08 December 2017

All the news for 08 December 2017 [ 203 news items | Now showing page 1 of 11 ]

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Climate Change gives California’s Wildfire Season an Unwelcome Boost

Ferocious wildfires are raging across Southern California, destroying hundreds of homes adorned with holiday decorations and forcing thousands of residents...   [ continue reading...]

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Stop boycotting SeaWorld if you care about marine conservation

In 2010, the death of Dawn Brancheau, a trainer at SeaWorld Orlando, focused attention on the entertainment groups’ orca (or killer whale) shows. The subs...   [ continue reading...]

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Are university admissions biased?

Simpson’s paradox is a statistical phenomenon in which a trend appears in small data sets, but differs or reverses when those sets are combined into a lar...   [ continue reading...]

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Governors and Federal Agencies Are Blocking Nearly 1,300 Accounts on Facebook and Twitter

by Leora Smith and Derek Kravitz Amanda Farber still doesn’t know why Maryland Gov. Larry...   [ continue reading...]

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Lawmakers Demand Transparency and Restrictions on FBI Spying Powers

Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act sunsets in three weeks. The statute's expiration could curtail the ability of intelligence and law enforcement agencies t...   [ continue reading...]

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Traffic Pollution Puts Unborn Babies’ Health at Risk: Study

Increases in traffic-related air pollutants were associated with 2-6% increased odds of low birth weight and 1-3% increased odds of being small for gestational...   [ continue reading...]

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Black Women Disproportionately Suffer Complications of Pregnancy and Childbirth. Let’s Talk About It.

by Adriana Gallardo About 700 to 900 women die each year from causes related to pregnancy and c...   [ continue reading...]

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Cow-Related Hate Crimes Peaked in 2017, 86% of Those Killed Muslim

Ninety-seven percent of all incidents have occurred over the last three years since the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi assumed power in May 2014. The pos...   [ continue reading...]

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Hariri's Unresignation is Saudi's Latest Failure

The unresignation of Saad Hariri shows that Saudi Arabia's recent meddling in Lebanon has only strengthened its rival Iran, says professor and journalist Rami K...   [ continue reading...]

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Debate on Glyphosate Use Comes to a Head in Argentina

In and around the city of Rosario, where most of Argentina’s soybean processing plants are concentrated, a local law banned the use of glyphosate, the mos...   [ continue reading...]

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This is How the Trump Administration Gives Big Oil the Keys to Public Lands

Adam Federman The Bureau of Land Management is rapidly opening previously off-limits areas to oil and gas drilling. The post This is How the Trump Administra...   [ continue reading...]

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Felix Beltran on how Barcelona en Comu are Reimagining Democracy

While the media is full of the story of the declaration of independence of Catalonia and the subsequent response by the Spanish national government, what is not...   [ continue reading...]

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Samsung: on the wrong side of history

After years of global mobilisation, movement building and courageous people-powered actions, the tide is turning away from fossil fuels and towards renewable en...   [ continue reading...]

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A memory buried under the debris of Babri

The demolition of the Babri mosque led to the end of peaceful co-existence between Muslims and Hindus in Rutuja Deshmukh Wakankar's town. She looks back on the...   [ continue reading...]

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Here’s How to Find Out If Your Elected Officials Are Blocking Constituents on Facebook and Twitter

by Derek Kravitz, Terry Parris Jr. and Leora Smith Facebook and Twitter have become central par...   [ continue reading...]

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Mystery Surrounding Detective's Death Heightens Mistrust of Police

As the BPD asks the FBI to take over Detective Sean Suiter's murder investigation, activists say Suiter's planned testimony in a major corruption case only bols...   [ continue reading...]

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“The Election Is Being Stolen”

On November 26, Hondurans went to the polls to select the country’s next president. It had been eight years since a US-backed coup toppled the left-leanin...   [ continue reading...]

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New Conservative Argument: Climate Change Is So Awesome, You Guys

(Photo: Chase Dekker Wild-Life Images / Getty Images) This masterpiece of unintended satire has opened a window into our future. These people will fight as har...   [ continue reading...]

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6 Times Donald Trump Promised Not to Cut Medicare

Earlier this week, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) made headlines when he suggested that after enacting a massive tax cut, Republicans would attempt to reign i...   [ continue reading...]

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We Will Not Be Your Disposable Labor: Graduate Student Workers' Fight Goes Beyond the GOP Assault

Contingent labor is in every stratum of the university today and graduate students are just one part of it, so campus organizing needs to have a "social movemen...   [ continue reading...]

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