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Might as well blame the yo-yo for climate change

Environment
by Cal Thomas
Posted 9/19/13, 10:31 am

There is a tradition in politics that is similar to one in the legal profession: When evidence supports your position, make your argument based on the evidence, but when it argues against your position, ignore the evidence and appeal to emotion.

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Fukushima radioactive leaks 'impossible to stop'

Environment
by Julie Borg
Posted 9/13/13, 04:15 pm

Japanese government officials admitted last month that radioactive water has been leaking into the ocean everyday—at least 300 tons in recent months. Most of the water is being used to prevent overheating at the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant.

To add to the plant’s woes, a new tank leak announced two weeks ago spilled another 300 tons of radioactive water into the ground. The leak, along with rising contamination levels, is particularly concerning as Tokyo is set to host the 2020 Olympics. 

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The humpback comeback

Environment
by David Sonju
Posted 9/04/13, 01:08 pm

Fifty years ago, fewer than 1,500 humpback whales remained, stirring an international effort to ban commercial whaling operations. The population has steadily grown since then and now more than 60,000 humpbacks exist worldwide, with an estimated 20,000 in the North Pacific alone. Yet they are still listed as an endangered species by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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