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Validated Independent News stories (VINs) report information and perspective that the public has a right and need to know, but to which it has limited access. Before being posted as a VIN, each story undergoes evaluation by student researchers and faculty evaluators to determine that it is important, timely, fact-based, well documented, and under-reported in the corporate media. These VINs are candidates for inclusion among the top 25 stories in Project Censored’s annual book.

Global Warming Threatens Alaska’s Waters with Acidification

Over time, Alaska has been affected by global warming through shrinking glaciers, costal erosion, and melting sea ice in the Artic that impacts marine animals and sea life found in these waters. Recently, scientists discovered that Alaska’s waters are becoming less basic and more acidic as a result of global warming.  Increased levels of carbon […]

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Accidental Release of Toxic Chemicals Pollutes Air and Water in Louisiana

Millions of pounds of toxic chemicals and millions of gallons of polluted water into state water were released as a consequence of frequent accidents at ten of Louisiana’s largest refineries between 2005-2008. According to a report released on December 7, 2009 by the Louisiana Bucket Brigade, about one third of the 2,116 accidents occurring in […]

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New York Park Exploits Vanishing Amazon Resource

The group behind the creation of High Line Park in New York built all of the seating and decking with wood from the Amazon Rainforests.  Ipe, the type of tree being used in the park, only grow around 1 or 2 trees per acre, forcing loggers to tear down paths to cut down these dispersed […]

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World Bank Pledges to Save Trees, Then Helps Cut Down Amazon

The World Bank, funded by British taxpayers, has pledged an undisclosed amount of money to fund programs that avoid deforestation in the Amazon. However, it has recently been reported that the World Bank is also funding programs that are promoting the expansion of cattle ranching in the Amazon, which is the second leading cause of […]

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Uranium linked to disabled children

The U.K Observer reported that an overwhelming rise in the number of children from Punjabi, India, who were born with birth defects, mental abnormalities, and cancer has increased within the past few years. The rise in the number of birth defects has brought a team of visiting scientists to test children to determine the root […]

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