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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Government officials have darkly predicted that the sunken Deepwater Horizon oil rig — still spilling toxic fuel into the Gulf of Mexico as I write this — may indeed surpass the Exxon Valdez disaster as the “most significant” oil spill in U.S. history. As others in the media wax [...]

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GREEN IS GOOD by Meg White Once the purview of radical environmentalists, at age 40, Earth Day has settled into a rut. Across the nation today, people will be pledging to use less plastic, take fewer trips to the gas station and maybe even plant a tree or two. Perhaps the ultimate sign of decline [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White The Body does not like what the hands are doing. Let me just start by saying I genuinely like Jesse┬áVentura. Of course, I was a bit embarrassed when my fellow Minnesotans elected the former wrestler to the governor’s office. I worried that Ventura was only elected thanks to his [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White An attack on a community perpetrated by an amorphous group that could be in any country, with no allegiance to any particular government, constitutes a fright far removed from any conventional war. That’s why we have a special word for it: terrorism. But terrorism doesn’t always come in the [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Depending upon who you listen to, there is either a populist uprising or a coordinated domestic terrorism onslaught that has been ongoing in Peru for the past month or so. The only thing clear from photos and videos leaking out of the country is that tensions are running [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White There are more of them than there are people who contract new cases of malaria each year. There are ten times more of them than people injured in traffic accidents each year. They are climate change refugees: people forced to flee their homes due to environmental degradation — [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White This morning, I opened up an e-mail from the Drum Major Institute for Public Policy (DMI) titled, “Will a Greener NYC Look Like Chicago?” “Good, Lord, I hope not,” I thought. Keep in mind, this grumbling came directly after walking from the bus stop past several overflowing garbage [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White It’s kind of like asking whether or not one should sell a convicted arsonist a stockpile of a certain type of industrial flame thrower that is notorious for misfiring. Four lawmakers sent a letter to U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board President John Bresland requesting an investigation [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Getting the attention of the daytime TV queen Oprah is the dream scenario for every cause. So after the island of trash floating in the Pacific Ocean made its debut on Oprah’s Earth Day episode, one would think we’d already have an army of celebrities out in their [...]