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Second cyclone to hit War-Torn Yemen
"The freak weather has been caused by the "Indian Ocean dipole", a phenomenon similar to El Nino, when surface sea temperatures are higher than normal."

Yemen is already in the brutal seven-month civil war between government forces and Houthi rebels.

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Thousands are already homeless from the most powerful storm to strike Yemen in decades - now a second freak cyclone is coming.
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"You don't need 100,000 marines to secure windmills in North Dakota."
 
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"You don't need 100,000 marines to secure windmills in North Dakota."  The New York Times, which is quickly becoming to print media what Fox is to television news, has done what no first year news stringer should do. It buried the lead.  It buried the lead ...
"You don't need 100,000 marines to secure windmills in North Dakota." The New York Times, which is quickly becoming to print media what Fox is to television news, has done what no first year news stringer should do. It bur...
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"Under pressure, Oxford University Press revealed a list of the entries it no longer felt to be relevant to a modern-day childhood. The deletions included acorn, adder, ash, beech, bluebell, buttercup, catkin, conker, cowslip, cygnet, dandelion, fern, hazel, heather, heron, ivy, kingfisher, lark, mistletoe, nectar, newt, otter, pasture and willow. The words taking their places in the new edition included attachment, block-graph, blog, broadband, bullet-point, celebrity, chatroom, committee, cut-and-paste, MP3 player and voice-mail."

""Wary, too, of advocating a tyranny of the nominal – a taxonomic need to point and name, with the intent of citing and owning – when in fact I perceive no opposition between precision and mystery, or between naming and not knowing. There are experiences of landscape that will always resist articulation, and of which words offer only a distant echo. Nature will not name itself. Granite doesn’t self-identify as igneous. Light has no grammar. Language is always late for its subject...we are and always have been name-callers, christeners. Words are grained into our landscapes, and landscapes grained into our words.

Yet it is clear that we increasingly make do with an impoverished language for landscape. A place literacy is leaving us...A language in common, a language of the commons, is declining. Nuance is evaporating from everyday usage, burned off by capital and apathy. The terrain beyond the city fringe is chiefly understood in terms of large generic units (“field”, “hill”, “valley”, “wood”). It has become a blandscape. We are blasé, in the sense that Georg Simmel used that word in 1903, meaning “indifferent to the distinction between things.""

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What Would Happen if We all Grew Food? by Patrick M. Lydon , originally published by FinalStraw.org  | May 15, 2015 (and republished at Resilience.org , where I found it.) A Fall sunset in California's Central Valley (photo: P.M. Lydon, Final Straw) I'd lik...
What Would Happen if We all Grew Food? by Patrick M. Lydon, originally published by FinalStraw.org  | May 15, 2015 (and republished at Resilience.org, where I found it.) A Fall sunset in California's Central Valley (p...
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I wondered this very thought today, at least 15 times as I passed apartment building with huge slabs of cement, or large manicured lawns that are sprayed and watered extensively... And I am wishing I could figure out how to get things to successfully grow and produce - here in the PNW. I don't know what it is, but I have had the worst gardens of my life here...
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The Plan to Mop Up the World's Largest Oil Spill With Fungus - Written by Maddie Stone
The Plan to Mop Up the World's Largest Oil Spill With Fungus Written by Maddie Stone  March 5, 2015 // 11:00 AM EST

