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TAKE ACTION NOW! Tell the EPA: We Need Protections From Fracking Pollution
Environment  (tags: EPA, healthconditions, fracking, disease, safety, government, environment, destruction, ecosystems, pollution, protection, healthconditions )

- 5 hours ago -
People âEUR" including pregnant women and unborn children âEUR" are suffering under the burden of increased air pollution as a consequence of fracking. Fracking spews harmful pollutants into the local air and also releases the potent greenhouse gas methane.
Attacked By Anthony Bourdain! (AB).
Society & Culture  (tags: CNN, Anthony Bourdain, TV show, PARTS UNKNOWN, personally attacking her )

- 12 hours ago -
A disgusting update on Laura's Care 2 petition for CNN to cancel Anthony Bourdain's TV show PARTS UNKNOWN which shows scenes of animals dying painful, gory terrifying deaths to keep ratings up amid the sick and twisted. They are personally attacking her.
Tell the FCC: Keep Families Connected End Predatory Prison Phone Rates - Petition
Business  (tags: petition, private phone service, exorbitant rates, prisons, predatory phone rates )

- 13 hours ago -
Prison phone service providers will not do it on their own prisons in more than 40 states still contract with private phone service providers with exorbitant rates. Federal intervention is necessary to end predatory prison phone rates everywhere
Offbeat  (tags: Blue Rodeo, Canada, CBC, conservatives, democracy, election, environment, First Nations, fossil fuels, Harper, music, pipelines, poverty, science, water )

- 5 hours ago -
Canada's FABULOUS country rock band Blue Rodeo wrote Stealin' All My Dreams, a song and video that chronicle the failings of the Harper government. Link to free song download available on the website.
Rein in Soaring Drug Costs By Supporting The Prescription Drug Affordability Act - Petition
Health & Wellness  (tags: drug companies, soaring prices, The Prescription Drug Affordability Act )

- 8 hours ago -
While drug companies contend that the higher prices are necessary to support the industries investment in research and development, they spend 19 times as much on marketing as they do on basic research.
Stop Dropping Turkeys From Planes at Annual Festival - Petition
Animals  (tags: Turkey Trot, turkey drop to their death, Yellville, Arkansas, Federal Aviation Administration )

- 6 hours ago -
For years, private planes flew over the Turkey Trot festival and threw turkeys, which cannot fly, out of the aircraft from a height of 1,000 feet. The birds plummet to the ground, unable to save themselves.
Sweden Is Shifting to a 6-Hour Work Day
Business  (tags: business, environment, productivity, working hours, society, Swedenhumans, research )

- 20 hours ago -
While impressions of staff being happier and full of energy aren't exactly scientific basis for declaring 6-hour work days as "better" than the 8.7-hour work day, we do have evidence that what we're doing right now isn't working.
Thank the Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit for Combating Poaching!
Society & Culture  (tags: anti poaching unit, Black Mamba, rangers. women, United Nations, environment, humans, safety, world )

- 19 hours ago -
The Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit, a 26-majority women group of rangers, was recently awarded the United Nations Environment ProgrammeâEUR(TM)s Champions of the Earth award in the Inspiration and Action category.
Crowdsourcing for Human Rights
Society & Culture  (tags: crowdsourcing, human resources, Human Rights, NYT, David Bornstein society, world )

- 19 hours ago -
"It's important to create a critical mass of advocacy, All the steps are important. And can play a very crucial role in the initiation, coordination and implementation of that critical mass of advocacy."
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