University Of North Carolina Investigation Finds Rampant Academic Fraud Involving Athletes

By Travis Waldron Kenneth Wainstein, the lead investigator into UNC’s academic fraud case, revealed findings Wednesday. The University of North Carolina on Wednesday released the results of an independent investigation into academic fraud in the university’s Department of African and Afro-American Studies, finding that the creation of so-called “paper classes” with few real academic requirements […]

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Methane Leaks Wipe Out Any Climate Benefit Of Fracking, Satellite Observations Confirm

By Joe Romm CREDIT: Shutterstock Satellite observations of huge oil and gas basins in East Texas and North Dakota confirm staggering 9 and 10 percent leakage rates of heat-trapping methane. “In conclusion,” researchers write, “at the current methane loss rates, a net climate benefit on all time frames owing to tapping unconventional resources in the […]

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Senator Blasts Obama For Working With World Partners To Contain Ebola Epidemic

By Tara Culp-Ressler Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) CREDIT: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Looking to the World Health Organization (WHO) for cues on how to combat the global health threat posed by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa amounts to “political correctness,” according to one GOP senator who is accusing President Obama of not doing enough […]

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U.S. Solar Is 59 Percent Cheaper Than We Thought It Would Be Back In 2010

By Jeff Spross CREDIT: Shutterstock The price of utility-scale solar power is 59 percent below where analysts thought it would be at this point back in 2010. That’s the word from a new report out of the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). Furthermore, between 2012 and 2013 […]

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Want Your Absentee Vote To Count? Don’t Make These Mistakes

By Pam Fessler About 1 in 5 voters now mails in his ballot. But many ballots are rejected because they arrive late, the voter forgets to sign the form or the signature does not match the one on record. » E-Mail This >> READ MORE << SOURCE ARTICLE: : http://www.npr.org/2014/10/22/358108606/want-your-absentee-vote-to-count-dont-make-these-mistakes?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=politics

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Justice Ginsburg Revises Texas Voter ID Dissent, Then Announces It

By Nina Totenberg The U.S. Supreme Court is correcting its own record. That’s not exactly rare, but Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the first justice to call the public’s attention to her own mistake. » E-Mail This >> READ MORE << SOURCE ARTICLE: : http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2014/10/22/358150014/justice-ginsburg-revises-texas-voter-id-dissent-then-announces-it?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=politics

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Spotlight on green news & views: Preparing for Paris climate talks, saying goodbye to whistleblower

By rss@dailykos.com (Meteor Blades) Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don’t attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The most recent Saturday Spotlight can be seen here. […]

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