Health & Lifestyle
Native Communities Across North America Lack Access To Clean Water
The Neskantaga First Nations community hasn’t had clean water in 20 years, while the Shoal Lake 40 lost their fresh water to nearby Winnipeg 17 years ago.
Drug Testing Welfare Applicants Costs More Than Twice What It Saves
The seven states with existing programs — Arizona, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Utah — are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to ferret out very few drug users.
Syrian Civil War Prompts Opening Of ‘Doomsday’ Arctic Seed Vault
Opened in 2008, Svalbard Global Seed Bank in Norway aims to preserve the genetic diversity of human agriculture amid the threat of major disasters, like the situation in Syria today.
Honor Student Berated By Police, School Officials For Smelling Like Marijuana, Leading To His Suicide
Hayden, and some other students were “verbally attacked” by school officials and police and questioned without their parents. This was after Sigel says that the group of kids were accused of smelling like marijuana at their homecoming dance.
How Hemp Can Clean Up Radiation From Fukushima Nuclear Disaster
Hemp plants were shown to be effective in cleaning the soil around the site of Russia’s Chernobyl nuclear disaster and were even considered for use near Fukushima.
Protesting Big Pharma ‘Death Sentence,’ Cancer Patient Arrested Outside TPP Talks
'For thousands of women to die unnecessary of breast cancer because of the TPP is a horrible, cruel, premeditated, and avoidable catastrophe.'
South Dakota Tribe To Open Nation’s 1st Marijuana Resort
Many tribes are hesitant to jump into the pot business. And not everyone in Flandreau, about 45 miles north of Sioux Falls, believes in the project. But the profit potential has attracted the interest of many other tribes, just as the debut of slot machines and table games almost 27 years ago.
Pro-Lifers Embarrassed By Planned Parenthood Hearing, Call It ‘GOP Freak Show’
Pro-life conservatives blasted the spectacle on Twitter. The editors of several prominent anti-abortion publications said the questioners were unprepared, incompetent and embarrassing.
For U.S. Tribes, A Movement To Revive Native Foods And Lands
On ancestral lands, the Fond du Lac band in Minnesota is planting wild rice and restoring wetlands damaged by dams, industry, and logging. Their efforts are part of a growing trend by Native Americans to bring back traditional food sources and heal scarred landscapes.
Big Pharma Wants Us To Think Martin Shkreli Is A Rogue CEO. He Isn’t
What Shkreli did was unusual, for a number of reasons. But he isn't as much of an outlier as the drug industry would like us to think.