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July 21, 2014

Press Releases : Detroit Suspends Water Shutoffs

Media Statement: “We are glad the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) has announced it will suspend water shutoffs for 15 days to allow residents to demonstrate their inability to pay. But this is only a small step toward rectifying the problem in Detroit.

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New Blogs

July 18, 2014

Blogs : Iowa Goes Bananas for GMOs

Iowa State’s symbiotic relationship with the biotech industry might be why it has decided to take on the first-ever human feeding trials of a banana, genetically engineered to have elevated levels of vitamin A.

Blogs : Missing the Forest AND the Trees

We all know about climate change. We know that the planet is getting hotter, that, though the U.S. has about 4.5% of the world’s population, it produces almost 20% of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions. And we know that we are well on the way to blowing past the two degrees Celsius of warming that the nations of the world agreed to.

July 17, 2014

Blogs : Running for President While Cashing in on Fracking? Jeb Bush’s New Venture

In America’s constant campaign mode, where one election cycle begins before another even ends, speculation over the possible candidacies for president in 2016 has been ripe. Most of the names have been familiar, including former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, son of one former president and brother of another. But it seems presidential politics isn’t the only family business Jeb is following his father and brother into.

July 16, 2014

Blogs : Fracking in Paradise, FL

The Dan A. Hughes Company was found acid fracking near Naples in Collier County, the western most region of the Everglades. The process of injecting acid under high pressures is a drilling procedure never before used in Florida. To me, this means they are using the most sensitive and important ecosystem in Florida as a lab rat for their scheme to make an easy buck. When issued a cease and desist order, the company said no and decided to pay a fine while continuing with operations.