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Zoloft as Ebola cure? Antidepressant is one of a number of promising drugs being looked at by scientists.

5 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

What if the cure for Ebola were already in your local pharmacy?That's the question that Gene Olinger and his colleagues are trying to answer in a project funded by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and National Institutes of Health. Show More Summary

Campbell Optimizes Fertilizer Use to Improve Water Quality, Reduce GHGs

Campbell Soup and its subsidiary, Pepperidge Farm, are working with Environmental Defense Fund to improve water quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by optimizing fertilizer use and improving soil conservation in the company’s wheat sourcing areas. Show More Summary

5 Things Your Tax Dollars Bought for the Pentagon in May

J. Scott Applewhite/AP Fresh off its tax windfall in April, and flush with funds, the Department of Defense spent with abandon throughout the month of May. After laying out $35.4 billion for purchases of military goods and services in...Show More Summary

McCain seeks defense funding to help Asia against China challenges

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A leading U.S. senator has proposed that the United States provide hundreds of millions of dollars to help train and equip the armed forces of Southeast Asian countries faced with Chinese territorial challenge...

Christina Bechhold: More Funding, More Pressure

CHRISTINA BECHHOLD: When is the right time to raise? When you have a legitimate, defensible use of proceeds that clearly enhances your growth prospects. You have an idea and a prototype – raise some money from friends and family, which will give you flexibility with fewer strings attached. Show More Summary

The Budget Dance: State funding is not “low-hanging fruit” | Editorial

The legislative budget season triggers a tense cycle for libraries, and this year is no different. State library funding comes under attack, and library advocates mount a defense. Where wisdom prevails, the lines are upheld or even increased, bolstering the key infrastructure libraries bring to our communities. Show More Summary

Introducing The Bernie Sanders Save the Children Fund

last weekNews : Reason

Meet Hanna. Hanna wasn't always hungry – but then Old Spice released it's Red Zone Aqua Reef Sweat Defense Solid.  Now she’s starving. "The Bernie Sanders Save the Children Fund" is the latest from Reason TV. Watch above or click the link below for full text, downloadable links, and more. View this article.

Desperate Sheriff Joe Arpaio Begs Supporters To Fund Defense In Multiple Cases

Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s policies — and the lawsuits resulting from them — are beginning to defeat him at last. It seems that he’s having to pay for some of the cases out of pocket — and he can’t afford them. Now he’s begging supporters to offer their funds to keep him going. Show More Summary

Walmart’s Water Management Saves $4 Million

Walmart’s portfolio-wide cooling water management strategy has delivered 660 million gallons and over $4 million in cost savings since 2008, according to a case study published on Environmental Defense Fund’s EDF+Business blog. The case study includes a step-by-step process other companies can follow to implement their own water-saving strategies. Show More Summary

House panel unveils $578.6 billion for defense spending

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House panel that decides defense spending unveiled a $578.6 billion blueprint on Tuesday that fully funds a 2.3 percent pay raise for military men and women, prevents the retirement of the A-10 aircraft that protects ground troops and funds the U.S. Show More Summary

Lifting the Veil on Asia's Greatest Fear: A Deadly Arms Race

Sean O'Connor Defense, Asia As tensions in the South China Sea continue to rise, an arms race poses a significant threat to the security of the region. Last month, Thailand’s navy requested funding for a submarine program which, when...Show More Summary

Dershowitz Friends Create Fund to Fight Sex Abuse Defamation Case

2 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

An email obtained by Mediaite indicates an effort to raise funds for Alan Dershowitz's defense against a defamation case, aiming to "defray the enormous expenses which have been thrust on him so unjustly."

US Defense Bill Bans Funding of Russian Nuclear Nonproliferation Efforts

The 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed by the US House of Representatives on Friday bans providing assistance to Russia for nuclear nonproliferation initiatives.

Congress Votes to Suspend Funds for US Implementation of New START Treaty

The US House of Representatives voted on Friday to withhold funding for the US implementation of the New START nuclear reduction agreement in the 2016 US National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), according to the US House record.

Map: Hundreds Of Methane Gas Leaks Around Los Angeles

The Environmental Defense Fund mapped roughly 250 methane leaks around L.A. using a Google mapping car rigged with air monitoring equipment. [ more › ]

Approval of US Defense Spending Bill Showed ‘Strong, Bipartisan’ Support

US House Armed Services Committee Mac Thornberry called the US House of Representatives approval of a $612 billion defense funding bill a "good, strong, bipartisan vote."

House Republicans pass $612 billion defense funding bill that skirts budget caps for war

House Republicans found a way to bypass the budget caps of sequestration by adding an extra $89 billion in "emergency war-fighting" to their $612 billion bill to fund the Department of Defense. The legislation passed 269-151 with most...Show More Summary

House Passes Massive Defense Bill Which Obama Will Promptly Veto

The US House of Representative just approved (by a vote of 269 to 151) the $612 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) funding moar warmongery for fiscal year 2016. However, the vote came short of a veto-proof majority and...Show More Summary

John Boehner is stupid to claim that Amtrak crash had nothing to do with funding

House Speaker John Boehner thinks it's "stupid" to talk about whether underfunding was a cause of Tuesday night's Amtrak crash that killed eight people and injured hundreds more. Boehner has reason to be defensive about funding issues, since the House was in the process of cutting Amtrak funding. Show More Summary

House Republicans snub Dreamers yet again, voting to block them from military service

GOP Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama sponsored the amendment to block Dreamers from military service. The House voted Thursday to strip language from the Defense funding bill that would have directed the Pentagon to consider making Dreamers...Show More Summary

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