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People Power Over Corporate Power = Canceled Pipeline Projects A long-standing fight for the public’s right to their land and waterways came to an end April 22 when Gov. Cuomo’s New York State Department of Environmental Conservation denied the Clean Water Act Section 401 Water Quality Certification for the proposed Constitution Pipeline. The pipeline was proposed to run for 124 [...]
Today, in a surprise ruling from the bench in the critical climate case brought by youths against the State of Washington’s Department of Ecology, King County Superior Court Judge Hollis Hill ordered the Department of Ecology to promulgate an emissions reduction rule by the end of 2016 and make recommendations to the state legislature on science-based greenhouse gas reductions in the 2017 [...]
One person's trash is another treasure. That statement is particularly true for this machinist who decided to re-purpose clean, empty plastic containers into usable items. His items vary from spinning tops to clipboards to waste baskets. Watch this video that was posted to Facebook by Upworthy.
In a classic remake of David vs. Goliath, GMO activist Rachel Parent is taking some of the world’s biggest bullies head on. She is no stranger to bullying whatsoever. After developing an interest in GMOs while studying for her sixth-grade speech assignment, she quickly decided this was something she needed to take a stand against. Not long after that, the teasing and bullying began. And [...]
An Excerpt from Truthout By: Alexis Bonogofsky "Nestlé Is Trying to Break Us": A Pennsylvania Town Fights Predatory Water Extraction Donna Diehl, a 55-year-old school bus driver from Kunkletown, Pennsylvania, a small historic town located on the edge of the Poconos, wanted to do three things this year: drive the bus, paint her bathroom and learn to crochet. Instead, Diehl, [...]
Excerpt from an Upworthy post By Thom Dunn Under the dark cover of night, a team of clandestine agents smuggled contraband on mule carts past the heavily armed militants who policed the ancient streets of Timbuktu... But this undertaking was a little less "Ocean's Eleven," a little more "Indiana Jones" with an Islamic bent — because the traffickers were librarians, [...]