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  • A Man For All Seasons: Remembering Rick Piltz, Climate Science Whistleblower

    20 October 2014, 5:20 pm by: Joe Romm

    Rich Piltz, a true climate hero, passed away Saturday. Rick was a man of principle, a genuine whistle blower, who resigned from the U.S. Global Change Research Program in 2005 to protest political interference with climate change communication by the…
  • Beijing Marathoners Need Facemasks And Sponges Because Of The Air Pollution

    20 October 2014, 5:13 pm by: Ryan Koronowski

    Organizers provided 140,000 sponges that runners could use to “clean their skin that is exposed to the air.”The post Beijing Marathoners Need Facemasks And Sponges Because Of The Air Pollution appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • Liberia’s ‘Brain Drain’ Is Thwarting Its Efforts To Stop Ebola

    20 October 2014, 5:10 pm by: Sam P.K. Collins

    The most qualified Liberians are reluctant to live and work in their country of birth.The post Liberia’s ‘Brain Drain’ Is Thwarting Its Efforts To Stop Ebola appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • Serena Williams Calls Comment From Top Tennis Official ‘Extremely Sexist As Well As Racist’

    20 October 2014, 4:48 pm by: Travis Waldron

    Serena Williams blasted the comments as "racist and sexist," and even if they were meant as a joke, the comments are rooted in pernicious stereotypes about women athletes and their bodies.The post Serena Williams Calls Comment From Top Tennis Official…
  • Renewables And Efficiency Made Up 70 Percent Of The Drop In U.S. Emissions Since 2007

    20 October 2014, 4:21 pm by: Jeff Spross

    An analysis by Greenpeace Energydesk showed that while natural gas covered 44 percent of the energy generation left by the fall of coal, it only contributed to 30 percent of the ensuing drop in carbon emissions.The post Renewables And Efficiency Made Up 70…
  • New York Mayor Campaigned Against Pot Crackdowns, But Possession Arrests Are Still Soaring

    20 October 2014, 4:21 pm by: Nicole Flatow

    During the campaign, Mayor Bill de Blasio said marijuana possession arrests can have "disastrous consequences for individuals and their families."The post New York Mayor Campaigned Against Pot Crackdowns, But Possession Arrests Are Still Soaring appeared first…
  • Politicians Who Say ‘I’m Not A Scientist’ On Climate Offer Their Advice On Ebola

    20 October 2014, 3:21 pm by: Emily Atkin

    Most prominent Republican politicians who are not willing to talk about the science of climate change are extremely willing to talk about the science of Ebola. The post Politicians Who Say ‘I’m Not A Scientist’ On Climate Offer Their Advice On Ebola…
  • How San Francisco Is Forcing Its Gay Population Onto The Streets

    20 October 2014, 3:11 pm by: Sacha Feinman

    San Francisco occupies a sacrosanct place in the LGBTQ community the world over. But while people seek out a better life in the Bay Area, they don't always end up with one. The post How San Francisco Is Forcing Its Gay Population Onto The Streets appeared…
  • Venture Capitalist Says Tech Companies Are Diverse Because White People Have Different European…

    20 October 2014, 3:01 pm by: Bryce Covert

    Netscape co-founder Marc Andreessen claims tech companies aren't "systematically discriminatory."The post Venture Capitalist Says Tech Companies Are Diverse Because White People Have Different European Backgrounds appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • Amazon Deforestation Spikes 190 Percent After Long Reported Decline

    20 October 2014, 2:13 pm by: Joaquim Moreira Salles

    In total, 838 square kilometers of rainforest were cleared over the past two months, an area almost ten times the size of Manhattan.The post Amazon Deforestation Spikes 190 Percent After Long Reported Decline appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • Floridians Deliver 92,000-Signature Petition Urging Gov. Rick Scott To Cut State Emissions

    20 October 2014, 1:47 pm by: Katie Valentine

    "It’s time we put a clean power plan in place for Florida that cleans up dirty coal fired power plants."The post Floridians Deliver 92,000-Signature Petition Urging Gov. Rick Scott To Cut State Emissions appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • Italian Prime Minister Proposes ‘Baby Bonus’ for New Mothers

    20 October 2014, 12:48 pm by: Amelia Rosch

    The bonus is an attempt to boost Italy's birthrate, which hit record lows this year.The post Italian Prime Minister Proposes ‘Baby Bonus’ for New Mothers appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • Attorney General Candidate Says Fast Food Workers Should Get ‘A Real Job’

    20 October 2014, 12:40 pm by: Alice Ollstein

    Gov. Scott Walker's policies haven't exactly made that easy.The post Attorney General Candidate Says Fast Food Workers Should Get ‘A Real Job’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • For-Profit Wedding Chapel Sues After Idaho Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

    20 October 2014, 12:40 pm by: Zack Ford

    The owners of a for-profit wedding chapel in Idaho are suing for the right to refuse service to same-sex couples because of their religious beliefs.The post For-Profit Wedding Chapel Sues After Idaho Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • Earth Just Had Its Hottest September On Record

    20 October 2014, 12:24 pm by: Katie Valentine

    "If 2014 maintains this temperature departure from average for the remainder of the year, it will be the warmest calendar year on record."The post Earth Just Had Its Hottest September On Record appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • College Students Fight Catholic School’s ‘Unfair And Unjust’ Ban On Birth Control

    20 October 2014, 12:18 pm by: Tara Culp-Ressler

    Fordham University students are handing out condoms on campus, saying their administration's approach to contraception is harming their health.The post College Students Fight Catholic School’s ‘Unfair And Unjust’ Ban On Birth Control appeared first on…
  • Keystone XL Owner TransCanada Receives Top Climate Ranking In Sparse Energy Field

    20 October 2014, 11:59 am by: Ari Phillips

    Very few energy companies are able to meet the leadership criteria needed to combat climate change, but a new report helps show how change can happen.The post Keystone XL Owner TransCanada Receives Top Climate Ranking In Sparse Energy Field appeared first on…
  • Influential Megachurch Pastor Hints At Softer Position On Homosexuality

    20 October 2014, 10:12 am by: Jack Jenkins

    “Nowhere in my answer did I diminish biblical truth or suggest that I or Hillsong Church supported gay marriage,” pastor Brian Houston said.The post Influential Megachurch Pastor Hints At Softer Position On Homosexuality appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • Indiana Plans To Cut Tens Of Thousands Off Food Stamps

    20 October 2014, 9:35 am by: Alan Pyke

    Gov. Mike Pence (R) is moving to tighten the rules for food stamps even though federal officials say the Indiana economy is still too fragile to justify it.The post Indiana Plans To Cut Tens Of Thousands Off Food Stamps appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • Ray Rice Could Be Reinstated To The NFL In The Next Month

    20 October 2014, 9:16 am by: Travis Waldron

    An independent arbitrator could make a decision in Rice's appeal of his suspension by mid-November, according to reports. The post Ray Rice Could Be Reinstated To The NFL In The Next Month appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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