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EU Urged to Go Further to Save Trash-Filled Waters With New Proposed Plastics Ban

Posted by on May 29, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 1 Comment
EU Urged to Go Further to Save Trash-Filled Waters With New Proposed Plastics Ban

In a move welcomed by conservationists, the executive arm of the European Union (EU) on Monday proposed a ban on 10 common single-use plastics that, together with fishing gear, account for about 70 percent of marine litter across Europe.

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As New Privacy Rules Hit Europe, Google and Facebook Hit With $8.8 Billion in Lawsuits

Posted by on May 28, 2018 in Internet, Media & Arts, Social Media with 0 Comments
As New Privacy Rules Hit Europe, Google and Facebook Hit With $8.8 Billion in Lawsuits

Accusing Facebook, Google, WhatsApp, and Instagram of “intentionally” violating Europe’s strict new privacy rules that officially went into effect on Friday, Austrian lawyer and privacy activist Max Schrems filed four lawsuits against the tech companies arguing they are still “coercing users into sharing personal data” despite rolling out new policies ostensibly aimed at complying with the new regulations.

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Billionaire NFL Owners Rebuked for Announcing Fines for Teams If Players #TakeAKnee

Posted by on May 24, 2018 in Activism, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
Billionaire NFL Owners Rebuked for Announcing Fines for Teams If Players #TakeAKnee

National Football League (NFL) team owners were widely rebuked Wednesday for a new policy to penalize professional football teams whose players exercise their right to protest after athletes across the league locked arms, raised fists, or knelt during the national anthem the past two seasons to support a movement against racial injustice started by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

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In ‘Huge Win for Pollinators, People, and the Planet,’ EU Bans Bee-Killing Pesticides

Posted by on April 29, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Wildlife with 0 Comments
In ‘Huge Win for Pollinators, People, and the Planet,’ EU Bans Bee-Killing Pesticides

Faced with mounting scientific evidence that bee-poisoning neonicotinoids, or neonics, could cause an “ecological armageddon,” European regulators on Friday approved a “groundbreaking” and “historic” ban on the widely-used class of pesticides—an announcement met with immediate applause by campaigners.

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“#PoorPeoplesCampaign: A National Call for Moral Revival” Kicks Off 40 Days of ‘Moral Action’

Posted by on February 6, 2018 in Activism, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
“#PoorPeoplesCampaign: A National Call for Moral Revival” Kicks Off 40 Days of ‘Moral Action’

In Washington, D.C. and more than two dozen states on Monday, supporters of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival gathered to kick off 40 days of “moral action” to highlight “the human impact of policies which promote systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, and environmental devastation.”

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Denouncing ‘FCC’s Dangerous Ruling,’ Cuomo Signs Order to Protect Net Neutrality in New York

Posted by on January 25, 2018 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Denouncing ‘FCC’s Dangerous Ruling,’ Cuomo Signs Order to Protect Net Neutrality in New York

“The FCC’s dangerous ruling goes against the core values of our democracy, and New York will do everything in our power to protect net neutrality and the free exchange of ideas,” Cuomo vowed in a statement. “With this executive order, we reaffirm our commitment to freedom and democracy and help ensure that the internet remains free and open to all.”

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US Strikes Major Blow to Renewable Energy With 30% Tariff on Imported Solar Panels

Posted by on January 24, 2018 in Environment with 0 Comments
US Strikes Major Blow to Renewable Energy With 30% Tariff on Imported Solar Panels

Tens of thousands of jobs in the solar sector could be stamped out, and it could hurt momentum at a time when we need to massively ramp up clean energy to reduce carbon emissions.

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22 States File Suit to ‘Stop the FFC’s Illegal Rollback of Net Neutrality’

Posted by on January 18, 2018 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
22 States File Suit to ‘Stop the FFC’s Illegal Rollback of Net Neutrality’

Leading this latest effort “to stop the FCC’s illegal rollback of net neutrality” is New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who said in a statement, “An open internet—and the free exchange of ideas it allows—is critical to our democratic process.”

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‘This Is Not a Drill’: Attorney General Sessions Coming for Nation’s Legalized Pot

Posted by on January 5, 2018 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
‘This Is Not a Drill’: Attorney General Sessions Coming for Nation’s Legalized Pot

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is planning to rescind the federal policy that has enabled Americans to grow, sell, and use cannabis in places where it has been legalized, without federal intervention, the Associated Press reported on Thursday.

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Shouting #StoptheFCC, Net Neutrality Defenders Target Lawmakers and Verizon Nationwide

Posted by on December 8, 2017 in Internet, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
Shouting #StoptheFCC, Net Neutrality Defenders Target Lawmakers and Verizon Nationwide

Protesters targeted Verizon because the FCC’s Chair Pai is a former lobbyist for the company, which has—along with major internet service providers (ISPs) Comcast and AT&T—invested heavily in pressuring lawmakers to support policies that benefit telecom companies at the expense of consumers.

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As Support Grows for Ban on Killer Robots, Viral ‘Slaughterbots’ Video Warns of Threat to Humans

Posted by on November 21, 2017 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 1 Comment
As Support Grows for Ban on Killer Robots, Viral ‘Slaughterbots’ Video Warns of Threat to Humans

As support grew last week for a ban on killer robots during the first formal United Nations talks about imposing limits on lethal autonomous weapons systems, artificial intelligence experts and advocacy groups released a viral video titled “Slaughterbots” depicting what a future could look like with small and affordable drones that murder targets without any meaningful human control.

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Jubilation as Australians Vote in Favor of Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage

Posted by on November 16, 2017 in Conscious Living, Peace & Human Rights with 0 Comments
Jubilation as Australians Vote in Favor of Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage

While celebrations broke out nationwide, some called for additional legislative efforts to more broadly improve the lives of LGBTQ Australians. Now, it is up to the Australian Parliament to sort out the details.

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‘Cruel’, ‘Ruthless’, ‘Morally Bankrupt’: Collective Outrage After Federal Agents Stop 10-Year-Old Girl With Cerebral Palsy From Getting Emergency Surgery

Posted by on October 27, 2017 in Corruption, Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
‘Cruel’, ‘Ruthless’, ‘Morally Bankrupt’: Collective Outrage After Federal Agents Stop 10-Year-Old Girl With Cerebral Palsy From Getting Emergency Surgery

Rosamaria Hernandez, a 10-year-old with cerebral palsy who came to the United States when she was just three months old, is at risk for deportation after her immigration status was discovered at a border patrol checkpoint while an ambulance was transporting her to a Texas children’s hospital for emergency surgery.

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Electric Cars and Surging Solar Spell Market Doom for Fossil Fuels

Posted by on October 24, 2017 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Electric Cars and Surging Solar Spell Market Doom for Fossil Fuels

As an increasing number of nations make plans for banning gas and diesel vehicles within the coming decades, and drivers gain an awareness of the benefits associated with electric vehicles, researchers are prediciting notable consequences for dirty energy sources as the public shifts toward favoring renewable alternatives.

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Study: 83% of Tap Water Around the Globe Tested Positive for Tiny Plastic Fibers

Posted by on September 7, 2017 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Study: 83% of Tap Water Around the Globe Tested Positive for Tiny Plastic Fibers

The U.S. had the highest levels of contamination, with 94 percent of its 33 samples testing positive for plastic fibers. Sources of contaminated tap water in the U.S. included Congressional buildings, Trump Tower in New York City, and even the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency headquarters.

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