Friday, July 17, 2015

July 17 News Update

Major greenhouse gases hit record highs in 2014: report
Annual checkup of Earth's climate says we're in hotter water
New climate report says Earth in hotter water
Warming of oceans due to climate change is unstoppable, say US scientists
Russia, U.S. agree fishing ban in Arctic as sea ice melts
U.S. fracking linked to higher hospitalization rates: researchers
Pipeline leak spills 5 million litres from Alberta oilsands
Can Montana’s Smith River Survive a Nearby Mine? *
U.S. Proposes New Rules to Protect Streams From Coal Pollution *

Kansas City Council Raises City's Minimum Wage
What You Need To Know About The Kansas City Council's Minimum Wage Vote
Kansas Citians Say The Minimum Wage Is 'Not Enough'
Kansas City Council votes for minimum wage increase to $13 per hour by 2020
KCMO City Council OK’s minimum wage hike to $13 an hour by 2020

The Euro-Summit `Agreement' on Greece - Annotated by Yanis Varoufakis
No to repression of anti-austerity demonstrators!
Why the European authorities refuse to let Greece recover

Unions seethe over early Clinton endorsement
Oakland's largest city union asking members for strike authorization
Most Women Who Have Abortions Don't Regret Them
Cuba says Kerry to host FM on Monday as ties restored
Budget crisis squeezes state-funded social services
NYC pizza franchise owner pleads guilty in wage theft case
Grocery Workers Find Their Voice
Family questions death of black woman in Texas jail cell
Events Across U.S. July 30 as Medicare Turns 50    
Sick leave changes prompt one public service union to create strike fund
BBC, a Target of Conservatives, Faces a Review of Its Mission *
In Bankruptcy Filings, Maritime Company Says It Settled Labor Case *
Cuomo Task Force to Investigate Worker Exploitation in Many Industries *

Stories from the New York Times will be followed with a *. The Times pay wall policy allows free access to only about ten articles a month.

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