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Roundup Weed Killer Chemical Found in Cheerios and Quaker Oats, Researchers Say

If you or your children are eating Cheerios right now, there’s a good chance that they’re accompanied by a potentially harmful weed killer called …

Glyphosate

A new report says traces of Monsanto pesticide found in many popular, oat-based breakfast foods

While it’s not printed anywhere on their ingredients list, some of America’s most popular breakfast foods contain pesticides. On Wednesday, the …

Pesticides

Monsanto’s EPA-Manipulating Tactics Revealed in $289 Million Case

For years, DeWayne “Lee” Johnson drove a truck with a 50-gallon tank of Monsanto’s Ranger Pro pesticide mounted on top. A groundskeeper for the …

Pesticides

Calling my fellow Republicans: Trump is clearly unfit to remain in office

President Trump’s disgraceful performance in Helsinki, Finland, and in the days since is an indication that he is not fit to remain in office. Trump’s 2016 “America First” platform might be more aptly named “Russia First” after the disaster that occurred last week.<p>Trump’s turn toward Russia is …

Donald Trump

If you produce it, you should be responsible for recycling it

The June 6 letter from David Biderman, executive director of the Solid Waste Association of North America, suggested that we (the taxpayers) should be a lot smarter about our recycling efforts [“Hop to it, recyclers”]. A toy bunny had been found in an Arlington recycling bin — this is referred to …

122 Pregnant Whales Were Killed in Japan’s Latest Hunt. Was This Illegal?

More than 120 pregnant female whales were among 333 killed during Japan’s recent annual summer hunt off the coast of Antarctica, according to a new report.<p>The report, released by the International Whaling Commission this month, said 122 of the slaughtered minke whales were pregnant and 114 were …

Whales

Trump is hiding the number of civilians the U.S. has killed. Congress must act.

<i>Sarah Knuckey is an associate clinical professor of law, director of the Human Rights Clinic and faculty co-director of the Human Rights Institute at Columbia Law School. Alex Moorehead is director of the Project on Human Rights, Counterterrorism and Armed Conflict and lecturer-in-law at the</i> …

Canadian Government to Buy Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Pipeline

OTTAWA — The Canadian government on Tuesday said it would buy an oil pipeline to the country’s west coast, ensuring that its widely protested expansion will go forward.<p>The Trans Mountain pipeline, which carries oil from Alberta to a port in a suburb of Vancouver, British Columbia, has become a …

Emails show cooperation among EPA, climate-change deniers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly released emails show senior Environmental Protection Agency officials working closely with a conservative group that dismisses climate change to rally like-minded people for public hearings on science and global warming, counter negative news coverage and tout Administrator …

EPA

Pruitt spent whopping $3.5 million on personal security in first year as EPA chief

Much more than his predecessors.<p>Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt has spent $3.5 million in taxpayer dollars on …

Feeding cows seaweed cuts 99% of greenhouse gas emissions from their burps, research finds

Feeding seaweed to cows could slash the amount of climate change-inducing methane emissions from their burps.<p>Preliminary research has indicated a …

Why Russia is just one part of Trump's biggest scandal

Chris Hayes explains how the Russia story fits into a long pattern of Trump associates selling off American foreign policy to the highest bidder.

Young conservatives like me care about climate change. The GOP needs to take notice.

New polls reveal shifting attitudes toward environmental issues among young conservatives.<p>As a young conservative woman in my early 20s, I’m often met with surprise when people learn that environmentalism is a top political concern for me.<p>Conservatives have been slow to address environmental …

What made Santa Fe different from other shootings was the hypocrisy of Texas politicians

The makeshift memorials were growing larger by the hour outside Santa Fe High School last Saturday, the balloons holding up valiantly while the …

Trump Is Blatantly Trading Foreign Business Favors for Policy Changes, Critics Say

(WASHINGTON) — First came news that a Chinese government-owned company had signed on to help build an Indonesian project that will include a Donald …

Strict curbs on global warming would buoy world economy: study

OSLO (Reuters) - Stringent limits on global warming would bolster the world economy by averting tens of trillions of dollars in damage this century from heat waves, droughts and floods, a U.S. study said on Wednesday.<p>The report, among the first to assess the economics of the 2015 Paris climate …

