using millions of dollars in donations from big corporate names.

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Inside Cisco’s Anti-Skype Gambit – Seeking Alpha

Open source advocates are giving surprisingly little love to Cisco’s (CSCO) appeal of Microsoft’s (MSFT) Skype acquisition before the European Commission. Cisco doesn’t want to stop the merger. It just wants Microsoft to support open standards after the merger, to make such support a condition of approval.


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Words and Actions, Purple Spot Edition

Back before the 2010 election, Civil Beat sent prospective Honolulu City Council candidates a questionnaire on important local issues, and posted their responses in full on each of their topic pages. It’s important to hold politicians accountable for campaign pledges after they’re in office, but sometimes I forget those pages are there as a resource.

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Dana Blankenhorn: TCU

Almost 20 years ago Texas Christian University (TCU) faced a choice. It was losing the cash cow of the Southwest Conference. It could accept that or double-down on athletics. It chose to double-down. The school now has state-of-the-art facilities, a football coach making millions a year, and additions to its football stadium estimated to cost $100 million.

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U.S. Launches Effort to Cut Short-Lived Pollutants | Climate Central

The U.S. launched an international initiative aimed at reducing emissions of so-called short-lived global warming agents, such as soot and methane, in order to make near-term gains in fighting global warming and improving public health.


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