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Re: Environmental Thought

Xumbrarchist ·
Interesting but overly simplistic. The problem is the human population growth in the last 20 seconds. psik
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Environmental Thought

sunnubian ·
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NAACP Joins Lawsuit to Defend Mercury and Air Toxics Standards from Industry Attack

sunnubian ·
NAACP Joins Lawsuit to Defend Mercury and Air Toxics Standards from Industry Attack Home » Press Room » Press Releases Earthjustice representing nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization June 13, 2012 Washington, D.C. — Today, a federal court granted the national NAACP permission to intervene in a lawsuit and help defend the Environmental Protection Agency’s new Mercury and Air Toxics Standards. The NAACP, represented in the intervention by Earthjustice, joins a coalition of 17...
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Bankrupt Black Leadership, Nukes and Environmental Racism

sunnubian ·
Bankrupt Black Leadership, Nukes and Environmental Racism Wed, 06/13/2012 - 09:12 — Bruce A. Dixon Black Misleadership Class Printer-friendly version by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon The same greedy corporations that have long funded white politicians now finance what used to be traditional civil rights organizations like SCLC and an entire new class of black politicians. The cutting loose of black political leaders from their constituencies has dire consequences for the entire American...
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Black Louisiana Town Latest Victim of ‘Environmental Racism’

sunnubian ·
Black Louisiana Town Latest Victim of ‘Environmental Racism’ August 10, 2013 | Filed under: Featured , Headlines | Posted by: Editorial_Staff 22 Sign in front of a Mossville home for sale AFRICANGLOBE – A handful of free Black men and women led by an ex-slave named Jack Moss settled along the rich bio-diverse region of Southwest Louisiana in the late 1800s, and created the town of Mossville, covering 5.4 square miles. In its heyday, Mossville boasted of being home to over 3,000 families;...
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One Hour Away from Flint, Another Environmental Disaster Looms as Doctors Tell Residents to Move Away for Their Health

sunnubian ·
One Hour Away from Flint, Another Environmental Disaster Looms as Doctors Tell Residents to Move Away for Their Health March 31, 2016 | Posted by Manny Otiko Tagged With: air quality , environmental racism black people , industrial plant , MDEQ , Michigan Department of Enviromental Quality , polluters , toxic waste Cason’s doctor told her to move away from River Rouge because of her worsening asthma, but rents are low, and she can’t really afford to pull up stakes. (Zoe Schlanger/Newsweek)...
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COLOR OF CHANGE CAMPAIGNS

sunnubian ·
FEATURED CAMPAIGN Justice for Philando & Alton Our nation has woken up to yet another video of a Black man dying at the hands of police autoplaying in our social media feeds - and it feels like we're in a never-ending nightmare. More... Products made by companies that support hate legislation have no place in any store. Whole Foods continues to carry products from Bolthouse Farms, a known support of conservative causes, despite outcry from customers and communities Whole Foods needs to...
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Re: One Hour Away from Flint, Another Environmental Disaster Looms as Doctors Tell Residents to Move Away for Their Health

Norland ·
Knock, Knock, Knock, Africa, can ya hear me? We need to come back. These "white" something or another are about to kill us all!!!! We ain't doing too well here, in case ya haven't noticed. Where's some land? We need some!!!!! Call us!!! We're waiting!!!!!
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Re: How Can We Ensure Transparency and Integrity at the Intersection of Science and Policy Making

Xumbrarchist ·
Our scientists have an integrity problem with 9/11. Is it OK for physicists to say NOTHING about a simple Newtonian Physics problem? Sure, no one can accuse them of lying if they say nothing. Xum
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Environmental Justice Activist Rose Johnson Featured in Ms. Magazine

sunnubian ·
March 02, 2012 Environmental Justice Activist Rose Johnson Featured in Ms. Magazine Longtime Mississippi Sierra Club activist Rose Johnson was profiled by Ms. Magazine in February. Born and raised in the historic African American settlement of North Gulfport on Mississippi's Gulf Coast, Johnson—who currently serves as vice chair of the Mississippi Chapter and sits on its executive committee—has for years been the de facto spokeswoman for North Gulfport, and is the founder of the North...
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How Can We Ensure Transparency and Integrity at the Intersection of Science and Policy Making

sunnubian ·
How Can We Ensure Transparency and Integrity at the Intersection of Science and Policy Making Ask a Scientist - February 2013 This month, Senior Staff Writer Seth Shulman conducted a Q & A session with Francesca Grifo, UCS Senior Scientist and Science Policy Fellow, about best practices to ensure transparency and integrity at the intersection of science and policy making. SS : You and your team worked hard to get the Obama administration to implement stricter scientific integrity...
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New Report on the Dangers of Genetically Modified Foods

