The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a complaint with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) about controversial airport-security practice known as ‘behavioral detection’,they say is ineffective. TSA uses behavioral detection system as part of its Screening Passengers by Observation Techniques program, trained officers look out for suspicious passengers who aren sent for further screening. TSA never said what kind of suspicious behavior they are looking for, critics say things like fidgeting, sweating and eye movement can trigger suspicion.
International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has said the IMF would be "delighted" to co-operate with the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). The AIIB has more than 30 members and is envisaged as a development bank similar to the World Bank.
Detroit to resume water shutoffs for tens of thousands of residents. 28,000 households could have their water cut off beginning in April. The policy could potentially affect close to 100,000 people, or 14 percent of the city’s residents. Last year, the city shut off water to more than 30,000 households.
The Obama administration, facing defiance by allies that have signed up to support a new Chinese-led infrastructure fund, is proposing the bank work in a partnership with Washington-backed development institutions such as the World Bank.
Costa Rica obtained 100 percent of its energy from renewable sources for 75 days straight this year, huge milestone in that country and push for alternative energy. Country was able to completely run the country on renewables such as wind, solar, biomass and geothermal. During January, February and March so far (75 days) it has been unnecessary to use oil to fuel the country's grid.
Trams fueled by hydrogen could soon be appearing on the streets of China. The country has mastered the technique of using this clean energy source, widely used elsewhere for cars and other forms of mass transport. Source of clean energy, water being its only emission. Help to cut energy running costs. Takes three minutes to refuel. Can carry 380 passengers.
Ukraine’s Minister of Information Policy announced that he seeks eight to 15 year prison terms for employees of Donetsk and Luhansk television stations.
body of Wall Street Journal reporter David Bird was pulled from a New Jersey river. The 55-year-old journalist had been missing for over a year. Just before his disappearance, Bird was investigating a supply imbalance in the oil industry, and was reporting in a way that was extremely controversial and possibly threatening to elements within that industry.
France has declared that all new rooftops in commercial areas across the country must be covered with either plants or solar panels. New law approved by Parliament aims to make buildings more environmentally friendly, an example to cities throughout the world.
Can Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu be believed? He urges Jews around the world to immigrate to Israel (known as “making aliya“) where, he says, they will be safe forever...
Despite being quick to condemn Russian military manoeuvers, NATO is conducting wide-scale war games in the Baltic states and creating a “line of troops” across Eastern Europe. The US denies a double standard, but records and transcripts suggest otherwise.
The rouble remains practically uneffaced any longer by oil prices, whose slump triggered a sharp depreciation of the Russian currency at the end of 2014; Finance Minister Anton Siluanov.
Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa accused US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of being involved in opposition protests in the country with the aim of dragging it into chaos, has a goal of weakening the government.
Journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: Soaring demand for meat across the world has caused a major uptick in amount of antimicrobial drugs in pork, beef and poultry. Pig farmers using four times as much antibiotics as cattle ranchers. Poultry a close second.
If a store or a bar has an awning outside the shadowing on public property, must pay a fee that is part of the public land use, tax on employment of public land.
Scott reportedly ordered longtime employee of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to take time off and seek professional mental treatment for using the term "climate change" in reference to the failed Keystone XL Pipeline project, according to the group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.
According to a joint study by BirdLife, IUCN and others, the conservation status of pollinating bird and mammal species is deteriorating, with more species moving towards extinction.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras promised to submit a new list of austerity measures following a summit of European leaders in Brussels. A statement issued by the European powers and Greece “Greek authorities will have ownership of the reforms and will present a full list of specific reforms in the next days.” The reforms are part of the agreement Greece reached with the Eurogroup last month.
Monsanto's cash cow weedkiller Roundup probably causes cancer, according to a new report from the United Nation's cancer research organization. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), published a report in the journal Lancet Oncology on Friday with findings on three pesticides, including Monsanto's best-selling brand.
Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev holds that the roots of the Ukraine conflict are in the breakup of the Soviet Union and he warns against attempts to solve the crisis by military force.
A Swedish scientist claims in a new theory that humanity has exceeded four of the nine limits for keeping the planet hospitable to modern life, while another professor told RT Earth may be seeing an impending human-made extinction of various species.
A report published Friday in the journal The Lancet Oncology says glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup, is a "probable carcinogen."
If you believe that ignorance is bliss, you might not want to read this article. I am going to dispel the notion that there has been any sort of “economic recovery”, and I am going to show that we are much worse off than we were just prior to the last economic crisis.
