Research conducted by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) revealed that hundreds of contaminants are present in U.S. tap water. To be exact, EWG revealed that 267 out of 500 contaminants were detected during tests conducted by more than 48,000 utilities companies across 50 states. This shows that no matter where you live in the U.S., your tap water is very likely contaminated. Continue reading Environmental Group Finds 267 Toxins in Tap Water Across the U.S.→
(ANTIMEDIA)— Never one to accept the U.S. government’s official explanation of events without question, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh has investigated Donald Trump’s decision to strike the al-Shayat Airbase in Syria in April of this year, which the president launched amid widespread allegations that the Syrian government committed a chemical weapons attack.
A new report just confirmed what green energy activists have been saying for some time – that solar (among other clean, non-petro based energies) can fuel the world.
The U.S. just shattered all previous photovoltaic installation records, with 4,143 megawatts of solar PV installed in just the last quarter of 2016. That’s a new megawatt of solar energy being installed ever 32 minutes. As if that weren’t hopeful enough news to break our dependence on oil, the pace of solar installations is still picking up. In 2017, solar is expected to break records again.
With an 88 percent growth rate for solar installations in the U.S. in 2015, and the pace of installation showing no signs of stopping, there is really no need for oil and gas companies to keep tearing up our land, harming natural ecosystems, and poisoning our water. The solar industry is also providing jobs, and helping to change environmental degradation. Continue reading Solar Energy Growth in US Booms 88 Percent→
(COMMONDREAMS) Even as water protectors continued to face off against police on Friday in North Dakota, news outlets reported that the Obama administration is set to approve the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) as early as Monday.
On July 13, Dannon executives unveiled Dannon and Oikos Greek yogurt products containing more natural and non-GMO ingredients. 
The company plans to highlight the non-GMO ingredients on all of its product packaging. It is also ensuring that by the end of 2018, all cows that supply milk for these products (as well as its Danimals brand) will be fed non-GMO feed, which will impact some 80,000 acres of farmland.
In a recent US government human rights report, the US voiced sharp criticism of China’s treatment of human rights lawyers and dissidents.
“The crackdown on the legal community was particularly severe, as individual lawyers and law firms that handled cases the government deemed ‘sensitive’ were targeted for harassment and detention,” the report stated.
The report, which is issued annually by the US State Department, failed to take note that similar repressive tactics are currently being leveled against attorneys and human rights activists in the US. Continue reading US Political Prisoner Update→
On Tuesday, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) dropped a 4-year-long effort to shut down Harborside Health Center in Oakland, California, the largest marijuana dispensary in the US.
Providing medical marijuana to more than 100,000 patients, Harborside opened in 2006, and the Justice Department first tried to shutter its doors and seize the buildings that house the business in 2012. The city of Oakland sided with Harborside and sued, arguing that closing the dispensary would harm those who rely on its services and force sick people to seek marijuana illegally on the streets. Continue reading DOJ Drops Prosecution of Biggest Medical Marijuana Dispensary in US→