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  • University of California (Janet Napolitano) unveils plan to curb climate change

    10/28/2015 3:11:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/27/15 | Julie Watson - AP
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Reducing the human carbon footprint is a "moral imperative," University of California President Janet Napolitano said Tuesday as she vowed to turn the system's 10 campuses into a living laboratory for solutions that can be scaled up to state, national and global levels. Napolitano made the comments at a two-day climate change summit at UC San Diego, where researchers discussed their blueprint for actions that they say the state and the world should undertake to tackle the problem — including reducing the carbon footprint of the wealthiest 1 billion people. The plan will be presented at...
  • Obama supports Senate rule change to curb filibusters (What if they nuked the Constitution, Daddy? )

    11/21/2013 12:16:38 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/21/13 | BBC
    US President Barack Obama has supported a motion passed by Senate Democrats which weakens Republicans' ability to block White House nominations. The measure, known as the "nuclear option", curbs the power of the upper chamber's minority party to use a blocking tactic known as a filibuster. Mr Obama said the practice had gone too far, and was "not normal". Republicans vowed they would use the new rule against Democrats if they won back the Senate in the next election. Correspondents said Thursday's motion, which passed 52-48, will make American politics even more acrimonious. 'Power grab' At the White House on...
  • Australian camels could be shot to curb methane

    06/09/2011 6:16:22 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 70 replies ^ | 09 june 2011
    Kill a camel, earn cash for cutting greenhouse gases: That offer may be coming soon in Australia, where vast numbers of the nonnative, methane-belching animals have been trampling the Outback for more than a century. The government has proposed that killing camels be officially registered as a means of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Australia has the world's largest population of wild camels _ an estimated 1.2 million _ and considers them to be a growing environmental problem. The proposal, released for public comment this week, would allow sharpshooters to earn so-called carbon credits for slaughtering camels. Industrial polluters around the...
  • Targeted deaths curb al-Qaida's expansion

    09/18/2009 6:00:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 902+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/18/09 | Paisley Dodds - ap
    LONDON – Recent targeted attacks that killed militants in Somalia, Indonesia and Pakistan have chipped away at al-Qaida's power base, sapping the terror network of key leaders and experienced operatives who train recruits and wage attacks. Intelligence officials said Friday that the military strikes have reduced al-Qaida's core leadership to only a handful of men and diminished its ability to train fighters. This, they said, has forced al-Qaida to turn to its global affiliates for survival. The killings of Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan in Somalia, Noordin Muhammed Top in Indonesia and Baitullah Mehsud in Pakistan — all in recent weeks...
  • White House seeks ways to curb malpractice suits

    09/17/2009 9:57:44 AM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies · 628+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 9/17/09 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is announcing $25 million in grants to states and health care systems to launch a national experiment on alternatives to medical malpractice lawsuits. The grants will be up to $3 million each for three years. They can be used to examine a broad range of ideas, including programs in which doctors and hospitals quickly acknowledge a mistake, offer an apology and restitution, and pledge to take corrective action.
  • UK Muslims call to curb anti-Semitism

    01/15/2009 10:18:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies · 437+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1/15/09 | JONNY PAUL
    More than 20 prominent British Muslim leaders have signed a letter denouncing the rise in anti-Semitic attacks resulting from Operation Cast Lead and calling on Muslims to help prevent attacks on Jews in the UK. The Community Security Trust (CST) has reported a sharp rise in anti-Semitic incidents in recent weeks, with more than 150 reported attacks on Jews, Jewish-owned property and even an arson attempt on a London synagogue. "We are deeply saddened to hear about anti-Semitic assaults on British Jews, and a recent arson attack on a London synagogue. Although the perpetrators are yet unknown, we unreservedly condemn...
  • Agreement reached on greenhouse gas curb

    08/31/2007 7:28:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 418+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/31/07 | William J. Kole - ap
    VIENNA, Austria - Negotiators from 158 countries reached basic agreement Friday on rough targets aimed at getting some of the world's biggest polluters to reduce emissions of the greenhouse gases blamed for global warming. A weeklong U.N. climate conference concluded that industrialized countries should strive to cut emissions by 25 percent to 40 percent of their 1990 levels by 2020. Experts said that target would serve as a loose guide for a major international climate summit to be held in December in Bali, Indonesia. "We have reached broad agreement on the main issues," said Leon Charles, a negotiator from Grenada...
  • U.N. official praises bid to curb greenhouse gases - AB 32 ("the move will have great influence")

