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New Mexico continues to play a key role in maintaining the nation’s largest nuclear arsenal. New Mexico’s long history of uranium mining on Native American lands provides fuel for the front end of the nuclear industry. It also stores much of the radioactive waste from nuclear weapons and power plants. Despite government rhetoric about cutting […]
Natural gas production and carbon sequestration may be headed for an underground collision course. That is the message from a new HYPERLINK “http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es2040015″study finding that many of the same shale rock formations where companies want to extract gas also happen to sit above optimal sites envisioned for storing carbon dioxide underground that is captured from […]
Without water, crops cannot grow and the world cannot eat. And in 2012, there hasn’t been enough of it. The US has seen its worst drought in more than 50 years, vast swathes of Russia have been left parched by lack of rain, India has had a dry monsoon, while rainfall in South America early […]
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act mandates that states and local school districts eliminate all barriers to homeless students enrollment, success and participation. In addition, local school districts must do outreach at shelters and wherever there are homeless students and families. But Berkeley High School doesn’t make adjustments for homeless students. For example, many students enrolled […]
According to Professor Margrit Kennedy, a stunning 35% to 40% of everything we buy goes to interest. This interest goes to bankers, financiers, and bondholders, who take a 35% to 40% cut of our GDP. That helps explain how wealth is systematically transferred from Main Street to Wall Street. Dr. Kennedy cites interest charges ranging […]