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- The Grim Reality of Live Animal Exports October 28, 2021
- Webinar 4: Meet the Soil Regen Pros October 28, 2021
- Keynote Address – GLC Annual Conference: Yale and Slavery in Historical Perspective October 28, 2021
- Contested Asante trophy head to shine in Wallace Gallery’s new room October 28, 2021
- Spanish volcano becomes more aggressive October 27, 2021
- White Nationalists on Trial in Charlottesville over Deadly Rally After Victims Sued Under KKK Act October 27, 2021
- Lawyer Who Sued Chevron over “Amazon Chernobyl” Ordered to Prison After 800+ Days of House A rrest October 27, 2021
- Hunger Striker Out of Hospital Demands Biden Keep All Climate Provisions in Build Back Better Plan October 27, 2021
- Philadelphia’s ‘Liberty’ exhibit spotlights role of people of color in American Revolution October 27, 2021
- Nuclear Weapons Education Project October 27, 2021
- Opinion: How the Statue of Liberty became a symbol for a national myth – CNN October 27, 2021
- Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move: Reece Jones October 27, 2021
- Border Walls: Security and the War on Terror in the United States, India, and Israel: Reece Jones October 27, 2021
- Placing the Border in Everyday Life (Border Regions): Reece Jones, Corey Johnson October 27, 2021
- White Borders: The History of Race and Immigration in the United States from Chinese Exclusion to the Border Wall Reece Jones October 27, 2021
- Achieving NDC Ambition in Agriculture – 10.27.21 October 27, 2021
- Historian Explains What We’re Missing About White Supremacy | The Mehdi Hasan Show October 27, 2021
- Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America: Kathleen Belew October 27, 2021
- A Field Guide to White Supremacy: Kathleen Belew, Ramon A. Gutierrez October 27, 2021
- Why we all live in a Climate Casino? October 27, 2021
- Amplified Arctic Warming Causing Stratospheric Polar Vortex Stretching and Extreme Cold Outbreaks October 27, 2021
- Hoping, Fearing, and Acting October 27, 2021
- I Try to Be Amused October 27, 2021
- Mount Etna Volcano Eruption Update; Large Explosive Eruption, Pyroclastic Flows October 27, 2021
- Showing No Signs of Abating, La Palma Volcano Spews Lava October 27, 2021
- David Harvey: The crisis of planetary urbanization October 27, 2021
- David Harvey: Limits to Growth, Limits to Gentrification October 27, 2021
- David Harvey on Infinite Growth October 27, 2021
- WATCH OUT!! Official warning of landslides and stronger earthquakes! There was a M4.7 this afternoon October 27, 2021
- Final Warning Limits to Growth October 27, 2021
- ‘Rigged’: Warren Puts Billionaires Dodging Taxes On Blast As Party Backs Her Plan October 26, 2021
- How One GOP Congressman Went From Barricading The Doors To Jan. 6 Apologist October 26, 2021
- What Happened to the Party of Limited Government? | Robert Reich October 26, 2021
- ‘We must act now on climate change,’ says David Attenborough October 26, 2021
- How Can Climate Change Affect Our Food Security? October 26, 2021
- Queen will not attend COP26 climate change summit – BBC News October 26, 2021
- Here are the Consequences to Democracy if AG Garland/DOJ Refuse to Prosecute Trump’s Election Crimes October 26, 2021
- Robert Costa: Trump Was Calling Into Willard ‘War Room’ October 26, 2021
- END THE GREED OF BIG PHARMA (LIVE ADDRESS AT 8PM ET) October 26, 2021
- Current Climate Moment: The Movement toward Deep Decarbonization October 26, 2021
- COVID Exposed Neoliberalism’s Failure October 26, 2021
- Daniela Bleichmar October 26, 2021
- Kids’ mental healthy, safety in the spotlight as social media execs face Congress October 26, 2021
- The Left Case Against the 1619 Project — James Oakes (Full Interview) October 26, 2021
- Why Massive Military Spending Doesn’t Make Us Safer — Andrew Cockburn October 26, 2021
- President Bolsonaro sanctioned on social media for misinformation on COVID-19 vaccines October 26, 2021
- Rachel Dorothy Tanur Memorial Lecture: Andrea Roberts October 26, 2021
- Feeding a Water-Stressed World: How Business and Investors are Responding October 26, 2021
- Feeding a Water-Stressed World: How Business and Investors are Responding October 26, 2021
- World Resources Report: Seven Transformations for More Equitable and Sustainable Cities October 26, 2021
Daily Archives: March 6, 2019
The record global warming streak of 2014-2016: a snowball’s chance in hell that this was natural – ImaGeo
Published on Jan 7, 2014
One night in 1971, files were stolen from an F.B.I. office near Philadelphia. They proved that the bureau was spying on thousands of Americans. The case was unsolved, until now.
