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Ensure Certified Sustainable Palm Oil Is Actually Sustainable - Force Change
Environment  (tags: Environment, Deforestation, Palm Oil, Sustainability, Forests, Habitat Destruction, Endangered Species, Wildlife, Petition to sign )

Victoria
- 5 days ago - forcechange.com
Please sign this global petition to the President of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil to ensure a traceable supply chain for certified sustainable palm oil, to avoid the mixing of unsustainable palm fruit obtained from illegal deforestation.
Clean Up The Mines
Environment  (tags: Clean Up The Mines, uranium mines, USA )

Dandelion
- 18 hours ago - cleanupthemines.org
To pass legislation for health and environmental studies on the effects of existing abandoned uranium mines; to educate the public about the effects of the mines; to clean up the mines and affected areas; also compensate those affected by these mines.
Tell NFL Commissioner Goodell To Take Violence Against Women Seriously
Society & Culture  (tags: NFL, women, violence, high profile arrests, Commissioner Goodell )

Dandelion
- 18 hours ago - act.credoaction.com
As high-profile arrests of players for domestic violence and sexual assault continue, the league has done little or nothing. Players have been receiving harsher sentences for smoking pot than for violence against women, this sends a wrong signal.
U.S. Turns Back on Child Migrants After Its Policies in Guatemala, Honduras Sowed Seeds of Crisis
World  (tags: Guatemala, Honduras, Child Migrants, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, Inter American Development Bank, CAFTA, NAFTA, poverty, child refugees, Mexico, privitazation )

Dandelion
- 19 hours ago - democracynow.org
Economic policies driven by U.S.-funded lending organizations like the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank, along with CAFTA and NAFTA has increased poverty and other policies have increased corruption.
Personal Update - 7/29/2014
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, personal )

TomCat
- 6 hours ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, and why I'm not here.
The Sixth Extinction Is Here -- And It's Our Fault
Science & Tech  (tags: science, history, life, earth, biodeversity losses, study, environment, interesting, humans, research )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - recode.net
The Earth appears to be in the early stages of the Sixth Extinction, the latest in a series of mass biodiversity losses that have punctuated the history of life on the planet, according to a paper published in Science this week.
Now Two NEW Large Holes Appear in Siberia
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, interesting, investigation, news, science, world )

Nell
- 1 day ago - siberiantimes.com
The funnel is a perfectly formed cone, say locals who are mystified at how it was formed. Its depth is estimated at between 60 and 100 metres and its diameter - more than four metres. Millions of people around the world glimpsed the first giant hole aft
Seventeen Reasons to Ban Glyphosate - Via Examiner.Com
Science & Tech  (tags: Chemical Industry, Toxic Chemicals, Monsanto, Glyphosate, Scientific research, Health risks, Pesticides, Herbicides )

Victoria
- 2 days ago - examiner.com
The herbicide glyphosate (active ingredient in Roundup) was introduced in 1974 and its use is accelerating with the advent of herbicide-tolerant, genetically modified (GM) crops. Evidence is mounting that glyphosate interferes with metabolic processes.
Tell the Obama Administration: Suspend Deportations Now ~ ACTION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Immigrants Rights, deportation, Obama Administration, congress, republicans, ethics, dishonesty, freedoms, politics, government )

Carrie
- 13 hours ago - credomobilize.com
The Obama Administration should use all legal means available to suspend deportations and expand deferred action to immigrants who would have qualified for legalization under the Senate's immigration bill blocked by House Republicans.
Former Governor Tried To Live On The Minimum Wage For A Week, Ran Out Of Baloney
Society & Culture  (tags: minimum wage, society, Americans, ethics, family, interesting, rights, government, politics, humans )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - huffingtonpost.com
Ted Strickland tried to live on the minimum wage for a week, and it didn't go so well. "I didn't make it," the former Democratic governor of Ohio wrote in Politico Magazine. Strickland tried to keep his expenses down but said he'd run out of cash by Thurs
 
 
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