Monday, August 22, 2011

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Pipeline Rupture in Missouri River Basin Leaks Over 3,000 Barrels of Natural Gasoline

Another pipeline has ruptured near the flooded Missouri River basin. As much as 3,300 barrels of natural gasoline leaked on Saturday near Onawa, Iowa. The spill comes just a month after an Exxon Mobil pipeline leaked 1,000 barrels of crude oil into the flooded Yellowstone River in Montana, which feeds the Missouri River.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

NATO: Avoiding Afghan Civilian Casualties "secondary"

Newly released documents show NATO forces have prioritized the avoidance of so-called "friendly fire" incidents in Afghanistan more than reducing killings of Afghan civilians. According to The Independent of London, a British military panel concluded that "avoidance of collateral damage, or neutracide, is a secondary consideration," with "the primary focus … improving operational effectiveness, while reducing the risk of fratricide." In the latest known attack, five Afghan children were wounded last week in a bombing from a British attack helicopter.