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Over 13 million gallons of raw sewage is entering the streams and lakes of San Francisco Bay. Treatment plants in this area had an alarming 2,048 separate spills in the year 2008. This is a problem that has been going on for decades. The pollution started in the SF Bay during the Gold Rush boom […]
Climate change is causing species extinction at a rate approximately 1,000 times normal. Leading politicians seldom take a strong stand on the crisis. Instead it is easy for countries to blame each other and do nothing specific to address the issue. The United Nations climate summit in Copenhagen is quickly approaching and climate change is […]
India’s 1.2 billion citizens are to be issued biometric ID cards. These ID cards are an attempt to improve delivery of India’s public services. They will hold the person’s name, age, birth date, fingerprint and iris scan. A giant computer will hold the personal details of at least 600 million citizens, making this system on […]
Mississippi senate bill 2718, puts into place in the public school system in Mississippi a requirement that civil right era history be taught and tested in all K-12 classrooms. The bill was passed in 2006 mandates that all public schools in Mississippi will be required to teach the Civil Rights movement in grades kindergarten through […]