Topic: Environment

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A Modest Proposal for Thanksgiving - Facts So Romantic

Given 46 million turkeys, the carbon footprint of Thanksgiving turkeys is well over 2 billion pounds of carbon dioxide. In the present deplorable state of the E...   [ continue reading...]

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Let’s open our sealed-off lives to semi-permeable architecture

Traditional buildings are designed to provide protection against a savage world, with us safe on one side and our waste on the other. Architects have long relie...   [ continue reading...]

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I’ve Been Interviewing ProPublica Illinois Reporters. Here’s What I’ve Learned.

by Andrea Salcedo I’m Andrea Salcedo, one of this year’s Emerging Reporters at ProP...   [ continue reading...]

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Personal Reflections on the 23rd COP in Bonn-Fiji – Nov. 2017

This was my third COP, and despite a challenging schedule of events, I leave Bonn-Fiji more jaded than when I returned from its Parisian predecessor. I was cert...   [ continue reading...]

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How SWAT Team Expos Are Militarizing Police Departments Across the Country

Last week, the Florida SWAT Association hosted the “35th Annual SWAT Round-Up International Competition and Vendor Trade Show” in Orlando. The event...   [ continue reading...]

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The paradox of Armenia’s domestic violence law

If passed, Armenia’s draft law against domestic violence will only nurture patriarchy. Ca...   [ continue reading...]

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The U.S. Navy Is Poisoning Local Water Supplies Across the Nation With Toxic Chemicals

In hundreds of towns across America, citizens are becoming collateral damage. Washington State's Whidbey Island already has problems with inadequate water...   [ continue reading...]

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NSA Internet Surveillance Under Section 702 Violates the First Amendment

The First Amendment is too often overlooked in discussions of the National Security Agency’s vast surveillance authorities. But as Congress considers whet...   [ continue reading...]

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12 Therapeutic House Plants That Can Boost Your Physical Health, Emotional Well-Being—and Even Your Brain Power

The healing power of plants is real. A growing body of research proves that simply being around nature can improve human health and happiness. A month-lon...   [ continue reading...]

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How Greed, Fear and Our Own Biases Blind Us to the Realities of Climate Change

Our brains have evolved to fear immediate threats—but by the time climate change is no longer a long-term threat, it's too late. The Climate&nb...   [ continue reading...]

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Far from keeping the world safe

Much more needs to be done by the international community to truly grapple with climate change   [ continue reading...]

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Austerity stories you won’t hear about in today’s Budget

Rhea needs a home. She is a full-time single mother of three living in destitution on the brin...   [ continue reading...]

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Last week on OpenGlobalRights: communities influence investment banks but the UN loses credibility

Last week on OpenGlobalRights, authors debated whether community-led activism can influence big investment banks,...   [ continue reading...]

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Julie Kunen Discusses the Food Revolution in the Amazon

Julie Kunen, PhD, oversees conservation activities in 15 countries, from Canada to Tierra del Fuego, as the Vice President of the Americas program for the ...   [ continue reading...]

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Pollution Kills an Estimated 9 Million People Every Year

Michelle Chen And the world’s poorest people bear the brunt. The post Pollution Kills an Estimated 9 Million People Every Year appeared first on The Nati...   [ continue reading...]

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The Ram Sethu Canal Must Be Scrapped for Scientific Reasons

There are plenty of reasons to scrap the Sethusamudram project: we don't know how sediments behave within the canal, how cyclones will affect it and how its mar...   [ continue reading...]

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On George W. Bush: The Enemy of Our Enemy Is Still a War Criminal

That George W. Bush finds Trump's rhetoric distasteful is no reason to turn a presidential war criminal into a liberal hero. (Image: Nathan Congleton / Flickr)...   [ continue reading...]

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Gasping for breath

The country’s air pollution problem is going from bad to worse owing to the high usage of coal for generating power and the rise in the number of vehicles...   [ continue reading...]

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TransCanada’s Safety Record Played No Role in Nebraska’s Keystone XL Approval

Today a Nebraska commission handed TransCanada the final permit it needed to build its long-contested Keystone XL pipeline, a decision which...   [ continue reading...]

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As the J20 Trials Begin, We Must Not Allow Trump to Imprison Dissenters When They Are Needed Most

Editor’s Note: On Inauguration Day, thousands of people took to the streets of Washington, D.C. to participate in a “Disrupt J20” coordinated...   [ continue reading...]

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