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Are there two different versions of environmentalism, one ‘white,’ one ‘black’?

1970s scholars posited that an “apartheid ecology” excluded people of color from environmentalism. Were they right?

College Sticker Price Still Matters. Here's Why.

  AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin In this Oct. 6, 2011 photo, a student dressed as the superhero "Master of Degrees," holds a ball and chain representing his college loan debt, during Occupy D.C. protests in Washington ahead of President Obama's...Show More Summary

Shazam expands to Mac computers

On its quest to get its technology on as many of your devices as possible, Shazam has released a new version of its audio-identification service built for Apple computers.

Procedure Fail: WisCon, Feminism and Safe Spaces

Readers who are already part of SF fandom have probably seen a lot of this WisCon 38 fallout already, but since this sort of institutional memory-holing of relevant history regarding serial harassers is precisely the sort of social convention...Show More Summary

Abortion advocates: Women take abortion rights for granted

One of four remaining clinics that provide abortions in Kansas has closed amid a hostile political climate and financial challenges. Its outgoing manager said Monday the decision was also prompted by a “lack of gratitude” from a young generation of women who take its abortion services for granted. Show More Summary

At this year’s big climate rally, most of the people won’t be pale, male, and stale

The People's Climate March, planned for NYC on Sept. 21, has a diverse coalition of organizers, from health-care unions to environmental justice groups.

How to comment on EPA’s proposed coal killing CO2 control rules

Editor’s note: This is a great article that provides Coalblog readers with a quick, easy to understand explanation of how to submit comments to the EPA for the inappropriately titled, “Carbon Pollution Standard,” (also known as the 111(d) rule, or the Clean Power … Continue reading ?

Leader of Catalonia region determined to try to secede from Spain

Spain's prime minister failed to strike a compromise Wednesday with the pro-independence leader of Catalonia to keep the northeast region from holding a November referendum on breaking away from Spain.

The Blue Dot Tour: It’s About All Of Us

This is a guest post by David Suzuki. A now-famous 1972 photo of Earth taken by Apollo 17 astronauts from 45,000 kilometres away became known as “the blue marble”. The late scientist Carl Sagan described a 1990 picture taken from six...Show More Summary

TX/MS: Same court renders opposite rulings on same law in two states

This past March a three-judge, all female panel from the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously upheld a Texas statute requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at hospitals within 30 miles of an abortion clinic. The court...Show More Summary

Farming bluefin tuna might be out of our depths

Because sushi connoisseurs have nearly wiped wild bluefin out, some scientists are trying to domesticate them. But, it turns out, tuna farming is no easy plow.

Greenpeace campaigns against LEGO and humanity

For those who might have missed it, the folks at Greenpeace have taken up arms against LEGO. Yes, LEGO, the much loved children’s toy. Author, Jaana Woiceshyn, takes them to task for their contradictory and hypocritical claims. People running Greenpeace must … Continue reading ?

Electrify Africa to save lives

Jude Clemente’s June 29, 2014 article on gives an excellent explanation for the value of coal as an energy source. This article focuses specifically on the need to expand the use of coal in the developing world, as doing so … Continue reading ?

U.S. economy grows at 4% annual rate in second quarter

The economy's strong second-quarter growth showed the recovery has regained momentum after a brutal winter and could signal a quicker end to the era of rock-bottom interest rates.

Massachusetts police share photo of windshield struck by flying ax

A photo Massachusetts State Police posted to its Facebook page on Wednesday looks like something out of a horror movie: A poorly secured ax went flying into the passenger-side windshield of a car on a Massachusetts highway, police said. 

The Language of Beauty Ads

Mon July 14, 2014 The Language of Beauty Ads By Amy-Willard Cross There is a very specific language of beauty. It's a language spoken by billions—and the cosmetics industry spends a whopping 20-25% of its annual budget to sell its wares. Show More Summary

Ebay User Sells Abortion Drug Mifepristone for $200 Plus Shipping was recently contacted and tipped off that a seller on eBay was selling the abortion drug, mifepristone. When the listing was looked into on July 29, it was no longer available. However, by the morning of July 30, it was not only back up, but had been sold. The listing has a time stamp of […]

Prejudice and Pit Bulls

Dogs have a great capacity to forgive and forget. It’s a characteristic on display in so many cases where dogs have been dealt a terrible blow or bad hand from callous people. Despite their experiences, animals who’ve known only hardship...       ...Show More Summary

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