- Planet Erstwild - 20130405 - Inside the Headlines

1. Oil And Everything Don't Mix
Toxic and Tax exempt: How Tar Sands Spills From Michigan to Arkansas Cost Us All
http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/elist/eListRead/how_tar_sands_spills_from_michigan_to_arkansas_cost_us_all/

Exxon controls skies over Arkansas oil spill
http://www.salon.com/2013/04/04/exxon_controls_skies_over_arkansas_oil_spill/
 
Groups seek probe into low-grade crude shipments to L.A. refineries
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-0403-dirty-oil-20130403,0,7952694.story
 
Fish deformities linked to oil pollution in U.S. and Alberta
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2013/04/03/pol-schindler-letter-to-ministers-sees-pollution-effect-similarities.html
 
Time for the World Bank to stop funding climate change: More fossil fuel funding isn't the answer
http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/jschmidt/time_for_the_world_bank_to_sto.html
 

2. The Economy Doesn't Suck. It Just Sucks For You.
Mary Schapiro and Lanny Breuer Give Us the Ultimate Dog-Bites-Man Story
http://www.nationaljournal.com/politics/mary-schapiro-and-lanny-breuer-give-us-the-ultimate-dog-bites-man-story-20130403
 
Here are some Democrats who are working hard to undermine Wall Street reform
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/04/democrats-derivatives-financial-reform-dodd-frank
 
As Market Heats Up, Trading Slips Into Shadows
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/01/business/as-market-heats-up-trading-slips-into-shadows.html
 
Median price of NYC apartments rises 5.9% from a year ago to $820,555
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-02/manhattan-apartment-prices-climb-as-buyers-compete.html
 
Step Inside The Magnificent NYC Penthouse That Just Hit The Market For $125 Million
http://www.businessinsider.com/photos-of-martin-zweigs-pierre-penthouse-2013-4
 
Interstellar mining may be the ticket out of economic doldrums -- if you're a billionaire
http://www.bloomberg.com/video/why-space-may-be-ticket-out-of-economic-doldrums-T2d1EcpCSTullGsW7jJfkQ.html
 

3. Profits of Doom
Experts question how UN can control arms sales
http://www.dw.de/experts-question-how-un-can-control-arms-sales/a-16717374
 
U.S. “Human Rights” Wars: Arms Control as a Weapon
http://blackagendareport.com/content/us-%E2%80%9Chuman-rights%E2%80%9D-wars-arms-control-weapon
 
Federal Government Redefines Rocket-Propelled Grenade as “Weapon of Mass Destruction”
http://www.allgov.com/news/controversies/federal-government-redefines-rocket-propelled-grenade-as-weapon-of-mass-destruction-130404?news=849636
 
Air Force to research “bioeffects” of weapons
http://www.salon.com/2013/04/02/air_force_to_research_bioeffects_of_weapons/
 
Defense company stocks have soared since sequester’s ax fell
http://thehill.com/blogs/defcon-hill/budget-appropriations/291557-defense-stocks-have-soared-since-the-sequesters-ax-fell
 
Government Pain = Drone Makers' Gain
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/04/drones-industry-uav-market-budget-cuts
 

THIS WEEK IN GOOD NEWS!
Low-Cost Drugs in Poor Nations Get a Lift in Indian Court
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/02/business/global/top-court-in-india-rejects-novartis-drug-patent.html
 
Saudi bicycle ban lifted: Women can now bike, with certain restrictions
http://stream.aljazeera.com/story/201304022007-0022651
 
BBC launches ‘expert women database’ to help its journalists diversify sources
http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/mediawire/208270/bbc-launches-expert-women-database-to-help-its-journalists-diversify-sources/
 

ODDS & ENDS:
People Who Never Apologize Are Probably Happier Than You
http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2013/04/people-who-never-apologize-are-probably-happier-than-you/
 
Camp Nama: British personnel reveal horrors of secret US base in Baghdad
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/apr/01/camp-nama-iraq-human-rights-abuses
 
Animal Liberation spying drones attract ire of farmers
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/national/animal-liberation-spying-drones-attract-ire-of-farmers/story-fncz7kyc-1226609953499
 
Gold and poaching bring murder and misery to Congolese wildlife reserve
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/31/gold-poaching-murder-congo-wildlife
 
Climate challenges undermine a fragile Maasai culture
http://wwwp.dailyclimate.org/tdc-newsroom/2013/04/maasai-climate-decline
 
Solar Waterpods Could Help Sahara Nomads Purify Salty Water
http://www.greenprophet.com/2013/04/solar-waterpods-sahara-nomads/
 
Powder women's eggs for home storage
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21829115.100-powder-womens-eggs-for-home-storage.html
 
Boston police catfishing Indie rockers: Cops pose as punks on the Internet
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/crime/2013/03/boston_police_catfishing_indie_rockers_cops_pose_as_punks_on_the_internet.single.html
 
Outfielder made more money for fantasy baseball team owners last season than he earned himself
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-01/fantasy-baseball-teams-make-millions-while-trout-earns-510-000.html
 
Conspiracy Theory Poll Results
http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2013/04/conspiracy-theory-poll-results-.html
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