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Deepwater Horizon Alarms Were Switched Off 'to Help Workers Sleep'
World  (tags: death, government, oil, oil spill, Gulf of Mexico, BP )

- 2858 days ago -
Vital warning systems on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig were switched off at the time of the explosion in order to spare workers being woken by false alarms, a federal investigation has heard.
Africa's Ag Woes = Profit (for Others) [Cartoon]
Society & Culture  (tags: humanrights, food, africa, agriculture )

- 3048 days ago -
An interesting take on news that a GMO expert was hired as head of agriculture for the Gates Foundation.
Stop Borders From Trashing Thousands of Unsold Books
Environment  (tags: conservation, recycling, corperate responsibility, CSR, waste )

- 3049 days ago -
Borders, who owns the chain Waldenbooks, is closing its 200 locations at the end of this month, and employees are saying that the company plans to destroy and trash any books that they can't liquidate.
Businesses Are Destroying Surplus Food & Clothing Before Throwing Them Away
Society & Culture  (tags: society, consumption, waste, hunger, business, environment, Business ethics )

- 3052 days ago -
Some businesses are destroying surplus clothing and food before throwing it away so dumpster divers can't get a free meal or outfit. This is both environmentally and socially irresponsible when there are cold and hungry people out there.
The Top 9 Stories in Environmental Politics of 2009 | Ecopolitology
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: environment, globalwarming, climate-change, ClimateChange, government, economy, politics )

- 3064 days ago -
From Copenhagen to Climategate, 2009 was a busy year for those of us at ecopolitology and anyone else interested in environmental politics. Here's a rundown of what we saw as the year's biggest environmental politics stories...
Where Will You Be on October 24th?   video
Environment  (tags: globalwarming, climate-change, activism, video, greenpeace, )

- 3143 days ago -
"We need President Obama's leadership to stop global warming, & he needs to hear from YOU & everyone you know. Join us on Oct 24th to make sure that President Obama understands that the time for politics has passed & that the time for leadership is now."
3 Halloween Costumes You Can Make From Things You Already Have at Home
Green Lifestyle  (tags: crafts, green, diy, halloween )

- 3143 days ago -
3 amazing DIY Halloween costumes that you can make from things you already have at home and that you'd never guess were homemade!
E-Waste: Dark Side of Digital Age
Offbeat  (tags: government, world, Sustainabililty, environment, destruction, usa, u.s., corruption, americans, dishonesty, ethics, lies, africa, asia, china, UnitedNations, HumanRights, consumers, environment, greenliving, recycling, technology, society, corruption, com )

All Green
- 3177 days ago -
These days, it's often cheaper and more convenient to buy a new PC than to upgrade an old one. But what happens to those old computers once they've been abandoned for newer models?
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