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Judge Blocks Pro-Life Louisiana Law That Could Have Closed Abortion Clinics

A judge has blocked a pro-life Louisiana law that protects women’s health and could have resulted in closing three of the state’s five abortion clinics because they are unable to properly protect the health and safety interests of women. The three abortion clinics that could be forced to close their doors filed suit earlier this […]

Labor Day 2050: Global Warming And The Coming Collapse Of Labor Productivity

Global warming is projected to have a serious negative impact on labor productivity this century. Here is a look at what we know. The post Labor Day 2050: Global Warming And The Coming Collapse Of Labor Productivity appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Planned Parenthood Holds Youth Events to Indoctrinate Next Generation With Pro-Abortion Views

It looks like Planned Parenthood had a busy summer training young people to advocate for abortion no matter what. According to the organization’s website, Planned Parenthood facilitated a series called Youth Organizing and Policy Institutes. The purpose of the series was to train activists in engaging in local advocacy efforts and help them make a […]

Selfless Signal-Boosting (September)

Recommend someone else's writings/events! Use this thread for ICYMI links and anything else you think other readers might find interesting.

NBC medical expert: Joan Rivers’ emergency a reminder on importance of admitting privileges

Comedienne Joan Rivers remains in critical condition today after going into respiratory and cardiac arrest August 29 during what has been described as a “routine throat procedure,” a “minor procedure,” and “outpatient surgery.” Rivers was rushed by ambulance from Yorkville Endoscopy to Mount Sinai Hospital, located nine blocks apart. Show More Summary

Why we really should care about boosting farm yields

Getting farms to produce more food may not be the answer to all the world's problems. But it's a problem we're still going to need to answer somehow.

Int’l Illegal abortion pusher: US has access issues but don’t count on my help

I know that it’s difficult, because abortion is not accessible to them. But this is not our work. I think this is a problem the U.S. has to solve itself. There are so many resources, so much money available there for abortion rights groups, I think they should be able to work on this. Show More Summary

Will I poison myself if I reuse this plastic water bottle?

A reader tries to ease his bottled-water guilt by using the bottle more than once. Umbra tells him to put a cork in it.

Four reasons that ice bucket challenge went crazy viral

Everybody on the internet these days wants to create the next viral sensation. How did ALS's ubiquitous ice bucket challenge pull it off?

Quickhit: Stolen Naked Celebrity Photos Are Not A Scandal, This Is A Crime

The people sharing these images are perpetuating an ongoing assault. The people gleefully looking at them are witnessing and enjoying an ongoing assault. When you have been asked by victims of a crime like this not to exacerbate theShow More Summary

DeSmog UK Launches To Combat Climate Denial in Europe Ahead of Paris Climate Talks

A welcome message from DeSmogBlog executive director Brendan DeMelle. We’re pleased to introduce DeSmog UK, a brand new investigative journalism and research outlet dedicated to clearing the PR pollution that clouds climate science and...Show More Summary

Ebola: And Senegal Makes Five

As you may know, PlanetSave posts important health stories as well as the popular science, nature, and climate reports we’re usually known for. (In fact, we’re working toward 500 health posts over these few years!) Today we excerpt from...Show More Summary

Spillover #20

Time for our twentieth #spillover thread. Some reminders: 1. #spillover is part of our comment moderation system for keeping other threads on-topic by providing a separate constructive space for side-discussions. 2. Commentors are encouraged to respect the topic of each post and cheerfully volunteer to take off-topic side-discussions into #spillover.

Adam Dunn is traded to the A's

One more shot at the playoffs for Adam Dunn before he says he's probably done.

Who Wrote EPA’s “Myths vs Facts”?

The Mann Statement of Claim prominently displayed, as one of only two quotations from the “inquiries”, an extended quotation from the Myths vs Facts webpage, included as one of three Resources accompanying the EPA decision denying reconsideration...Show More Summary

Nine Years After Katrina, Coastal Restoration Plans Remain Distant Dream for New Orleans

The scars of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans that remain nine years later are a reminder of the city’s vulnerability to rising tides and storm surges. Both Katrina and Rita, a hurricane that followed just weeks later, washed away miles...Show More Summary

17 Critically Endangered Juvenile Siamese Crocodiles Released Into Wild

Seventeen critically endangered juvenile Siamese crocodiles were just released into an area of protected wetland in Lao PDR by the Wildlife Conservation Society, according to recent reports. The relatively small (20-39 inches) 1-2 year old crocs were raised in protected facilities managed by local communities working with the WCS. Show More Summary

Dear Dane County Board Supervisors. Re: Resolution 275

August 31, 2014Dear Dane County Board Supervisors, I am writing in reply to a letter which was sent to you by the University of Wisconsin-Madison urging you not to support Resolution 275 introduced by Supervisor Matano. I hope you will find the following points helpful in coming to your decision. Show More Summary

Dodgers activate Hyun-Jin Ryu and Juan Uribe

Starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu and third baseman Juan Uribe were activated from the 15-day disabled list Sunday for the Dodgers’ series finale against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park.

UFC's T.J. Dillashaw deftly handles drama, keeps belt

T.J. Dillashaw is seeking to make a final mark in the Ultimate Fighting Championship as something more than a belt-holder.

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