Patricia Levi
Patricia Levi
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Climate Change 2013: Republicans Shifting Stance On Global Warming

Republicans and right-leaning independents are increasingly supporting increased clean energy production, but their core values on climate change remain the same.

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Keystone XL Pipeline May Create Jobs, But At Too Steep a Cost to Be Worth It

Basing the merit of the Keystone XL pipeline in the number of jobs it creates is a distraction from more important aspects of good energy policy, like safety and equity.
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Donors Have Spent $120 Million to Deny Climate Change is Real

Anonymous donations through Donors Trust, a previously little-known trust, have been bankrolling a vast climate change denier network, hugely outspending oil companies and the Koch brothers.
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Remember That Hole in the Ozone? Well, It's Shrinking

The European Space Agency just showed that the ozone hole was smaller in 2012 than it has been in a decade. This ozone recovery is a triumph of international cooperation.
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Apple a Day: iPad Could Become Required Daily Part Of School Curriculum

A Massachusetts school district has proposed that every fifth grader purchase a personal iPad for classroom use. But do 10-year-olds really need constant iPad access?
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Climate Change in 2013: 5 Things to Expect in the New Year

From a longer summer to harsher droughts, here are 5 important effects of climate change you can expect to see in 2013.

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Climate Change Kills 5 Million People Every Year

A new report attributes 5 million deaths per year to climate change and fossil fuels, highlighting the need for action, especially in developing countries where the worst effects are felt.
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20% of Colorado River Could Dry Up By 2050, Finds Shocking New Climate Change Study

Recent reports from the Bureau of Reclamation warn of a huge shortage in the Colorado River basin arising from the collision of climate change and population growth.
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Sandy Hook Shooting: James Dobson Outrageously Blames Shootings on Gay Marriage and Abortion

In an appalling response to the Sandy Hook shootings, James Dobson, a prominent right-wing Christian, says God "allowed judgment to fall upon us" for our approval of abortion and gay marriage.
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Human Rights Day 2012: 4 of the Worst Human Rights Offenders Are Also On the UN Human Rights Council

Today is Human Rights Day, and a new report, 'The Worst of the Worst,' shows which 9 countries have the worst records. Ironically, 4 of them are members of the UN Human Rights Council.
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Feinstein Amendment: NDAA Indefinite Detention Change Could Actually Expand Executive Power

The Feinstein-Lee Amendment, which was approved by the Senate this past Thursday 67-29, has legal loopholes so large it may actually expand the government's indefinite detention capabilities.

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Immigration Reform: Republican Supported STEM Immigration Reform Will Only Succeed as a Symbolic Gesture

The House will vote this week to expand visas available for STEM graduates. The GOP-supported bill is a nice gesture that they are ready to think about immigration reform, but it is not enough.

Leonid Meteor Shower 2012: The Complete Guide to Fantastic Shower on November 17

Saturday and Tuesday early morning the night sky will be full of brilliant meteors from the annual Leonid Meteor Shower. Here's everything you need to know about
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Fiscal Cliff 2013: We Could See a 3 Percent Drop in GDP if Washington Fails to Find a Solution

A recent Pew poll shows the public will blame Republicans in congress more than President Obama if negotiations to avert the fiscal cliff fail.
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Heidi Heitkamp Wins: North Dakota Senate Adds to Record Number of Women in Senate

Of the 25 possible Senate seats in the 113th Congress, women will occupy 19, after Heidi Heitkamp's win in North Dakota: a new record for women in Congress.
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Voter Fraud 2012: Pennsylvania Polling Machine Marks Obama Vote for Romney - Video

A man in Pennsylvania today took a video of his polling machine trying to change his presidential vote from Obama to Romney. Whether simple glitch or malicious hack, we need better regulations.

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Presidential Polls: 80 Percent of Undecided Voters Think Global Warming is a Big Issue

A recent poll shows 80% of undecided voters care about climate change, which makes them look much more like Obama supporters. In the aftermath of Sandy, this puts Romney in a bad place.
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Hurricane Sandy Climate Change: Andrew Cuomo Rightly Raises Global Warming Issue

Governor Andrew Cuomo acknowledges climate change is behind frequent extreme weather, but falls short on what we should do about it.
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Hurricane Sandy 2012: Hurricane Puts President Obamas Strengths on Display

As Obama retreats to Washington to monitor Hurricane Sandy, he projects compassion and authority. Meanwhile, Romney is being attacked for his anti-FEMA statements.
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Equal Pay for Equal Work: Why the Gender Pay Gap is Alive and Well in America

An America Association of University Women study shows women's salaries are lower just one year out of college. Discrimination, not just career and family choices, is the culprit.