From the NSA to the Truth Fairy, here are the top 5 unfortunate stories in today’s news. [...]
It is a time of fear in the face of freedom, a time of an emptying country and swelling cities, a time for the widening of previous roads and the opening of new paths, yet a time when these paths are mined by knowing algorithms of the all-seeing eye. It is the time of the warrior's peace and the miser's charity, when the planting of a seed is an act of conscientious objection. These are the times when maps fade, old landmarks crumble and direction is lost. Forwards is backwards now, so we glance sideways at the strange lands through which we are all passing, knowing for certain only that our destination has disappeared. We are unready to meet these times, but we proceed nonetheless, adapting as we wander, reshaping the Earth with every tread. Behind us we have left the old times, the standard times, the high times. Welcome to the irregular times.
Yesterday, the Environmental Protection Agency released a report on the ecological health of American rivers and streams. It’s the first survey of its kind – and the results are not good.
Among the findings:
- 55 percent of the sampled sites are in poor condition for aquatic life
- 40 percent of rivers and streams [...]
The Obama Administration’s decision to block acid rain protections came decision came in spite of the acknowledgement by the EPA’s own scientists that the proposed pollution protections are necessary to prevent further ecological degradation of the waterways in the northeastern United States. [...]
When Feron’s penny pinching pollution was discovered, he was arraigned on criminal charges, but instead of facing justice, Feron fled the country. It is believed that he is hiding out in Belgium. [...]
This 25 mile-long oil spill will inflict a lot more damage than just delaying people who want to travel along a road. Much of the crude oil will run off into nearby streams, rivers and lakes. [...]
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