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The IDB (Inter-American Development Bank) is celebrating its 51st anniversary this month and governors are expecting a big birthday present – millions of dollars into their hands in recognition of their solutions to the global economic crisis in many regions of Latin America including, Mexico, Brazil, Columbia, and Honduras. But their past of helping regions […]
California’s most powerful business interests have positioned themselves to pull off the most brazen water heist in American history, seizing control over much of Northern California’s water supplies and turn water into a private asset. Westlands Water District is trying to control the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta by selling the public on an aqueduct system called the […]
Some of the largest and most respected environmental organizations not only have substantially weakened their advocacy for the environment, but have in some cases have actually opposed policies which must be enacted to prevent runaway global warming because of partnerships and financial support from the very corporations causing the worst damage to the planet. The […]
John Moores University located in Liverpool, England will be using fifty college students as human guinea pigs to test the adverse effects of the popular drug Mephedrone. Mephedrone can be snorted or dabbed on the tongue and its users experience a high much like the one experienced with cocaine, or ecstasy. The public health department at JMU won “ethical approval” […]
The largest U.S subsidies to fossil fuels are attributed to tax breaks that aid foreign oil production, according to research done by the Environmental Law Institute in partnership with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The study, which reviewed fossil fuel and energy subsidies for Fiscal Years 2002-2008, reveals that the lion’s share of energy […]