Thursday, October 28, 2021

Iceland Sentences 26 Corrupt Bankers to 74 Years in Prison

Iceland just sentenced their 26th banker to prison for his part in the 2008 economic collapse. The charges ranged from breach of fiduciary duties to market manipulation to embezzlement.

Poachers Killed More Than 1,000 Rhinos for the Third Year in a Row

South African officials report that fewer of the animals were poached in 2015, but deaths rose in neighboring Namibia and Zimbabwe.

New Study: First Commercialized GM Crop Was Toxic to Farm Animals over Long-Term

This study reveals once again the urgent need for specific labeling of the identity and quantity of GMOs, especially in food and feed.

Pushing Carbon Tax and Fracking Ban, Sanders Lays Down Gauntlet on Climate

"I hope that Secretary Clinton would join me if we are serious about climate change, about imposing a tax on carbon on the fossil fuel industry and making massive investments in energy efficiency and sustainable energy. And by the way... I hope you’ll join me in ending fracking in the United States of America."

A New Era of Global Protest Begins

In line with the steady rise in social unrest over the past decade, it’s likely that we will witness an unprecedented escalation in large-scale citizen protests across the globe in 2016 and beyond.

Boston Bans the Sale of Cats, Dogs, and Rabbits From Pet Stores

It is now illegal for commercially-bred animals to be sold at both pet stores and public grounds in Boston, Massachusetts.

End whaling in Japan

Japan is planning to resume their whaling practices, something the International Court of Justice ruled as illegal last year. Sign the petition to urge President Obama to stop them.

FDA to Start Testing for Glyphosate in Food

The federal agency already tests for residues of many agricultural chemicals on food. Now it will include the widely used weed killer linked to cancer.

Obama Just Protected 1.8 Million Acres of Desert. Here’s What They Look Like

The three new national monuments in California’s Mojave Desert region link up important wildlife habitats.

GMO Labeling Won’t Increase Food Prices

Sadly, the opponents of GMO labeling are making the same arguments made three decades ago to fight the Nutrition Facts Panel.