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What Can Be Done About Climate Change? Environment 

What Can Be Done About Climate Change?

Remember the climate crisis? It’s still happening. Having a government that resembles a circus, it turns out, hasn’t stopped the clock on the level of greenhouse gases in the air. At a conference in Italy, former president Barack Obama spoke recently about the impact the climate crisis will have on the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. The points he made were common sense: The majority of the world’s poor in the Global South are farmers, and the changing climate is already making it harder for them to produce the food they need. If nothing changes, the refugees already Read More

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Asian Pacific American Heritage Celebrated Through Music Featured Music 

Asian Pacific American Heritage Celebrated Through Music

Los Angeles (Girl Underground) – Cultivated around the thought of unspoken airwaves scouring from a concept in 1969, Moonroom, an organization that strives on hosting these spirits, teams up with Berkeley and Los Angeles collective, Redacted, for a month-long presentation for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.  The monthly showcase aims to highlight local Asian American-fronted acts throughout LA, LB and OC, and “showcases young Asian Americans leading compelling, diverse creative projects” that are often forgotten and not recognized. Embracing the goal of “putting unfamiliar faces in familiar places”, Moonroom and Redacted’s  partnership not only celebrates Asian American fronted acts within the Read More

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Badass Women Not Enough People Are Talking About: Defenders of the Environment & Human Rights Activism Badass Women Featured 

Badass Women Not Enough People Are Talking About: Defenders of the Environment & Human Rights

World (openDemocracy) – “What is the state? We are the state! The state is the state thanks to us” said Havva Ana (Mother Eve), a 63-year old woman who, in July 2015, joined a demonstration to block the demolition of ancient forests in Rize, Turkey. What Havva Ana meant was that the state depends on the people for its legitimacy – and that it must not prioritise short-term profit over their rights and wellbeing. The forests of Çamlıhemşin have, for hundreds of years, provided livelihoods and ancestral connection in the Black Sea region. In the face of the destruction, Read More

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Anti-War Music: American High’s Album Debuts May 8th Activism Music 

Anti-War Music: American High’s Album Debuts May 8th

Sacramento (Girl Underground) – Feel-good 70’s inspired pop music isn’t a lost art. The idea that music as an art form can be directed to making a political statement is still a popular outlet for the frustrations artists feel towards the current political climate. In an age where many, many people are entirely disenchanted with politics and afraid of the looming possibility of World War III, it is impossible for people to stay silent. Sharing in this mindset is the Sacramento-based American High, who released their debut album Bones in the Attic, Flowers in the Basement on March 8th, 2017. Read More

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World’s Largest Solar Park Nearly Complete Environment Science and Nature 

World’s Largest Solar Park Nearly Complete

India (Sputnik) – The single largest solar park in the world, with a maximum capacity of 1,000 megawatts, is nearing completion in India. The nine-square-mile Kurnal Ultra Mega Solar Park, which has cost 70 billion rupees ($1.09 billion) of both public and private money to construct, contains 4 million solar modules. The park is located in the Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh state, which in recent years has distinguished itself as the solar power capital of India. It is a joint endeavor of India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and the Andhra Pradesh Solar Power Corporation, a private venture company mostly owned by government corporations. Construction of the Read More

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Badass Women Not Enough People Are Talking About: Tuna Dunn Art Badass Women Entertainment Featured 

Badass Women Not Enough People Are Talking About: Tuna Dunn

World (GREED) – Editor’s Note: Another installment of our Badass Women Not Enough People Are Talking About features Thai comic illustrator and graphic artist Tuna Dunn. The 24 year old from Bangkok has been building an international following for her artwork. Dunn writes her comics in English despite her audience being mostly Thai, she recently told VICE, because English better captures the dark humor and sarcasm her comics convey. Her comics about life and love are poignant and dark, yet somehow still adorable. Check out some of our favorites below, and make sure to follow her on Facebook or Tumblr for more on the Read More

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88% of Diagnoses Different Upon Second Opinion Featured Health 

88% of Diagnoses Different Upon Second Opinion

United States (ANHUSA) – Get a second opinion, and you’ll get confused. That could be the new motto for a healthcare industry characterized by dueling diagnoses. According to a new study by the Mayo Clinic, nine out of ten people who seek a second opinion after receiving an initial diagnosis from a doctor get either a somewhat different or a completely new diagnosis from the second doctor. Only in 12% of cases did the second doctor simply confirm the initial diagnosis. And this is only diagnosis. When it comes to treatment, the disagreement gets even sharper. So much for “settled Read More

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No More War: The Impact of War on Women and a Call-to-Action Activism Featured Women 

No More War: The Impact of War on Women and a Call-to-Action

Kailua, Hawaii (GREED) – As the United States finds itself further entangled in political tensions overseas, it is women both overseas and domestically that will pay the highest cost of war. Although women in the U.S. military have only just last year been formally allowed into combat, our gender is no stranger to violent conflict. Whether actively fighting, playing a supportive role, or simply fleeing for their lives, women worldwide have felt the pain and suffering created by war acutely throughout history. Women struggle to support their families during deployments and often lose fathers, brothers, sons and husbands. If Read More

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Proposed Ban on Agricultural Neurotoxin Refused By EPA Featured Science and Nature 

Proposed Ban on Agricultural Neurotoxin Refused By EPA

Kailua, Hawaii (GREED) – Although numerous studies point to potential health hazards, EPA head Scott Pruitt denied the previous administration’s petition to ban the use of chlorpyrifos, a widely-used pesticide that is especially dangerous to young children. The agrochemical of household use has been discontinued in the U.S. for nearly two decades, and despite an overwhelming amount of evidence suggesting that the substance is dangerous to humans and the environment, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gave a go-ahead last week to its continued use in agricultural applications. The chemical is known to pollute water supplies and has even has Read More

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The Honest Company Lies Beauty Featured Women 

The Honest Company Lies

Kailua, Hawaii (GREED) – The Honest Company, a brand many parents trust to provide safer, more natural products for their family has been repeatedly accused of lying about the quality of their ingredients. The California startup began as a subscription service for disposable, albeit more eco-friendly, diaper service. Their initial popularity allowed the company to launch other household products. At a high point, the company was valued at over $1.7 billion dollars. However, several media reports and a series of lawsuits last year stirred up controversy after it was found that their ingredients were not as natural they appeared. Read More

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