Tainted Water: A Guide To Proper Disposal Of Unused Medicine

The widespread discovery of pharmaceuticals in drinking water has sparked sharp responses from local governments and concerned citizens New York State’s attorney general recently fined five hospitals and nursing homes ...

Haiti’s Slave Children: The Lost Restaveks

Child slave labor thrives in Haiti today. An estimated quarter of a million Haitian children work as slave laborers, an issue largely forgotten amid the sea of incomprehensible tragedies in ...

4 Practical Ways To Manage Your E-Waste

E-waste, or electronic waste, is a growing social issue around the world. Many components in electronic devices pose hazardous disposal problems. Devices that contain toxic elements such as lead, mercury ...

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Secret Copyright Treaty Drafted: A List of ACTA Resources

The laws that govern your digital rights are being rewritten in secrecy by trade representatives from countries around the world. It’s known as the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), or more commonly referred to as the “secret copyright agreement”. The unusual obscurity surrounding these negotiations has many worried that corporate interests are taking a front seat […]

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3 Ways To Protect Yourself From ATM Skimmers

You may want to be more cautious the next time you use an ATM. A recent spike in stolen bank account data has been attributed to a global network of thieves who are exploiting ATMs with inexpensive technology. It is called ATM skimming, and it involves the scanning, or skimming, of your credit card’s magnetic strip, […]

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Supreme Court Says Internet Will Protect Your Interests

A landmark ruling by the Supreme Court asks citizens to use the Internet to connect the dots between corporate influence and their political candidates. Thursday’s ruling by the Supreme Court (large pdf) has serious implications on the future of US elections. In a 5-4 decision, the court ruled that corporations can spend money from their […]

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