Georgia Suffers in Bush’s 2009 Federal Budget Proposal

ATLANTA – The Bush Administration rolled out a $3.1 trillion budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2009 on February 4, 2008 that calls for increased spending on national defense and foreign aid, while calling for cuts in funding for key domestic priorities.

John McCain's Health Plan: Tax Hike and Insurance Boondoggle

'How about a thousand years of affordable health care?,' asks Iraq war veteran Rose Forrest in a new TV ad produced by VoteVets.org in response to presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain's recent statements suggesting he didn't care if US troops stayed in Iraq for that period of time.

Computers, Gaming, and Energy Alternatives

Online gamers and other heavy computer users are definitely leaving an environmental mark. Depending on when it was made and how it was designed, a standard desktop PC can use anywhere from 60-300 watts when in use...

Going Vegetarian: Now is as Good a Time as Any

There has never been a better time to go vegetarian. Mounting evidence suggests that meat-based diets are not only unhealthy, but that just about every aspect of meat production is an environmental disaster with wide and sometimes catastrophic consequences.

Georgia: Fulton County Consents to Grady Hospital Lease Agreement

The Fulton County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution Wednesday, February 20, 2008, consenting to the lease and transfer agreement by and between the Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority (FDHA) and the Grady Memorial Hospital Corporation.


McCain Aims to Become Bush Surrogate

John McCain has lost his identity. Once the perennial whipping boy of the hardliners in his party, McCain is campaigning as the champion of endless war in Iraq and on the working class at home.

Mental health an alarming problem in the US military, says report

US Army mental health care facilities are inadequate to meet the needs of returning war veterans at Fort Drum, NY, the home of the Army's 10th Mountain Division, according to a recently released study by Veterans for America, a non-partisan veterans advocacy group.

Is Clean Coal a Fiction?

Major environmental groups, from the Sierra Club to the Natural Resources Defense Council, say that “clean coal” is anything but. The process involves heating coal to 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit and mixing it with water to produce a gas, then converting the gas into diesel fuel.

China Introduces 'Green Insurance' to Curb Pollution

China is to introduce a 'green insurance system' to better monitor polluting industries and help victims get immediate compensation, said Pan Yue, vice director with the top environment watchdog, here on Monday.

Exxon Is Demanding Ten Times its Investment, Says Venezuelan Oil Minister

The maximum compensation ExxonMobil should receive for its nationalized 41.6% stake in the Cerro Negro Orinoco River belt project is $1.2 billion, the Venezuelan Minister of Energy and Petroleum and President of the Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA.

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