Why Muslims are marching for climate

April 29, 2017

… administration reinforce xenophobia against both immigrants and Muslims. As someone whose faith is bound up with combating climate change, it hurt to see Trump impose an executive order that effectively denies the impacts of climate change I have seen with my own eyes. Join us on Twitter and Facebook Saturday’s People’s Climate March reminds me of a verse in the Holy Quran that says, “We have created you into different nations and tribes so that you may come to know …

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This Little Detail Could Cause A Government Shutdown

April 19, 2017

… Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) joined by United Mine Workers representatives and Sens. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), called for a one-year extension of soon-to-expire health benefits for coal miners in December. As Congress considers a continuing resolution to keep the government running, we fully expect that such a vehicle will include the permanent health care fix for our nations retired miners as promised at the end of 2016, the bipartisan duo wrote to McConnell, Senate Minority …

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This is how a Russian social network spread the #SyriaHoax conspiracy

April 16, 2017

… ALSO: Trump remembers what cake he ate but not what country he bombed and help us somebody please The conspiracy started with a pro-Assad website in Lebanon. Al-Masdar News published a story about supposed problems in the evidence that Assad’s government was the group behind the chemical attack, even though the governments of many nations have little doubt about the perpetrator. As many pro-Assad folks do, the website attacked a Syrian rescue group known as The White Helmets. The group …

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Trump Rushes Into World Affairs

April 13, 2017

… for its part, at the United nations abstained from voting against an American resolution condemning Bashar Assad for his gas attack on Syrian civilians. Were either of things worth the abandonment of the main American economic argument against China? Probably not. Did Trump run the traps of his national security team before cutting a deal with Xi? Probably not, since it all happened in a couple of hours. Jonathan Ernst / Reuters Putin is a bully, but if you answer him with bullying of your …

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Russia to blame for Syria deaths – Sir Michael Fallon – BBC News

April 9, 2017

… Assad must depart and the search for stability begin. “Someone who uses barrel bombs and chemicals to kill his own people simply cannot be the future leader of Syria,” he stated. ‘Absurd’ decision Mr Johnson, who called off a trip to Moscow on Monday, is attempting to co-ordinate a united response from the G7 group of industrialised nations, whose foreign ministers meet in Italy this week. The Russian foreign ministry said Mr Johnson’s decision not to visit Russia …

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Go vegan, save the planet

April 9, 2017

… take climate change. An assessment by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United nations indicated the contribution of the livestock sector to global greenhouse gas emissions exceeds that of transportation. Join us on Twitter and Facebook Choosing plant-based diets can promote environmental sustainability. It is rare that a single choice of ours can have a broad and decisive impact on the climate crisis. We have a moral imperative to choose and advocate for plant-based …

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US cuts women’s health funding to UN

April 5, 2017

Washington (CNN)The US cut funding for a UN program for women and girls, a move that critics said was based on faulty information, could lead to greater instability in the Middle East and hurt women around the world. The United States, as promised, has drastically cut funding to the United nations’ most significant population agency, which helps women in 155 countries around the world. The Trump administration announced the move late Monday, sending notice that it would pull $32.5 …

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‘Business and politics are inseparable’ says our favorite Silicon Valley tweeter

March 25, 2017

… that can let companies stay innovative,” he said. Some Silicon Valley CEOs have been scrutinized for their stances and action (or more negatively inaction) on each of the above issues. Many companies have signed amicus briefs in response to policies enacted by the Trump administration. The loudest response from the Valley came in response to President Trump’s ban on immigrants arriving from seven Muslim-majority nations.Ninety seven tech companies had signed a 54-page amicus brief, …

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San Diego Brewery Makes Beer From Treated Sewage Water

March 18, 2017

San DiegosStone Brewing, the nations ninth-largest brewery, has unveiled a beer made with treated sewage water. citys demonstration plant, according to the Times of San Diego. Stones chief operating officer, Pat Tiernan, said the purified recycled water is actually better than what the brewery uses now. This particular water will just help us not require so much natural water to come in and give us a more reliable source, Tiernan told San Diego 6. So for us to be able to reuse, thats part of …

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U.N. Expert: Biodiversity Is Essential To Human Rights

March 18, 2017

… report, the Secretariat of theConvention on Biological Diversity found in 2010 that nations have failedmiserably in meeting adopted targets to reduce biodiversity loss. Im not saying Im the great expert on what needs to happen on biodiversity, he said. Im saying that the people who are the experts have spoken and states have agreed with them on what needs to happen on biodiversity, and [theyre]not living up to that commitment. Knox calls on nations to minimize damage to ecosystems and …

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Your Employer-Provided Health Care Could End With The GOP’s Plan

March 11, 2017

… open market. Lindquist predicted that by 2025, 90 percent of the nations employers will no longer offer workers health insurance. And telling those companies that they dont have to offer this benefit is where it begins. Smaller companies that arent required by the ACA to offer insurance those with fewer than 50 employees have also stopped offering health coverage. Coverage rates fell 17 percent, to 52.4 percent during the same period. Its just too expensive, they say. Lindquist said he …

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Dramatic footage from western Mosul shows families caught in crossfire

March 10, 2017

… government control since Mosul — Iraq’s second largest city — fell to ISIS in 2014. Over 70,000 people have been displaced as a result of the ongoing operation to retake Mosul and surrounding areas, according to Iraq’s ministry of displacement and migration. Related: Suspected chemical attack in Mosul – Red Cross Residents trapped amid operation Caught in the middle of this battle are as many as 800,000 civilians, according to the United nations. It …

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Republicans Obamacare Replacement Just Got A Powerful Enemy

March 9, 2017

WASHINGTON Provisions in the House Republicans Obamacare replacement billthat would raise insurance costs for older Americans are drawing resistance from the influential seniors lobby. The measure was chief among the reasons AARP, the nations largest organization for older Americans,cited in explaining its opposition to the House bill on Tuesday evening. AARP, which has nearly 38 million members ages 50 and older, is also firmly opposed to a pair of major changes to Medicaid that the House …

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Israeli TV Host Denounces Treatment Of Palestinians: ‘Apartheid Has Been Here For Ages’

March 2, 2017

… it is unclear where the peace process stands. Trump made headlines several weeks ago when he seemingly abandoned decades of U.S. foreign policy moving toward a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. However, just a day later U.S. ambassador to the United nations Nikki Haley saidAmerica was absolutely committedto the two-state solution. Harel lambasted such rhetoric and challenged Israelis to look beyond their borders and end the oversight of ongoing struggles in Palestinian …

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7 low-cost wearables saving babies’ lives in developing countries

February 26, 2017

Image: Khushi Baby/Embrace Warmer/TermoTell All babies deserve a healthy start in life, but surviving and thriving as a newborn in the developing world can be particularly hard. Nearly 3 million infants die in their first week every year, according to the World Health Organization. Virtually all of those deaths a staggering 99 percent occur in developing countries, mostly in Africa and South Asia. SEE ALSO: 8 apps revolutionizing maternal health care in developing nations But it …

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