Monday, January 11, 2016

January 11 News Update

Anthropocene Working Group: Yes, a new epoch has begun
The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare *
Turtles' age determined by atomic-bomb fallout in their shells
Spillway of swollen Mississippi River open near New Orleans
Volkswagen proposes catalytic converter fix ahead of crucial meeting with EPA
'A millennium’s worth of earthquakes': What are states going to do?
Neglect May Do What ISIS Didn’t: Breach Iraqi Dam *

National Labor Board takes McDonald’s to court
McDonald's taken to court over alleged anti-union actions

Labour expecting £6m loss in funding through trade union bill

At Supreme Court, Public Unions Face Possible Major Setback *
Workers speak out about what’s at stake in Supreme Court case
Supreme Court Case on Public Sector Union Fees Rouses Political Suspicions *

Deadly strike on Yemen MSF clinic draws condemnation
Detroit braces for 'sickout' by teachers frustrated by class sizes and conditions
Flint Wants Safe Water, and Someone to Answer for Its Crisis *
Doctors Unionize to Resist the Medical Machine *
State labor board to hear Chicago Teachers Union complaint
Ecuador to complete $1 bn payout to Occidental by April: Correa
Canada PM condemns pepper spray attack on Syrian refugees
Rhythm and blues singer Otis Clay dies at age 73
Venezuela must learn from Indonesia
Thousands of Hong Kong protesters gather to demand release of booksellers
Fire breaks out at Jerusalem offices of human rights group B’Tselem
Coal Industry seeks to stall black lung protections
Minneapolis’s Less Visible, and More Troubled, Side *

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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