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Monsanto Still Clashing With Brazilian Soy Exporters Over Royalties
Offbeat  (tags: Agriculture, Brazil, Ecology, Global economy, Politics )

Ray
- 56 minutes ago - rt.com
Brazilian soy exporters are still resisting Monsanto's push for them to collect royalties from farmers reusing the biotech giant's patented seeds, some saying such a liability - even for a fee - may not be worth possible "embarrassment" to the industry.
Facts About US Presidents You Never Heard.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: U.S., presidents, history, politics, democrats, republicans, interesting, little know facts )

Carrie
- 1 hour ago - ba-bamail.com
The presidents of the United States of America are all famous parts of the history of this world. But let's not forget, they were all people. Did you know, for example, that...
TAKE ACTION NOW! Tell the EPA That You Support Their Efforts to Cut Carbon Emissions on Behalf of the Ocean
Environment  (tags: oceans, pollution, politics, EPA, power plant emissions )

Cal
- 6 hours ago - secure.oceanconservancy.org
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed an action that would cut power plants' carbon emissions--emissions that are changing the very nature of our ocean
Why Is Big Coal Pretending to Be the Savior of the Developing World?
Environment  (tags: dirty energy, coal power, corporate greed, habitatdestruction, habitat, environment, ecosystems, destruction, protection, healthconditions, pollution, politics )

Cal
- 9 hours ago - alternet.org
These countries deserve something much better than the old, dirty energy North America no longer wants.
UK Wind Farms Outshine Nuclear Power Output
Offbeat  (tags: Ecology, Global warming, Nuclear, Politics, SciTech, Science, UK, Weather )

Ray
- 9 hours ago - rt.com
UK wind farms generated more energy than the nation's nuclear power stations on Tuesday thanks to a huge surge in gale-force winds in the wake of Hurricane Gonzalo, the National Grid has said.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Tell Godiva: No Child Labor
World  (tags: children, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', CHILD LABOR, child labor, Godiva, politics )

Cal
- 9 hours ago - action.greenamerica.org
Please sign our letter to Godiva and Ülker, and their parent company, Yıldız Holding, asking them to purchase cocoa beans that have been made without child labor.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Don't Reward Dirty Tar Sands Corporations - ForceChange
Environment  (tags: tar sands, tar sands corporations, ecosystems, destruction, environment, world, pollution, politics, protection, healthconditions )

Cal
- 12 hours ago - forcechange.com
: Revoke the climate leader A List status given to the company that wants to build a massive tar sands oil pipeline
Keep the Alaskan Forest Wild
Environment  (tags: animals, conservation, destruction, ecosystems, endangered, environment, forests, government, green, habitat, habitatdestruction, humans, nature, politics, pollution, protection, trees, water, wildlife )

Sara
- 13 hours ago - therainforestsite.greatergood.com
The Sealaska Native Corporation wants to privatize tens of thousands of acres of the pristine Alaskan backwoods. Take action!
The Science of Fox News: Why Its Viewers Are the Most Misinformed
Society & Culture  (tags: media, news, Fox news viewers, misinformed, society, culture, government, politics, dishonesty, ethics, world, education )

Carrie
- 22 hours ago - alternet.org
"Who are the most consistently misinformed media viewers?" Jon Stewart asked Chris Wallace. "The most consistently misinformed misinformed? Fox, Fox viewers, consistently, every poll." Stewart's statement was factually accurate, as we'll see.
UN Study Shows Serious Losses for Malaysia After TPPA
Business  (tags: Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, TPPA, Malaysia, economy, business, government, politics, debt )

Evelyn
- 23 hours ago - hornbillunleashed.wordpress.com
If Malaysia joins the TPPA, its exports will increase to the other TPPA countries, but its imports from them will increase by even more, and thus the country will have a net loss in its trade balance.
Chris Christie Is 'Tired' Of Hearing About The Minimum Wage
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, New Jersey, Chris Christie, minimum wage, dishonesty, ethics, republicans, politics, government, candidates, news )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - ibtimes.com
"I'm tired of hearing about the minimum wage. I really am," Christie said in the short clip that was posted online. "I don't think there is a mother or father sitting around a kitchen table tonight in America who are saying, 'You know honey, if...
Protesting Ireland's Illegal Abortions
World  (tags: women's rights, abortion, Ireland, activism, world, politics, humanrights, news, europe )

Cal
- 1 day ago - vice.com
Ireland is the only country in Europe where abortions are illegal--the only exception is when the pregnancy poses a risk to the mother's life
Turkey Says It's Helping Iraqi Kurds Join Fight For Kobani
World  (tags: world, violence, war, iraq, Turkey, politics, government, 'HUMANRIGHTS!' )

Cal
- 2 days ago - npr.org
Turkey says it is assisting Iraqi Kurdish fighters in crossing into Syria to aid their brethren in the embattled city of Kobani, where Kurds have fought a fierce defense action for weeks against besieging Islamic State militants.
Drive to Mine the Deep Sea Raises Concerns Over Impacts
Environment  (tags: deep ocean mining, lack of safeguards, pollution, protection, oceans, politics, environment, destruction, ecosystems, conservation, world, wildlife )

Cal
- 2 days ago - e360.yale.edu
Mining companies are targeting vast areas of the deep ocean for mineral extraction. But with few regulations in place, critics fear such development could threaten seabed ecosystems that scientists say are only now being fully understood
 

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