sunnubian ·
Published on Thursday, July 5, 2012 by Common Dreams New Report on the Dangers of Genetically Modified Foods by Richard Schiffman Soy bean field (Image: earthopensource.org) “Aren’t critics of genetically engineered food anti-science? Isn’t the debate over GMOs (genetically modified organisms) a spat between emotional but ignorant activists on one hand and rational GM-supporting scientists on the other?” These questions are posed by Earth Open Source , a not-for-profit organization dedicated...
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FLINT POISONS OWN CITIZENS AND LIES ABOUT IT; CLAIMING IT WAS 'BROKEN' WATER PIPES

sunnubian ·
Three Years Later, Water Specialist Says Broken Pipes, Not Lack of Water Treatment, Was Real Cause of the Flint Crisis By Tanasia Kenney - May 2, 2017 Bryce Feighner, DEQ Drinking Water and Municipal Assistance Division director, says treating the Flint’s water with phosphates wouldn’t have prevented the contamination crisis. (Photo by Neil Blake | mlive.com) Although it’s been three years, the struggle for Flint, Mich., is far from over as the lead-tainted city is still in need of new water...
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Re: COLOR OF CHANGE CAMPAIGNS

RadioRaheem ·
do these work? I remember that they help get the word out about Trayvon, but I can't remember any other effective campaigns that have lead to real change
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Re: It Is Beyond Time That African Americans/The Diaspora Get This

Yemaya ·
hmph Lisa Jackson, a name that you hardly hear in the press.
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It Is Beyond Time That African Americans/The Diaspora Get This

sunnubian ·
Environmental Justice: Why It's a Black Thing EPA chief Lisa P. Jackson says it's not about loving nature -- it's a civil rights issue. By: JenÉe Desmond-Harris | Posted: March 2, 2012 at 2:09 PM On Sunday, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will deliver a sermon at Brown Chapel AME Church in Selma, Ala., to commemorate the 47th anniversary of Bloody Sunday. What do clean air and water have to do with issues that surrounded one of the most pivotal events of the...
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The Secret To Creating Jobs That Wall Street Doesn't Want You To Know

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The Secret To Creating Jobs That Wall Street Doesn't Want You To Know Posted on October 20, 2011 by Brandon Found on CenterNewDream’s Youtube channel . Originally submitted by Ellen K. This entry was posted in Corporate Influence , Economic Fairness , Environmental , Eye-Opening , Jobs , Videos and tagged Wall Street . Bookmark the permalink .
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The 15 Wars Started By The GOP Since Obama Took Office

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The 15 Wars Started By The GOP Since Obama Took OfficePosted on February 8, 2012 by BrandonShare this now!    Found on Facebook. Originally submitted by volunteer editor Laura S.Share on yahoomailShare on emailShare on twitterShare on...
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U. S. Grocery Stores Stock Nearly 16,000 Food Products That May Contain Hormone-Disrupting Chemical BPA

sunnubian ·
Today’s Outrageous Fact: BPA Still Rules the Supermarket BPA Still Rules the Supermarket From the lids of glass baby food jars to aerosol cans of whipping cream, the chemical bisphenol A may be found in the packaging of nearly 16,000 food products sold in American supermarkets . Now a new database from the Environmental Working Group allows consumers to look up which items may have BPA . Knowing which products to avoid is critical because BPA has been linked to cancer and found to disrupt...
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Big Ag Directly Funded Anti-Organics Stanford Study: Report

sunnubian ·
Published on Thursday, September 13, 2012 by Common Dreams Big Ag Directly Funded Anti-Organics Stanford Study: Report - Common Dreams staff A study released last week by Stanford scientists, which claims organic foods are no more healthy than non-organic foods, was funded by corporate agriculture and biotechnology giants, according to a new report by the Cornucopia Institute. Organic produce (Photo: Flickr/ penelope waits / Creative Commons License) "We were not one bit surprised to find...
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Re: The un-civilisation and destruction of the world by men who claimed to have civilised it.

