"Gasland 2" screened yesterday in Normal, IL and DeSmogBlog was there to gain a sneak peak of the documentary set for a July 8 HBO national premiere. Josh Fox's documentary played at the Normal Theater, the second-ever screening since...Show More Summary
Legislation in Congress tries to get the U.S. ready for an onslaught of climate-related maladies. It won't pass, but it's a nice effort.
Gallup released the results of its annual poll on whether Americans do or don’t find a couple dozen practices morally acceptable. As has frequently been the case, Americans do not find abortion to be morally okay. The new poll finds a plurality of Americans, 49-42 percent, find abortion to be morally unacceptable. A 49-45 percentage [...]
Washington, DC (LiveActionNews) —The more abortion debates center around babies developed enough to think and feel and resemble adorable newborns, the more pro-lifers gain a nigh-insurmountable advantage. The savvier pro-aborts clumsily...Show More Summary
The reaction from conservatives and pro-life advocates to the Oklahoma tornadoes has been moving to see — with pro-life advocates on Twitter pushing for donations to a variety of groups providing aid to the victims. However, Glen Beck, the pro-life former Fox News television show host and current radio show host deserves significant praise for [...]
Conservationists have been trying to bring common cranes back to Britain, and now one pair has laid an egg.
Have we reached Peak Hunk? USA Today examines the trend of “sexy guys—not gals—featured in racy TV spots” since a shirtless Isaiah Mustafa first mounted a horse to promote Old Spice in 2010. In a recent ad for Kraft salad dressing, a...Show More Summary
DeSmogBlog notes that the Bureau of Land Managemen’s recently-released rules governing fracking on federal lands ”will adopt the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) model bill written by ExxonMobil for fracking chemical fluid disclosure on U.S. Show More Summary
[Content Note: Misogyny; hostility to consent.]Another issue with the latest Star Trek film is a scene of Dr. Carol Marcus in her underwear. Not only is the scene gratuitous, but she explicitly asks Kirk not to look at her, and then HA HA THAT SCAMP he turns and looks at her. Show More Summary
Climate change is expected to boost the number of deaths in New York City's most densely populated borough, a new study finds.
Eighty-three Indian guestworkers who fell victim to a massive human trafficking scheme filed suit today against Signal International, LLC. The lawsuits allege that the defendants trafficked over 500 Indian guestworkers after Hurricane...Show More Summary
What do Democrats in Congress do in response to the conviction of late-term abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell? They apparently think the best response is to attack pregnancy centers that provide women with abortion alternatives. According to a new report in The Hill, Democrats in the House and Senate have introduced legislation attacking pregnancy centers because [...]
It'll basically be like Amtrak's quiet car, except instead of sitting in silence, everyone will be scanning the car like they would a bar on a Saturday night.
Our mission statement is both clear and compelling: Celebrating animals, confronting cruelty. While the confrontation side of our work gets most of the headlines – through investigations or corporate or public policy campaigns – we never forget that animals do...
The Senate confirmation vote on Richard Cordray this week won’t have much to do with Richard Cordray. As I wrote when the Senate Banking Committee considered the Cordray nomination back in March, nobody disputes the idea that the former...Show More Summary
Alex Eaves is making a career out of the concept of reuse. Next project: a documentary of his tour this Summer promoting the concept, and finding out what others do to repurpose and upcycle.
A new Washington Post poll finds Americans believe the targeting of pro-life groups and conservatives by the International Revenue service was a deliberate act. “As you may know it’s been disclosed that the IRS singled out some conservative political groups for extra questions about their tax status. Do you think it was appropriate or inappropriate [...]
By Taja Lindley Originally posted on the Strong Families blog Too often we are led to believe that work must be something separate from pleasure: that we are to do what we love on the side, in our spare time; that pleasure is an extra-curricular activity, a hobby, a side gig. As if only a [...]
Sales of the Nissan Leaf and Tesla Model S helped reach this milestone. Meanwhile, Tesla is about to repay a government loan nine years early.
Waller v James  NSWSC 497 (6 May 2013) – read judgment So-called “wrongful birth” cases – where parents claim for the costs of bringing up a child that has been born as a result of the hospital’s alleged negligence – have long been the subject of heated debate. Since 1999 (MacFarlane v Tayside Health Board) […]