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World Water Day: Droughts Across the Globe
Offbeat  (tags: Weather, Water, US, Australia, Pakistan, Kenya. World Water Day )

- 948 days ago -
People around the world will be encouraged to turn their taps off this Saturday to mark World water day. Four BBC correspondents explain the lack of water in their areas - in the US, Australia, Pakistan and Kenya.
Ukraine - NO to Another U.S. War! Urgent Call for Actions - March 10 to 17
Society & Culture  (tags: Ukraine, US, anti-war actions, protests, danger of war, coup d'etat, media lies, nationalism, fascism )

- 956 days ago -
The threat is real. Sanctions, war build up, warships with guided missiles to the Black Sea, F-15 fighter jets on Russia's border are dangerous provocations. Washington has recognized and committed more than $10 billion to an illegal right-wing government
Henry Kissinger: To Settle the Ukraine Crisis, Start at the End
World  (tags: Ukraine Crisis, Crimea, Russia, US, EU, NATO, politics, Henry Kissinger )

- 961 days ago -
Far too often the Ukrainian issue is posed as a showdown: whether Ukraine joins the East or the West. But if Ukraine is to survive and thrive, it must not be either side's outpost against the other- it should function as a bridge between them.
Federal Deficit Falls to Smallest Level Since 2008
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US, government, politics, Obama, Americans, budget deficit, news, democrats, republicans )

- 969 days ago -
The federal budget deficit fell precipitously to $680 billion in the 2013 fiscal year from about $1.1 trillion the year before, the Treasury Department said Thursday. That is the smallest deficit since 2008, and marks the end of a five-year stretch.
Make Animal Neglect in Extreme Weather a Felony in US - Via Force Change
Animals  (tags: Animals, Dogs, Cats, Animal Cruelty, Suffering, Crime, Law, Protection, Animal Rights, US )

- 983 days ago -
Global Petition to support a new piece of legislation that will protect companion animals from being neglected, left outside, or given improper housing during times of extreme weather. The maximum penalty is currently a mere $100 fine.
U.S. Whacks India With WTO Complaint Over Its Local Solar Program
Business  (tags: WTO, solar panels, India, US, trade relations, money, investments, corporate, business, consumers )

- 984 days ago -
India requires solar developers to get their panels from domestic producers. The U.S. says that discriminates against American companies.
Israel PM Slams Iran Move to Send Ships Towards US
World  (tags: Iran, US, Israel, world, 2 ships, middle-east, conflict )

- 986 days ago -
Iranian media reported that two ships -- a destroyer and a helicopter transport vessel -- had been dispatched on January 21.
The Politics of Fracking
Environment  (tags: fracking, politics, environment, US, destruction, ecosystems, research, healthconditions, government, habitat, habitatdestruction, conservation )

- 988 days ago -
Environmental agencies are studying fracking's impact on groundwater. Why do they keep delaying their findings?
Solitary Watch ACTION Page US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: prison, solitary, solitary confinement, government, US, americans, abuse, ethics, money, business )

- 999 days ago -
Actions, events and news from a nation in lockdown...
Article - Prestigious Universities Violate the Animal Welfare Act - Huffington Post
Animals  (tags: Animal Research, US, Animal Cruelty, Suffering, Animal Welfare Act, Law, Protection, Science, Interesting News )

- 1003 days ago -
Neglect plus a glimmer of hope as "Researchers have over-relied on animal data. The problem is that it hasn't worked.. We need to refocus and adapt new methodologies for use in humans to understand disease biology in humans" - Dr Zerhouni.
Update: Effort to Kill GMO Labeling in New Hampshire - Via Food Democracy Now
Science & Tech  (tags: GMOs, US, Labelling, Bio-tech industry, Food, Health Risks, Society, Ethics, Urgent action )

- 1006 days ago -
Contact your representative today to Vote YES on HB 660 as the House vote on GMO labeling has been delayed until Wednesday, January 22. Send a letter or make a call. Right now Monsanto and big food lobbyists are trying to stop labeling of GM foods.
Victory for Animal Advocates: Horse Slaughter Will Not Return to U.S. in 2014
Animals  (tags: horses, horse slaughter, US, victory! )

- 1010 days ago -
Animal advocates argued that more than 80% of Americans that oppose horse slaughter - and Congress listened.
Japan To Overtake US And Germany In Solar Installations Read More at Http://Cleantechnica.Com/2013/ 03/19/Japan-to-Overtake-Us-An
Business  (tags: Japan, US, Germany, americans, business, consumers, economy, energy, Entrepreneurs, environment, ethics, GoodNews, government, greenbuilding, investing, labor, marketing, politics, finance, SustainableDevelopment, technology, usa, world )

- 1024 days ago -
"In fact, Japanese installation of photovoltaic (PV) systems is expected to exceed 1 GW in the first quarter of 2013 alone, and by the end of 2013 is set to jump right past Germany and the US to become the world's second largest PV market behind China."
Victory - Cruelty of Bear Baiting Ends in South Carolina US - Via The Humane Society of the Un
Animals  (tags: Bears, Animal Welfare Law, US, Good News, Protection, Ethics )

- 1031 days ago -
Good news as The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources has publicly stated that they will not issue any new permits for the private possession of black bears, putting an end to the cruel practice of bear baiting/baying.
Snowy-Owl Migration to US One of Biggest on Record
Animals  (tags: Snowy Owls, US, great numbers, study, interesting, wildlife, habitat, environment )

- 1041 days ago -
Snowy owls -- large, fluffy, white birds typically found in the Arctic and rarely seen south of the Great Lakes -- have swooped down upon the eastern United States in greater numbers than at any time in at least 50 years, one bird expert says.

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