Health & Lifestyle
VIDEO: Single Seattle Officer Issues 100 Marijuana Tickets For ‘Political’ Reasons, Prosecutor To Drop Them All September 23, 2014
Seattle's elected prosecutor says he's dropping all tickets issued for the public use of marijuana through the first seven months of this year, because most of them were issued by a single police officer who disagrees with the legal pot law.
Large Protests In Hundreds Of Cities Vent Ire Over Climate Change
Organizers estimated around 310,000 people joined the New York march alone. Protesters elsewhere also celebrated large turnouts.
Birth Defects: A Possible Side Effect Of FDA Proposal On A Natural B Vitamin
The shift to putting “folic acid” on supplement labels could potentially increase birth defects, allow a pharmaceutical company to rake in much more money and ultimately leave many people unable to absorb the compound they’re hoping to benefit from consuming.
Obama Action On Antibiotic Resistance Decried As Soft On Agricultural Use
Some 80 percent of antibiotics sold in the U.S. are for agricultural use, mostly given at low doses to animals that are not ill -- the perfect conditions for building up antibiotic resistance among bacteria. Action to end this practice is unfolding most aggressively at the city level.
USDA’s Greenlighting Of ‘Agent Orange’ Crops Sparks Condemnation
Following widespread outcry, Dow's new genetically engineered corn and soybeans get approval.
Biology Major Bobby Jindal Pleads Ignorance On Evolution And Climate Science
As an aside, recall that last year, Jindal gave a big speech saying the GOP “must stop being the stupid party.”
Record Gas Project Depends On Diplomatic Balancing Act
The world’s largest ever gas deal would transport fuel from Central Asia to Southern Europe, but the most impressive facet of the deal may be Azerbaijan’s ability to simultaneously please Europe, Iran and Russia.
The Wheel Turns, The Boat Rocks, The Sea Rises: Change In A Time Of Climate Change
When we argue for change, notably changing our ways in response to climate change, we’re arguing against people who claim we’re disrupting a stable system.
VIDEO: Major Cheese Supplier For Pizza Hut, Papa Johns Caught On Video Torturing Cows
Is your pizza topped with horrific animal cruelty? A new Mercy For Animals undercover investigation reveals shocking animal abuse at a major pizza cheese supplier — Leprino Foods. Workers were caught viciously kicking, punching, and stabbing cows with screwdrivers, and violently whipping them in their faces and bodies with chains and metal wires.
VIDEO: Obama Says Ebola Spiralling Out Of Control, Commits 3,000 Troops To Fight It
The US President sends 3,000 troops to West Africa, as health experts warn the ebola crisis threatens a "human catastrophPresident Barack Obama has warned of a "potential threat to global security" if ebola-stricken West African countries break down, as he announced 3,000 US troops would be sent to the region.
VIDEO: Feds Says Cannabis Is Not Medicine While Holding The Patent On Cannabis As Medicine
For those who believe in marijuana and cannabis freedom, the future has never been brighter. Right now there is an awakening to the benefits of cannabis for medicinal purposes, specifically something called CBD oil. But is the new CBD craze being manipulated by media and politicians?
Indian Country Grapples With Health Funding Shortfalls, Non-Payment September 17, 2014
Slowly but surely, tribal governments -- especially those in Alaska -- are receiving millions of dollars in decades of unpaid contract costs from the Indian Health Service and Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Pot Smell On Kindergartner Leads To Grow-Room Bust, Raises Questions On Constitutional Rights
Michigan voters approved the medical use of marijuana in 2008. Fieck had a medical marijuana card, but state law allows a maximum of 12 plants.
Global Warming Is Worse Than We Thought. Here’s The Chart That Proves It
This is the one chart that you need to show to your climate denying friends.
5 Things To Learn From The Man In Charge Of Uruguay’s Weed
Interview: Drug czar Julio Calzada tries to set the record straight on the little South American country's bold but mysterious marijuana experiment.
Tobacco Growers’ Reform On Child Labor An “Important Step”
In the aftermath of a landmark report on child laborers in the tobacco industry, one tobacco growers’ association in the U.S. has pledged not to hire anyone under 16.
Loggers Kill Anti-Logging Activist, Native Community Leaders In Peru
The activist, Edwin Chota, had received frequent death threats from illegal loggers, who he had tried for years to expel from the lands for which his community was seeking title.
We Must Degrow The ‘Corporate Food Regime': Food Sovereignty Advocate
The industrial system in place has 'fetishized growth' but has not addressed hunger, according to Food First's Eric Holt-Giménez.
VIDEO: Sick Gulf Oil Spill Victim Speaks Out Against BP’s Lies
BTS producer Cody Snell goes down to the Gulf to investigate the case of Jorey Danos, a BP oil spill cleanup worker who has been sick for the last five years due to his exposure to a toxic chemical oil dispersant known as Corexit.
Natural Gas Exports Assailed As Economic And Environmental Threat
Fracking has unleashed two major elements: natural gas and controversy. As the U.S. appears poised to start exporting one, the other naturally follows, with critics citing economic and environmental concerns.
CDC: 1 In 5 Women In US Get Raped During Thier Lifetime
Nearly 1 in 5 women in the United States gets raped and almost half experience some sort of sexual violence in their lifetimes, according to a newly published study by the US government.
UPDATE: Charges Dropped In Highly Anticipated Climate “Necessity” Case
With a small lobster boat and a massive anchor, two Massachusetts men blocked a coal shipment to one of New England’s largest coal-burners for one day. Their precedent-setting defense in the trial that starts this week could have far-reaching ramifications.