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Happy Earth Day 2015.... Now Call Congress

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a so-called trade deal that is being secretly negotiated and will be given a final vote by Congress in the next few months. It is feared the bulk of the plan, a binding agreement that will allow companies and corporations to take governments to a corporate court for perceived infractions of the deal, will gut national environmental and labor protections.

Learn about the TPP here and call Congress to voice your opposition.


For Earth Day: Five Stories From Environmental History

Broadcasting tonight on PBS Masters Series, "A Fierce Green Fire" showcases five stories from the environmental movement, spotlighting recent victories and actions in the world-wide effort to fight for our planet.

You can watch the series tonight and see excepts in today's Earth Day Broadcast of DemocracyNow!

COP 19: Is Change Coming for Climate Negotiations?


The United Nations Climate talks occurring in Warsaw, Poland this week are once again lowering expectations for those who realize that we need immediate action to stabilize the planet’s atmosphere maintain our climate at a livable temperature. Interesting however, is that the argument could be made that opponents of action on pollution mitigation may be more concerned than before that policy change may actually occur and are expending more energy to stop it.

Clean the Mildew Smell From Clothes Forever

It has happened to you. You left a bunch of towels in the washer overnight. You line-dried your favorite shirt in the basement. You put a wet hoodie in the hamper and forgot about it. You’ve started down a long dark road of pain and smelly misery; the road to mildew stankness. Now you have tried every chemical, every bit of folklore, home remedy and voodoo out there to get rid of the mildew smell, but to no avail. As soon as the clothes come out of the dryer after the latest so-called miracle cure, you can still smell the amazing “I peed myself and have been sitting in it all day” mildew-scent frolicking it’s way into you nose. What's worse is the smell seems to be migrating it’s way into other clothing, setting up shop and ruining all your clothes. Now you’ve given up hope and are about pitch every article of clothing you own in a scorched earth attempt to stop the reeking menace. Don’t throw out your clothes!!!! Try this trick discovered in the labs of EcoEvolution and be free of mildew smell forever!!!

Keystone XL and Divestment Campaigns Increase Pressure

In an effort to focus attention on the need to cut global emissions, environmental groups are asking Universities to remove fossil fuel companies from their investment portfolios. While it is clear to both the proponents of the divestment campaign movement and the fossil fuel industry that they target that withdrawing investment will do little to impact the revenue stream of these enormously profitable companies, it will signal that the era of "Drill Baby, Drill!" is truly over, and it is now time to take action.


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