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Scientists slam Canada’s tar sands production: Doesn’t address climate change in ‘meaningful way’

Letter urges natural resources minister Joe Oliver to consider consequences of his support for controversial policy The Canadian government’s promotion of the tar sands industry is setting the world on a course of catastrophic climate change, a group of climate scientists and economists have warned. In a letter made available…

Zimmerman friend: ‘People proudly call themselves coonasses’

A friend of a Florida neighborhood watch leader who gunned down an unarmed teen last month says that people shouldn’t judge his pal for using a racial epithet because in some parts of the U.S., “people proudly call themselves coonasses.” After reviewing a 911 call George Zimmerman made before killing…