    09/16/2006 10:32:16 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 271+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 9/16/06 | Betsy Mason
    SACRAMENTO - California's recent passage of a bill to curb emissions of carbon dioxide drew praise from the head of the United Nations' climate change assessment panel, who said the move will have great influence. "Clearly this will have a profound effect on the position of the federal government," said Rajendra Pachauri, director of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. "And I would say even before that, perhaps it will have an effect on other states in the U.S. I wouldn't be surprised if in the next year or two you see other states following similar actions. "And it will...
  • CA: Bill to curb greenhouse gases poses dilemma for Schwarzenegger - AB32

    08/06/2006 3:55:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 1,224+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 8/6/06 | Samantha Young - ap
    SACRAMENTO Over the past year, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has sought to position himself as a leader on climate change issues. He outlined a broad program to reduce air pollution during a speech at a United Nations summit a year ago and last week reached a publicity-generating agreement with British Prime Minister Tony Blair. The Republican governor now faces a dilemma that threatens to undermine his environmental credentials at the same time he is trying appeal to moderate voters as he seeks re-election. This month, the Democrats who hold a majority in California's Legislature plan to send Schwarzenegger a bill that...
  • Bush Refuses To Curb Israeli Assault

    07/14/2006 7:07:26 PM PDT · by blam · 36 replies · 1,112+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-15-2006 | Alec Russell - Tim Butcher
    Bush refuses to curb Israeli assault By Alec Russell in St Petersburg and Tim Butcher in Beirut (Filed: 15/07/2006)(go to the site to use the links below) Audio: Con Coughlin on Hizbollah's motives Audio: Tim Butcher reports from Beirut In pictures: Beirut under siege Your view: are Israel's tactics justified? President George W Bush refused last night to rein in Israel as its close ally brought international condemnation by stepping up its offensive in Lebanon. For the second day running Israeli aircraft bombed southern Beirut, hitting the headquarters of Hizbollah, the Iranian-backed militant Islamic group, and the residence of its...
  • Judge Says FEC Failed to Curb Soft Money

    03/30/2006 10:19:00 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 822+ views
    AP Yahoo ^ | 3/30/06 | Toni Locy - ap
    WASHINGTON - The Federal Election Commission failed to give a good reason for refusing to rein in nonprofit political groups that spent huge sums in the 2004 presidential elections, a judge has ruled in a case brought by President Bush's campaign and lawmakers. In a 34-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan said the FEC failed to give "a reasoned explanation" for its decision not to issues rules to require so-called "527" groups to register as federal political action committees and face the same strict fundraising, spending and disclosure rules PACs do. But Sullivan stopped short of saying the...
  • Diplomatic Push Is Planned To Curb Iran's Nuclear Ambition

    03/27/2006 5:45:09 PM PST · by blam · 1 replies · 189+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-28-2006 | Anton La Guardia
    Diplomatic push is planned to curb Iran's nuclear ambition By Anton La Guardia, Diplomatic Editor (Filed: 28/03/2006) The world's key powers will seek this week to reach agreement on a strategy that will build up pressure on Iran. This could lead to sanctions being imposed by the summer unless Teheran halts the most dangerous parts of its nuclear programme. Jack Straw, the Foreign Secretary, along with foreign ministers from the United States, France, Germany, Russia, and China will meet in Berlin on Thursday at a gathering designed to finalise a United Nations call on Iran to comply with international demands,...
  • Operation Aims to Curb Violence as Iraq's Government Takes Shape

    03/16/2006 4:25:56 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 214+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 16, 2006 – Iraqi and coalition forces have boosted their presence in Baghdad in response to a surge in attacks against Iraqis that officials link to today's seating of the country's new parliament, a Multinational Force Iraq spokesman told reporters. "Operation Scales of Justice" was launched to enhance security in Iraq's capital city as the parliament begins selecting the country's new government, Army Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch said today in Baghdad. The 275-member body met briefly today to begin the difficult process of electing a president, two vice presidents and a prime minister. Lynch called the seating of...
  • Dublin Repeals English Laws Designed To Curb The Irish

    03/12/2006 6:10:22 PM PST · by blam · 51 replies · 1,131+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-13-2006 | Tom Peterkin
    Dublin repeals English laws designed to curb the Irish By Tom Peterkin, Ireland Correspondent (Filed: 13/03/2006) The draconian laws the English imposed on Ireland to keep the natives at bay are to be repealed hundreds of years after they were first put on the Statute Book. Bertie Ahern, the Irish prime minister, has finally got round to dealing with more than 2,000 pieces of legislation drawn up by colonial parliaments following the 12th century, Norman invasion of his country. The revision programme will see the removal of ancient acts banning the Gaelic language, prohibiting the English from fraternising with the...
  • U.S. To Iraq: Curb Use Of Shiite Militias

