Environment and politics: one and the same

"Capitalism is fundamentally incapable of dealing with climate change." These were the words of microbial ecologist Steve McCallister.


Supreme Court ruling means mom's life or death

A California mother of two in the crowd on the steps of the Supreme Court defended President Obama's health care reform law


Gulf dolphins suffer post-oil spill illnesses

In Barataria Bay, La. (located in the northern Gulf of Mexico), bottlenose dolphins are suffering from severe illnesses - the aftermath of the BP oil spill, according to a report by Click Green.


Millions of Californians now benefit from health care law

As the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments by Affordable Care Act's opponents, including 26 states, other states are already putting parts of the law into practice as they look toward full implementation in 2014.


Cats at Caboodle Ranch subjected to horrific conditions

Authorities seized the suffering animals and charged Caboodle's founder and operator with cruelty to animals and scheme to defraud.


Heat ray weapon a threat to collective action?

Though originally intended for the Afghanistan War, it could soon be headed to the U.S., under the guise of a "riot control device."


AFL-CIO defends women's access to contraception

In the wake of a GOP-induced controversy over contraceptive rights and health care, the AFL-CIO has stepped forward to defend women's access to contraception, "regardless of where they work."


Judge scraps farmers’ case against Monsanto

The plaintiffs had sought a judgment to stop Monsanto from suing them for growing crops containing genes patented by the company.


Mutated fish highlight the danger of selenium

Selenium is a pollutant in 200 of the 1,294 locations designated by the U.S. governments as toxic Superfund sites (places contaminated with extremely hazardous substances).

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