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First-Ever Mercury Standards for Coal Plants

Guest post by Nicholas Scott

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed the first-ever national standards for mercury and other air pollutants this past Wednesday. The proposed standards are targeted specifically at coal fired power plants. It is believed that the new regulations would dramatically improve public health; they can prevent 17,000 premature deaths from […]

Water Challenged In Austin

Thank You, Austin American Statesman and Austin Central Appraisal District for bringing the top water offenders to our attention. To be

fair, there are other factors worth considering about this chart. Why didn’t the Statesman show a 3-4 months usage average, instead of one month? Why didn’t Statesman address the broken […]

Consequences: Foreign Policy or Foreign Fantasy

Bhutto was key to US plan

Benazir Bhutto was central to American hopes of broadening out Pakistan‘s government from the figure of General Musharraf. Washington helped engineer the political deal that saw her return and now it has seen that lead to disaster, with the loss of one of […]

Immigration Paperwork Meltdown Impacts Election

Naturalization paperwork jam hits Texas hard Backlog may keep some from casting votes for president

WASHINGTON — Millions of people who applied for naturalization and other immigration benefits to beat a midsummer fee increase are caught in a paperwork pileup that threatens the chance for some to become U.S. citizens in time […]

State of Emergency – Pakistan

Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) director IA Rehman told the BBC that Pakistan was in danger of becoming a “Gestapo state” if such disappearances were to go unchecked.

Human rights workers in Pakistan have demanded the release of one of their leading workers who they say has been detained by government officials. […]

American Climate Change Policy Still Sucks

 

 

Unravelling the sceptics

 

What do “climate sceptics” believe?

 

You might think that you know the answer, having heard, seen and read numerous counter-blasts aimed at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) over the course of […]