Monday, May 17, 2021

Wildfires are contaminating drinking water systems, and it’s more widespread than people realize

Drinking water should be assumed to be chemically unsafe until proven otherwise.

‘Christian left’ is reviving in America, appalled by treatment of migrants

Religiously based moral outrage at Trump’s immigration policies seems to be spurring some long-overdue rethinking of what it means to be Christian in America.

Ugandan farmers whose land will soon become a crude oil pipeline pathway lose years...

After years of uncertainty, communities are demanding proper compensation from major oil companies who will soon begin construction of a major pipeline through their land.
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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.

Immigrants to the rescue

It’s useful to bear the German experience in mind as the United States once again tackles its own “immigration crisis.”

Public health crisis looms as California identifies 600 communities at risk of water-system failures

A new report puts into focus for the first time the scope of the state’s drinking-water problems and what it will take to fix them.

China bans single-use plastic straws and shopping bags

China is one of the world's biggest users of single-use plastic and in 2010, produced 60 million tonnes of plastic waste.

‘We need a people’s vaccine, not a profit vaccine’: Sanders urges Biden to support...

“Ending this pandemic requires collaboration, solidarity, and empathy. It requires a very different mindset—a mindset that puts people over profits at every turn.”

Mumia Abu-Jamal, now in his 40th year as an incarcerated prisoner, has COVID-19

Urgent news: Demand the immediate release of imprisoned activist journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal.

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.