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"Snowden Docs: U.S. Spied on Negotiators At 2009 Climate Summit"

"WASHINGTON -- The National Security Agency monitored the communications of other governments ahead of and during the 2009 United Nations climate negotiations in Copenhagen, Denmark, according to the latest document from whistleblower Edward Snowden."

Source: Huffington Post, 01/30/2014

"U.S. Sailors Sue Japanese Nuclear Plant Owner TEPCO"

"SAN DIEGO, California -- Seventy-one U.S. Navy sailors from the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan are filing suit against the Japanese utility Tokyo Electric Power Company, TEPCO, after they were allegedly exposed to radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant when they arrived in Japan with aid."

Source: ENS, 01/06/2014

Glitter Gets Environmental Protesters Charged With Bioterrorism Hoax

"It's not uncommon for environmental protesters to face arrest, but here's an apparent first: On Friday, Oklahoma City police charged a pair of environmental activists with staging a 'terrorism hoax' after they unfurled a pair of banners covered in glitter -- a substance local cops considered evidence of a faux biochemical assault."

Source: Mother Jones, 12/23/2013

Canadian Agencies Hide Spending on Anti-Enviro Spy Firm -- Leaked Docs

"Stratfor came under fire recently after a leaked company document prepared for an oil company outlined ways to counter activist groups, such as Greenpeace, who oppose Canada’s oilsands development."

Source: Canadian Press, 12/16/2013

NRC Staff Reject Concerns About Nuke Waste Vulnerability to Terrorism

"WASHINGTON -- Nuclear Regulatory Commission staffers are rejecting the concerns of lawmakers, state officials and watchdog groups who say nuclear waste tightly packed in spent-fuel pools at U.S. power plants is vulnerable to terrorist attacks."

Source: National Journal, 11/21/2013

"Attack Ravages Power Grid. (Just a Test.)"

"WASHINGTON — In windowless rooms from here to California, nearly 10,000 electrical engineers, cybersecurity specialists, utility executives and F.B.I. agents furiously grappled over 48 hours with an unseen 'enemy' who tried to turn out the lights across America. The enemy injected computer viruses into grid control systems, bombed transformers and substations and knocked out power lines by the dozen."

Source: NY Times, 11/15/2013

Here I Am

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Here I Am: The Story of Tim Hetherington, War Photographer

By Alan Huffman
Grove Press, $25

Reviewed by TOM HENRY

This is not an environmental book. But it’s one in which all journalists, including SEJ members, can glean something about their craft – and perhaps themselves.

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