Category: Animals & Environment

American Lung Association Reveals 10 Most-Polluted U.S. Cities

American Lung Association Reveals 10 Most-Polluted U.S. Cities

The American Lung Association’s State of the Air 2012 report released this week finds that in America’s most polluted cities, air quality was at its cleanest since the organization’s annual report began 13 years ago. This year’s report details the trend that standards set under the Clean Air Act to cleanup major air pollution sources—including coal-fired power plants, diesel engines, and […]

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5 Ways Being Vegan Saves The Planet

5 Ways Being Vegan Saves The Planet

Want to do something for Earth Day? Ditch the meat and find out how your diet affects the environment. Hey vegans: Go ahead and give yourself a pat on the back for improving the world. Seriously, you’re saving lives with every forkful of food you eat. In addition to sparing animals from slaughter and cutting back on your chances of […]

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The Myth of Sustainable Meat

The Myth of Sustainable Meat

The industrial production of animal products is nasty business. From mad cow, E. coli and salmonella to soil erosion, manure runoff and pink slime, factory farming is the epitome of a broken food system. There have been various responses to these horrors, including some recent attempts to improve the industrial system, like the announcement this week that farmers will have […]

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No April’s Fools Joke: Monsanto Voted Biggest Corporate Fool

No April’s Fools Joke: Monsanto Voted Biggest Corporate Fool

Just in time for April Fool’s Day, Green America announced the winners of its online contest to determine the biggest “Corporate Fool”: Agricultural and chemical giant Monsanto came in first, followed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Chevron. To honor Monsanto as the nation’s biggest corporate fool, a donation was made in the name of Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant […]

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Martha Stewart Speaks Out About Cruelty to Farm Animals

Martha Stewart Speaks Out About Cruelty to Farm Animals

Martha Stewart recorded this powerful message about the cruelty of factory farming.  Visit http://www.farmsanctuary.org/

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Al Sharpton Now a Vegetarian, Calls for KFC Boycott

Al Sharpton Now a Vegetarian, Calls for KFC Boycott

He’s fought for civil rights, he’s run for president, and now Al Sharpton is fighting against cruelty to animals at KFC.

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14,000 U.S. Deaths Linked to Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Fallout

14,000 U.S. Deaths Linked to Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Fallout

Impact Seen As Roughly Comparable to Radiation-Related Deaths After Chernobyl; Infants Are Hardest Hit, With Continuing Research Showing Even Higher Possible Death Count. An estimated 14,000 excess deaths in the United States are linked to the radioactive fallout from the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear reactors in Japan, according to a major new article in the December 2011 edition of […]

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Fukushima Fallout: U.S. Health Impact to be Revealed

Fukushima Fallout: U.S. Health Impact to be Revealed

The authors of a major new peer-reviewed medical journal article linking radioactivity from the March 2011 Fukushima reactor disaster to several thousand U.S. adult and infant deaths will discuss their findings during a live phone-based news event (with full Q&A) at 11 a.m. EST/1600 GMT Monday, December 19, 2011. Just six days after the disastrous meltdowns struck four reactors at […]

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