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57 Affiliated Tribes of Northwest American Indians Urge Senate to Nix Sacred Land Giveaway - ICTMN
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US, American Indians, Tonto National Forest, Defense Bill, US Senate, Mining Industry, Copper, Environment, Ethical concerns )

Victoria
- 3 days ago - indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com
More than 70 tribal nations have urged the US Senate not to transfer sacred land from the Tonto National Forest, via a defense bill, to unprotected private land only for a UK corporation to build an environmentally devastating copper mine.
Jeb Bush's Damning Secret History
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, elections, ethics, Jeb Bush, shady history, us, usa, media, government )

Cal
- 17 days ago - alternet.org
This shady dealer is the one Republicans are pinning their hopes on?
Tell the U.S. Senate: Don't Fast-Track Fracking PETITION
Environment  (tags: fracking, US, destruction )

Anna
- 22 days ago - org.salsalabs.com
Stand up for the climate and our communities -- tell the Senate to vote "no" on this horrible bill.
Don't Sweep Farm Animal Cruelty Under the Rug in US - Force Change
Animals  (tags: US, Arizona, Farming, Animal Cruelty, Crime, Investigation, Animal Welfare, Petition to sign )

Victoria
- 25 days ago - forcechange.com
A new bill (HB 2587) would move all investigation of cruelty to farm animals away from the Arizona police department and into the Department of Agriculture, a branch that has neither the necessary staff nor experience to handle a criminal investigation.
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
- 33 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
- 52 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
- 53 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
- 59 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
- 59 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
- 59 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
- 60 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
- 60 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
- 62 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
- 62 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
- 63 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.
 

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