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text Thousand of Activists Call for Protection of Silky Sharks at U.N. Wildlife Conference by Joanna McWilliams
This week conservationists delivered a petition signed by 15,002 global citizens to the Presidents of Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala calling on them to support greater protections for silky sharks at an upcoming world wildlife conservation meeting....
Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:17AM
text Lawsuit Launched to Protect West Coast Whales From Dying in Nets by Joanna McWilliams
Conservation groups today filed a notice of intent to sue the National Marine Fisheries Service to protect endangered whales from mile-long drift gillnets and strings of sablefish pots off the West Coast. After two years of record reports of whales entangled in fishing gear off the West Coast — more than 60 in 2015 alone — 40 whales were reportedly entangled as of June 30, putting 2016 on pace to break records again. New information indicates that one humpback whale population that migrates f...
Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:36AM
text New Report Links Zika Virus to Steep Increase in Birth Defects in Brazil by Greg
A new study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention connects the spreading Zika virus to a significant increase in birth defects in Brazil. According to the study, birth defects involving the nervous system nearly doubled after Zika arrived in Brazil, and researchers linked the virus' spread to poverty and living conditions in Northeast Brazil....
Posted: Fri Sep 9, 2016 8:36AM
text US and Puerto Rico Faith Groups Send Congress Recommendations on Island's Crisis by Greg
Religious leaders in Puerto Rico and Jubilee USA urged a new Congressional task force to reform US laws to promote economic growth in Puerto Rico....
Posted: Fri Sep 2, 2016 1:26PM
text White House Announces Puerto Rico Oversight Board Membership by Greg
The White House is announcing members of Puerto Rico's fiscal oversight board established as part of legislation to address the US territory’s debt crisis....
Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:41AM
text Senate Faces Puerto Rico Vote Before July 1 Deadline by Greg Williams
The United States Senate faces a likely vote on Puerto Rico debt crisis legislation this week. Puerto Rico's Governor, Alejandro García Padilla, called on the Senate to pass the bill by July 1, when the US territory owes a nearly $2 billion debt payment. The Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act passed the House on June 9....
Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:30AM
text Puerto Rico Archbishop Urges Congress, Governor and Creditors to Solve Debt Crisis by Greg Williams
Ahead of a likely House vote this week, San Juan's Roman Catholic Archbishop, Roberto González Nieves OFM, announced his support for Puerto Rico debt crisis legislation in an op-ed to The Hill.‎...
Posted: Wed Jun 8, 2016 12:04PM
text Puerto Rico Debt Bill Heads for Full House Vote by Greg
The House Committee on Natural Resources voted 29-10 to approve Puerto Rico debt legislation for consideration by the full House of Representatives....
Posted: Wed May 25, 2016 10:55AM
text House Releases New Puerto Rico Debt Legislation by Greg
Representative Sean Duffy (R-WI) introduced the latest version of legislation to help resolve Puerto Rico's financial crisis....
Posted: Thu May 19, 2016 1:52PM
text Argentina Returns to Bond Market after Debt Settlement by Oscar Polanco Reynoso
Argentina returns to the bond market after 15 years with access to limited international financing....
Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:41AM
text House Republicans Convene to Discuss Puerto Rico Legislation by Greg
Speaker Paul Ryan is holding a special meeting with Republicans to discuss the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA). ‎Ahead of the Republican special session, the religious development group Jubilee USA sent a letter from its executive director advocating passage with key changes....
Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:37AM
text Puerto Rico Archbishop Invites Prayers for Congress, Creditors and Political Leaders by Greg
As Congress introduces legislation to address Puerto Rico's financial crisis, San Juan's Catholic Archbishop is inviting prayers that all "work together to find a solution to the crisis that respects the rights and dignity of all sides."...
Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:35PM
text Puerto Rico Congressional Negotiations Intensify by Greg
The House Committee on Natural Resources is poised to release the newest draft of Puerto Rico legislation amid tense negotiations....
Posted: Wed Apr 6, 2016 3:17PM
text Lawsuit Challenges FDA's Approval of Genetically Engineered Salmon by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO, March 31, 2016 — A broad coalition of environmental, consumer and commercial and recreational fishing organizations today sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for approving the first-ever genetically engineered food animal, an Atlantic salmon engineered to grow quickly. The man-made salmon was created by AquaBounty Technologies, Inc. with DNA from three fish: Atlantic salmon, Pacific king salmon and Arctic ocean eelpout. This marks the first time any government in the wor...
Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:21PM
text Supreme Court Hears Puerto Rico Bankruptcy Case by Greg
The US Supreme Court hears arguments on whether Puerto Rico's courts can restructure about $20 billion of the US territory's $72 billion debt....
Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:35AM
text Puerto Rico Governor Calls for Halt on Debt Lawsuits by Greg
Puerto Rico's Governor Alejandro García Padilla says Congress should put a hold on litigation against the indebted US territory until a proposed Congressional solution to its debt crisis is in place....
Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:13PM
text Argentina Lower House Repeals Laws to Support Hedge Fund Debt Deal by Greg
Argentina's lower house of Congress voted 165-86 to repeal two laws that blocked the country from settling its decade-long debt dispute with a group of "hold-out" investors....
Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:13AM
text Radio Spots Focus on Puerto Rico Crisis Ahead of Sunshine State Presidential Primary by Greg Williams
Radio Spots Focus on Puerto Rico Crisis Ahead of Sunshine State Presidential Primary...
Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:24AM
text Jubilee USA Launches Puerto Rico Radio Spots Ahead of Florida Presidential Primary by Greg Williams
Jubilee USA is running radio spots focused on Puerto Rico's debt crisis in Florida ahead of the state's March 15th presidential primary....
Posted: Fri Mar 4, 2016 7:46AM
text Jubilee USA Launches Puerto Rico Radio Spots Ahead of Super Tuesday by Greg
The religious development coalition Jubilee USA is launching radio spots focused on Puerto Rico's debt crisis ahead of "Super Tuesday" presidential primary elections....
Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:47PM