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Ontario gvmt will use schools to vaccinate 150,000 boys against sexually transmitted HPV

Parents rights advocates argue that using the schools to promote the vaccine 'undermines parental authority.'

UNICEF lobbies Canadian Parliament to allow euthanasia for children

'Mature minors' should have the right to request death, according to the children's rights group.

Bill Cosby Will — Finally — Stand Trial for Sexual Assault

Today a judge decided that there is enough evidence to proceed with a sexual assault trial against Bill Cosby in Pennsylvania. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison. You’ll remember that Cosby is accused of drugging and violating an employee of Temple University, who, fitting with patterns described by literally dozens of women, considered him a […]

India Proposes Fresh Guidelines For Onshore Wind Energy Projects

The Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has issued draft guidelines for the installation of onshore wind energy turbines. The new regulations will make sweeping changes in the guidelines issued in 1996. The regulations have been updated in order to attract new turbine makers and investors. Show More Summary

Coal exec admits Donald Trump doesn’t understand the first thing about coal

Says Bob Murray of Murray Energy: "I don't think it will be a thriving industry ever again."

Make America Green Again

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In battle over new Canadian pipeline, it’s Trudeau vs. tribes

The “Keystone-ization” battle heads to Canada — but it may have a very different outcome.

Scientists getting organized to help readers sort fact from fiction in climate change media coverage

Guest post by Emmanuel Vincent While 2016 is on track to easily surpass 2015 as the warmest year on record, some headlines, in otherwise prestigious news outlets, are still claiming that “2015 Was Not Even Close To Hottest Year On Record” (Forbes, Jan 2016) or that the “Planet is not overheating…” (The Times of London, […]

GMOs Are Complicated, And Our Food System Is Not Designed To Handle Complicated. That’s A Problem.

GMOs are neither completely good nor completely bad. Our food system isn't designed to handle that kind of nuance, and that's a problem. The post GMOs Are Complicated, And Our Food System Is Not Designed To Handle Complicated. That’s A Problem. appeared first on ThinkProgress.

The Supreme Court’s Stay Of The EPA’s Carbon Rule Is Getting Messy

“We all know the cause of coal’s decline is multifaceted, but the regulatory regime, certainly from my perspective, has played a very important role," Morrisey said. The post The Supreme Court’s Stay Of The EPA’s Carbon Rule Is Getting Messy appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Why Was This Compassionate Shareholder Barred From Prada’s Annual Meeting?

Outside the meeting, protesters posed with life-size model ostriches. Inside, one shareholder was barred from using their voice to demand that Prada ditch exotic skins. The post Why Was This Compassionate Shareholder Barred From Prada’s Annual Meeting? appeared first on PETA.

#AM_Equality Tip Sheet: May 24, 2016

RESISTING PRESSURE, CHARLOTTE CITY COUNCIL STANDS UP FOR LGBT NON-DISCRIMINATION ORDINANCE: Yesterday, the Charlotte City Council stood strong as Republican lawmakers in Raleigh attempted to redirect blame for their disastrous HB2 mess. Show More Summary

What? Indy 500 to Celebrate 100th Race and Taking Babies From Their Moms

The Indy 500 race will celebrate 100 years by tearing babies away from their mothers. Not because the moms are bad—it's not personal. It's just a business deal. The post What? Indy 500 to Celebrate 100th Race and Taking Babies From Their Moms appeared first on PETA.

HRC Arkansas Hosts Workshops for Teach for America Summit

Post submitted by James K Rector, HRC Arkansas Field Organizer Earlier this month, HRC Arkansas presented three workshops to over 30 students in rural Arkansas at the Teach for America (TFA) Arkansas Student Leadership Initiative. TFA...Show More Summary

HRC Participates in HIV is Not a Crime II Conference; Advocates to End Bad HIV Laws

Last week, I attended the HIV is Not a Crime II National Training Academy in Huntsville at the University of Alabama. Positive Women’s Network USA and the Sero Project, two groups leading the fight against HIV criminalization in the U.S., organized the conference. Show More Summary

Guide Helps LGBTQ Youth Face Issues of Living Independently When Forced to Leave Unsupportive Homes

Today, HRC Foundation, in partnership with the True Colors Fund, co-founded by Cyndi Lauper, and Time Out Youth Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, released an innovative guide for LGBTQ youth facing the daunting prospect of livingShow More Summary

Monsanto rejects $62-billion Bayer bid, but says it's still open to talks

Monsanto is rejecting Bayer's $62-billion takeover bid, calling it “incomplete and financially inadequate.  However, the seed company suggested Tuesday that a higher bid might be accepted, saying that it remains open to talks.  Monsanto Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Hugh Grant also said in a...

More young adults live with parents than partners, a first

Many of America's young adults appear to be in no hurry to move out of their old bedrooms. For the first time on record, living with parents is now the most common arrangement for people ages 18 to 34, an analysis of census data by the Pew Research Center has found. Nearly one-third of millennials...

Stephen King, Junot Diaz and 600 other authors want to stop Trump

Clinton turns down a debate against Sanders in California May 24, 2016, 10:44 a.m. Bernie Sanders wants to continue debating for the Democratic race, but Hillary Clinton remains focused on the Donald Trump and the general election. Hillary Clinton goes after Donald Trump's business record Bernie...

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