Murphy Takes Aim At Republicans Over Gun Debate, Says School Shooter Killing ‘100 People’ Wouldn’t Bring Them To The Table

3:15 PM 05/22/2018<p>Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy went after House and Senate Republicans Monday, saying not even 100 people killed from a school …

Congressional candidate under fire for saying Puerto Rican evacuees shouldn't vote in Florida

A Florida congressional candidate is under fire for saying that he didn’t believe hurricane evacuees from Puerto Rico should be allowed to register to vote in the Sunshine State, a comment that some fellow Republicans denounced as complicating GOP efforts to reach out to a growing segment of voters.<p>…

Heatwave in Pakistan kills 65 amid widespread power cuts

KARACHI, Pakistan – A Pakistani welfare organization says the heatwave gripping the region amid widespread power cuts has killed 65 people in Karachi.<p>Anwar Kazmi, a spokesman for the private group Edhi, which is also the country’s largest ambulance service, said on Tuesday that their morgue …

Pakistan

Venezuelans buy bus tickets out after Maduro wins re-election

CARACAS (Reuters) - Betsabeth Casique saved for eight months for bus tickets out of Venezuela for herself and her three children. At 1.4 million bolivars each, they are worth what she earns in a month working as a nurse.<p>It is less than two dollars at the black market exchange rate.<p>When socialist …

Study: 4.6 Million American Kids Live in Homes With Unlocked, Loaded Guns

A new study published in the Journal of Urban Health also finds that people who own guns primarily for protection are less likely to store them …

Carmakers to Trump: 'Climate change is real'

Automakers are demanding that President TrumpDonald John TrumpLeBron James to produce documentary series 'Shut Up and Dribble' for Showtime Rosie …

Trump Administration

Rudy Giuliani won deal for OxyContin maker to continue sales of drug behind opioid deaths

It was highly deceptive and then they trained their sales force to go out and to push that deception on physicians John Brownlee, the US ​​attorney who led the investigation<p>The US government missed the opportunity to curb sales of the drug that kickstarted the opioid epidemic when it secured the …

Pharma

Man to Spanish speakers at New York restaurant: 'My next call is to ICE'

<b>(CNN) —</b> A man berated employees and customers for speaking Spanish in a New York restaurant, describing them as undocumented and threatening to call immigration officials in a rant captured on video.<p>The incident happened Tuesday at a Fresh Kitchen in Manhattan, according to Edward Suazo, who posted …

Justice

In reference to ‘animals,’ Trump evokes an ugly history of dehumanization

By Eugene Scott<p>Reporter<p>President Trump on Thursday pointedly referred to undocumented immigrants as "animals" in a statement his critics say betrays a gross misunderstanding of the plight of people who came to the United States illegally, and beyond that, little sympathy for them.<p>During an …

Senator to Pruitt: EPA meddling in health study ‘unconscionable’

Senate Democrats tore into Scott Pruitt on Wednesday, blasting the Environmental Protection Agency's meddling in a report on toxic chemicals as "unconscionable" and calling the EPA administrator's mounting ethics controversies an embarrassment to the agency.<p>"You’re trailing a string of ethical …

Donald Trump

Kremlin Used NRA to Help Trump in 2016, Senate Report Says

Documents suggest Moscow funneled money to Trump through the gun group, according to the judiciary committee.<p>The Senate Judiciary Committee said …

Duke Energy convinces NC court that solar panels on church rooftops are against the law

North Carolina is a state that’s been profoundly affected by the undemocratic gerrymandering the Republican Party uses to consolidate their minority …

Trump Officials Shut Down a Climate Advisory Committee Because It Had Too Many Scientists

A Freedom of Information Act lawsuit found that the Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment was allowed to expire last year …

More Republicans sign DACA petition after Ryan says not to behind closed doors

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Two more Republicans signed on to a measure that would force an immigration vote in the House just hours after Speaker Paul Ryan urged his colleagues not to in a closed-door meeting Wednesday.<p>The momentum of the petition, paired with threats from conservatives to cause problems …

Paul Ryan