Kocolicious ·
I haven't heard something like this for yeeeeeeeeears. Hal. lay. ler. yah. We have become soooooooo consumed with the illusion of imagery and having possessions that we have lost the dignity of what makes a human being. If you listen to massa or the sultan they will say that is about a "god" that wants your obeience...but! In that, it STILL sounds like slavery. Why is it that these monsters want us to cater to them...when they are supposed to be soooooo high and mighty and can bring folks...
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Re: Lives in the Balance - The Human Cost of Environmental Neglect

Xumbrarchist ·
This is a chain reaction problem. How much minerals we need to extract depends on how much we waste. So talking about this without talking about how long products last and the entire economics profession saying nothing about planned obsolescence for DECADES means the problem cannot really be solved. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLBE5QAYXp8 Xum
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Re: FLINT POISONS OWN CITIZENS AND LIES ABOUT IT; CLAIMING IT WAS 'BROKEN' WATER PIPES

DennisKalita ·
Everyone there - leave or plan to GTFO of hell hole Flint
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Re: FLINT POISONS OWN CITIZENS AND LIES ABOUT IT; CLAIMING IT WAS 'BROKEN' WATER PIPES

sunnubian ·
That's probably what they want them to do, so that the property value can be depreciated down to $0.00, so it can be bought-up by non-Black people/business, or corporations for damn near $0.00 and quickly 'gentrified' into racially discriminating and/or unaffordable to Black/Brown people, residential and business districts. But, if the residents of Flint are not going to fight for their right to clean, non-toxic, poison-free water, and register to vote and vote psychopaths capable of...
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Re: FLINT POISONS OWN CITIZENS AND LIES ABOUT IT; CLAIMING IT WAS 'BROKEN' WATER PIPES

DennisKalita ·
No one’s going to build a Mar-a-Lago with lead water piped in. These poisoned people need re-location from this hell zone - yesterday. The state and federal governments should pay for this EMERGENCY . Tax cuts for the rich but no money and nowhere to go without assistance. Deadly crime on top of deadly crime. Inaction makes it purposeful genocide.
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Re: FLINT POISONS OWN CITIZENS AND LIES ABOUT IT; CLAIMING IT WAS 'BROKEN' WATER PIPES

Kocolicious ·
I can't believe these people are still suffering. This is the time we need our wealthy African Americans to come to the rescue. Hell....look at all that money they lost on that fryers tour in the Bahamas? So. They can raise the money....easy and blackfolks there won't have to depend on massa...since he's not gonna anything anyway. So it's up to us to take care of our own....we can do it. It's a no brainer. But the question is.....will we? I mean when I heard Dr. Dre gave all those millions...
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Re: FLINT POISONS OWN CITIZENS AND LIES ABOUT IT; CLAIMING IT WAS 'BROKEN' WATER PIPES

sunnubian ·
Of course, once the Blacks are "exterminated" Flints water will be put back on the same water system as the rest of the cities and town surrounding flint, and pipes that do not have lead leaching into the water. [Side: If the people living in Flint are only being tested for Lead , they are crazy, because there was far more than just 'lead' in that nasty, toxic, CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY , water].
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Re: FLINT POISONS OWN CITIZENS AND LIES ABOUT IT; CLAIMING IT WAS 'BROKEN' WATER PIPES

sunnubian ·
We all know that rich and wealthy African Americans are not going to do jack for their own people. They are just as sickening as the Black politicians, Black attorneys, and the Congressional Black Caucus , who sit around too much like little hear-no-evil, see-no-evil, speak-no-evil trained 'pets' to even speak out against the extra-judicial murders of Black males, and Black females, and even Black children in this country. Rich and wealthy African Americans are too busy looking the other way...
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Re: FLINT POISONS OWN CITIZENS AND LIES ABOUT IT; CLAIMING IT WAS 'BROKEN' WATER PIPES

Kocolicious ·
@Sista Sunnubian Unfortunately I agree with ya my sista. They are not gonna do "jack" like you say as why I have NEVER been star-stucked....and I live in Cali. And see celebrities and the like all the time. Thing is? A lot of blackfolks talk a lot of shyte about being black, brave, courageous and alladat. But when it comes down to it? They are no where around when you NEED them OR if they are around they have a focked up attitude toward their own people. It is really SHAMEFUL. Because all of...
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Environmental Defense

sunnubian ·
(Considering that many African Americans bare the brunt of so many illnesses in this country and are the least like to have adequate healthcare, and are the most likely to live in polluted environments, we too should be very concerned with our environment). Environmental Defense Fund's 2012 Goals Oceans: Plenty of fish in the sea? In 2012 we will: Protect ocean ecosystems by creating sustainable and healthy fisheries Make catch shares the standard management method in U.S. fisheries Learn...
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Lives in the Balance - The Human Cost of Environmental Neglect

sunnubian ·
Lives in the Balance The Human Cost of Environmental Neglect by Juliane Kippenberg, Senior Researcher, Children's Rights Division and Jane Cohen, Researcher, Health and Human Rights A child works in the processing site at a gold mine in Bagega, Nigeria. Seven villages in the Zamfara region have been cleaned, but Bagega is still highly contaminated. © 2011 Marcus Bleasdale/VII for Human Rights Watch Every year, environmental crises affect millions of people around the world causing sickness...
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The un-civilisation and destruction of the world by men who claimed to have civilised it.

