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Pipeline Explodes In West Virginia Sends Fireball Shooting Hundreds Of Feet In The Air
Environment  (tags: Pipeline explosion, Keystone XL, West Virginia, fireball )

Dandelion
- 2 days ago - thinkprogress.org
The West Virginia explosion is the fourth in a string of news-making pipeline incidents this month. The four incidents come while American lawmakers are entrenched in debate whether the controversial Keystone XL pipeline should be built.
Polish Baby Named After Staff Sgt. Michael Ollis
Society & Culture  (tags: hero soldier, Ollis, sacrifice )

Apolonia
- 1 day ago - silive.com
U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Michael Ollis, 24, a lifelong resident of New Dorp, sacrificed his life on Aug. 28, 2013, while shielding Lt. Karol Cierpica from a suicide bomber in Afghanistan. Cierpica's newborn son carries the name of hero soldier - Michael.
Nearly 3 Million Gallons Of Drilling Waste Spill From North Dakota Pipeline
Environment  (tags: North Dakota, saltwater, brine, drilling waste, Blacktail Creek )

Dandelion
- 8 days ago - thinkprogress.org
A spill thats now being called the states largest since the North Dakota oil boom began. The drilling waste can contain heavy metals and even radioactive material, and is up to eight times saltier than seawater.
I Am Not Charlie. But I Am Against Killing
Society & Culture  (tags: Paris, France, Muslims demonstrate, In Solidarity, Jews, I am Not Charlie, kosher market )

Dandelion
- 17 days ago - haaretz.com
Paris' Muslims gather outside of the kosher market attacked by terrorists, urging French Jews not to leave France for Israel: 'We are in this together.'
4 Dead at Paris Kosher Market After Raid; One Hostage Taker on the Run, Hebdo Gunman Killed
World  (tags: France, hostages, murder, anti-Semitism, police raid )

Barbara
- 22 days ago - jpost.com
Report: the hostage taker said he belonged to ISIS and his female accomplice is still on the run, according to CNN.
An Urgent Appeal for Koala Mittens By the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Has Proved a Huge Success Over Recent Day
Offbeat  (tags: australia, koalas, jeremy, bush fires, appeal, mittens )

Scooby
- 21 days ago - ibtimes.co.uk
An urgent appeal for koala mittens by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has proved a huge success over recent days following images showing koalas with burnt paws from bushfires across parts of Australia.
Sharpening Contradictions: Why Al-Qaeda Attacked Satirists in Paris
Society & Culture  (tags: freedoms, violence, terrorism, terrorist attack, muslims, al-qaeda, right-wing, fundamentalism, terrorist recruitment, false flag operation )

M.N.
- 22 days ago - juancole.com
Juan Cole writes: The horrific murder of the editor, cartoonists and other staff of ... Charlie Hebdo, along with two policemen, by terrorists in Paris was in my view a strategic strike, aiming at polarizing the French and European public.
A Collection of Lodges That Inspire
Green Lifestyle  (tags: lodges, design, cultures, ecosystems, eco-friendly, business, environment, humans, society, sustainable, technology, world )

Lone
- 20 days ago - nationalgeographiclodges.com
unique lodges that defy the imagination in their design and detail, founded on a deep desire to protect the cultures and precious ecosystems that surround them.
Energy Shift Requires Shift in Conversation
Environment  (tags: energy, avid Suzuki, science, energy plan, government, fossil-fueled, superpower, climate, CO2emissions, conservation, ecosystems, endangered, environment, humans, nature, protection, Sustainabililty, world )

Lone
- 22 days ago - davidsuzuki.org
Canada has no national energy plan, other than governmental desire to be a fossil-fuelled energy-export superpower.
Killings at French Journal Charlie Hebdo Are Assault on Freedom
Society & Culture  (tags: violence, terrorism, al-qaeda, terrorist attack, freedoms, freedom of speech, freedom of the press )

M.N.
- 22 days ago - latimes.com
Mary McNamara of the LA Times writes in protest of victim-blaming in the terror attack against Charlie Hebdo satirists: "As if freedom of the press, speech and expression were things that should be curtailed if they might anger murderous, crazy people."
 
 
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