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 [...]
Here at Irregular Times, we sell sweatshop-free t-shirts to keep the website going, but we want to do more than that. Part of our way of being ethical about the t-shirt sales we make is to make sure they’re made and printed in the USA, where labor standards are higher than in the sweatshop-soaked countries [...]
Why is NASA devoting its resources to planning for the sucking of all the water on our planet into a giant ball that will go rolling across the Great Plains into St. Louis? It’s almost as if all those government scientists know something that we don’t know. [...]
55 National Parks in the United States are actually encouraging people to litter with water bottles. National Parks are not just allowing people to bring disposable plastic bottles of water into the parks, the National Parks are themselves selling bottled water to hikers. [...]
With another set of made-in-the-USA shirt sales coming in, it’s time again for the writers of Irregular Times to keep our commitment and make donations to international human relief and to American political action. This round of donations goes out to Charity Water, which brings sanitary water systems to poor communities internationally, and to Occupy [...]
Every time someone buys one of our sweatshop-free shirts at Skreened, we promise to donate one dollar to a domestic political cause and another dollar to help out poor people living overseas. This time around, our international donation goes to Charity:Water, which helps drill wells for safe drinking water in remote villages that currently have [...]
The Alabama Environmental Council is just one example of the way that environmentalism is creating economic opportunity and cutting waste. [...]
Whenever someone buys one of our sweatshop-free shirts at Skreened, we set aside a dollar to donate to a domestic political cause and another dollar to donate to charity for overseas assistance.
This time, we’ve sent a donation to Charity:Water to help build sanitary water systems in impoverished communities, because despite what some people insist, [...]
There’s something messy and brown seeping into Minnesota politics.
Nearly four years ago, the Minnesota state legislature mandated that the state Department of Natural Resources revise regulations to reduce gigantic docks jutting into rivers and lakes and also to reduce the amount of human sewage flowing into Minnesota waters. Since waterfront building regulations were issued [...]
If you want to know whether a practice has become regular within an organization, look for the form:
[Partially Declassified Inspector General Report page 219]
At the sight of a CIA form to document certification and recertification in torture techniques (so qualified under 18 USC 2340), some may be tempted to discuss the banality [...]
Why spend the 30 dollars being charged on Cafepress for SIGG bottles? Fashion? If you’re willing to toss away that much money for an accessory bottle to match your handbag, the statement you’re making about yourself is not flattering. [...]