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Nature Bats Last – 02.02.16

This week Guy and Mike are joined by independent journalist Cory Morningstar as they discuss and analyze the words of prominent writer Naomi Klein, author of the 2014 book about anthropogenic climate change, This Changes Everything. Thanks to our listeners for providing examples, and also for calling in during the show. Guy adds a brief climate-change update.

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Students Learn Organic Farming, Sell Thousands of Pounds of Produce After Internship

As part of the growing need to find sustainable ways to provide organic, quality food for ourselves, our families, and our neighbors, more young people have become interested in organic farming. Now new programs are teaching children the importance of self-sustainable farming, and how to farm using age-old techniques. A primary modern issue with farming, in many cases, has been …

German lawmakers call for end to subsidies as nuclear failures continue

Lawmakers in Germany said that an EU agreement for a $25 billion state subsidy by the UK to build a nuclear power station is illegal and should be annulled, in another twist in Europe’s nuclear energy farce. The German Bundestag’s Economic and Energy Committee took evidence on the European Commission’s approval of $25 billion worth of state aid for the …

Ce N’est Pas Acceptable: NSA Spying Bonanza on French Leaders Revealed – Jon Queally

The U.S. National Security Agency has been conducting high-level digital and phone surveillance against top French government officials, including the nation’s three most recent presidents, the media outletWikiLeaks has revealed by publishing “top secret” intelligence reports that include targeting information and specific intercepts gathered over the last decade. While indicating the trove of sensitive and potentially embarrassing documents won’t be the last, the …