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"Virginia Governor Race Draws Big Spending From Environmental Groups"

"WASHINGTON -- Environmentalists are poised to become the second-biggest contributor to the effort to elect Democrat Terry McAuliffe as the next governor of Virginia, trailing only the Democratic Governors Association in spending on his campaign."

Source: Huffington Post, 11/05/2013

Poll: Just 13 Percent Of Non-Tea Party Republicans Doubt Climate Change

"Tea Party Republicans succeeded in grinding the federal government to a halt, and they are the biggest holdouts in the face of overwhelming evidence that climate change is happening. Mainstream Republicans, however, are much less likely to reject the fact that the planet is getting hotter."

Source: Climate Progress, 11/04/2013

"Leaked Docs Reveal Secret Finances of a Pro-Industry Science Group"

Attacking the science behind environmental health and safety rules has long been an industry tactic. The American Council on Science and Health, a leader of the charge, has for years claimed that it is not an industry shill but an independent science organization. But it doesn't disclose its funders. Now documents reveal most of its funding comes from industries who stand to profit from its claims.

Source: Mother Jones, 10/29/2013
February 13, 2014 to February 17, 2014

American Assn for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2014 Annual Meeting

The 2014 AAAS Annual Meeting theme is "Meeting Global Challenges: Discovery and Innovation" and will feature 150+ sessions exploring recent developments in science and technology.

 

Facing Suits Over Asbestos, Paper Giant Launched Secretive Research

"In the spring of 2005, Georgia-Pacific Corp. found itself facing nearly $1 billion in liability from a product it hadn’t made in nearly three decades: a putty-like building material, known as joint compound, containing the cancer-causing mineral asbestos."

Source: Center for Public Integrity, 10/21/2013

"US Shutdown Threatens Hopes for Antarctic Reserve"

"WELLINGTON, New Zealand --  The U.S. government shutdown is threatening a long-awaited deal to create the world's largest marine sanctuary in Antarctica. Americans are among the most enthusiastic proponents, but they might not make it to the negotiating table.

The U.S., New Zealand and other countries have sought a sanctuary in the pristine waters of the Ross Sea for the past decade, and there are hopes that previous objectors Russia and Ukraine will agree to a new, smaller proposal when the nations that regulate Antarctic fishing meet next week in Hobart, Australia.

Source: AP, 10/16/2013

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