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Ma, why does my scratch and sniff smell like a gas leak?

When it comes to sniffing out leaky natural gas pipelines, it's time for kids to join the fun.

Robin Thicke's Creepiness, Considered

Last year, Robin Thicke was riding high on the success of his summer smash, “Blurred Lines,” when his personal life fell apart. Shortly after Thicke’s 2013 MTV Video Music Awards appearance—in which Miley Cyrus ground her butt on his...Show More Summary

Comedian Chris Gethard’s Feminist Internet Feud

Following the Isla Vista killing spree on May 23rd, 2014, thousands of women used the Twitter hashtag “#YesAllWomen” to share stories of experiences and incidents of sexual harassment, abuse and inequality of women. Many men contributed to the topic as well, demonstrating support for women and deploring episodes of inequality. Show More Summary

A beetles invasion threatens your cup of coffee

Invading heat-happy bugs in India are destroying your most culturally acceptable addiction.

Toxic Battery Factory Threatens The Health Of Thousands In Kenya

With the biggest U.N. environmental meeting in history underway in Nairobi, Human Rights Watch called on the Kenyan government to stop toxic lead from threatening thousands of lives in a poor district of Mombasa. The post Toxic Battery Factory Threatens The Health Of Thousands In Kenya appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Iowa Congressional Candidate Says He’s Read ‘Credible Studies’ Disputing Man-Made Climate Change

Parts of Iowa have just been inundated with two months of rainfall in one week, an impact of climate change that many scientists have connected to the rise in global temperatures. The post Iowa Congressional Candidate Says He’s Read ‘Credible Studies’ Disputing Man-Made Climate Change appeared first on ThinkProgress.

A Forgotten Community in New Orleans: Life on a Superfund Site

Shannon Rainey lives in a house that was built on top of a Superfund site in the Upper Ninth Ward of New Orleans. “ I bought my house when I was 25, and thirty years later, I still can't get out,” she told DeSmogBlog. Rainey’s home in...Show More Summary

Heather Zichal, Former Obama Energy Aide, Named to Board of Fracked Gas Exports Giant Cheniere

Heather Zichal, former Obama White House Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change, may soon walk out of the government-industry revolving door to become a member of the board of directors for fracked gas exports giant Cheniere, who nominated her to serve on the board.  The announcement, made through Cheniere's U.S. Show More Summary

You’ll be Surprised How Little This Planned Parenthood Activist Knows About Science, Or Not

You know what’s usually good for a painful chuckle? When those advocating for abortion pretend that science supports their position. That is why footage of a debate on “personhood” at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado between Planned Parenthood’s college outreach group, “Advocates for Choice” and pro-life opponents in October of 2010 was so revealing. […]

Feministing Jamz: New stuff from FKA twigs

You might recognize FKA twigs from our Best Feminist Music Videos of 2013, or just from the fact that she’s been blowing up all over the place with her haunting tracks, smart musings, and on point style. She recently announced that she’s coming out with a full length album, LP1, after two incredibly well-received EPs, [...]

Silent Coup: How Enbridge is Quietly Cloning the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

While the debate over the TransCanada Keystone XL  tar sands pipeline has raged on for over half a decade, pipeline giant Enbridge has quietly cloned its own Keystone XL  in the U.S and Canada.  It comes in the form of the combination...Show More Summary

Planned Parenthood Has a History of Supporting Sex-Selection Abortions

Washington, DC (LiveActionNews) — Planned Parenthood never runs out of ways to shock conscientious Americans. Every Live Action investigation of the corrupt, government-funded organization adds insult to injury for the American taxpayers who keep them in business (whether they like it or not). Show More Summary

Compiled Resources on the “Clean Power Plan” Proposed §111(d) Rule

Today, EPA officially published the Clean Power Plan, the agency’s proposed rule to regulate power plant greenhouse gas emissions under Clean Air Act § 111(d), initiating a 120-day public comment period that will close on October 16, 2014. I have taken this as an opportunity to compile all of the various LegalPlanet resources on regulation […]

He Killed Babies Born Alive After Abortion, Until This Happened

Anyone who remembers pro-life activity last summer will recall the battle of getting HB 2 passed successfully and signed into law – Wendy Davis, pink sneakers, Planned Parenthood buses, protests in Austin, filibusters, and ultimately victory. Students for Life rallied with many of our pro-life friends in Austin in support of HB 2 that would […]

Democrats are getting greener and Republicans are getting dirtier

Increasing partisan polarization is driving the two major parties farther apart on environmental policy. Example A: the wind energy tax credit.

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