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Girl Commits Suicide After Gardasil Vaccine Destroys Her Life
Health & Wellness  (tags: children, disease, ethics, medicine, risks )

- 4 hours ago -
Yep. I'm one of those people who decries lack of followup reporting on vaccines. has my notes - use the tagfile Facebook still has lots of information - even when posting is censored
She Was Sent to Rikers Island Because She Couldn't Pay $500 Bail. Now She's Dead
Society & Culture  (tags: detention, incarceration, injustice, transgender )

- 7 hours ago -
Her death has renewed conversation about the perils of cash bail and pretrial detention, raising questions about whether New York's recently passed bail reform laws could have saved her.
Rainforest Trees Cut Down To Make Way For Industrial Wind Turbines
Environment  (tags: destruction, ecosystems, habitat, trees )

- 4 hours ago -
200 years old rainforest trees cleared to make way for wind âEUR~farmâEUR(TM) transmission lines in TasmaniaâEUR(TM)s Tarkine. More wind farms planned for Tasmania, including another in the northwest requiring a 170km transmission line Saving the Planet-Really?
Tell Congress: No Money for Guns in Schools
Society & Culture  (tags: schools, education, teachers, petitions )

- 272 days ago -
In an unprecedented move, Trump's Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos wants to allow school districts to buy guns with taxpayer dollars.
How I Ended Abstinence-Only Sex Education in My School
Health & Wellness  (tags: schools, children, kids, students, reproductive systems, teaching )

- 272 days ago -
Even though more and more studies have shown that abstinence-only sex education impacts students negatively, neither reducing teen pregnancy nor the transmission of STDs, abstinence-only organizations still play an active role in sex ed across the US.
No More Tax Dollars for Slaughter in Yemen
World  (tags: war, violence, killing, Middle East, petitions )

- 297 days ago -
Stop using Americans' hard-earned tax dollars to support the Saudi-led campaign in Yemen that has killed tens of thousands of civilians and left 8 million on the brink of famine.
Dutch ''Boy Genius' Said He Could Get the Ocean to Clean Itself.
Environment  (tags: endangered, habitat, water, wildlife, world, oceans, pollution )

- 289 days ago -
idea for cleaning up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, an enormous and still-growing island of plastic and other trash hanging out in the north Pacific ocean between California and Hawaii.
Coke, Nestle Near Ownership of WorldâEUR(TM)s Second Largest Aquifer
Environment  (tags: water, Sustainabililty, environment, habitat )

- 403 days ago -
A concerted push is underway in South America that could see the Guarani Aquifer, one of the worldâEUR(TM)s largest reserves of fresh water, soon fall into the hands of transnational corporations such as Coca-Cola and Nestle.
Group Takes Care of Abandoned Dogs in Chernobyl
Animals  (tags: dogs, humans, protection )

- 424 days ago -
After the exclusion zone was set up around Chernobyl, hundreds of dogs left behind by evacuated families have learned to live alone. Today, more than a thousand dogs still live in the area.
How US Gun Culture Compares With the World in Five Charts
World  (tags: guns, violence, weapons, firearms, crime, shootings )

- 471 days ago -
America's unique relationship to gun ownership - enshrined as a right in its constitution - is also in the middle of an emotional and divisive debate about the meaning of the Second Amendment.
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