Generating electricity isn’t limited to burning things, making steam, or harnessing the power of wind, wave, and sun—even though these are by far the most common ways of doing so. read more
The last three late-term abortion clinics of what was once was a chain of six in Northern California is closing this week, reports Wynette Sills of 40 Days for Life Sacramento. Women’s Choice Group once committed abortions in Concord, Fremont, Sacramento, Salinas, San Francisco, and San Jose. The Salinas clinic closed a few years ago, [...]
The late-term abortion practitioner who killed a woman in a botched 33-week abortion will face protests next week after local officials said they would not file any criminal charges against him. Jennifer McKenna Morbelli, a 29-year-old woman from New Rochelle, New York died from a botched 33-week abortion on February 7. The medical examiner’s office [...]
There is a direct, and obvious, correlation between more people and more resources being used.
The Senate confirmed Ernest Moniz as the new energy secretary, and Gina McCarthy's nomination as EPA Administrator cleared a committee.
…and it looks like Rihanna is celebrating too! (Because she’s just the greatest.) I’ve previously shared my thoughts about the importance of masturbation–or, as I like call it, “the longest, most consistently satisfying sexual relationship of my life.” So I won’t bore you again with TMI details. Instead, I’ll just direct you to the awesome [...]
Planting your green roof with sedum is like hiring employees based on how long they can physically sit in an office chair instead of how good they are at doing the work.
[Content note: transphobia]Vivian Taylor has a piece up on Autostraddle about transphobia (both from within and outside trans communities) and the perils of being a "good tranny." You should really read the whole thing (although mind the comments).Vivian makes SO MANY good points:Here's the thing: People fucking despise trans women. Show More Summary
A leading pro-life group has put together a web site to expose Douglas Karpen. Like Kermit Gosnell, this Texas-based abortion practitioner kills unborn children who are born alive in a gruesome abortion-infanticide process. This week,...Show More Summary
[Content Note: Homophobic slur; misogynist slur; rape culture.]"He didn't use that word in that sort of context. It's a misunderstanding. If people are uneducated, that's not my [expletive] fault. It's slang for being a little bitch."—Mike...Show More Summary
The IRS will soon face more than controversy and Congressional hearings over its discrimination of pro-life and conservative groups. The federal agency will soon find itself in court. Next week, the ACLJ will directly confront the IRS with a lawsuit representing dozens of victims of its discriminatory actions. “As the IRS scandal escalates, with new [...]
The Center for Bioethics and Culture (CBC) strongly decries the practice of deriving human embryonic stem cells through cloning because it exploits women for their eggs, it commodifies human life, and it is unnecessary. In the June 6, 2013, issue of the scientific journal Cell, researchers announce that they have successfully derived human embryonic stem [...]
OK, Holland, we get it! You have all the nice things!
We are holding a vigil outside the White House to send a clear message to the president: the time to close Guantanamo has come. Join us.
California and Texas might be leading the nation’s rollout of solar and wind power, respectively, but Washington, where hydroelectric dams provide over 60 percent of the state’s energy, was the country’s biggest user of renewable power in 2011, according to new statistics released last week by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
Congress bakes up a ginormous gift to corporate ag, which may well collapse and die. But don’t start celebrating yet.
AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad I was at an uncle’s house in Peshawar a couple of months ago when the windows began to rattle. One of my youngest cousins walked towards them, peering out nervously. “It’s an earthquake,” she said almost hopefully. Show More Summary
In news that will shock absolutely no one, it turns out the actual emails regarding Benghazi released by the White House do not contain the quotes that Republican shit-stirrers claim they did. Instead, the "quotes" were actually misleading summaries. Show More Summary
Ed note: This is a guest post by Kelly Castagnaro, Communications Director at the International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR). Only days before today, the International Day against Homophobia, a Russian man was beaten, mutilated, and murdered after revealing he was gay to two strangers. His death reminded me of the many other deaths [...]
Frog used in pregnancy tests wreaking havoc on amphibians worldwide, Fish dumping in EU is subject of new laws, Japanese racehorses: 'Losers must disappear.'