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Archived Since:June 13, 2008

Blog Post Archive

NOAA: Warming-Driven Sea Level Rise To Make Sandy-Type Storm Surges The Norm On East Coast

Atlantic City could be suffering Hurricane Sandy level storm surges every year as early as 2050, thanks to human-caused sea level rise. The post NOAA: Warming-Driven Sea Level Rise To Make Sandy-Type Storm Surges The Norm On East Coast appeared first on ThinkProgress.

The Debates Within The Debate Over Syria

What on the surface appears to be one debate that is ongoing in Washington over how to respond to the use of chemical weapons in Syria, in fact, is at least four, each with their own complexities and nuance. The post The Debates Within The Debate Over Syria appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Without Warning, 57,000 Virginians Could Have Their Voter Registrations Cancelled

Could an ongoing voter purge tip the November gubernatorial election? The post Without Warning, 57,000 Virginians Could Have Their Voter Registrations Cancelled appeared first on ThinkProgress.

STUDY: Elderly Black Americans Receive Worse Nursing Home Care Than White Americans Do

Yet another example of racial disparity in the health care industry. The post STUDY: Elderly Black Americans Receive Worse Nursing Home Care Than White Americans Do appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Transportation Grants Meant For Innovation Being Used For Urgent Repairs

The TIGER grant was meant to promote innovative, sustainable projects, but it's ended up plugging holes in the infrastructure crisis. The post Transportation Grants Meant For Innovation Being Used For Urgent Repairs appeared first on ThinkProgress.

EXCLUSIVE: The Chamber Of Commerce’s Surprising Comments On A Carbon Tax And How It Could Change The Game In Congress

What if the country's largest business lobby changed its tune on climate change? The post EXCLUSIVE: The Chamber Of Commerce’s Surprising Comments On A Carbon Tax And How It Could Change The Game In Congress appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Former Senator Opens Luxury Animal Hospital, But May Try To Avoid Insuring His Human Employees

John Ensign describes his new pet clinic as the "Ritz-Carlton" of veterinary options. But the employees who work there may not have a similar level of luxury when it comes to their own health care options. The post Former Senator Opens Luxury Animal Hospital, But May Try To Avoid Insuring His Human Employees appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Missouri AG Says He Won’t Enforce Gun Nullification Bill

If legislators override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of what is arguably America's worst gun bill, they won't have the state attorney general's help in enforcing some of its key provisions. The post Missouri AG Says He Won’t Enforce Gun Nullification Bill appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Massive Illinois Coal Plant Is Raising Customers’ Electricity Bills, On Top Of Polluting

The Prairie State coal-fired plant in Southern Illinois is increasing consumer electricity bills throughout the Midwest while annually emitting 13 million tons of carbon pollution into the atmosphere. The post Massive Illinois Coal Plant Is Raising Customers’ Electricity Bills, On Top Of Polluting appeared first on ThinkProgress.

U.N. Pleads For More Aid To Address Syrian Refugee Crisis

Syria's neighboring countries "need and deserve massive support from the international community" to address the refugee crisis, says the U.N.'s refugee commissioner. The post U.N. Pleads For More Aid To Address Syrian Refugee Crisis appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Science Fiction Double Feature: Dan Yergin’s Industry-Funded Frack-Fest & Mischa Barton’s Zombie Fracking Movie

We are pretty confident fracking will not lead to a zombie apocalypse. We're even more confident fracking has a signficant economic harm that should not be completely ignored in what purports to be a complete analysis of the economic impact of unconventional oil and gas.

Less Popular Than Cockroaches

Republicans have finally found something less popular than Congress: their demands to defund or delay Obamacare.

Fossil Fuel-Backed Group Is Behind The Latest Climate Change Denier Campaign

Ahead of a major climate change report due to be released at the end of September, a prominent climate change denier organization has launched a misinformation campaign to muddle the findings of scientific experts.

Armed Protesters Might Be Coming To Your Neighborhood To Pass Out Candy To Children

The group Gun Rights Across America has issued a nationwide call for gun owners to stand outside their homes with firearms in their hands on October 19. The event urges the armed protesters to "pass out candy or lemonade to the kids riding their bikes, and playing in the neighborhoods."

DOJ Won’t Enforce Law Banning Same-Sex Couples From Receiving Veterans Benefits

The Obama administration will no longer enforce a law separate from the Defense of Marriage Act that was preventing veterans in same-sex marriages from receiving the benefits their families deserve.

Four Reasons To Listen To Janelle Monáe’s New Album, ‘The Electric Lady,’ Immediately

Janelle Monáe's supremely confident new album "The Electric Lady" is simultaneously the musical and science fiction event of the fall.

Immigrant Raised In America Sways Tea Party Congressman On Immigration Reform

A Florida congressman has changed his position on a pathway to citizenship for some undocumented immigrants after an immigrant told him his life story.

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