What We Read Today 24 September 2014

September 24th, 2014
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Econintersect: Every day our editors collect the most interesting things they find from around the internet and present a summary "reading list" which will include very brief summaries (and sometimes longer ones) of why each item has gotten our attention. Suggestions from readers for "reading list" items are gratefully reviewed, although sometimes space limits the number included.

Follow up:

  • Arctic sea ice melts to 6th-lowest level on record (Doyle Rice, USA Today) NASA satellite data has identified 17 September as the date of minimum ice coverage for the Arctic Ocean in 2014. The profile of rate of ice lost was a slow start (cool, storm-free May to July followed by rapid change for the final several weeks leading up to 17 September. This official report can be contrasted with the article from the Daily Mail which we featured on 01 September in WWRT (What We Read Today), reproduced below. See also discussions 'behind the wall'.

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  • Articles about wars elsewhere in the world:

Nigeria Free Of Ebola, Final Surveillance Contacts Released (Forbes)

Palestinians Seek $3.8B in Aid for Gaza (abc News)

Michael Scott Moore: Journalist freed in Somalia (BBC News)

U.S. Invokes Iraq’s Defense in Legal Justification of Syria Strikes (The New York Times)

U.S. military leaders: Strikes in Syria are just the start of a prolonged campaign (The Washington Post)

US starts air strikes on Syria as shadowy new threat emerges (The Conversation)

Around world, mixed reactions to U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria (Carol Morello and Anne Gearan, The Washington Post)

Turkey hints at Iraq Mosul hostage exchange (BBC News)

Ukraine crisis: Rebels declare early poll date (BBC News)

Russian workers’ wage arrears protests send Putin a chilling reminder of the Yeltsin era (The Conversation)


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