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Voices from the Gulf: Monique Verdin My Louisiana Love (audio/mpeg 4.9MB) - by WTUL News
Monique Verdin of My Louisiana Love tells of when she first sawthe oil wash in from BP's disaster in the Gulf in 2010
Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 1:02PM
Bells Across the Land: Sesquicentennial Celebration of Freedom - by khubaka, michael harris
On April 9, 1865, Union Genearl Ulysses S. Grant met Confederate General Robert E. Lee to set the terms of the Confederate Army surrender, beginning the end the US Civil War, the symbolic ending of four years of bloodsheed and America's Peculicar Institution.
Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 11:30AM
Nurses Welcome Veto of Keystone XL Pipeline Bill - by via National Nurses United
National Nurses United today welcomed President Obama’s veto of the Congressional legislative efforts to force the construction of the 1,700-mile Keystone XL pipeline from the forests of Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico. Photo: Raji Ward RN speaks at KXL Veto Action.
Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:37PM
Groups Applaud U.S. Dietary Guidelines' New Sustainability Focus - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— A broad coalition of 49 health, environment and animal-welfare groups urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to embrace the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s sustainability recommendations that were submitted to the agency today.
Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:32PM
San Luis Obispo City to Send Letter of Opposition to Phillips 66 Oil Train Project - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.—The San Luis Obispo City Council authorized city staff Tuesday night to send a letter opposing the Santa Maria Phillips 66 rail spur project, which would bring mile-long oil trains carrying 2.5 million gallons of crude nearly every day through San Luis Obispo. The letter will be sent from Mayor Jan Marx to the San Luis Obispo Planning Commission on behalf of the city, urging it to reject the project.
Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:56PM
Death of Dr. Ernest Sternglass - by Joseph Mangano
Dr. Ernest Sternglass died on February 12 at age 91. Dr. Sternglass was author of Secret Fallout:From Hiroshima to Three Mile Island. Dr. Sternglass was a pioneer in pointing out the links between radioactive fallout from nuclear weapons and commercial reactors and the development of cancer and other health problems.
Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:17PM
USDA Approves GMO Apples Despite Opposition from Apple Industry and Consumers - by Food & Water Watch
The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved the Okanagan Specialty Fruits’ genetically engineered Arctic Apples. These apples are engineered to resist browning when sliced. The USDA’s environmental review received 73,000 comments that overwhelmingly opposed the commercialization of Arctic Apples. This decision marks the first approval of an aesthetically-improved genetically engineered food and will expand the reach of GMO products into the produce aisle, which currently only offers a sma...
Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:50AM
Interview With Senator JP Morrell (audio/mpeg 12.4MB) - by WTUL News & Views
Senator JP Morrell joined News and Views to update listeners on bills he is introducing for the upcoming spring legislative session in order to address the problem of sexual assaults on university campuses and domestic violence in general in the State of Louisiana.
Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:39AM
New online action for Albert Woodfox launched today by Amnesty International; Please sign! - by International Coalition to Free the Angola 3
Urging people to sign the new petition launched today, Jasmine Heiss of Amnesty International USA declares: "Allowing Albert his freedom is the only just and humane action the state can take after decades of holding him in cruel and inhuman conditions. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal must ensure that the state stops standing in the way of Albert's freedom. Tell the Governor: Stop wasting valuable taxpayer resources. Help ensure Albert's release without further delay. It is imperative that jus...
Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:07AM
Sespe Fracking Hearing Draws Crowd - by Save the Sespe
Locals ask DOGGR to "do the science before you do the fracking"
Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:58PM
Sierra Club Condemns State Injection Well Practices, Calls for Investigation - by Sierra Club California Press Release
SACRAMENTO—On February 6, the Associated Press reported that more than 2,500 injection wells that put aquifers that are federally protected or provide drinking water at risk in California have been permitted by a California agency. At least 46 percent of those—or 1,172—have been permitted in the last four years.
Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:50AM
Aii Native Diabetes Prevention Conference - by Pete Verral
American Indian/Alaska Native and Canadian First Nation health activists meet to combat diabetes.
Posted: Sun Feb 8, 2015 3:22PM
Oilfield Surfactants Market to Increase to Over $1 Billion by 2020 due to Fracking - by Fracking News
An international analytics firm estimates that due to the growth in demand for oil field surfactants used in fracking, the surfactant market will grow to over $1 Billion by the year 2020. The companies Stepan, Azkonobel, Huntsman, Lubrizol, Dow Chemicals and BASF are some of the prominent market players in oil field surfactants.
Posted: Sat Feb 7, 2015 7:24PM
Maryland Legislators Introduce Fracking Moratorium Bill - by Food & Water Watch
Annapolis, Md. – Maryland Delegate David Fraser-Hidalgo, Senator Karen Montgomery, and 46 other General Assembly members today introduced the Protect Our Health and Communities Act, a bill to enact a long-term statewide moratorium on fracking. At the same time, a new statewide group of doctors, nurses, and other health professionals, Concerned Health Professionals of Maryland (CHP-Md), released a letter to General Assembly leadership (see PDF), signed by more than 100 Maryland health profes...
Posted: Thu Feb 5, 2015 5:29PM
China: Police crackdown against activists outside forced eviction trial - by Amnesty International
Police in China must end the crackdown against hundreds of supporters of a man on trial for killing two members of a demolition gang that stormed into his home and beat his family in a violent forced eviction, Amnesty International said.
Posted: Thu Feb 5, 2015 5:17PM
IMF Plan Offers $170 Million in Debt Relief for Ebola-Impacted West Africa - by Sumi Yi
IMF Debt Facility Can Now Aid World's Poorest Countries During Crises
Posted: Thu Feb 5, 2015 8:42AM
Hooking Up and Staying Hooked w/ Colin Adamo (audio/mpeg 22.0MB) - by WTUL News and Views
Information about Hooking Up and Staying Hooked, a website and educational graphic novel for high school aged guys about sexual health and healthy relationships.
Posted: Wed Feb 4, 2015 6:45AM
The Energy Game (audio/mpeg 54.7MB) - by WTUL News and Views
The Energy Gang is a weekly podcast that dives into the technological, political and market forces driving energy and environmental issues.
Posted: Mon Feb 2, 2015 8:07AM
The poor economy leaves one in five children needing food stamps - by Lynda Carson
During 2013 the average monthly food stamp benefit for one individual in California was $151.44. Additional records reveal that during 2011, in California’s 13th Congressional District, Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s district, 11,899 households received food stamps, including 16% of households with one or more people 60 years or older, and 76.8% of households with children under 18. Around 46.6% of the households income was below the poverty level, with the median income around $27,441.
Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:33PM
Fluoridation’s 70th anniversary – Nothing to Celebrate - by Fluoride Action Network
The US has added fluoride chemicals into the public's water supply for 7 decades in a failed effort to reduce tooth decay. Result: Tooth Decay Epidemic. It's time to stop this public health blunder which is endangering our health and wasting our tax dollars
Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:33PM