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Tell Congress to Regulate Prescription Drug Prices
Business  (tags: abuse, business, corruption, dishonesty, ethics, money, prescription drug prices, usa )

- 16 hours ago -
Americans pay, by far, the highest prices for prescription drugs in the entire world. Access to health care is a human right, and that should include affordable prescription drugs. Yet we have companies like Mylan, Turing Pharmaceuticals, and Ariad...
Toxic Economy: Common Chemicals Cost US Billions Every Year
Health & Wellness  (tags: children, disease, endocrine disruptors, environment, ethics, health, humans, illness, interesting, investigation, research )

- 21 hours ago -
Exposure to chemicals in pesticides, toys, makeup, food packaging and detergents costs the U.S. more than $340 billion annually due to health care costs and lost wages, according to a new analysis. The chemicals, known as endocrine disruptors, impact how
Bird of the Week: White-Crowned Pigeon
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, eco-friendly, environment, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty, world )

- 2 days ago -
Don't let the common "city pigeon" put you off pigeons; this one-the White-crowned Pigeon-is a fascinating bird. It;s about the size of the common urban pigeon, but there the similarities end. The White-crowned Pigeon's most distinctive feature is its...
Companies Replace Triclosan With 'Unproven Chemicals'
Green Lifestyle  (tags: chemicals, conservation, eco-friendly, ecosystems, environment, greenliving, health, humans, protection, Sustainabililty, world )

- 3 days ago -
Substitutions used to replace banned substances triclosan and triclocarban, in consumer wash products, are not proven to be "safe and effective"...
Congress Is Close to Passing A Law That Would Allow Taxpayer-Funded Discrimination - Take Action
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, corruption, dishonesty, ethics, government, politics, u.s. )

- 4 days ago -
...lawmakers are in the final stages of negotiations on the must-pass National Defense Authorization Act, that sets defense policy. One of the final sticking points is a provision called the Russell Amendment, which authorizes taxpayer-funded disccrimina
Pope Francis Slams Biotech Industry and GMOs in World Food Day Letter
Green Lifestyle  (tags: conservation, CoolStuff, eco-friendly, food, genetic engineering, GMOs, greenliving, health, protection, Sustainabililty, world )

- 6 days ago -
"From the wisdom of rural communities we can learn a style of life that can help defend us from the logic of consumerism and production at any cost, a logic that, cloaked in good justifications, such as the increasing population, is in reality aimed..."
Question: Which of These Primates Knows More About Climate Change?
Offbeat  (tags: environment, humor, off-beat, world )

- 6 days ago -
Here is ALERT's very first pop quiz: Among the quotes below, which were made by the primate on the left, versus the primate on the right?
Tell the EPA: Ban Roundup Unless and Until It's Proven Safe
Green Lifestyle  (tags: conservation, eco-friendly, ecosystems, environment, food, glyphosate, health, protection, Sustainabililty, roundup, environment, food )

- 7 days ago -
The chemicals in the weedkiller Roundup have been linked to serious health risks. And yet, nearly 300 million pounds of glyphosate-based herbicides like Roundup are used on U.S. farms each year.
Bird of the Week: Prothonotary Warbler
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, eco-friendly, ecosystems, environment, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty )

- 8 days ago -
This warbler looks like a bit of spring sunlight with its golden-yellow head and breast set off by blue-gray wings. "Prothonotary" refers to clerks in the Roman Catholic Church, whose robes were bright yellow.
How to Send a Password Through Your Body
Science & Tech  (tags: concept, discovery, humans, interesting, NewTechnology, research, tech )

- 9 days ago -
A man with one hand in his pocket approaches a locked door and places his other hand on the doorknob. A second later, the deadbolt clicks open, as if by magic, and he lets himself in. A would-be burglar casing the house watches this sequence of events...
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