- Planet Erstwild - 20130125 - Inside the Headlines

we go "Inside the Headlines' with award-winning journalist and filmmaker JP Sottile, the Newsvandal. This week topics include numbing numbers, sucking economy and blowback & forth. Links to headlines listed below.


1. Number Crunch
David Attenborough - Humans are plague on Earth
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/9815862/Humans-are-plague-on-Earth-Attenborough.html

‘Population Bomb’ scientist: ‘Nobody’ has the right to ‘as many children as they want’
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/01/22/population-bomb-scientist-nobody-has-the-right-to-as-many-children-as-they-want/
 
Chart: The Black Triangle Suffocating Beijing
http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2013/01/beijing-coal-smog-crisis-chart
 
Curbing Climate Change Will Cost $700 Billion a Year
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=curbing-climate-change-will-cost
 
Energy's Latest Battleground: Fracking For Uranium
http://www.forbes.com/sites/christopherhelman/2013/01/23/fracking-for-uranium/
 
Recommended Reading: John Platt’s ‘Extinction Countdown’ Blog
http://animals.oreilly.com/recommended-reading-john-platts-extinction-countdown-blog/

2. The Economy Doesn't Suck. It Just Sucks For You.
Corporate Profits Soar under Obama
http://www.allgov.com/news/where-is-the-money-going/corporate-profits-soar-under-obama-130121?news=846815
 
Fmr. Senator Ben Nelson gets $1M payday
http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/278877-ben-nelson-gets-1m-payday
 
Fiscal Cliff Footnote: Big Senate Gift to Drug Maker
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/20/us/medicare-pricing-delay-is-political-win-for-amgen-drug-maker.html
 
Realtors' Lobbying Budget Nearly Doubled in 2012
http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2013/01/national-association-of-realtors-lo.html
 
More than One Million Schoolchildren in U.S. are Homeless
http://www.allgov.com/news/top-stories/more-than-one-million-schoolchildren-in-us-are-homeless-130123?news=846835
 
Goldman officials get over $100 million in stock-filings
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/18/us-goldman-bonuses-idUSBRE90H14X20130118
 
Robert Rubin’s Washington Reign Reaches 20 Years
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-20/bob-rubin-s-washington-reign-reaches-20-years.html

3. Blowback And Forth
Some Algeria Attackers Are Placed at Benghazi
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/23/world/africa/some-algeria-attackers-are-placed-at-benghazi.html
 
Algeria Attack No Outlier as Oil Targeted 3 Times a Week: Energy
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-23/algeria-attack-no-outlier-as-oil-targeted-3-times-a-week-energy.html
 
Flyover Country: Why the United States can't just drone Algeria
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/01/22/flyover_country
 
Drone Doubts at the CIA
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/drone-doubts-at-the-cia/
 
R.I.P., American diplomacy?
http://drezner.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2013/01/22/rip_american_diplomacy

THIS WEEK IN GOOD NEWS!
Chernobyl’s wildlife may be surprisingly healthy
http://grist.org/list/chernobyls-wildlife-may-be-surprisingly-healthy/
 
U.S. Panel Calls for Limits on Medical Use of Chimpanzees
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-22/u-s-panel-calls-for-limits-on-medical-use-of-chimpanzees.html
 
U.S. military gets serious about microgrids...which is more exciting than it sounds
http://grist.org/climate-energy/u-s-military-gets-serious-about-microgrids-which-is-more-exciting-than-it-sounds/

ODDS & ENDS:
The Energy Department's Crazy Plan for Radioactive Scrap
http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/01/23/nuclear-weapons-waste-in-your-water-bottle-hip-replacement-babys-toys-jungle-gym/
 
Marijuana Arrests Now Exceed Arrests For Violent Crime
http://www.nationalmemo.com/marijuana-arrests-now-exceed-arrests-for-violent-crime/
 
Common pesticides 'can kill frogs within an hour'
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jan/24/pesticides-kill-frogs-within-hour
 
Evidence of narcolepsy link to swine flu shot
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/22/us-narcolepsy-vaccine-pandemrix-idUSBRE90L07H20130122
 
Scientists to resume high-risk bird flu studies
http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/public-global-health/278903-scientists-to-resume-high-risk-bird-flu-studies
 
Dark stories: A new documentary vividly chronicles the looting of books from private Palestinian libraries in 1948
http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2013/01/looting-books-palestinian-libraries
 
Australian library moves Lance Armstrong books to fiction
http://www.buzzfeed.com/copyranter/the-lance-armstrong-fallout-continues
 
Growing popularity of Dubai "masseuses" a sign of economic recovery in the Emirates
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-21/dubai-masseuses-return-to-economy-seeking-new-balance-for-growth.html
 
Wolf killings are based on the most cynical of premises
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/georgemonbiot/2013/jan/18/wolf-killings-cynical-premise
 
Beloved “Babysitter” Mourned at Linton Zoo
http://www.zooborns.com/zooborns/2013/01/beloved-babysitter-mourned-at-linton-zoo.html
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