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Why Is Congress Trying to Give Military Half a Wildlife Refuge It Doesn't Want?
Animals  (tags: U.S., US Military, Nevada, Biodiversity, Conservation, US House )

- 7 days ago -
The National Defense Authorization Act was amended to give the Air Force control over half of one of the largest wildlife refuges in the country
Leak of Cancer-Causing Chemical Forces Residents of Canada's 'Chemical Valley' Indoors
Health & Wellness  (tags: americas, canada, chemical valley, benzene, shell, aamjiwnaang first nation, sarnia, cancer, health )

- 6 days ago -
The 'Chemical Valley' around Sarnia, Ontario is home to about 40 percent of Canada's petrochemical industry and in 2011 the World Health Organization crowned Sarnia's air as the worst in Canada.
Nearly 40,000 Provisional Ballots In Brooklyn Will Be Counted, New York Lawsuit Continues To Press For More
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: BOE, New York Board of Elections, provisional ballots, Democratic primary )

- 6 days ago -
A week after a scandalous Dem primary election in NY State, NY City's Board of Elections Executive Director, Michael Ryan, said that he was sorry for the registration errors that resulted in well over 120,000 Democratic voters purged from the rolls.
Chemical Vapors Sicken 20 Nuclear Facility Workers, Cause Evacuation, Work Stoppage
Health & Wellness  (tags: Hanford Nuclear Site, Washington State, leaking nuclear waste, workers sickened, chemical vapors, plutonium, cleanup )

- 5 days ago -
The exposure comes just a week after it was reported that thousands of gallons of radioactive waste were leaking from the AY-102 double-shell tank.
A Mine Vs. a Million Monarchs
Animals  (tags: Angangueo, Mexico, Monarch Butterflies, Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, Grupo Mexico, huge mine, copper, zinc, lead, silver, gold, fresh water, toxins, pollution, poverty, natural calamities )

- 5 days ago -
One of Mexico's largest corporations is close to winning government approval to reopen a sprawling mine in Angangueo, right next to the most important winter habitat of North America's most iconic insect.
Flooding Flushes Oil, Fracking Chemicals Into Texas Rivers
Health & Wellness  (tags: Texas, floods, fracking chemicals and oil, rivers, health threats, carcinogens, leukemia, brain cancer, endocrine disruptors, premature births, cattle deaths )

- 4 days ago -
Recent Texas floods have inundated oil wells and fracking sites, flushing oil and fracking chemicals into rivers.
Cracks In Capitalism's Core, Part I: Scottish Radicals
Business  (tags: Scottish independence movement, Scottish National Party, SNP, representative democracy, There Is No Alternative, RISE, Green Party )

- 2 days ago -
This series seeks to define some of the cutting-edge ideas emerging within capitalism's core, which are redefining the political landscape. Part I explores Scotland...
Leaked TTIP Documents Cast Doubt on EU-US Trade Deal
Business  (tags: TTIP, Global economy, International trade, European commission, Europe, European Union, Greenpeace, Obama administration )

- 2 days ago -
Greenpeace says internal documents show US attempts to lower or circumvent EU protection for environment and public health
Republicans Don't Want to Know Costs of U.S. Nuclear Arsenal
Science & Tech  (tags: nuclear modernization, House Republicans, $1 Trillion estimate, Pentagon spending )

- 2 days ago -
Republican lawmakers in the House of Representatives have lined up to quietly kill a cost estimate of the Pentagon's three-decade nuclear modernization program, which experts predict will exceed $1 trillion.
Protest Song Of The Week: 'I Had No Right' By Dar Williams
Society & Culture  (tags: Father Daniel Berrigan, peace activist, Dar Williams )

- 3 days ago -
Legendary peace activist Father Daniel Berrigan died at 94 years-old on April 30. Inspired by Berrigan, singer-songwriter Dar Williams penned the song 'I Had No Right', recalling his anti-war actions with the Catonsville 9.
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