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'Green News Report' - April 10, 2014

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Rightwing Heartland Institute says 'climate change will be good for you!'; Russia threatens to cut off natural gas supplies to Ukraine, Europe; PLUS: Attack of the Tumbleweeds! (No, really!)... Show More Summary

Fox Is Still Hyping Dubious Report To Attack Scientific Consensus On Climate Change

From the April 9 edition of Fox News' Special Report with Bret Baier: Previously: Heartland Institute's Smoke And Mirrors Attempt To Debunk Consensus Science Fox Equates Faux UN Climate Report With The Real Thing Did Conservative Media Get Anything Right About The IPCC Report?

Heartland Institute's Smoke And Mirrors Attempt To Debunk Consensus Science

Fox News is suggesting a report by the Heartland Institute "debunked" a top climate change report while obscuring the background of the organization, which previously denied the science demonstrating the dangers of tobacco and secondhand...Show More Summary

Heartland Institute NIPCC Climate Denier Craig Idso: “Climate Change Is Good For You”

This is a guest post by Kert Davies, cross-posted with permission from Climate Investigations Center. This week the Heartland Institute will release another chapter of its NIPCC, the “not the IPCC ” document that will tell you the opposite...Show More Summary

While the world burns, climate deniers are headed to Vegas

The Heartland Institute's latest gathering to feature more of the same anti-science shenanigans

Ohio Parent: Superintendent Targeted Kids over Common Core Test Opt-Out

An Ohio parent claims her children are being targeted in school as retaliation for having opted out of the Common Core assessments. Joy Pullmann of Heartland Institute reported Thursday that Sarah Lewis sent Celina City Schools Superintendent Jesse Steiner a letter last week asking to opt her children out of the Common Core assessments. Show More Summary

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Pinnacle Agriculture Holdings, LLC has successfully acquired Max Birney Aerial Spraying Inc. The Heartland Institute is joining scores of other think tanks and advocacy groups to host the 9th International Conference on Climate Change at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and … Continue reading ?

Undeterred By Facts, Climate Deniers Will Carry the Torch to Las Vegas

Scientists overwhelmingly agree that climate change is caused by human activity, but none of this has stopped or even slowed down the professional skeptics. In fact the Heartland Institute just announced the 9th International Conference on Climate Change at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Show More Summary

Top three barriers to paying teachers $90K a year

TEACHER EARNINGS: Is there a way to pay teachers more without further cost to taxpayers? By Joy Pullmann | The Heartland Institute Matt Damon made headlines a few years ago when he went on an expletive-laced screed about teachers’ poor (not his word, but close) salaries. It’s personal to him because Damon’s mother is an...

Educational Choice IS Accountability

Jason Bedrick There’s been a lot of confusion over what constitutes “accountability” in education lately. In response, representatives of the Cato Institute, Heritage Foundation, Friedman Foundation, Heartland Institute, and the Center...Show More Summary

Q: When Is the USA's First Hydrology PhD a Climate/Nuclear Physics Expert? A: When He Says He Is

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Disclosure notice: I know Jay Lehr and consider him a friend. A colleague sent me this video of Dr. Jay H.Lehr, science director for the Heartland Institute, testifying before a Washington State Senate Committee. It is almost an hour long. The first few minutes told me a lot. I did...

AoSHQ Podcast: Guest, Jim Lakely

Jim Lakely, Kommunications Direktor of the eeeevilll reich-wing think tank The Heartland Institute joins Ace, Gabe, Drew and John to discuss Heartland's work debunking catastrophic manmade global warming. They move on to the Arizona religious freedom bill, the proposed 2015 DoD...

How Environmentalists Created the Koch Brothers, and How the Heartland Institute Radicalized Environmentalists

A Plan for Destroying Freedom and the Planet in One Sweeping Move When Big Oil and Big Green clash in public, reporters don't even need to witness the event to write an accurate story about it. That was comically true when a senior executive...Show More Summary

The other union ruining schools

By Joy Pullmann | The Heartland Institute David Horowitz has a new campaign in which he points out rotten schools thrive in Democrat-controlled inner cities and predominantly hurt poor, minority children. His new one-minute ad dramatically makes that point, calling the situation an “atrocity” and pointing a finger at teachers unions as the cause. Show More Summary

USA TODAY 's Editorial Format Requires Climate Denial

USA TODAY has chosen to propagate the noxious Heartland Institute's climate misinformation once again, pointing to a larger failing in their "Our View"/"Their View" editorial format: whenever the board writes an editorial acknowledging...Show More Summary

Senators propose redirecting federal money to school choice

By Joy Pullmann | The Heartland Institute Tens of millions of children could reach schools of choice if $35 billion of their federal K-12 dollars follow them there, two U.S. senators proposed Tuesday. SCHOOL CHOICE: Two U.S. Senators are proposing federal school choice laws. Show More Summary

Historical Records Reveal State Policy Network Was Created by ALEC

State Policy Network’s precursor — the Madison Group — was “launched by the American Legislative Exchange Council and housed in the Chicago-based Heartland Institute.” Further, Constance “Connie” Campanella — former ALEC executive director...Show More Summary

Common Core even affects letter grades

Part 33 of 33 in the series Educating America By Joy Pullmann | The Heartland Institute National curriculum requirements are influencing schools across the country in myriad ways, big and small. One not-so-obvious change is that Common Core standards can influence how teachers grade student work. Common Core’s effects are long-reaching — including confusing teachers...

Help NCSE Nail Down The Heartland Institute’s Latest Trick

That nefarious leech of an organization, the Heartland Institute, the one that put up the billboards implying that people who think climate change is important are mad bombers, has done something really offensive, again. They made a fake packet of information with fake stuff about climate change and sent it to teachers and other educators,…

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