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Researchers at the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst today released 8/15/12 their 4th Toxic 100 Air Polluters (toxic100.org), an updated list of the top corporate air polluters in the U.S. “The Toxic 100 Air Polluters informs consumers and shareholders which large corporations release the most toxic pollutants into our […]
In May 2012, a 15-year-old “mentally challenged” girl was held down and forced to perform oral sex for nearly ten minutes by three male assailants during science class at Martin De Porres Academy in Elmont, NY. They also tried to sodomize her. The girl was the only female in a classroom of fourteen students. The […]
According to Chris Wilmers and James Estes, two UC Santa Cruz research professors, an otter supported kelp forest “can absorb as much as 12 times the amount of CO2 from the atmosphere than if it were subject to ravenous sea urchins.” Sea otters feed on sea urchins, which allow kelp forests to prosper and in […]
On September 4th, 2012 in Managua, Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega – the president of Nicaragua – announced Nicaragua’s withdraw from the institution formerly known as the School of the Americas (SOA), an institution specialized in training Latin American dictators and military personnel in forms of human rights violations such as repression and torture. A nine-day, international-peace […]
Researchers from University of California, Davis, Northern Arizona University and Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland published research, which claims that the global warming process is making rice agriculture produce more greenhouse gases (GHG), in the Oct.22, 2012 edition of journal Nature Climate Change. With more and more carbon dioxide being emitted into the atmosphere with […]