- Planet Erstwild - 20130628 - Inside the Headlines

At 4pm, we go "Inside the Headlines" with award-wining journalist/historian/filmmaker Newsvandal JP Sottile. For a complete listing of this week's stories, click "Read more" below.

1. EPAin't
EPA Halts Study Linking Fracking with Water Pollution
http://www.allgov.com/news/top-stories/epa-halts-study-linking-fracking-with-water-pollution-130625?news=850394
 
The E.P.A. Backs Off on Factory Farms
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/15/opinion/the-epa-backs-off-on-factory-farms.html
 
EPA defends chemical testing of low-dose hormone effects
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2013/epa-low-dose
 
Obama's Last Hope for Climate Change: EPA
http://www.nationaljournal.com/energy/obama-s-last-hope-for-climate-change-epa-20130625
 
In Keystone boost, U.S. study sees no added risk from Canada oil
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/25/us-usa-pipeline-study-idUSBRE95O1F620130625
 

2. The Economy Doesn't Suck. It Just Sucks For You.
6 Mind-Blowing Stats on How 1 Percent of the 1 Percent Now Dominate Our Elections
http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/06/one-percent-wealthy-dominate-2012-elections-congress
 
Nearly half of Mad Men viewers have a household income of at least $100,000 a year
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323836504578553463435747322.html
 
76% of Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck
http://money.cnn.com/2013/06/24/pf/emergency-savings/
 
The 36% 'mal-employment' rate
http://money.cnn.com/2013/06/25/news/economy/malemployment-rate/index.html
 
Why Are So Many College Graduates Driving Taxis? 
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-06-25/why-are-so-many-college-graduates-driving-taxis-.html
 
Generation X Has The Longest Road Back From The Recession
http://www.businessinsider.com/gen-x-strapped-on-retirement-savings-2013-6
 
 
3. Profits of Doom
Going Global: US Firms Grow Foreign Connections as Domestic Spending Stalls
http://www.defensenews.com/article/20130622/DEFREG02/306220009/Going-Global-US-Firms-Grow-Foreign-Connections-Domestic-Spending-Stalls
 
Asia driving 'explosion' in global arms trade: study
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/25/us-defence-spending-idUSBRE95N1FZ20130625
 
Booz Allen, the World's Most Profitable Spy Organization
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-06-20/booz-allen-the-worlds-most-profitable-spy-organization#r=rss
 
Boeing Overcharges Pentagon Again, by $13.7 Million…Including $2,286 for a $10 Spare Part
http://www.allgov.com/news/where-is-the-money-going/boeing-overcharges-pentagon-again-by-137-million-dollarsincluding-2286-dollars-for-a-10-dollar-spare-part-130626?news=850401
 
Most of Us Just Love Drones, Apparently
http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2013/06/most-us-just-love-drones-apparently/65519/
 

THIS WEEK IN GOOD NEWS!
Whale of a win: Environmental victory protects whales from noise pollution
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2013/0620/Whale-of-a-win-Environmental-victory-protects-whales-from-noise-pollution
 
Fruits and Veggies Are Alive, Can Defend Against Herbivores
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/06/130620-circadian-rhythm-cabbage-vegetable-food-crop-science/
 
Pope Francis: Christianity is incompatible with anti-Semitism
http://www.religionnews.com/2013/06/24/pope-francis-christianity-is-incompatible-with-anti-semitism/
 

ODDS & ENDS:
The Colorado Is Pronounced America's Most Endangered Waterway
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=colorado-river-americas-most-endangered
 
Monsanto Earnings Top Estimates as Weedkiller Prices Rise
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-06-26/monsanto-earnings-beat-estimates-on-weedkiller-prices.html
 
At Taco Bell, It’s Not ‘Meat,’ It’s ‘Protein’
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-06-24/at-taco-bell-protein-is-code-for-meat#r=rss
 
A Nation of Kids on Speed
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323728204578513662248894162.html
 
Antidepressants 'could be risk to unborn babies'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-23005367
 
Santorum jumps into show business
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/06/24/santorum-jumps-into-show-business/
 
In upside-down Gaza, rockets fired at Israel actually aim to hurt Hamas
http://www.timesofisrael.com/in-gaza-its-business-as-usual
 
Pakistan: Losing The War Against Polio
http://thediplomat.com/2013/06/25/pakistan-losing-the-war-against-polio/
 
Fueling a Better Future: The Many Benefits of Half the Oil
http://www.ucsusa.org/clean_vehicles/smart-transportation-solutions/vehicle-policy/current-policies-and-legislation/benefits-of-reducing-us-oil-use.html
 
Are Dogs Now Just Furry Kids?
http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/ideas/2013/06/are-dogs-now-just-furry-kids/
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