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Success: Panthers Saved From Destructive Oil Drilling in US - Via Animal Petitions
Animals  (tags: US, Florida, Panthers, Conservation, Endangered Species, Environment, Habitat, Protection, Activism, Ethics, Good News, Petition to sign )

Victoria
- 4 days ago - animalpetitions.org
This petition is to thank the Preserve Our Paradise organisation for successfully fighting against Dan A. Hughes Co., the oil and gas company that threatened the habitat of Florida's last 100 panthers, wildlife and water supply.
When a Metaphor Is Not Just a Metaphor...
World  (tags: Cartoon, Haaretz, US, Israel, relations, plane, fly, into, building )

Sam
- 22 days ago - news.yahoo.com
...but an attempt to tell the truth about what happened! It took a cartoonist to tell us the truth about what really happened!
Netanyahu: Chickenshit or Pyromaniac
World  (tags: Netanyahu, chickenshit, US, official, describes, Israel, worthless, coward )

Sam
- 24 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Netanyahu is fuming for having been described by a US official as a chickenshit and is demanding that the "chicken" part be dropped from any future reference to him. In the meantime, The Chicken Solidarity Movement is suing for libel.
NYT Op Ed: How to Defeat Ebola
Health & Wellness  (tags: workld, Ebola, outbreak, virus, West Africa, US, health care delivery, source )

Evelyn
- 29 days ago - nytimes.com
An alarming new symptom of Ebola in America: It seems to make brains mushy and hearts hard. So let's calm down and get to work protecting America from Ebola by stopping this disaster at its source.
By the Numbers: How Canada's Gun Laws Compare With Ours
World  (tags: Canada, Ottawa, Shootings, Gun Control, US, Comparison )

Brian
- 30 days ago - takepart.com
"Despite two shootings in Canada, gun violence is rare for our northern neighbors." Be sure to click through to sign the petition accompanying the article.
Viewpoint: Turning Old Bombs Into Carbon-Free Electricity
Science & Tech  (tags: Energy, Nuclear Weapons, Nuclear Energy, US, Russia, Agreement, Plutonium, Recycling )

Brian
- 30 days ago - bizjournals.com
"In 2000, the United States signed an agreement with Russia to eliminate 34 metric tons of plutonium. That is enough fissile material to power 17,000 nuclear weapons."
What West Africa Can Teach the US About Ebola
Health & Wellness  (tags: Ebola, Outbreak, Hemmoraghic Fever, Nigeria, Senegal, US, Dallas, Texas )

Brian
- 31 days ago - commondreams.org
"Nigeria and Senegal have declared victory on Ebola even as healthcare workers in Texas contract it."
Molten Salt Nuclear Reactors: Part Of America's Long-Term Energy Future?
Science & Tech  (tags: US, energy policy, energy, carbon emissions, reducing emissions, molten salt reactors, thorium, clean energy, #futureofenergy )

Brian
- 31 days ago - forbes.com
"China is forging ahead with plans to have both liquid and solid fuel salt-cooled test reactors by 2017, while India is also evaluating the technology (especially reactors powered by thorium - which it possesses in abundance)."
Paying the Price of Tar Sands Expansion
Environment  (tags: Tar Sands, #NoTarSands, #TarSandsBlockade, US, Expansion, EPA, Climate Change, Taxpayers, Emissions, Toxic Contamination )

Brian
- 32 days ago - truth-out.org
"Despite all the reasons to keep tar sands in the ground, the refining equipment tax credit has helped put tar sands development in the US on the rise, accelerating climate change at the expense - in every sense of the word - of American taxpayers."
A Polar Bear Might Keep The Measles Away, But Shots Work Better
Health & Wellness  (tags: Measles, Vaccines, #VaccinesWork, Immunization, Childrens book, US, Outbreak )

Brian
- 33 days ago - npr.org
"Measles cases spiked in the United States this year, with 594 cases and 18 outbreaks, the highest number since 2000. They were caused by people traveling to the U.S. and infecting people who hadn't had measles shots."
Paul Farmer: Diary - a Discussion By a Doctor Working on Ebola in West Africa
Health & Wellness  (tags: Ebola, West Africa, US, Europe, dehydration, fluid resuscitation, electrolyte replacement, blood products )

Evelyn
- 34 days ago - lrb.co.uk
A third of all Ebola cases ever documented were registered in September 2014. But the fact is that weak health systems, not unprecedented virulence or a previously unknown mode of transmission, are to blame for Ebola's rapid spread and fatality rates.
Recognition's Diplomatic Leverage Could Strengthen Palestinian Rights
World  (tags: middle-east, palestine, israel, Human Rights, Recognition of the Palestinian state, UK, Europe, Sweden, US, UN, ICC, Civil Liberties )

Evelyn
- 35 days ago - nytimes.com
European recognition of a Palestinian state could well pressure Israel to behave in accordance with international law. But whatever the ultimate outcome, one state or two, you can't go wrong with rights.
To Best Fight Ebola, We Need A Surgeon General
Health & Wellness  (tags: Surgeon General, Ebola, US, Reassurance, Nomination Blocked )

Brian
- 36 days ago - thinkprogress.org
"The surgeon general is America's doctor, delivering information to the American people in a language they can understand," former Surgeon General Regina Benjamin recently explained. "Not having one right now, you don't have that face and that person..."
Top 5 Falsehoods About Ebola
Health & Wellness  (tags: Ebola, Outbreak, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria, Guinea, Senegal, US, immigrants, Obama administration, government, Bill Gates )

Brian
- 38 days ago - politifact.com
"The spread of Ebola in West Africa, and now into Dallas, has stoked plenty of misinformation about the Ebola virus, its origins and the government's response."
Only 1 In 5 US Hospitals Are Prepared For An Ebola Outbreak
Health & Wellness  (tags: Ebola, Outbreak, US, Hospitals, Unprepared, Nurses, Ebola Virus, Sneezing, Contagious, Health Care, Obama Administration, Slow moving )

Brian
- 39 days ago - popularresistance.org
"Can the Ebola virus spread through the air in droplets if an infected person sneezes on you? Studies have been conducted demonstrating that yes it can, these droplets are contagious."
 

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