County officials in Seattle can prohibit an advertisement criticizing Israeli policies toward Palestinians from appearing on local buses without violating constitutional protections on free speech, a U.S. appeals court said on Wednesday.
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tried to walk back his declaration no Palestinian state, would be established. Said he had not been trying to suppress votes of Arab citizens with Election Day warning they were bused to polling stations in “droves,”remarks that caused outrage around the world. Did not say he was ready to return to negotiations or present new ideas for achieving peace
The United States denied it was planning a “military invasion” on Venezuela and defended its “sovereign” right to impose sanctions on Venezuelan officials. It also urged the Organization of American States (OAS) to “speak out” about about human rights “violations” in Venezuela.
German police launched massive crackdown on protests against austerity in Europe Wednesday. Between 10,000 and 20,000 people in Frankfurt participated in a demonstration that coincided with opening of the new headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB). Police responded with massive deployment of 8,000 officers, largest mobilization in the history of the Frankfurt security forces.
The Charles de Gaulle, France's only aircraft carrier, flagship of the French navy, arrived in the Persian Gulf last month to provide additional air power to the U.S.-led coalition conducting airstrikes against the militants who seized a third of Iraq and Syria. Only nation aside from U.S. to bring an aircraft carrier to the fight, under American operational control. Its fighters flying missions even before the carrier arrived.
China’s finance ministry: China welcomes Luxembourg’s application to be a founding member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. South Korea leaning towards joining up. Foreign ministers of China, Japan and South Korea will meet in Seoul this weekend. Every shred of objective evidence suggests the dollar’s dominance is coming to an end.
Chief of Staff of Russian Presidential Administration Sergey Ivanov : "Relations between our two countries can be described as comprehensive partnership and genuine strategic interaction. It would be no exaggeration to say that currently the Russian-Chinese relations are as good as never before."
Israeli bulldozers and military vehicles have reportedly intruded into Palestinian border town of Rafah in the blockaded Gaza Strip. Witnesses said four bulldozers and Israeli military vehicles conducted an incursion into the southern town in Gaza, where Egyptian forces demolished over 1,000 homes earlier this week to create a so-called buffer zone.
Portland cops arrested a homeless woman for charging her phone on a public outlet, a Class C misdemeanor. According to the Electrical Research Institute, it costs about 25 cents a year to charge the average mobile phone. If the phone had gone from zero charge to full charge, the cost would have amounted to mere fractions of a penny.
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX): too late to negotiate with Iran on its nuclear program.
“I think it’s time to bomb Iran — anything that resembles a nuclear facility with centrifuges, It’s time to bomb, take out Iran’s nuclear capability.”
An Israeli surveillance aerostat, extensively used during the latest war in Gaza, approved for purchase by the US Army, can stay airborne for three days in any weather. Designed for surveillance over “fixed sites, such as military bases, temporary camps, strategic facilities and border crossing checkpoints.”
Wheat farmers in eight states have sued agrochemical giant Monsanto over the unexplained appearance of its genetically modified seeds in a field in Oregon. On Wednesday, the company announced it would settle seven of those suits, shelling out $350,000.
Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders will unveil a $1-billion relief plan, also crafted a $7.5-billion water bond that was approved by voters to bolster the state's water infrastructure. In 2014, Brown signed a $687.4-million drought package, which offered aid to communities facing acute water shortages, food and housing assistance to those harmed by the drought.
Katherine Paul, Associate Director of Organic Consumers Association (OCA), organization dedicated to protecting organic standards, censored from SXSW. OCA was asked to sit on the “Southbites: Feed Your Mind” debate in Austin, Texas. Their invitation revoked from orders of Cathleen Enright, executive Vice President of food & agriculture, for the Biotech Industry Organization (BIO).
NASA experts claim California now holds less than 1 year in water reserves, drought and water usage have depleted fresh supplies at a drastic rate, a threat to biggest source agriculture production in the country, 80-90% of many key fruit and vegetable crops raised in California.
Proposal considered by Food and Drug Administration would add a new line to labels on packaged products noting how many teaspoons of sugar had been added. Governor of Massachusetts implored the administration to rethink its proposal. Governor of Wisconsin protested too. So did government of Australia, which warned the move could violate international trade agreements.
Saint Mary’s Cathedral of the San Francisco Roman Catholic Archdiocese used watering system to keep homeless from sleeping in the cathedral doorways, releases hundreds of gallons of water every night. System drenches homeless people, violates city building and safety codes. Will dismantle system after receiving formal notice of violation from the city.
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