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No Shame In Shell’s Game

Posted by on May 31, 2012 in Blog, Earth SOS, Environmental Issues, Featured Slide, RECENT POSTS, World Updates | Comments

No Shame In Shell’s Game

By CHRISTINE EBADI  Published May 30, 2012 Despite recent efforts to stop the oil tycoon Shell from pursuing their drilling plans in the Alaskan Arctic this year, a U.S. appeals court ruled the go-ahead. With over a million signatures delivered to the White House this month by various Environmental groups, pleading Obama to stop Shell’s plans, the oil giant continues to prevail. What will this mean for the Arctic inhabitants? Endangered animals such as polar bears, ice seal species, bowhead whales, eiders, yellow-billed loons, among many...

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Anti-NATO protest: Veterans Returning War Medals

Posted by on May 24, 2012 in Blog, Featured Slide, Human Rights, RECENT POSTS, World Updates | Comments

Anti-NATO protest: Veterans Returning War Medals

  By CHRISTINE EBADI  Published May 24, 2012 Veteran Aaron Hughes was one of the organizers of the anti-NATO protest in Chicago on May 20, 2012. 45 veterans returned their medals, tossing them as they marched together with thousands of anti-war protesters, towards the NATO summit at McCormick Place. In this interview conducted prior to the demonstrations, Hughes explains why he’s returning his war medals and how the system has failed democracy. He continues to discuss all the negative impacts, false hopes, failed policies, and corrupt...

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Henry A. Giroux: The Occupy Movement and the Politics of Educated Hope

Posted by on May 24, 2012 in Blog, RECENT POSTS, World Updates | Comments

  Original article can be read at Truthout By Henry A. Giroux, Truthout “American society has lost its claim on democracy. One indication of such a loss is that the crises produced on a daily basis by crony capitalism operate within a discourse of denial. Rather than address the ever proliferating crises produced by market fundamentalism as an opportunity to understand how the United States has arrived at such a point in order to change direction, the dominating classes now use such crises as an excuse for normalizing a growing...

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JPMorgan loss is only going to get worse

Posted by on May 24, 2012 in Blog, RECENT POSTS, World Updates | Comments

  Original article can be read at CNNMoney  By Maureen Farrell @ CNNMoneyInvest “NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — One thing seems clear about JPMorgan Chase’s $2 billion loss. It’s no longer $2 billion. It’s likely much higher. The number being bandied about now is closer to a range of $6 billion to $7 billion, according to several people working on trading desks that specialize in the derivatives JPMorgan Chase (JPM, Fortune 500) used to make its trades and from two sources with knowledge of the bank’s...

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How to dispose of household hazardous waste

Posted by on May 23, 2012 in Blog, Earth Detox, Environmental Issues, health, RECENT POSTS | Comments

   Original post can be read here “Household hazardous waste (HHW) can cause illness or death to people, plants, and animals. It can contaminate our bodies, homes, and the environment. HHW includes hair colouring, car wax, nail polish remover, rechargeable batteries, and shoe polish. Most household cleaners are also HHW, including abrasive and all-purpose cleaners, aerosol air fresheners, bleach, disinfectants, drain cleaners, fabric softeners, and glass and toilet cleaners. If you have these chemicals in your home, you’ll...

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Natural Gas Extraction: Is It Really a Clean Alternative?

Posted by on May 22, 2012 in Earth SOS, Environmental Issues, Featured Slide, Human Rights, RECENT POSTS | Comments

Natural Gas Extraction: Is It Really a Clean Alternative?

By EVELYN HARFORD  Published May 22, 2012 The process of Hydraulic Fracturing, more commonly known in the media, as fracking is the process by which oil and gas companies extract natural gas from reserves deep in the ground. The fracking process was invented by American oil and gas company Halliburton in the 1940s,[1] and has increased dramatically in recent years. In regards to the US, “Domestic oil and natural gas production has increased every year President Obama has been in office.”[2] After the Deep Water Horizon oil spill, and the...

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Ecological World Views

Posted by on May 1, 2012 in Blog, Environmental Issues | Comments

Ecological World Views

By HYDER OWAINATI  Published May 1, 2012 Exploring an Environmental Mindset In explaining my worldview on the environment I must first explicitly state that the core principle of my perspective involves acknowledging the fact that there is a severe environmental problem currently being faced attributed solely to human activities. We as human beings have exploited and harvested natural resources without restraint. This has led to severe environmental degradation and a disruption of the natural balance of the Earth. Consequently, this involves...

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Climate Change and Conflict: The Implications for Sub-Saharan Africa

Posted by on Apr 23, 2012 in Earth SOS, Environmental Issues, Featured Slide, Human Rights, World Updates | Comments

Climate Change and Conflict: The Implications for Sub-Saharan Africa

By KYLE CLENDINNING  Published April 23, 2012 There is now widespread agreement that climate change will have a revolutionary impact on how populations interact with their environment. It has been projected that shifts in the earth’s climate may result in coastal erosion, declining precipitation and soil moisture, increased storm intensity and species migration. As the global ecosystem undergoes these changes, so too must its people. Yet climate change will not affect all people equally; the most dramatic effects will likely be experienced...

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Why Recycle?

Posted by on Apr 22, 2012 in Earth SOS, Environmental Issues | Comments

Why Recycle?

Recycling- we all know it’s the right thing to do, but many don’t know why. Find out how recycling reduces greenhouse gas emissions, along with many other benefits to our health and environment.

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Deforestation: A major threat to the destruction of our planet

Posted by on Apr 21, 2012 in Earth SOS, Environmental Issues, Featured Slide, RECENT POSTS | Comments

Deforestation: A major threat to the destruction of our planet

By KARUN BADWAL  Published April 21, 2012 Deforestation – a process by which forest areas are removed and the land is utilized for other uses including agriculture, industrialization, resources, or settlements – has stark implications on our environment in the near future. Despite the rising awareness of the destructive threat to forests and its implications for the planet, the rich abundance of resources in the forest and the short-term monetary benefit of acquiring these resources have created corruption that has pervaded government...

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