Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Climate Justice from the Ground Up: 6 Ballot Initiatives to Watch in 2016

These measures are noteworthy because they don’t just regulate emissions or mandate transitions. They actually do things like help the economically insecure, create material incentives for individual change, restore ecosystems, and reassert the authority of local entities over corporate polluters.

Glyphosate Found in Urine of 93 percent of Americans Tested

Glyphosate-containing herbicides are sold under trademarks such as Monsanto’s Roundup.

Trump Would Be a Climate Killer

Environmentalists may debate over whether Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders would be better on climate. But what is indisputable is that both accept climate science and propose policies based on science that would cut carbon pollution.

Peru Declares State of Emergency as Mercury Contamination From Illegal Gold Mining Poisons People...

Despite Peruvian President Ollanta Humala calling a state of emergency on Monday, Survival International says that the government has known about the contamination since 2014 and has done little to address the problem.
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Donald Trump Says There is No Drought in California

Trump claims California is not in a drought and will open up water to farmers if he is elected president.
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20K Bees Chased a Car for 2 Days to Rescue Their Queen Bee

Clearly, devotion knows no limits between a queen bee and her loyal subjects.

Undercover Investigation Exposes Shocking Neglect at Third Largest Pig Farm in U.S.

The Maschhoffs, the third largest pig producer in the U.S., has just been exposed for mistreating their pigs.

Hillary Clinton’s Energy Initiative Pressed Countries to Embrace Fracking, New Emails Reveal

Emails show an aggressive effort to engage private energy companies and use Poland as part of a larger campaign to sell fracking throughout the region.

Lake Mead Drops to Lowest Level in History

“This problem is not going away and it is likely to get worse."

Bike-Powered Farming Program Turns Lawns Into Urban Farms

A landowner or renter with owner consent, can donate their chemical-free lawn to Fleet Farming, which will then build a food-producing plot at least 500 square feet in size.