Dear EarthTalk: Why is Greenpeace upset with some leading tech companies for so-called “dirty cloud computing?” Can you explain? — Jeremy Wilkins, Waco, TX
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Although the U.S. economy added 115,000 jobs in April, the unemployment rate remained virtually unchanged at 8.1 percent, according to data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics today.
When President Obama signed a formal agreement in Kabul on Tuesday to withdraw the majority of U.S. forces from Afghanistan by 2014, he spoke of a future Afghanistan, able to stand on its own as a respected member of the international community. “We have traveled through more than a decade under the dark cloud of war,” said Obama. “Yet here, in the predawn darkness of Afghanistan, we can see the light of a new day on the horizon.”
It’s that wonderful time of the year in academia when the school term is winding down and the noble refrain to ‘Pomp and Circumstance’ is within earshot of every parent of a graduating high school senior. It is also the week when that hefty tuition deposit should be in the mail to the college that the student has decided to attend in September.
TRENTON—Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean, Jr. (R- Union) has submitted legislation today to limit the ability of labor unions to make campaign contributions, saying it would close a loophole in New Jersey’s anti-pay-to-play law.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie earns poor marks on his environmental record, according to the New Jersey Environmental Federation’s (NJEF) report card which was released today at a State House press conference.
CAMDEN—U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg today visited Rutgers-Camden to push legislation that would prevent interest rates on federally subsidized Stafford student loans from doubling on July 1.