The dinner plate-sized mushroom encircles its host tree like a bloated tumor. I'm about to snap a photo of the beast when something flickers...
The Plan to Mop Up the World's Largest Oil Spill With Fungus Written by Maddie Stone  March 5, 2015 // 11:00 AM EST The dinner plate-sized mushroom encircles its host tree like a bloated tumor. I'm about to snap a photo of t...
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Time to oppose closed-door trade negotiations. http://www.citizen.org/tradewatch
The details are out on the the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and critics say the trade deal is worse than they feared. The TPP’s full text was released Thursday, weeks after the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations—a group representing 40 percent of the world’s economy—reached an agreement. Activists around the world have opposed the TPP, warning it will benefit corporations at the expense of health, the environment, free speech and labor ...
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"“The TPP, along with the WTO [World Trade Organization] and NAFTA [North American Free Trade Agreement], is the most brazen corporate power grab in American history,” Ralph Nader told me when I reached him by phone in Washington, D.C. “It allows corporations to bypass our three branches of government to impose enforceable sanctions by secret tribunals. These tribunals can declare our labor, consumer and environmental protections [to be] unlawful, non-tariff barriers subject to fines for noncompliance. The TPP establishes a transnational, autocratic system of enforceable governance in defiance of our domestic laws.” " - Chris Hedges
http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/the_most_brazen_corporate_power_grab_in_american_history_20151106
The release of the 5,544-page text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership confirms that the agreement would be another step in the global capitalists’ march to enslave us. Open, sustained revolt is our only option. - 2015/11/06
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Methane Monster II ~ Demise of the Arctic
Presentation by Jennifer Hynes on runaway feedbacks in the Arctic and the resulting threat of near-term human extinction. At  youtube.com/watch?t=309&v=L19JBY0kNmo In case you are looking for the earlier presentation by Jennifer Hynes, called 'The Arctic Me...
Presentation by Jennifer Hynes on runaway feedbacks in the Arctic and the resulting threat of near-term human extinction. At youtube.com/watch?t=309&v=L19JBY0kNmo In case you are looking for the earlier presentation by Jenni...
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Peak Oil: A Graphic Story
Peak Oil: A Graphic Story by Stuart McMillen , originally published by Stuart MacMillen Blog  | May 15, 2015 Australian artist Stuart MacMillan has spent over 700 hours
creating this amazing cartoon of the life and work of M.King Hubbert.
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Peak Oil: A Graphic Story by Stuart McMillen, originally published by Stuart MacMillen Blog  | May 15, 2015 Australian artist Stuart MacMillan has spent over 700 hours creating this amazing cartoon of the life and work of...
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The latest from Dmitry Orlov... Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Extinct—Extincter—Extinctest by Dmitry Orlov David Herbert This blog is dedicated to the idea of presenting the big picture—the
biggest possible—of what is going on in the world. The abiding areas ...
The latest from Dmitry Orlov... Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Extinct—Extincter—Extinctest by Dmitry Orlov David Herbert This blog is dedicated to the idea of presenting the big picture—the biggest possible—of what is g...
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At last there's somebody pretty much stating what I think is the truth about what we can expect from people in reaction to climate change. It's time to stop putting out messages telling the public that changing climate is dangerous but, it'll be okay "if we act quickly" to make big economic and social change. It ain't gonna happen. It's time to focus on the consequences of the 6th great extinction event. 
The numbers are in. 2014 was the hottest year on Earth ever recorded (records go back to 1888). December finished it off as the hottest month ever. 6 of the months last year, in fact, hold that record. The last time a 'coldest month ever' was recorde...
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Okay, so now the abject fear I have had for, at least, the past ten years, insomnia, nightmares, and panic everyday, to the effect that I can not work for an asshole, without telling them they are (in a non violent communicative way, of course), has just been validated by huff post?
And then there is not even an inkling of the necessary measures?
Is that because they may mean digging in, and that would only be available to the most psychotic of our population?
My biggest upset is that I am not intelligent enough to fix anything, to assist in the necessary tech/processes.
Obviously living without a car, being vegan, buying 2nd hand everything, etc... has done seemingly, nothing.
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It's the Law: California to Warn Women about Chemicals | Rodale News
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At least in one state, doctors will be required to give science-backed pamphlets that help women avoid exposure to everyday toxic chemicals.

How to fork Wall Street over
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Where does food fit into the Wall Street occupation? From the pizza deliveries to the impact our banking system has on agricultural policy -

Mic checking Big Food
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At this week's Occupy Big Food rally in Zuccotti Park, activists came together to draw a connection between the Occupy movement and a set of

GMOs, Seed Wars and Knowledge Wars
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The only way corporations can push GMO seeds on farmers is by destroying alternatives.

Democracy or Plutocracy? A Chart | Truthout
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Skip to Main Content Area. Home. Saturday, 26 November 2011 / TRUTH-OUT.ORG. ARCHIVE | LOGIN | JOIN TRUTHOUT | SEARCH. NATO Raids Kill Pakis

Most surprising abortion statistic: The majority of women who terminate ...
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A few months ago, I was late. You know what I mean: My usual period day came and went without a spot, and suddenly every wave of exhaustion,

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Court demands Health Canada re-examine pesticide - Health - CBC News
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A court has ordered Health Canada to reconsider its decision not to review the effects of a popular herbicide, a ruling that some say will s

Not a Revolution? | Truthout
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Robert Fisk: Bankers are the dictators of the West
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Writing from the very region that produces more clichés per square foot than any other "story" – the Middle East – I should perhaps pause be

Food Studies: College students plant seeds of change
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Students at schools across the country are taking on corporate campus food systems, pushing for food that truly nourishes both themselves an

You Cannot Handcuff a Movement Whose Time Has Come: Why I Was Arrested a...
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I Ain't Got No Home: (Re)learning the Value of Place and Occupying a Sus...
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Skip to Main Content Area. Home. Friday, 16 December 2011 / TRUTH-OUT.ORG. ARCHIVE | LOGIN | JOIN TRUTHOUT | SEARCH. Bradley Manning's P

What goes around comes around or the importance of composting toilets
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It’s not difficult to get my dad talking about the past and the first story he remembered about times before flush toilets was a tale about

Pasture cropping: A regenerative solution from down under
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Courtesy of Winona Farms. Through innovative farming methods, Colin Seis of New South Wales, Australia is able to raise cereal crops and she

Biogas potential ‘3-4 times higher’ from combining local waste streams
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An innovative biogas project led by Solrød Municipality in Denmark is proving a success as the first project financed under Mobilising Local

Instead of trying to feed the world, let’s help it feed itself
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Are they "feeding the world"? Are we asking the right questions? Photo by USDA. Sooner or later the question comes up, whether it is between