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You’ve Been Swimming in a Massive Chemical Weapons Dump

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The Pacific Ocean is known for its surfable waves, beautiful beaches and vibrant marine life, but what if I told you that the next time you take a dip in its waters you are actually swimming in a massive chemical weapons dump? Yes, weapons developed for chemical warfare have been deliberately dumped into and rotting…
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Flipping the “Kill Switch” on Smartphone Theft

Back in February, we reported that California [wanted] to Kill Your Smartphone…if it got stolen. California lawmakers were considering legislation that would require every cellphone sold in the state to have a so-called “kill switch” technology. As we explained, this software allows the phone to be shut down remotely (or, as the legislation put it,…
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SCOTUS Upholds EPA Limits to Power Plant GHG Emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has seen its fair share of critics since it first proposed new rules requiring large industrial facilities and power plants to limit their emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses. In November 2013, the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) — an organization with a history of opposing…
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Yo Soy 132: Inside Mexico’s Occupy Movement

Sergio Bibriesca is a young Mexican journalist who sees his country in the middle of its greatest crisis in recent history. “There are more than 100,000 dead, 250,000 displaced by violence, more than 26,000 missing,” he says, listing some of the nation’s most concerning statistics. “We live in a country with 60 million poor and…
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Thailand Troubles Neighbor as Junta Evolves into Military Dictatorship

Cambodia has experienced a massive influx of returning citizens in the past few days, as over 150,000 of her citizens pour across the border from Thailand ahead of an anticipated Thai government crackdown on migrant workers, both documented or illegal. The migrants rumor that they are fleeing Thailand ahead of more than just a crackdown…
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