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Will the #NoDAPL decision stand?

Federal officials have denied the final Dakota Access Pipeline permits and the Army Corps of Engineers is considering alternate pipeline routes. What comes next? Has the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe won the war, or only a significant battle? Considering the rhetoric from Washington, the answer sounds grim. Its foolish for anyone to ignore the elephant in

Will the #NoDAPL decision stand?

    Now that Federal officials have denied the final Dakota Access Pipeline permits and the Army Corps of Engineers are considering alternative pipeline routes, what comes next? Has the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe won the war, or only a significant battle? Well if one were to consider the rhetoric coming out of Washington, the

Two billion children worldwide breathing toxic air

The twenty-second annual Conference of the Parties (COP22) began this past Monday in Marrakech, Morocco. However, in advance of the conference, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) released an alarming report detailing how air pollution is impacting children worldwide. The report found that air pollution contributes to the deaths of approximately 600,000children under