Environmentalists Sue EPA Over Dead Zone in Gulf of Mexico

Published on Truthout, 14 August 2015.

Scientists and environmental activists are alarmed at the ongoing expansion of the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico, which is already the second largest dead zone in the world. A coalition of environmental groups has sued the EPA in an effort to force the agency to work to mitigate pollution causing the dead zone.

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Iraq: “A War Crime, Pure and Simple”

Published on Truthout, 10 August 2015.

More than a dozen years after the US-led invasion of Iraq began, Truthout asked three prominent policy analysts to reflect back on why the US pursued this war. Their perspectives remind us of the true aims of the war and point toward solutions to the ongoing crisis and occupation in Iraq today.

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The New Climate “Normal”: Abrupt Sea Level Rise and Predictions of Civilization Collapse

Published on Truthout, 3 August 2015.

We know things are a bit “off” when a rainforest is on fire.

Over 400 acres of the Queets Rainforest, located in Olympic National Park in Washington State, nearby where I live, have burned recently, and it is continuing to burn as I type this. Fires in these rainforests have historically been rare, as the area typically receives in excess of 200 inches of rain annually.

But this is all changing now.

The new normal is that there is no longer any “normal.”

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