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Agriculture and horticulture in India has significantly increased use of herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers within the past few years. These pollutants are poisoning the native fish of Kashmir at alarming rates often while the fish are still in their larvae or juvenile stages. Professor A. R. Yousuf, specialist in limnology of fresh water lakes and […]
South Dakota is taking extreme action against any person who performs an abortion within the states borders. The South Dakota House is taking up a bill to redefine “justifiable homicide” that may “make it legal to kill doctors who perform abortions,” Mother Jones reports. A bill, which is backed by the GOP in theory, could […]
As a direct result of official US policies, namely the continued militarization of the border that results in a deathly “funnel effect”; the harsh Sonoran desert has claimed several thousand lives. While the US exports genetically modified corn to the south, millions of people, unable to compete with the cheap US-subsidized corn, will eventually migrate […]
Billions of dollars have been invested in building the U.S.-Mexico border in order to keep immigrants out, but it seems that it has only made it slightly more difficult for immigrants to cross instead of eliminating the issue. American taxpayers are taking on the burden of the $2.6 billion on border walls and the cost […]