NEIL YOUNG: PEEVISH ABOUT PETROCARBONS

At the height of the cold war, Krakow was an environmental blight. Convinced that class distinctions would dissolve if the urban intelligentsia and industrial proletariats lived in close proximity, central planners located smokestacks and heavy industry next to apartment buildings and offices. To this day the Polish city has Europe's third most polluted air, according …

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TORY ATTACK ON SCIENCE REVEALS TOTALITARIAN TENDENCIES

CBC's Fifth Estate recently presented an excellent summary of the Harper government's approach toward basic research in Canada. “Silence of the Labs”  enumerates the many ways Ottawa is conducting a war of attrition on science. For the past five years, “more than 2000 federal government scientists and researchers have been dismissed. Programs that monitored smokestack …

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