Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Plastic debris plagues Honduras beaches

The "massive trash tsunami" was filled with plastic debris believed to have come from a neighboring river in Guatemala.

Trump administration buys up nearly all the world’s supply of coronavirus drug remdesivir

Remdesivir was the first drug to be approved by U.S. licensing authorities to treat the new coronavirus.

Congress introduces EARN IT Act, which would end encryption programs but violates the Constitution

“EARN IT is anti-speech, anti-security, and anti-innovation. Congress must reject it.”

Air pollution can cross the placenta, reach the fetus, in human pregnancies

"This is the most vulnerable period of life. All the organ systems are in development. For the protection of future generations, we have to reduce exposure."

Sanders unveils plan to end cash bail, ban private prisons, and ‘fundamentally transform’ US...

"If we stand together, we can eliminate private prisons and detention centers. No more profiteering from locking people up."

Indigenous people demand an end to detention on stolen lands

“As the original caretakers of these lands and territories, we have inherent authority over migration and demand an end to these barbaric acts.”
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The real reason for impeachment

This may not be the political thing to do. But in order to safeguard our democracy, it is the right thing to do.

How taxpayers covered a $1,000 liquor bill for Trump staffers (and more) at Trump’s...

A top-shelf, closed-door drinking session. $546-a-night hotel rooms. A special government credit card for Mar-a-Lago. Taxpayers foot the costs – and the president profits.

Controversial Keystone XL pipeline gets green light from Trump

"The #KeystoneXL tar sands pipeline was a bad idea from Day One and it remains a terrible idea today."

Former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler confirmed as EPA chief

Although Scott Pruitt worked along the same agenda, continuing "Pruitt's toxic legacy", Wheeler has proved to be a "much smarter" threat to the environment and public health.