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Warning of 'Ecological Armageddon' After Dramatic Plunge in Insect Numbers
Animals  (tags: insects, disappearing, ecological disaster )

- 1 day ago -
The abundance of flying insects has plunged by three-quarters over the past 25 years, according to a new study that has shocked scientists.
Carrie Fisher Gave a Cow Tongue to Predatory Producer
Society & Culture  (tags: Hollywood, movies, actresses, sexual harassment, scandals )

- 1 day ago -
This is what happens when you mess with Princess Leia Organa!
Support S.1856, the Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act
Society & Culture  (tags: police, cops, law enforcement, militarization, human rights, petitions )

- 1 day ago -
The legislation would also prohibit the transfer to civilian law enforcement of some types of equipment, including military style weapons and armored vehicles.
Tell the Senate: Don't Cut SNAP to Pay for Tax Cuts for the Wealthy
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: taxes, government spending, public assistance, economic injustice, petitions )

- 1 day ago -
The Senate is set to vote as early as this week on a budget recommendation that could strip billions in funding from vital safety net programs, including SNAP, to pay for massive tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans.
Add Your Name to Demand the EPA Stop Dow Chemical From Poisoning Our Children!
Health & Wellness  (tags: chemicals, pesticides, children, kids, petitions )

- 11 hours ago -
Public health advocates and the EPA have been pushing to ban the use of chlorpyrifos for years. But even with substantial evidence that it can interfere with children's brain development, Dow Chemical has been pushing the Trump regime to ignore the facts.
Petition - Bloody Ivory: Stop Elephant Poaching and Ivory Trade
Animals  (tags: elephant poaching, ivory trade, elephant welfare, animalrights, prevention of wildlife loss, prevention of cruelty to animals, Wildlife conservation, biodiversity, stronger protection laws )

- 3 hours ago -
Elephants are still being killed in their thousands for Bloody Ivory. Illegal ivory is still being smuggled out of Africa. We must stop this happening and support improved protection for elephants.
Quebec Bans Niqab for Public Services With Neutrality Law
Offbeat  (tags: Niqab, Banned, Public Services, Canada )

- 1 day ago -
A Canadian province has passed a controversial religious neutrality law that bars people from wearing face coverings when giving or receiving a public service.
Trump's Latest Travel Ban Blocked By Second Federal Judge
Offbeat  (tags: latest travel ban, blocked, federal judge, USA )

- 1 day ago -
US President Donald Trump's latest attempt to bar citizens of eight countries from entering the US has suffered a second federal court defeat.
Trump Denies 'Insensitive' Remarks to Soldier's Widow
Offbeat  (tags: Comments, Remarks, Trump, Military, Soldier's Widow, USA )

- 10 hours ago -
'How insensitive can you be?', US President Donald Trump says a claim that he made insensitive remarks to the recently bereaved widow of a soldier is "totally fabricated".
Petition - Help Stop Disastrous Forests-for-Fuel Practices
Environment  (tags: energy policy, FOREST DESTRUCTION, fossil fuel industry, prevention of woodland loss, Habitat Destruction, wildlife losses, carbon emissions, alternative energies, preservation over profit, fragile ecosystems, conservation, responsibility, stronger prote )

- 3 hours ago -
The European Union can change its misguided energy policy that's fueling the destruction of America's southern forests -- but key players like UK Secretary for Energy Policy Greg Clark need to step up and lead the way. Together, we can make Clark feel...
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