    11/17/2005 4:04:18 PM PST · by blam · 1 replies · 218+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 11-17-2005 | Robert H. Reid
    U.S. to Iraq: Curb Use of Shiite Militias Thursday November 17, 2005 11:46 PM By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - The Iraqi government has promised to investigate detention facilities across the country to ensure prisoners are not tortured, the United States said Thursday, sharply warning Iraqi officials against allowing Shiite militias a role in the security services following allegations of torture of Sunni Arabs. The Interior Minister, who is in charge of the facilities and security forces, said torture claims were exaggerated. Sectarian rhetoric sharpened four days after U.S. troops found up to 173 malnourished...
  • Blair To Curb Human Rights In War On Terror

    08/05/2005 5:53:22 PM PDT · by blam · 21 replies · 516+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-6-2005 | Geoege Jones
    Blair to curb human rights in war on terror By George Jones (Filed: 06/08/2005) Tony Blair served notice yesterday that he was ready to renounce parts of the European convention on human rights if British and European judges continued to block the deportation of Islamic extremists in the wake of the London bombings. In a significant shift away from the human rights policies championed by Labour since 1997, Mr Blair indicated that he was no longer prepared to allow Britain to be a haven for Muslim extremists whose presence in London has resulted in its being dubbed "Londonistan". Tony Blair...
  • House Panel Seeks to Curb Some Fundraising (527s)

    06/29/2005 3:54:00 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 287+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/29/05 | AP - Washington, DC
    WASHINGTON - Upset by the millions of dollars that outside groups spent in the 2004 election, a House panel on Wednesday took a step toward limiting such organizations. The House Administration Committee, on a 5-3 vote, sent a bill to the full House that would place tax-exempt partisan groups under the same fundraising and spending limits that apply to political action committees. The House is expected to act on the legislation sponsored by Reps. Christopher Shays, R-Conn., and Martin Meehan, D-Mass., next month. In the last election, the groups, commonly known as 527s for the section of the tax law...
  • Shootings May Lead To (Private) Security Guard Curb (Iraq)

    06/10/2005 6:17:50 PM PDT · by blam · 56 replies · 2,264+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-11-2005 | Adrian Blomfield
    Shootings may lead to security guard curb By Adrian Blomfield in Baghdad (Filed: 11/06/2005) Iraq's interior ministry said yesterday it wanted to impose legal boundaries on the private security business after American contractors twice opened fire on US marines. The move may be supported by the US military, whose patience with the contractors has been tested. They were angered by an incident late last month in Fallujah, the former insurgent stronghold recaptured by US forces last year. The marines say one of their combat teams came under fire from guards in a convoy of four-wheel-drives belonging to Zapata Engineering, a...
  • Hey, Big Spender - (time for President Bush to rein in appetite of Congress for too much pork!)

    06/01/2005 1:04:21 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 12 replies · 465+ views
    President Bush strongly suggested Congress pass a highway bill that does not exceed $284 billion. The House complied. The Senate? It approved a $295 billion bill on May 17. What’s the extra $11 billion for anyway? Hasn’t Sen. Robert Byrd been able to pave West Virginia yet? Actually, it’s the Republicans who were largely behind the added dollars, with the Democrats urging them on. The approval margin was overwhelming: 89-11. But if the GOP isn’t going to demonstrate a little fiscal restraint, then who is? The media and the political pundits get all warm and fuzzy over bipartisan bills. They...
  • Study: Herb Helps Curb Binge Drinking (Kudzu may increase blood-alcohol levels)

    05/18/2005 4:51:18 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies · 699+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/17/05 | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN
    Study: Herb Helps Curb Binge Drinking By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press Writer Tue May 17, 8:25 PM ET BOSTON - A group of 20-something drinkers seemed to lose the urge to binge-drink when they took pills made from kudzu, that ubiquitous vine that blankets the South, researchers reported. The finding, described as groundbreaking by one expert, might one day lead to a way to attack the binge-drinking problem. Researcher Scott Lukas, with Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital, had no trouble finding volunteers for the study, which required them to hang out in an "apartment," complete with television, recliner and fridge stocked with...