NPS Opens National Parks to Commercialization, Renaming

January 4, 2017

Disregarding Public Concern, the National Park Service Finalizes Commercialism Policy and Opens Parks to Industry Influence By Kristen Strader, Campaign Coordinator, Public Citizen’s Commercial Alert Program After months of reviewing public comments, the National Park Service […]




Water Protectors Drop Banner in US Bank Stadium

January 2, 2017

#DefundDAPL Divestment Campaign Reaches $40 Million By LaDonna Allard (sacredstonecamp.org) and Tara Houska (honorearth.org) On January 1st, 2017, during the Vikings/Bears football game at US Bank Stadium, two water protectors rappelled from the rafters to display […]




Library of Congress Adds Artwork to WWI Display

December 21, 2016

A New Selection of 28 Posters, Prints, Drawings and Photographs Now on Display in the Library of Congress Exhibition “World War I: American Artists View the Great War” By Donna Urschel, Library of Congress The exhibition […]




Report Spotlights Massive Retirement Funds for CEOs

December 20, 2016

100 CEOs Have as Much Retirement Wealth as 41% of All US Families, 59% of African-American Families, and 75% of Latino Families By Sarah Anderson, and Domenica Ghanem, Institute for Policy Studies The Institute for Policy Studies on December […]




Breakdown of New GIPSA Poultry Regulations

December 15, 2016

Farm Aid and Family Farmers Discuss GIPSA’s New Regulations Governing Poultry-growing Contracts By Brittany Vanderpool On December 14, 2016, the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) published a series of rules […]




Final EPA Study Concludes: Fracking Can Contaminate Drinking Water

December 14, 2016

By Elizabeth Ouzts and Rachel Richardson, Environment America In a final report issued today, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) concluded that fracking operations can impact drinking water “at each stage in the hydraulic fracturing water cycle”. The report walks […]




AmeriCorps Responds to Tennessee Wildfires

December 10, 2016

AmeriCorps NCCC Teams and Specialized Emergency Response Members Deployed to Assist Recovery Efforts By Samantha Jo Warfield, CNCS The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, announced the first […]




More Products Affected Due to Use of Recalled Chicken

December 9, 2016

A recall from November which had expanded to almost 2 million pounds of potentially-undercooked chicken in early December, is now affecting processed foods. The recall below lists the companies and foods in which the recalled-chicken […]




USDA Announces Grants Available for Organic Growing

December 8, 2016

USDA Announces $3.8 Million for Research to Help Farmers and Ranchers Meet Growing Demand for Organic Products By Kelly Sprute, nifa.usda.gov The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today […]




Home Means Everything to a Veteran

December 8, 2016

NC-based Purple Heart Homes Asks for Donations, Volunteers, to Help Active Military Families and Veterans During this holiday season, Purple Heart Homes is asking people to recognize the importance and meaning of “home” to US military […]




GE Mosquitoes Will Not Be Loosed on Florida Community

December 7, 2016

Citizens/environment will not be impacted by novel experiment releasing millions of GE mosquitoes The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it will not move forward with the controversial release of millions of genetically engineered […]




NIFA Announces $3 Million in Funding for Robotics Research

December 6, 2016

More than 30 Small Businesses to Receive Second-Round Funding for Innovative Solutions in Food Production, Food Safety and Forest Management By Sally Gifford, nifa.usda.gov The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and […]




Sea Robots: From Monterey Bay to Europa

December 5, 2016

By Andrew Good, Jet Propulsion Laboratory If you think operating a robot in space is hard, try doing it in the ocean. Saltwater can corrode your robot and block its radio signals. Kelp forests can tangle […]




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