Development is Destroying America's Farmland, Pastureland and Forests

July 19, 2018

In the twenty years from 1992 to 2012, a region equivalent to the land in all of New York State – about 30 million acres of farmland – was lost to development. Worse was that fully one third of that land was considered among the best kind of land for crop production.

Monsanto�s Secret War on Reality

July 19, 2018

Even as the evidence continues mount that glyphosate, the active herbicide in Monsanto’s Roundup, causes cancer, Monsanto has ramped up its counter-attack on scientists who dare study the impacts of glyphosate and report the truth while brainwashing the public.

EPA Poisoning America

July 19, 2018

The Environmental Protection Agency, aka Environmental Pollution Agency (EPA) was directed in June 2018 to radically change how it determines the health and safety risks of toxic chemicals. Among other things, it will eliminate consideration of how chemicals disseminate over time into the land, throughout waterways and aquifers, and into the air.

Lawsuit Seeks to Halt Government Offshore Drilling Auction

July 19, 2018

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced the sale next month of almost all unleased acreage in the Gulf of Mexico for oil drilling. A lawsuit just filed by three environmental groups is trying to block the sale before it is too late.

EU Challenges US Iran Sanctions with Blocking Law

July 18, 2018

The European Union is aggressively moving to protect EU firms from the impact of U.S. sanctions against Iran going into effect in August. It just endorsed the update of its Blocking Law, which would put the EU and the U.S. on a hard political and economic collision course in early August.

Why You Should Know the Value of Your Business

July 17, 2018

A business is likely the most valuable asset in a business owner’s financial portfolio. In fact, studies show that 80% of individual wealth comes from the sale of businesses. When you think of it like that, it’s obvious that a business owner would want to know the market value of the business. And yet 90% of the owners of small and medium-sized businesses have never had their business valued.

Japan and EU Approve Historic Free Trade Agreement

July 17, 2018

While the U.S. continues to escalate its trade wars, Japan and the European Union will on July 17 sign off on an agreement to eliminate most tariffs between them. It will create a new trading block representing almost a third of the world’s GDP.

Journalists Go to Court to Get Off U.S. Kill List

July 17, 2018

We live in an extremely bizarre and frightening era when American citizens are put on a kill list by an artificial intelligence computer system called Skynet which has decided that the person is undesirable and might oppose the U.S.

Another Record Hot Summer So Far But Too Many Won't Believe it

July 16, 2018

Our planet continues to heat up and experience record setting high temperatures, just as it has noticeably done for much of the last few decades. Yet, only 73% can accept the fact that our planet is getting hotter, according to the National Surveys on Energy and the Environment.

Republicans Are Trying to Kill the Endangered Species Act

July 15, 2018

The criminal insanity in Washington has reached new levels as Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives announced a series of bills aimed at profoundly gutting the Endangered Species Act, including provisions making it almost impossible for imperiled species to gain protection and giving states that often oppose endangered species protection veto power over those decisions.

12 More Russians Indicted for Election Meddling

July 13, 2018

On the eve of the upcoming meeting between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin on July 16, the Justice Department announced 12 Russian intelligence officers had just been indicted on charges of hacking voter information and Democratic computers during the 2016 Presidential Election. It will affect the visit, but probably differently than most might think.

Senate Sends Trump a Message on Further Tariffs

July 19, 2018

While Trump was at NATO, the Senate quietly passed a non-binding motion requesting Trump consult Congress before proceeding with any further tariffs on his own. Trump will ignore it, but that the resolution even made it to floor is significant.

Behind Trump's Anti-NATO Bluster

July 17, 2018

Trump used his first day at this month’s NATO talks mostly attacking defense underspending by allies and poking other jabs at Germany and the UK. Does he really want NATO nations to increase their spending, or does he have a bigger end-game in mind?

The Monsanto Cancer Court Case Begins

July 16, 2018

Opening arguments began on July 9 in San Francisco for yet another lawsuit about Monsanto’s deadly glyphosate-laced herbicides. What makes this one different is it puts a living victim of the deadly chemical against the agribusiness giant for the very first time.

EU Sides with Tech Companies on Tough Copyright Law -- For Now

July 15, 2018

Last week the EU Copyright Directive, a controversial bill that would have required companies like Google and Facebook to screen all uploaded content for copyright violations, was voted down by the European Parliament. When it comes up for a second vote in September, it may pass -- with far-reaching effects.

What Happened with North Korea

July 13, 2018

The North Korean peace and assumed denuclearization plans appear to be unraveling at a rapid clip. Will a second rumored Trump-Kim summit help?

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