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FAO launches 2020 as the UN’s International Year of Plant Health

Rome, Dec. 2, 2019 - The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today launched the United Nations’ International Year of Plant Health (IYPH)...

Army Corps reclassifies Mojave River Dam risk characterization from low to high

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 6, 2019 - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has changed Mojave River Dam’s risk characterization from low to high urgency...

Report: US investors are too cozy with companies on climate crisis, miles behind Europe

Nov. 4, 2019 - New data reveals that large institutional investors in the US are stalling progress to tackle the social and economic risks...

CREW Forces Historic Release of Dark Money Donors

Washington, Sept. 19, 2019 —  In a major victory for transparency, Americans for Job Security (AJS) will register as a political committee and release their...

WH Council of Economic Advisers’ report on homelessness combines cherry-picked data, faulty analysis, inaccurate...

Washington, DC, Sept. 18, 2019  - The new White House Council of Economic Advisers’ report on homelessness in America combines cherry-picked data, faulty analysis...

370 Healthcare Groups Send Letter to Congress Urging Prior Authorization Reform in Medicare Advantage

WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 11, 2019 – The American College of Rheumatology (ACR), along with 369 other leading patient, physician, and healthcare professional organizations, sent...

Trump administration’s public charge rule presents threat to health, conclude scholars

WASHINGTON, D.C. Sept. 10, 2019 – The Trump administration’s “public charge” rule, which would subject legal immigrants to a public charge determination if they...

ICE Manipulates the Appropriations Process to Increase Mass Incarceration of Immigrants

September 3, 2019 - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently notified Congress of its intent to pull $271 million dollars from FEMA, the...

Fish Advisory for Lake Spaulding Offers Safe Eating Advice for 3 Species

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 23, 2019 – A state fish advisory issued today for Lake Spaulding in Nevada County provides safe eating advice for Inland Silverside,...

Trump’s Latest Asylum Ban Goes Into Effect in Texas and New Mexico

Aug. 20, 2019 - The Trump administration’s latest asylum ban went into effect in New Mexico and Texas—but not California and Arizona—on Friday after...

Yosemite NP Rescue Medic Heather Wonenberg Awarded the 2018 Outstanding Wildfire EMS Individual of...

August 16, 2019 - The National Wildfire Coordinating Group in Boise, Idaho has awarded Yosemite National Park Helitack member Heather Wonenberg the 2018 Outstanding...

Children’s lives in Mediterranean Sea must take priority over politics, says UNICEF

Aug. 15, 2019 - The appeal by UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, to European Governments to prevent EU-bound migrants and refugees from being stranded at...

Rules Trump Administration Broke Law to Form Public Lands Committee Stacked With Fossil Fuel...

Missoula, MT, Aug. 14, 2019— Late yesterday, a federal court ruled that the Trump administration violated the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) by unlawfully...

Lake Tahoe Waterman Association hosts inaugural “Paddle Tahoe Mountain Luau,” August 21

CARNELIAN BAY, Calif. Aug. 12, 2019 - The nonprofit Lake Tahoe Waterman Association (LTWA) will host the inaugural “Paddle Tahoe Mountain Luau” on August...

Egypt: Series of draconian laws ‘legalizes’ unprecedented repression six years since fall of Morsi

July 2, 2019 - The Egyptian authorities are attempting to normalize human rights violations by passing a series of laws to “legalize” their escalating...

IRAP & RAICES File Challenge to Trump’s Latest Attack on Asylum Seekers

Washington, DC, July 1, 2019 – Last week, the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) and the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services...

Robert Reich: The Same Old Scare Tactic about Socialism (VIDEO)

June 7, 2019 - I keep hearing a lot about “socialism” these days, mainly from Donald Trump and Fox News, trying to...

InSight’s Team Tries New Strategy to Help the ‘Mole’

June 5, 2019 - Scientists and engineers have a new plan for getting NASA InSight's heat probe, also known as the "mole," digging again...

Gaza trauma response: WHO conducted a one-year analysis of trauma injuries in Gaza

May 29, 2019 -The World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with over 20 agencies conducted a detailed analysis of one year of trauma injuries...

Liz Hayes: Abortion Is A Church-State Separation Issue. That’s Why We Need To Stop...

May 26, 2019 - The aggressive abortion ban bills being considered in states across the country may not explicitly mention religion, but it’s clear...