Our plastics, our selves

Feb 6, 2019 by

What’s plastic doing to our bodies? This all-female team is investigating.

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Winter Storm Jayden, the Polar...

Feb 6, 2019 by

Climate change can also bring extreme cold. Here are three things we think people need to know about Winter Storm Jayden, the latest polar vortex to engulf the country and climate change.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Cancer Con...

Feb 6, 2019 by

The closed networks provide an unaccountable and practically invisible platform for misinformation.

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Could this warehouse of cockro...

Feb 5, 2019 by

Somewhere in China, a billion cockroaches scuttle through a moat-surrounded factory.

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The American Dream Is Alive an...

Feb 5, 2019 by

Most people in this country say that they are living it — but what they mean by the phrase might surprise you.

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There’s a Big Hole in the Worl...

Feb 5, 2019 by

The hollowed-out section is two-thirds the size of Manhattan.

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Cooper Hewitt to Showcase Desi...

Feb 5, 2019 by

As a polar vortex sweeps across the nation, we are again forced to confront the new realities of a changing climate. Luckily, some architects and designers are collaborating with scientists, engineers, and environmentalists to develop solutions to social and environmental issues caused by global warming.

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Valve turners try to shut off ...

Feb 5, 2019 by

Four climate activists attempted to shut down the Enbridge Line 3 and Line 4 pipelines, which carry oil from Canada’s tar sands region into the U.S., on Monday.

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I Used to Preach the Gospel of...

Feb 5, 2019 by

Policy makers need to question their assumptions about what makes a good school.

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Sparking love through connecti...

Feb 5, 2019 by

“We participate in shattering myths about those living in poverty seeing the light, courage, intelligence, strength, and creativity of the people we encounter. We discover on the streets our common humanity, through which celebration, community, and healing occur.” —Faithful Fools Street Ministry, SF, California

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How Then Shall We Live?: Findi...

Feb 5, 2019 by

We would like to introduce Truthout’s new series, Truthout reporter Dahr Jamail and author Barbara Cecil is about the moonlight leaking between the roof planks of the “ruined house” of our planet.

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Healthcare Disparities and Dia...

Feb 4, 2019 by

More people than ever before depend on the federal government for health insurance in the form of Medicare, Medicaid, or the Children’s Health Insurance Program.  Despite this, political debate constantly rages around whether or not to expand or reduce the government’s role in healthcare…

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Photo essay: The military is p...

Feb 4, 2019 by

But the Pentagon assumes no liability and refuses to pay for cleaning up the contamination it has caused.

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Taxing the rich is extremely p...

Feb 4, 2019 by

A 70 percent top rate polls well; Elizabeth Warren’s wealth tax polls even better.

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Millennials Are Getting More O...

Feb 4, 2019 by

Cancers usually seen in the elderly are becoming more and more common among younger people.

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Senator Sanders asks why drug,...

Feb 4, 2019 by

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders sent a letter to Catalyst Pharmaceuticals on Monday asking it to justify its decision to charge $375,000 annually for a medication that for years has been available to patients for free.

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Rising Temperatures Could Melt...

Feb 4, 2019 by

NEW DELHI — Rising temperatures in the Himalayas, home to most of the world’s tallest mountains, will melt at least one-third of the region’s glaciers by the end of the century even if the world’s most ambitious climate change targets are met, according to a report released Monday.

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Trump’s EPA Refuses to Limit t...

Feb 4, 2019 by

The Trump Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency does not plan to set a legal limit for two nasty chemicals that lurk in some US drinking water, Politico reported this week. 

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A Green New Deal must not sabo...

Feb 4, 2019 by

These are generally wise goals, but some concerns about the details caused eight major environmental groups — including the Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and the Environmental Defense Fund — to decline to sign the letter.

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The world’s oldest Nobel...

Feb 2, 2019 by

Ashkin won half the 2018 prize in physics for his role in developing technology that makes very small beings “levitate” using only light. He did that work at Bell Labs in the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s.

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr Explains ...

Feb 2, 2019 by

The Facts:Robert F. Kennedy Jr emphasizes how pharmaceutical companies have a large hand in how the American government creates healthcare policy and recommendations.

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The Vaccine Information War: G...

Feb 2, 2019 by

WHO, Pharma, Gates & Government: Who’s Calling the Shots?

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Democratic legislator invites ...

Feb 1, 2019 by

The young immigrant who recently made history as the first Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient to win the prestigious Rhodes scholarship will be Rep. Grace Meng’s guest to Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech next week. 

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The largest-ever U.S. fentanyl...

Feb 1, 2019 by

The truck was transporting cucumbers, but something much more dangerous was hidden inside: fentanyl, the extremely potent narcotic that has contributed to the epidemic of overdose deaths in the United States in recent years.

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BLM lists sacred land outside ...

Feb 1, 2019 by

“Oil and gas has already devastated our state’s air quality, water quality and flow, and public health. It’s clear the Trump administration will stop at nothing to sacrifice public interest for private profits.”

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Sojourner Truth’s “Ain’t I a W...

Feb 1, 2019 by

Start Black History Month by giving it a read.

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Even groundwater is contaminat...

Feb 1, 2019 by

This could mean we’re drinking our plastic waste.

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Investigators Are Zeroing in o...

Feb 1, 2019 by

Investigators Are Zeroing in on Top NRA Leaders’ Russia Ties—and Challenging the Gun Group’s Story

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Solar-power benefits aren’t re...

Feb 1, 2019 by

But a study recently published in Nature Sustainability highlights the fact that communities of color are also disproportionately missing out on the benefits of rooftop solar power.

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A California Naval base shutte...

Jan 31, 2019 by

Across the U.S., the military has closed hundreds of bases, often leaving behind a toxic legacy. In San Francisco, the Navy and city grapple with a cleanup 22 years after the closure of Treasure Island Naval Station.

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