Students Protest Yale’s Investments in Fossil Fuels, Puerto Rican Debt + Hampshi re College Students Stage Sit-In in Face of Closure Threat
Mar 06, 2019
At Yale University, 17 students were arrested by the school’s police Monday, after they occupied the investments office to demand Yale divest its nearly $30 billion endowment from fossil fuel companies and Puerto Rico’s debt. The student activists say that climate change worsens economic inequality, and that in the case of Puerto Rico, vulture funds holding the island’s debt are demanding repayment as many are still reeling from Hurricane Maria.
Mar 06, 2019
And in Massachusetts, students at Hampshire College have been staging a weeks-long sit-in in the president’s office, protesting what they fear may be the future shuttering of their school. In January, the president of Hampshire College announced they would seek to merge the school with a “strategic partner,” before laying off staff in the following weeks and announcing it would not be admitting a new class in the fall. This is a Hampshire College student with the group Hamp Rise Up, which has been organizing the protests.
Ola’i Wildeboar: “We’re fighting for transparency, better representation and an educational system that listens to us and actually serves our best interests. … It’s really tragic, the fact that schools like this are closing down so rapidly. And now that we’re here in the midst of this movement, I realize how important education is and how essential it is for these places to exist.”
Mar 05, 2019
In environmental news, a new report finds that coal waste from hundreds of coal-fired power plants around the country has contaminated groundwater in 39 states with unsafe amounts of toxic chemicals. In some cases, the dangerous toxic substances, including arsenic, lithium and mercury, have leached into local drinking water supplies. The lead author of the report by the Environmental Integrity Project and Earthjustice said, “At a time when the Trump EPA—now being run by a former coal lobbyist—is trying to roll back federal regulations on coal ash, these new data provide convincing evidence that we should be moving in the opposite direction.”
- Ex-Coal Lobbyist Andrew Wheeler Confirmed as EPA Administrator
- The Fox in Charge of the Henhouse: Activists Decry Trump’s EPA Pick, Coal Lobbyist Andrew Wheeler
- Trump Nominates Ex-Coal Lobbyist Andrew Wheeler as Permanent EPA Head
- “Shame On You!” Protesters Interrupt Trump Admin Promoting Coal & Fossil F uels at U.N. Climate Talks
- Trump Boasts of Repealing U.S. Environmental Regulations + Expanding Oil & Gas “Production”
- Ex-Koch Official Overseeing EPA Water Regulations
- Climate-Change Denier President Donald Trump Has Rolled Back Numerous Environmental Regulations During First Two Years in Office
- New EPA Rules Would Roll Back Regulations on Mercury & Other Toxins
Published on Apr 6, 2018
Ever wonder what’s lurking in your bottled water? Marketplace asked a lab to test five of the top-selling brands of bottled water in Canada, and microplastics were found in all of them. To read more: http://cbc.ca/1.4575045
Published on Mar 6, 2019
According to new reports, the US hit a new milestone in 2018 by killing more civilians than ever in Afghanistan. The so-called “War on Terror” has actually been ramping up in recent years, with more and more bombs being dropped by the US in the Middle East, resulting in thousands of unnecessary deaths each year. We have no strategy to “win” this conflict, and we have no strategy on how to get out, which puts us in a deadly situation. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.
