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  • Hawaii's GMO Battle: Federal Judge Strikes Down Kauai's Pesticide Regulations

    By Mike Ludwig, Truthout | Report

    2014 829 crop fwFarmers outside a County Council chamber listen to a discussion about pesticide regulations and the planting of GMO crops on the island of Hawaii, November 5, 2013. (Photo: Jim Wilson / The New York Times)

    A federal judge in Hawaii has struck down a local ordinance that would have regulated pesticide use at farms on the island of Kauai, where four of the world's largest agrichemical companies take advantage of long growing seasons to develop genetically engineered crops seeds, also known as genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.

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  • Five Things About Canada Every American Climate Activist Should Know

    Five Things About Canada Every American Climate Activist Should Know

    By Joseph Boutilier, Truthout | Op-Ed

    For being such a global issue - with the potential to unite across borders both physical and virtual - the climate movement remains shockingly isolated in domestic dialogue. Canadians and Americans must unite in the name of climate justice and political action. To successfully address the climate crisis, we must recognize the complex intersections of Canadian and American government and corporate policies that are critical to our shared future.

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  • Secret $700,000 Donation Has Scott Walker Scrambling to Address "Appearance of Corruption"

    Secret $700,000 Donation Has Scott Walker Scrambling to Address "Appearance of Corruption"

    By John Nichols, The Nation | News Analysis

    Environmental groups feared proposed changes to Wisconsin mining regulations would pose serious risks to the state's natural resources, yet Gov. Scott Walker supported it. Now newly released documents show a mining firm secretly steered $700,000 into "independent" efforts to provide political cover for the embattled governor.

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