Tag Archives | cause

The cause of this recession? Economic pundits ignoring history’s voice | Simon Jenkins

The Queen, reported the Daily Mail, was wearing a speckled cream suit and matching hat. Her Majesty was at the London School of Economics, listening to a professor, Luis Garicano, talk about the credit crunch. “It’s awful,” she said suddenly. “Why did nobody see it coming?” For three years I have pondered the Queen’s question, […]

Air Force investigating cause of drone crash in Seychelles

December 14, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis Air Force investigating cause of drone crash in Seychelles 13 Dec 2011 The U.S. military is investigating what caused a U.S. military drone [remotely piloted MQ-9 Reaper] to crash near a civilian airport runway in the Republic of Seychelles, a U.S. Air Forces in Europe spokesman said Wednesday. The […]

Shale gas drilling’s dirty secret is out | Josh Fox

Thursday’s stunning announcement from US EPA that implicates hydrofracturing (“fracking”) as the cause of groundwater contamination in Pavillion, Wyoming is news that has rocked the world. But as groundbreaking and innovative as the investigation has been, the news comes as no surprise to anyone who has been following fracking closely.  Anyone who lives in a […]

Progress made on Reno wildfire

(CNN) — Firefighters in Reno, Nevada, have contained 80% of a wildfire there and expect to have it nearly completely contained by day’s end, officials said Saturday. The blaze has made 32 homes uninhabitable and damaged five, but is no longer a major threat to other structures, said Reno Fire Chief Michael Hernandez. Some 140 […]

Police find body near where boy went missing

(CNN) — Police in eastern Missouri found the body of missing 1-year-old Tyler Daniel Dasher on Tuesday in a wooded area about a mile from his home. A cause of death has not been determined and authorities are still in the early stages of trying to figure out what happened, St. Louis County police said […]

Diaspora’s co-founder dies at 22

15 November 2011 Last updated at 11:29 GMT The homepage offered a simple tribute to Mr Zhitomirskiy Ilya Zhitomirskiy, the co-founder of Facebook rival Diaspora, has died. The 22-year-old was one of four New York-based students who launched Diaspora as a “privacy-aware, user-controlled” social network. It was set up in response to criticism that Facebook […]

This Veterans Day, we must remember the Iraqi interpreters | Michael Breen

Americans have special cause for reflection, celebration and gratitude this Veterans Day. After almost a decade of bloody struggle in Iraq, the troops are finally coming home. I experienced the early days of our misadventure in Iraq as a young Army lieutenant, walking the streets of Baghdad with my infantry company. In the years since, […]

Seventeen workers exposed to plutonium radiation at Idaho lab

November 9, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis Seventeen workers exposed to plutonium radiation at Idaho lab –There were no details from the lab on the precise cause or nature of the radiation release. 08 Nov 2011 Seventeen workers were exposed to low-level [sic] radiation from plutonium on Tuesday at a U.S. Energy Department nuclear research lab […]

US screenwriter Kanter dies at 92

8 November 2011 Last updated at 09:18 GMT Kanter also directed episodes of The Jimmy Stewart Show Emmy-winning screenwriter Hal Kanter, who wrote films including Elvis Presley’s Blue Hawaii, has died at 92. The cause of death was complications from pneumonia, his daughter Donna told the Los Angeles Times. He wrote Bob Hope and Bing […]

UNESCO Grants Palestinians Full Membership

The Israeli government said Monday’s vote by the United Nations cultural agency to accept the Palestinians’ bid as a full member would harm efforts to revive Arab-Israeli peace talks. A foreign ministry statement called UNESCO‘s action in Paris a “unilateral Palestinian maneuver” that further removed the possibility for a peace agreement. Palestinian leaders welcomed the […]