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Environmental racism refers to the specific targeting of a minority community with industrial operations that use unsafe environmental procedures resulting in an unsafe environment for that community. The number one predictor of where toxic sites will be located In the US is race. Three out of five African Americans in the United States live in […]
A Justice Department subpoena requested that Indymedia.us hand over any information the website had on visitors who viewed the website on June 25, 2008. Indymedia is an independent left-leaning news website that addresses controversial issues such as gay rights. The website was targeted as part of a crime investigation by the state of Indiana. In […]
In December 1984, United States-based chemical company Union Carbide was responsible for a chemical accident that killed around 20,000 citizens of Bhopal, India. Now, a new study has found that twenty-five years later, poisons from the spill are still causing birth defects in Bhopal. The Sambhavna clinic claims that one in every twenty-five children born […]
A study from the University of Rochester Medical Center says that boys who are born to mothers with above average levels of phthalates are more likely to exhibit feminine behaviors. Phthalates are the chemicals found in plastics that make them soft and flexible. Boys born to mothers with high exposure to phthalates were found to […]
On June 5, 2009 World Environment Day, Peruvian Amazon Indians were massacred by the government of Alan Garcia in the latest chapter of a long war to take over common lands—a war unleashed by the signing of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Peru and the United States. Three MI-17 helicopters took off from the […]