2014 Reprint of 1955 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition. Not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. In “Homo Ludens,” the classic evaluation of play that has become a “must-read” for those in game design, Dutch philosopher Johan Huizinga defines play as the central activity in flourishing societies. Like civilization, play requires structure and participants willing to create within limits. Starting with Plato, Huizinga traces the contribution of “Homo Ludens,” or “Man the player” through Medieval Times, the Renaissance, and into our modern civilization. Huizinga defines play against a rich theoretical background, using cross-cultural examples from the humanities, business, and politics. “Homo Ludens” defines play for generations to come.
The Real Truth About Health
Published on Mar 6, 2019
Lecture by McKay Jenkins author of Food Fight: GMOs and the Future of the American Diet
• Staying Healthy in a Toxic World, The Harzardous Substances that American’s Eat, Breathe and Touch Everyday.
Do you know what chemicals are in your shampoo? How about your cosmetics? Do you know what’s in the plastic water bottles you drink from, or the weed killer in your garage, or your children’s pajamas? If you’re like most of us, the answer is probably no. But you also probably figured that most of these products were safe, and that someone—the manufacturers, the government—was looking out for you. The truth might surprise you.
After experiencing a health scare of his own, journalist McKay Jenkins set out to discover the truth about toxic chemicals, our alarming levels of exposure, and our government’s utter failure to regulate them effectively. Mckay Jenkins reveals how dangerous, and how common, toxins are in the most ordinary things, and in the most familiar of places.
McKay Jenkins has been writing about people and the natural world for 25 years. His most recent book, Poison Spring (Bloomsbury, 2014), co-written with E.G. Vallianatos, has been called a jaw-dropping expose of the catastrophic collusion between the Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] and the chemical industry.(Booklist, starred review) He is also the author of What’s Gotten Into Us: Staying Healthy in a Toxic World (Random House, 2011), which chronicles his investigation into the myriad synthetic chemicals we encounter in our daily lives, and the growing body of evidence about the harm these chemicals do to our bodies and the environment. Jenkins holds degrees from Amherst, Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, and Princeton, where he received a PhD in English. A former staff writer for the Atlanta Constitution, he has also written for Outside, Orion, The New Republic, and many other publications. Jenkins is currently the Cornelius Tilghman Professor of English, Journalism and Environmental Humanities at the University of Delaware, where he has won the Excellence in Teaching Award.
“In the past few years, scientists have become increasingly worried about the growing presence of synthetic chemicals in our bodies, and in our environment — and the connection these chemicals may have to cancer, hormonal imbalances, and many other diseases. These are not just the toxins leaking out of industrial dumps — they are the chemicals leaking into us from the products we use every day: from cosmetics, cookware, and the fabric in our upholstery; from pharmaceuticals in our drinking water and the pesticides we spray on our lawns. I learned this the hard way. A few years ago, I discovered a surprise in my abdomen: a tumor the size of a baseball. An hour before I was to enter the operating room, researchers asked if I had ever been exposed to toxic chemicals. In my life, I asked?
This seemed like an odd question. What kind of chemicals do you mean? The researchers began reading from a list, which turned out to be very long. Some things I had heard of, many others I had not. Formaldehyde? Weed killers? Glues? Dry cleaning fluids? Detergents? Lacquers? Flame retardants? Plastic meat wrap? Plastic meat wrap? Clearly, what I knew about my chemical exposure history was pretty vague. I decided to search for clues. My new book, What’s Gotten Into Us: Staying Healthy in a Toxic World, takes a clear-eyed look at the ways everyday things may be making us sick, and shows how we can protect ourselves by making wiser, healthier choices.
It examines the way products are made and regulated (or, typically, not regulated); the way synthetic chemicals enter our bodies, and the latest research about what this chemical “body burden” may be doing to our health. It looks at our shopping habits, our drinking water, and our lawn care, and it ponders the ways advertising and marketing have blinded us to some pretty obvious problems.”