Articles of Interest
April 10, 2015, 4:00am

PARIS — An influential European scientific body said on Wednesday that a group of pesticides believed to contribute to mass deaths of honeybees is probably more damaging to ecosystems than previously thought and questioned whether the substances had a place … Read more »

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April 08, 2015, 12:00pm

By ERIK ECKHOLM and FRANCES ROBLES

Kansas on Tuesday became the first state to sharply restrict or alter the most common technique used for second-trimester abortions, opening a new, emotionally charged line of attack by anti-abortion forces who hope to … Read more »

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April 07, 2015, 4:00am

By Robert Reich, Robert Reich’s Blog

Not long ago I was asked to speak to a religious congregation about widening inequality. Shortly before I began, the head of thecongregation asked that I not advocate raising taxes on the wealthy.

He … Read more »

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April 07, 2015, 4:00am

By Bill McKibben, EcoWatch

Here’s how far we’ve come in just a couple of years: One of the world’s most respected and influential news organizations—the Guardian Media Group—announced Wednesday that it will divest from fossil fuels.

The move follows the … Read more »

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April 03, 2015, 7:00am

On Wednesday, McDonald’s — which has been facing demonstrations denouncing its low wages — announced that it would give workers a raise. The pay increase won’t, in itself, be a very big deal: the new wage floor is just $1 … Read more »

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March 31, 2015, 2:00am

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON — The United States pledged Tuesday to cut its greenhouse gas emissions up to 28 percent as its contribution to a global treaty aimed at preventing the worst effects of climate change.

The Obama administration’s … Read more »

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March 26, 2015, 7:00am

WASHINGTON — In a victory for pregnant women in the workplace, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in favor of a worker who sued shipping giant UPS for pregnancy discrimination, sending her lawsuit back to a lower court where she had … Read more »

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March 25, 2015, 2:00am

The New York Times.

The issues surrounding G.M.O.s — genetically modified organisms — have never been simple. They became more complicated last week when the International Agency for Research on Cancer declared that glyphosate, the active ingredient in the widely … Read more »

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March 24, 2015, 5:00am

By Katherine Bagley, InsideClimate News

Governors seeking billions of dollars in U.S. preparedness funds will have to sign off on plans to mitigate effects of climate change.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is making it tougher for governors to deny … Read more »

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March 24, 2015, 5:00am

“Think just how different the world would be,” said Senator Ted Cruz on Monday, in a speech so packed with vision-spinning and the word “imagine” that it seemed as if John Lennon had returned, as a Hispanic Texan running a … Read more »

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