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A Plastic Bag In Every Gutter! American Chemistry Council Spends Big To Keep Congress In The Bag

Far from promoting scientific literacy, the American Chemistry Council seems to be devoted to advancing the cause of ignorance. [...]

Obama Allows Blasting Along Atlantic Shores To Begin New Offshore Drilling

On Friday, the Obama Administration approved a plan to begin seismic blasting of the sea floor by oil companies seeking places to drill for petroleum. The blasting has been assessed as likely to kill and injure huge numbers of marine mammals. [...]

Congress Protects Plan To Allow Foreign Governments To Drill Oil For Free In American Waters

Here are listed the names of the the votes of 12 congressional Democrats who joined the majority of Republicans to preserve the Foreign Oil Driller Welfare Program without any reform. [...]

Gulf Of Mexico A Sea Of Sickness After BP Oil Spill

A few weeks ago, an acquaintance of mine told me of a conversation she had with an “expert” she met while traveling. He had been studying the environmental impact of the BP oil spill that took place after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico, she said. He [...]

Coal Sludge Pollutes Southern Rivers

One week ago, coal sludge surged into North Carolina riverways, filling the waters with deadly toxins. Yesterday, it happened again. West Virginia, which has already suffered massive water pollution at the hands of fossil fuel energy producers, witnessed the release of 100,000 gallons of coal sludge into what has become a six-mile long spill.

The [...]

5 Things You Might Wish You Never Found Out About This Morning

From the NSA to the Truth Fairy, here are the top 5 unfortunate stories in today’s news. [...]

Congress Votes Against Protecting Human Health From Dangerous Coal Waste

For 231 members of Congress, the basic idea of responsible waste management by the coal industry was too much. [...]

Which Kills More: Terrorists Or Air Polluters?

Reducing air pollution doesn’t involve the creation of a new cabinet department, starting new wars, or violating the Bill of Rights, but as you can see, it’s a much more deadly problem than terrorism. [...]

Firing Workers for Organizing: One More Reason to Boycott Walmart

Need a reason to boycott Walmart? How about this: the corporation has fired 11 of its workers for organizing fellow workers to advocate for better pay and working conditions — a legally-protected activity. Dozens more have been punished by Walmart without losing their jobs.

Is that not enough? Do you need another reason to boycott [...]

Kids Can't Sit Still? Maybe You Can Blame Your Car.

If think you have hyperactive kids, well, much of that hyperactivity is probably a natural part of their childhood. If their active behavior isn’t appropriate to the setting, you might think about changing the setting.

There are some cases of hyperactivity among children, however, that are far outside the norm. There are children who consistently [...]

Barack Obama Fails To Push For International Agreement To Replace EU Emissions Trading Plan

In reality, after his big speeches were done, Obama has been more listless than tireless in addressing the problem of climate change. [...]