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THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: He Said, She Said: Is Caregiving Hell Where We’re At?

Today, a Forbes blog post caught my eye.  Maybe it was the title: “Informal Caregiving?  Free Caregiving? Seriously?” … or maybe it was because I always enjoy reading what Howard Gleckman writes.  He’s the author of a wonderful book called “Caring For Our Parents” and he’s a fellow at the Urban Institute.  Here’s . . . → Read More: THE CAREGIVERS’ LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: He Said, She Said: Is Caregiving Hell Where We’re At?

DeSmogBlog: Fracking Industry Paying Off Scientists For "Unbiased" Safety Studies

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As a whole, Americans have an unfortunate tendency to distrust scientists. The number of those who distrust science and scientists is skewed heavily by ideology, with self-identified “conservatives” overwhelmingly saying that they don’t trust science. DeSmogBlog’s own Chris Mooney has spent an enormous amount of time and energy devoted to finding . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Fracking Industry Paying Off Scientists For "Unbiased" Safety Studies

DeSmogBlog: New Shill Gas Study Published by SUNY Buffalo Institute With Heavy Industry Ties

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When does a study on the unconventional shale gas industry become a "shill gas study"? The quick answer: when nearly everyone writing and peer reviewing it has close ties to the industry they're purportedly doing an "objective" study on.

The newest kid on the block: a recent study published by SUNY Buffalo's . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: New Shill Gas Study Published by SUNY Buffalo Institute With Heavy Industry Ties

DeSmogBlog: B.C. Protest This Saturday to Stop Warren Buffett’s BNSF Coal Trains

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Warren Buffett, the third wealthiest man on the planet (net worth: $44 billion), often referred to as the "Oracle of Omaha," is the target of a May 5 action called for by Stop Coal B.C. Well, not Buffett directly, but a rail company he owns through his massive holding company, Berkshire Hathaway: Burlington . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: B.C. Protest This Saturday to Stop Warren Buffett’s BNSF Coal Trains

DeSmogBlog: How Heartland-style Climate Sceptic Campaigns Play "Hide the Deniers" Using Secretive Fund

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A LOW–PROFILE funding organisation acting as a middleman for wealthy conservative businesspeople has been quietly backing climate denial campaigns across the US.

The Virginia-based Donors Capital Fund and its partner organisation Donors Trust has been giving hundreds of thousands of dollars to groups blocking attempts to limit greenhouse gas pollution and undermining . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: How Heartland-style Climate Sceptic Campaigns Play "Hide the Deniers" Using Secretive Fund