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Food Injustice: The Revolution Starts In The Garden

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By Ron Finley This blog is part of a series that explores the themes and issues raised in Farmed and Dangerous, a 4-part satirical web series exploring issues related to the food system and industrial agriculture. If you’re interested in joining the conversation, please contact us at FoodForThought@huffingtonpost.com. Many low-income communities around the country are […]

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Pompeii Wall Collapses After Days Of Heavy Rain At Ancient Site

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By Charlotte Alfred ROME, March 3 (Reuters) – A wall in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii collapsed on Monday, the third piece of the UNESCO world heritage site to crumble since the weekend after days of heavy rain in southern Italy, authorities said. One of the country’s most popular attractions, Pompeii was preserved under […]

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Flights Canceled At East Coast Airports Due To Latest Winter Storm

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By Katelyn Mullen NEW YORK (AP) — Airlines canceled more than 2,000 flights Monday as the latest winter storm hit the U.S. East Coast. The hardest hit cities were Washington D.C., Philadelphia, New York and Baltimore. On Sunday, airlines scrapped nearly 2,000 flights in Dallas, Chicago and Houston, according to flight tracking site FlightAware.com. There […]

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12-Year-Old Goes To Battle With Ringling Bros. Circus

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By Maxwell Strachan For the last night of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus in downtown Brooklyn, New York, a group of protesters showed up to voice their opposition to the event, which brought elephants, tigers, kangaroos and other animals to the Barclays Center. …read more Source: Huffington Post Green     

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USDA: Time to Stop the Chicken Industry From Boiling Birds Alive

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By Bruce Friedrich There’s something exceedingly foul about how poultry are slaughtered in the United States. First some background: In 1958, Congress passed The Humane Slaughter Act, to require animal welfare improvements in our nation’s slaughterhouses. However, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) exempts poultry from its enforcement of the law, even though birds […]

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Solving the Sustainability Crisis: Our Job and Technology's Job

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By Steven Cohen Last week, we celebrated the tenth anniversary of Columbia’s doctoral program in Sustainable Development, and at one session an undergraduate asked a central question that I thought cut to the heart of the matter. He asked if the crisis of global sustainability would be solved by technology alone, or would it require […]