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Earnest: The NSA’s Already Been Reformed

19 hours agoNews : Mediaite

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Thursday morning that the National Security Agency’s bulk data collection had already been reformed, and that the renewal of the NSA’s remaining surveillance abilities should sail through the Senate, where it is currently stalled. “This program has been reformed,” Earnest said on Morning Joe. “The government is no […]

White House warns possible lapse of Patriot Act like playing ‘Russian roulette’

The White House ramped up its campaign to persuade the Senate to renew National Security Agency surveillance powers before they expire at midnight Sunday, likening a potential lapse to playing… Click to Continue »

IRENA 5-Year 100% Renewables Plan for “The Land of God”

Originally published on EdenKeeper.org A new IRENA report provides a 5-year plan for using Djibouti’s abundant renewable energy sources to solve the nation’s serious concerns regarding rising energy demand, limited energy security, and rampant unemployment. Show More Summary

Stronger Dollar Hits Most Asian Stocks; Japan and Europe Rally

As the dollar has renewed its rally, the world’s biggest exporters, Japan and the Eurozone, found themselves more competitive on a global scale, while developing nations are struggling with the stronger greenback jeopardizing the current structure of international trade.

Senate Effort to Renew NSA Spying Powers Contains Provision to Stop Next Edward Snowden

Senator Dianne Feinstein has proposed legislation to protect the National Security Agency from losing dragnet surveillance powers when Patriot Act provisions expire. But her bill would not only save spying powers but also codify into law a provision that would expressly enable the government to criminalize any national security whistleblower who may choose to follow...

HOLIDAY READING, May 25: ORIGINAL REPORTING-WHY UTILITIES ACROSS THE NATION ARE EMBRACING COMMUNITY SHARED SOLAR

Why utilities across the nation are embracing community solar; The shared renewables movement is catching on from coast to coast Herman K. Trabish, January 22, 2015 (Utility Dive) 2015 could be community solar’s year. Utilities and private sector players are immersed in plans. Show More Summary

Renew the U.S. commitment to sex education

It is difficult to fathom today the political firestorm that erupted more than 20 years ago when one of us called for sex education for the nation's youth, or the firestorm 14 years ago, when another of us released "The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Promote Sexual Health and Responsible Sexual...

Senate rejects action on Patriot Act led by Mitch McConnell; NSA spying powers likely to lapse

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Sen. Rand Paul led a successful effort to block renewal of the Patriot Act early Saturday morning, followed by a deeply divided Senate leaving Washington without taking action on the National Security Agency’s soon-to-expire power to collect domestic phone records. Without Senate action, the...

Threat to nation’s parks seen as Congress stalls on renewing fund

5 days agoHealth : The Checkup

A government fund that has helped preserve some of the nation’s most iconic parks — from Gettysburg’s battlefields to the Everglades and the Appalachian Trail — could disappear as early as fall because of a congressional dispute over how the program’s revenues should be spent, U.S. officials warn.Read full article >>

Edward Snowden weighs in on debate over NSA phone records program — on reddit

The future of a National Security Agency spying program that collects the phone records of millions of Americans hangs in the balance as Congress debates whether it should renew the section of a controversial surveillance law used to authorize it, allow that part of the law to expire or replace it with a compromise bill.Read full article >>

Edward Snowden weighs in on debate over NSA phone records program — on reddit

6 days agoTechnology : Post Tech

The future of a National Security Agency spying program that collects the phone records of millions of Americans hangs in the balance as Congress debates whether it should renew the section of a controversial surveillance law used to authorize it, allow that part of the law to expire or replace it with a compromise bill. And […]

North Africa's Chief Satirist Battles to Keep Residency Permit

6 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

The journalist and satirist behind North Africa's answer to Charlie Hebdo, Ali Lmrabet, has been told by Moroccan authorities that he cannot renew his residency permit or national ID, which expires in a few days' time. Without legalShow More Summary

Developing Nations’ Renewable Investments to Exceed Those of Developed World

The combined clean energy investment of developing countries, including China, Brazil, India and South Africa, totaled $131 billion in 2014, only 6 percent less than the combined total for developed countries. The gap is narrowing and is expected to close soon. Then, we will be the ones doing the chasing.

The NSA could be forced to halt some surveillance

It's tempting to describe the legislative chaos surrounding the National Security Agency's surveillance programs as dysfunction. Possibly, though, the framers would have been pleased. Asked to renew a controversial law that many sayShow More Summary

Investment In Clean Energy Shifting To Developing Nations, Pew

A new report from The Pew Charitable Trusts has shown that investment in and deployment of clean and renewable energies is shifting towards developing nations. The report, Power Shifts—Emerging Clean Energy Markets, shows that investment...Show More Summary

Rand Paul took over the Senate floor for more than 10 hours to protest NSA spying

For more than 10 and a half hours, Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) occupied the Senate floor in an attempt to halt the renewal of a controversial American national security program. On Wednesday afternoon, Paul began filibustering the renewal of the Patriot Act. Show More Summary

Rand Paul is on the Senate floor right now filibustering the renewal of the Patriot Act

Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) is currently on the Senate floor filibustering the renewal of a controversial American national security program. On Wednesday afternoon, Paul began filibustering the renewal of the Patriot Act. PassedShow More Summary

NREL Supports China PV Investment And Financing Alliance To Open Capital For Solar Deployment

Originally published by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the China PV Investment and Finance Alliance (CPVFA) have formed a collaboration with the goal of opening wide-scale and diverse sources of investment for solar photovoltaic (PV) asset development in China. Show More Summary

Kevin McCarthy Warns Senate Against Extending Patriot Act Without Reforms

WASHINGTON -- House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) warned the Senate on Monday against pushing through a renewal of surveillance powers for the National Security Agency without reforms approved last week by the House. TheShow More Summary

Why Is A Social Media Executive Responsible For National Rail Safety?

There’s been a lot of sturm und drang about what environmental zealots have deemed “bomb trains.” Every time an oil train derails there’s a renewed effort to blame the derailment on the oil industry. Because that fits the narrative of the environmental left. Yet, it’s increasingly clear that what we have isn’t an oil problem but...

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