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text Feds Propose Increasing Destructive Off-road Vehicle Access in Mojave Desert by Center for Biological Diversity
MORENO VALLEY, Calif., March 16, 2018 — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management today proposed increasing off-road vehicle access in the western Mojave Desert, despite a court order that required the agency to reanalyze ORV routes to ensure this fragile ecosystem is protected....
Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:42PM
image Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration Failure to Protect Walrus pacificwalrus_captainbuddchristman_noaa.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
Officials Reversed Scientific Finding That Ice Melt Requires Endangered Species Listing...
Posted: Fri Mar 9, 2018 10:40AM
image Over 40 New Products Added to Nanotechnology Database 480_nanotechnology_1.jpg by Center for Food Safety
New consumer products, from toothpaste to infant formula, found to contain nanomaterials added to interactive database...
Posted: Wed Mar 7, 2018 4:52PM
text Senate Committee to Consider Bill Exempting Factory Farms From Hazardous Waste Reporting by Center for Biological Diversity
Legislation Would Leave Public in Dark During Dangerous Air-pollution Events...
Posted: Wed Mar 7, 2018 4:26PM
text Trial Begins in Lawsuit Against Mississippi Department of Corrections Over Years of Unconstitutional Conditions at Privately Operated Prison by American Civil Liberties Union
JACKSON, Miss., March 5, 2018 – Trial begins today in Dockery, et al. v. Hall, et al., a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of prisoners at East Mississippi Correctional Facility (EMCF) in Meridian, Mississippi. The American Civil Liberties Union, the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Law Offices of Elizabeth Alexander, and Covington & Burling LLP will show that the Mississippi Department of Corrections has operated the prison in a continuous state of crisis, neglect, and abuse for years, ...
Posted: Tue Mar 6, 2018 11:06AM
image Analysis: 60 Million Acres of Monarch Habitat to Be Doused With Toxic Weed Killer 480_dicamba-monarch-report-map-center-for-biological-diversity_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
Despite Steep Monarch Declines, Massive Amounts of Drift-prone Dicamba Will Be Used in Heart of Migratory Path...
Posted: Fri Mar 2, 2018 11:48AM
image @CanaryMission Suspended on Twitter 480_canary_mission_twitter_suspension.jpg by Palestine Legal
February 26, 2018 - Twitter suspended @CanaryMission – the account of a defamatory website that blacklists and harasses activists who support Palestinian rights. The reason and terms of the suspension are unknown. Twitter has repeatedly found @CanaryMission to be in violation of its rules in response to individual reports, but this is the first visible enforcement action taken to date....
Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:45PM
document Ventura County Put Water Supply at Risk of Oilfield Contamination 20180221_lpfwcbdcfrog_complaintletter.pdf_140_.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
County Failed to Require Pipeline Shutdown Following Flood Warnings...
Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:59PM
image Nestlé and Others Cashing in On U.S. Water Infrastructure Crisis 480_bottled_water_cost_1.jpg by Food & Water Watch
New Report Examines Bottled Water Marketing and Impacts on People and the Environment...
Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:23PM
text From School Shootings to Revolutionary Social Transformations by Bob M
After the Stoneman Douglas shootings, students are calling for a walkout for gun reform. This article suggests the importance of revolutionary reforms, and the direction that some of such actions might be made....
Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:51PM
document Report Reveals Rapid Growth of Homeless Tent Cities Across U.S. tent_city_usa_2017.pdf_140_.jpg by National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
(December 20, 2017, Washington, D.C.) The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty released a new report, Tent City USA: The Growth of America’s Homeless Encampments and How Communities are Responding, reviewing the rapid growth of homeless people living in tents across the United States over the past decade, as measured by documentation in media reports....
Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:53PM
text Oregon Wildlife Commission to Decide Fate of Threatened Seabird by Center for Biological Diversity
Marbled Murrelet Needs Stronger Endangered Species Protections...
Posted: Thu Feb 8, 2018 3:58PM
text Analysis: Trump Offshore Plan Could Cause More Than 5,000 Oil Spills by Center for Biological Diversity
More Than 34 Million Gallons Could Be Dumped Along America's Coasts...
Posted: Fri Feb 2, 2018 9:58PM
document Conservation, Tribal Groups Sue to Block Repeal of Federal Fracking Rule blm_fracking_rule_repeal_complaint.pdf_140_.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO, January 24, 2018 — A coalition of environmental and tribal groups sued today to block the Trump administration’s repeal of a 2015 rule designed to protect water, wildlife and public health from the harmful effects of hydraulic fracturing on federal and tribal lands....
Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:47PM
video Medicare For All National Townhall (video/mp4 227.5mb) by IndyRadio/Radiocron
The National Town Hall with Bernie Sanders discussing the path to Single Payer Health Care, Full video from Tuesday, 23jan18 compressed to a small size for easy download to play on any device....
Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:02PM
text Eastern Puma Officially Declared Extinct, Taken Off Endangered Species List by Center for Biological Diversity
Conservationists Urge States Like New York to Consider Reintroductions...
Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:56PM
image Court Ruling Moves Orcas Closer to Protection from Oil Tankers 480_orca-j-k_miles-ritter_by-nc-sa_1.jpg by Earthjustice
Judge finds Coast Guard’s effort to dismiss the case “misunderstands the nature of the violation and the underlying intent of the ESA”...
Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:08PM
image Struggles of Using Legal Recourse as a Path Toward Better Prison Conditions 480_prison-abolition_1.jpg by National Lawyers Guild
It seems there could never be enough legal support to help the millions of prisoners who would benefit from having a lawyer at arms’ length. Whether it is lack of medical care, abhorrent nutrition, exposure to extreme temperatures, lack of clean water, or brutality by prison guards, there are endless inhumane conditions prisoners are forced to live through on a daily basis. The National Lawyers Guild’s National Office receives letter after letter from prisoners, mainly requesting a copy of th...
Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:38PM
text Feds Halt Idaho Oil, Gas Lease Sale After Conservation Groups Protest by Center for Biological Diversity
BOISE, Idaho, January 18, 2018 — The Trump administration has halted an oil and gas lease sale near eastern Idaho’s Grays Lake National Wildlife Refuge in response to protests from conservation groups....
Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:13PM
image Statement on Israel's Blacklist 480_boycott-israel-photo-by-sainatee_suarez_1.jpg by Palestine Legal
January 08, 2018 - This weekend, Israel made public a list of 20 organizations, including five U.S.-based organizations, whose leadership is barred from entering Israel due to their support for boycotts for Palestinian rights. Israel's blacklist is a sign of desperation and the latest recognition that the grassroots movement for Palestinian rights is growing in the U.S. and around the world. It is also an alarming reminder that Israel will resort to increasingly repressive means to quash diss...
Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:02PM