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With American oil supplies dwindling American oil companies and Canadian pipeline builders are using riskier and more environmentally detrimental practices to get at unconventional oil reserves. These oil reserves are located in the carbon rich sands in Canada, the Great Plains, and the Rocky Mountain West. It is estimated if extracted the oil in these […]
Palestinian women suffer from poor living conditions within the prison walls of Israel. The majority of prison facilities were designed to accommodate men. International laws have been drafted to protect prisoners, yet Israel breaches the prisoners rights for justice. Prisons such as Telmond, Damon and Al-Jalameh do not meet the minimum living conditions required by […]
In the Peruvian province of Anta, victims of a forced sterilization program have filed a new lawsuit. The original investigator on the case, Jaime Schwartz, shelved the case after deciding that the statute of limitations had run out because the charges were those of manslaughter, and crimes towards the victim’s body and health. After this […]
While many Americans happily and generously purchase and consume copious amounts of chocolate for special holidays such as Halloween and Valentines Day, very few realize that the chocolate they are eating is likely made by enslaved children. Few Americans had heard of this problem before reporters Sudarsan Raghavan and Sumana Chatterjee exposed the scandalous conditions […]
The NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and FDA have said that post-oil spill Gulf seafood is now safe to eat according to their tests. However, many scientists are beginning to wonder if this is true because they argue that these two administrations have not been as transparent as needed. Scientists are claiming that the […]