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Marijuana Legalization Is Threatened By a GOP Midterm Wave, Too
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: news, politics, usa )

Cal
- 6 hours ago - theweek.com
In the 2014 midterms, pot legalization advocates had high hopes of capitalizing on this success in Washington State and Colorado
McConnell Concedes GOP Senate Will Not Mean Obamacare Repeal
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, obama, healthcare, repeal of obamacare, GOP, Senate )

Cal
- 21 hours ago - npr.org
Election Day isn't until next week, but Senate Majority Leader-in-Waiting Mitch McConnell is already warning Republicans who would like to repeal Obamacare and roll back environmental regulations about two key numbers: 60 and 2.
Oregon Kudos to HRC
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Campaign 2014, lgbt, Merkley, oregon, video )

TomCat
- 4 hours ago - politicsplus.org
See 1st comment.
Protect Small Farmers and Food Producers From Food Safety Modernization Act Regulations
Green Lifestyle  (tags: conservation, eco-friendly, environment, farming, food, greenproducts, health, humans, organic, protection, Sustainabililty )

Kathy
- 17 hours ago - docs.google.com
...the FDA is proposing rules that would make it very easy for the agency to force even small-scale farmers to comply with the onerous FSMA regulations, and all but impossible for these vulnerable farmers to protect themselves.
Ten Ways You Can Help Stop the Sixth Mass Extinction
Green Lifestyle  (tags: biodiversity, conservation, eco-friendly, environment, extinction, greenliving, health, humans, protection, Sustainabililty, world )

Kathy
- 17 hours ago - alert-conservation.org
As we all know, we are living in an age of biodiversity crisis. Some believe we could lose up to three-quarters of all species on Earth in the coming century.
Brits Genetically 'Programmed' to Be Grumpy - Report
Offbeat  (tags: Biology, Health, SciTech, Science, Social networks, UK )

Ray
- 53 minutes ago - rt.com
According to research published on Thursday, Brits are more likely to be grumps because they possess a "short form" version of a gene that produces serotonin - the neurochemical which controls happiness levels in the brain.
Towering Ambition to Help Protect Amazon Rainforest
Environment  (tags: environment, ecosystems, conservation, Amazon )

Cal
- 1 day ago - climatenewsnetwork.net
A new 325-metre observatory soaring above the Amazonian tree canopy will capture vital data on how climate change is impacting on a delicate environment that is also under threat from encroachment by lawless urban settlements.
Frack Waste Investigation Launched By Pennsylvania Congressman
Environment  (tags: reghulations, fracking, frack is whack, politics, investigation, pollution, environment, destruction, ecosystems, politics, protection )

Cal
- 8 hours ago - ecowatch.com
Pennsylvania Congressman Matt Cartwright, a first-term Democrat, has opened an investigation into how toxic wastes from fracking are regulated.
Scientists Announce Koala Vaccine Breakthrough
Animals  (tags: Australia, koalas, endangered, health, chlamydial disease, vaccination, vaccine, good news )

Evelyn
- 1 day ago - time2transcend.wordpress.com
This breakthrough will no doubt improve the chances of a population already on the brink of extinction in many areas. The prevalence of chlamydial disease in koala populations significantly reduces their breeding rate, Grabowski says.
Tiny Bugs Could Be the Key to Saving Honeybee Populations
Environment  (tags: Bees, Bee Colony Collapse, Agricultural Losses, Phage, Bacteria, American Foulbrood )

Brian
- 46 minutes ago - america.aljazeera.com
"Tiny bacteria devouring viruses could hold the key to saving the U.S. honeybee population from American foulbrood, a bacterial infection that attacks bee larvae, wiping out entire colonies and contributing significantly to worldwide agricultural losses."
 
 
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