sunnubian ·
  The un-civilisation and destruction of the world by men who claimed to have civilised it.by Teekay Akin (Notes) on Monday, May 27, 2013 at 11:36pm The un-civilisation and destruction of the world by men who claimed to have civilised...
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RESIDENTS GET JUSTICE FROM CITY OF ROCHELLE, GEORGIA

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RESIDENTS GET JUSTICE FROM CITY OF ROCHELLE, GEORGIA Victory: City agrees to fix sewer system that dumps into yards, homes Residents of Rochelle, Georgia, who have had to live with untreated sewage overflows . PHOTO BY EARTHJUSTICE This is exactly how the Clean Water Act is supposed to work : When the government fails, ordinary citizens can go to court to enforce the law . Alisa Coe Attorney, Earthjustice August 8, 2014 Tallahassee, FL — A group of citizens who have endured raw sewage...
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Michigan Still Defying Court Order To Deliver Clean Water To Flint Homes

sunnubian ·
Michigan Still Defying Court Order To Deliver Clean Water To Flint Homes By Editorial_Staff - Dec 23, 2016 Studies show that the majority of children living in Flint will suffer permanent brain damage from lead contamination from the Flint river. AFRICANGLOBE – Several groups returned to federal court Wednesday and pushed for Michigan state and city officials’ compliance with a judge’s order to deliver bottled water to certain households in Flint . A federal judge ordered state and city...
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Re: Incredible Futuristic African Architecture That Solves Problems

GoodMan ·
I am really worried about who is building these cities. It sounds like when the Mob built Havana, Cuba. Most of the building going on in West and Central Africa is done by the Chinese. Africans are not building none of their own shit. They let the Chinese do it and in return Africans give up raw materials. http://www.globalpolicyjournal...o-colonialism-africa For example, the proposed city in the Nigeria that was listed in the article. The city sounds like a damn playpen for rich people. ...
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Re: 7 thoughtful ways to be an ally to Native Americans on Thanksgiving (and beyond)

Kocolicious ·
I agree. There are rich stories from Native American history. Not the lies massa tells. We should all be open to just listen. And hear their perspective regarding how massa was able to take their land. This is still their land. Not the new world...but! A place where they derived for 500 years before the encounter with the Vikings. We must know that Native American history is the reason why massa is still killing us [descendant of slaves] today. They wanna do the same to us as they did with...
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Re: 7 thoughtful ways to be an ally to Native Americans on Thanksgiving (and beyond)

Norland ·
They're doing the same to us that they did to the Original People of the Americas, it's just that they're picking us off on the regular on-by-one, instead of many at one time. Not including Jim Jones; he poisoned liquid instead of blankets; killed about 600 instantly. White people like NO PEOPLE of color anywhere. They love opulence, money and sex and will use the "colored" to obtain it for them; no matter how and who gets hurt/killed. They'll be in their mansions if you need them for...
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Re: Noam Chomsky: We’re no longer a functioning democracy, we’re really a plutocracy

Muhammad Cipher ·
Lesson for Black activist, reevaluate who and what you're paying attention to. Clearly Chomsky has been marginalized, but the issue is the effect of that marginalization. Chomsky is so known and "in demand" for his political activism and views people don't know that his formal training and work is in linguistics. The lesson for Black people is that what Chomsky represents are viewpoints that do NOT fit into the narrow American framing of social issues. There's video of Chomsky discussing the...
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Re: Noam Chomsky: We’re no longer a functioning democracy, we’re really a plutocracy

Jalil ·
“If there ever is future historians, they’re going to look back at this period of history with some astonishment,” Chomsky said. “The danger, the threat, is evident to anyone who has eyes open and pays attention at all to the scientific literature, and there are attempts to retard it, there are also at the other end attempts to accelerate the disaster, and if you look who’s involved it’s pretty shocking.” The mind is trampling the heart. What I am astonished about right now is that no one is...
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Re: Michigan Still Defying Court Order To Deliver Clean Water To Flint Homes

DennisKalita ·
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Re: Michigan Still Defying Court Order To Deliver Clean Water To Flint Homes

