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One Million Trees Pledged to 'Trump Forest' to Offset President's Anti-Climate Agenda
Environment  (tags: Trump, trees, reforestation, climate-change, protection )

- 9 hours ago -
Trump Forest--a global reforestation project aiming to offset President Trump's anti-climate policies--has reached 1 million trees after thousands of pledges from around the world.
In Blow to Monsanto, Arkansas Ban on Controversial Herbicide to Remain
Environment  (tags: Monsanto, weedkiller, wildlife, ecosystems, GoodNews )

- 9 hours ago -
Monsanto lost its bid to overturn Arkansas' ban on dicamba, a controversial weedkiller linked to extensive damage to famers' crops in the state as well as several other states.
North Korea's Growing Criminal Cyberthreat - Scientific American
Science & Tech  (tags: cyber war, cyber crimes, cyber terrorism, North Korea, Iran, China, Russia )

- 10 hours ago -
The countries posing the greatest cyberthreats to the United States are Russia, China, Iran and North Korea. North Korea's cybercrime efforts (all seemingly state-sponsored) steal money that is then used to fund its cash-strapped government.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, consumer protection, health, corruption, corporations )

- 12 hours ago -
It's unlikely that Trump's nominee, Dana Baiocco, would protect anything but corporate interests. Baiocco is dangerous and unfit to serve on the Consumer Product Safety Commission but her nomination could see a Senate floor vote as early as next week.
For People of Color, TrumpâEUR(TM)s EPA Is a Health Hazard | Earthjustice
Environment  (tags: EPA, Scott Pruitt, health conditions, pollution, destruction, race and income inequality )

- 2 days ago -
The quality of your air and water - and your exposure to toxic and hazardous substances - is determined to a great extent by your race and income. 
How Two Women Teamed Up to Take on the Chemical IndustryâEUR"and Won | Earthjustice
Environment  (tags: chemicals, flame retardants, health conditions, cancer, consumer product safety commission )

- 2 days ago -
Over the next six years, Gartner and Blum would carry out a multifaceted campaign that eventually compelled federal regulators to call for banning an entire class of flame retardants.
Wisconsin Tribe Going to Court to Keep a Massive Open Pit Mine Out of Ancestral Lands | Earthjustice
Environment  (tags: metallic sulfide mining, environment, destruction, Army Corps of Engineers, wildlife, health conditions, ecosystems, conservation )

- 2 days ago -
The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin. With the help of Earthjustice, we're fighting the development of an open-pit metallic sulfide mine and processing facility just 50 yards from the Menominee River, on the Wisconsin-Michigan border.
Judges to FDA: Government Must Pull Aside Curtain on Genetically Engineered Salmon | Earthjustice
Animals  (tags: Genetically Modified Salmon, environment, diseases, FDA )

- 2 days ago -
Last week, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied the FDA's latest attempt to hide thousands of pages of key government documents related to the agency's first-ever approval of genetically engineered (GE) salmon for human consumption.
Join NDRC and Help Us Fight GOP Gerrymandering!-Please Sign
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, gerrymandering, corruption, ethics )

- 2 days ago -
We need to add 20,000 new members this month to help us hit the ground running in 2018 and fight rigged maps from coast to coast.
End Tax Payer Funded Torture-Please Sign
Animals  (tags: animal cruelty, animal rights, protection, vivisection )

- 2 days ago -
Meet beagle #2474. She was bitten to death by SAND FLIES infected with a deadly virus in a TAXPAYER-FUNDED test. Your bill? $11.8 million. But you can save the rest of the 1,183 dogs, hounds and puppies trapped in government labs.
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