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Despite assertions by its detractors that wind energy would not survive an earthquake or tsunami the Japanese wind industry is still functioning and helping to keep the lights on during the Fuksuhima crisis. Mr. Ueda, the leader of the International Committee of the Japan World Power Association & Japan Wind Energy Association, confirms that most of the […]
In February, coal miner Sam Hall recounted that, because of his sexual orientation, he received threats, vandalism, and a litany of verbal mistreatment while working at Massey Energy Co.—all of which is okay in West Virginia because sexual discrimination is not outlined in its antidiscrimination law. West Virginia’s existing civil right law protects against race, […]
A new study conducted by the Applied Research Center about migrant workers in the food industry provided interesting results. According to the study, people of color make a significant amount less compared to their white counterparts in all sectors of the food system such as production, processing, distribution, and service. Not only do they make […]