Kocolicious ·
The state has said the delivery is too expensive, unnecessary, and counterproductive because it would decrease use of filtered tap water, which helps to cleanse the piping system. State officials said in a recent court filing that the order should be revoked because lead levels in the tap water in Flint now meets or exceeds federal safety guidelines. At the same time, state officials continue to tell Flint residents not to drink the tap water without a filter. This would never happen if most...
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Re: Michigan Still Defying Court Order To Deliver Clean Water To Flint Homes

sunnubian ·
Hell, I wouldn't even trust any water filters they are providing. This "water crisis" in Flint is nothing but GERM WARFARE [experiment or outright] and a straight goddamn GENOCIDE attempt!! The Governor and all "officials" involved should be in prison , and I hope that every Flint resident affected [and infected] is suing the hell out of this state and local government. If Flint residents are smart, they will have their doctor test them from many, many, other diseases and viruses, because...
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Re: Michigan Still Defying Court Order To Deliver Clean Water To Flint Homes

DennisKalita ·
No water filter can filter out lead. None claim to do that on their label. Some filters use a resin to catch lead but the resin declines with use after not too long and lead can get through – especially where there’s too much of it in the water. No doubt of this! That’s why the best a filter can do is claim limited lea d reduction . I t’s limited. What works is either reverse osmosis or a water distiller. That kind of unit will provide safe drinking water. The best water filters do not...
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Re: Michigan Still Defying Court Order To Deliver Clean Water To Flint Homes

sunnubian ·
That fact just goes to show you just how bought and paid for America's [corporate owned and operated] media is, otherwise, all of those facts would have been stated in each and every 'media'/'news' report on this Flint "water crisis'. So, America's "mainstream" media is a complicit co-conspirator in the gross abuse of authority exercised by Michigan's governor, EPA and local government to poison an entire city of American citizens. So, who exactly does this sick, twisted, governor and his...
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Re: Michigan Still Defying Court Order To Deliver Clean Water To Flint Homes

Kocolicious ·
I agree. I have a filter for my kitchen and I still don't trust the green light. I brought it to wash my dishes. I still use bottled water and have since the 1994 Earthquake in Cali. I have a sensitive nose and when something doesn't smell right? I'm not putting it up to my lips. I also have a filter on my bathtub but it keeps falling off cuz it's not designed for a bathtub faucet but I make my dude put it back on anyway. Yes, it's psychological. But I feel better about the water touching my...
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Incredible Futuristic African Architecture That Solves Problems

sunnubian ·
Incredible Futuristic African Architecture That Solves Problems July 14, 2015 | Filed under: Business , Featured | Posted by: Editorial_Staff African architecture AFRICANGLOBE – Architecture cropping up in Africa is achieving international acclaim for some of the most innovative and sustainable building designs in the world. In some cases it is a single building that has been designed to minimise impact on the environment or cope with environmental challenges. In other cases the architecture...
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Flint Water Crisis Continues: Michigan AG Files Civil Suit Against Two Companies Alleging ‘Fraud, Negligence’

sunnubian ·
Flint Water Crisis Continues: Michigan AG Files Civil Suit Against Two Companies Alleging ‘Fraud, Negligence’ June 23, 2016 | Posted by Shaundra Selvaggi Tagged With: Attorney General Bill Schuette , flint water crisis , flint water lawsuits , Veolia North America Courtesy NBCNews. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is suing two water engineering firms hired to assist in Flint’s ongoing water crisis. The civil lawsuit, filed Wednesday in Genesee County Circuit Court, alleges “acts and...
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Noam Chomsky: We’re no longer a functioning democracy, we’re really a plutocracy

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Noam Chomsky: We’re no longer a functioning democracy, we’re really a plutocracy By Travis Gettys Friday, December 27, 2013 13:59 EST Topics: chomsky ♦ mainstream media ♦ noam chomsky The world faces two potentially existential threats, according to the linguist and political philosopher Noam Chomsky. “There are two major dark shadows that hover over everything, and they’re getting more and more serious,” Chomsky said. “The one is the continuing threat of nuclear war that has not ended. It’s...
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TRUMP PUTS GAG ORDER ON THE EPA

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POLITICS ENVIRONMENT FOOD MEDIA CRIME & JUSTICE PHOTOS INVESTIGATIONS MAGAZINE SUBSCRIBE DONATE The Trump Administration Really Doesn't Want EPA Employees Talking to the Press "No social media will be going out." KATE SHEPPARD JAN. 24, 2017 3:22 PM Michael Brochstein/ZUMA Wire This story originally appeared on The Huffington Post and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The Environmental Protection Agency has frozen its grant programs, according to sources there.
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