Another Year, Another Increase In China’s Military Budget March 8, 2014
The East Asian powerhouse intends to spend around $132 billion on military expenditures in 2014 -- far below the $526 billion the U.S. will spend in its fiscal year 2014 military budget.
Hundreds Of Indigenous Canadian Women Being Murdered Or Disappearing
Indigenous Canadian women have been targeted in recent years, many along a remote stretch of interstate in British Columbia dubbed the ‘Highway of Tears.’ New data claims more than 800 have gone missing or have been murdered.
The Blurred Lines Between Sexting And Child Porn
With technology moving faster than laws, there’s a gray area of whether teens sending nude pictures via text message constitutes child porn distribution or not.
As Consumers Demand Trans Fat Alternative, Corporations Clear Cut Forests To Meet Demand
With consumers and regulators rejecting “trans fats,” palm oil is making its way into more and more processed foods, as well as the household and beauty products it’s been in for ages. But some corporations aren’t sourcing palm oil responsibly, resulting in deforestation and habitat destruction.
House Oversight Screaming Match Shows How Dysfunctional Congress Has Become (Video)
Rather than get to the truth in an IRS investigation, a House Oversight hearing devolves into a screaming match on Wednesday.
Federal Ruling In Ecuador Pollution Case Violates First Amendment
By finding in Chevron’s favor in a suit that would have forced Chevron to pay over $9 billion for polluting the Amazon jungle, a New York judge has stirred concerns over free speech and public advocacy.
Beauty Products Made In Israeli Settlement Spark Controversy
Mass retailers like Nordstrom and Macy’s stock the Ahava skincare line, touting its age-reversing Dead Sea “minerals.” Pro-Palestine advocates aren’t buying, though. They claim that Ahava, which makes its products in the occupied West Bank territory, is flouting international law.
Pres.’s Proposed Budget Finds Challenges Among Reps., Dems.
President Obama’s $3.901-trillion budget was dead-on-arrival when it hit the House.
Popular Website’s “Cyber-Hostage” Experience Reflects Growing Presence Of DDoS Attacks
Carrying out a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack is relatively cheap and easy, but it’s costing businesses more and more every day.
Medical Marijuana Users In Wash. Voice Concern Over Legalization Of Recreational Pot
Medical marijuana has been legal in Washington state since 1998, but new recreational marijuana laws are threatening not only patients’ rights, but also their access to medicine.