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WORTH NOTING. Mar 1, 2020 822
WORTH NOTING. Jan 1, 2020 847
A new phase in the study of the Arctic and the Antarctic began September 25 with the launch of Great Britain's newest royal research ship, the R.R.S. Sir David Attenborough. Nov 1, 2019 154
Global warming is taking its toll on mountain glaciers and polar ice sheets. Nov 1, 2019 134
The World Health Organization and the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo are joining forces to vaccinate 825,000 children against measles. Nov 1, 2019 104
Abortion has been decriminalized across all of Australia. Nov 1, 2019 110
The US Supreme Court has been asked to overturn a decision by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals that upholds a Kentucky law requiring women seeking abortion to be subjected to a narrated ultrasound. Nov 1, 2019 138
the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals blocked a restrictive abortion law that would have imposed undue burden on young women seeking termination of their pregnancies. Nov 1, 2019 131
WORTH NOTING. Sep 1, 2019 861
WORTH NOTING. Jul 1, 2019 818
WORTH NOTING. May 1, 2019 861
WORTH NOTING. Mar 1, 2019 832
WORTH NOTING. Jan 1, 2019 853
WORTH NOTING. Nov 1, 2018 843
Coinciding with World Forest Week (July 16-20), the United Nations Food and Agriculture Agency launched phase two of the "Forest and Farm Facility Initiative" (FFF) in July. Brief article Sep 1, 2018 121
The Trump administration's attack on nature far exceeds its efforts to open up protected wilderness to oil drilling. Brief article Sep 1, 2018 138
a new Ebola outbreak there has killed thirty-three people, including two healthcare workers. Brief article Sep 1, 2018 127
Heat-stable carbetocin could potentially save the lives of thousands of new mothers giving birth under hot, humid conditions. Brief article Sep 1, 2018 145
Eighteen years after Papua New Guinea was declared free of polio, WHO warns of a new outbreak in that country. Brief article Sep 1, 2018 123
Even as human rights proponents around the globe recognized World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on July 30. Brief article Sep 1, 2018 126
poor medical treatment contributed to more than half the deaths of detainees reported by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for a sixteen-month period. Brief article Sep 1, 2018 141
WORTH NOTING. Jul 1, 2018 841
WORTH NOTING. May 1, 2018 843
WORTH NOTING. Mar 1, 2018 848
WORTH NOTING. Jan 1, 2018 851
Environmentalists are urging the United Kingdom to establish the South Sandwich Islands on the edge of Antarctica as a sanctuary to protect one of the earth's last wilderness areas. Brief article Nov 1, 2017 108
An administrative complaint was filed on September 28 urging the US Department of Homeland Security to investigate the detention of pregnant women by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Brief article Nov 1, 2017 113
The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on September 28 that employers must provide equal accommodations to workers who are breastfeeding as those provided to workers for other conditions. Brief article Nov 1, 2017 123
On October 2, US District Court Judge Robert Hinkle issued an order blocking provisions of a sweeping Florida anti-abortion law from going into effect. Brief article Nov 1, 2017 165
Scientists are very worried about the melting and darkening of Greenland's ice sheet, the largest mass of ice in the Northern Hemisphere (up to two miles thick). Brief article Sep 1, 2017 135
California legislators voted fifty-five to twenty-one to extend a California law that would cut greenhouse gases by 40 percent from 1990 levels by 2030. Brief article Sep 1, 2017 101
According to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), renewed fighting in the Central African Republic increasingly targets children. Brief article Sep 1, 2017 108
American tax dollars are earmarked to build Donald Trump's border wall. Brief article Sep 1, 2017 157
The US Supreme Court concluded its term in June by allowing religious institutions access to public funds for secular purposes. Brief article Sep 1, 2017 112
$84 million taxpayer dollars (ten times as much) is spent annually for the US military to treat erectile dysfunction. Brief article Sep 1, 2017 117
A speech by Donald Trump at the Boy Scouts of America annual national jamboree in late July angered many of the parents and members of the scouting community. Brief article Sep 1, 2017 120
Worth nothing. Jul 1, 2017 841
Worth noting. May 1, 2017 821
Worth noting. Nov 1, 2016 824
The economic crisis in Venezuela has meant severe food shortages for citizens and has also resulted in the starvation of numerous animals at Venezuelan zoos. Brief article Sep 1, 2016 124
Global efforts to end child labor took a step backward in July with the amending of the Child Labor Act in India. Brief article Sep 1, 2016 141
US District Judge Carlton Reeves struck down the Mississippi law that would have allowed public officials and businesses to discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals on religious grounds. Brief article Sep 1, 2016 104
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is currently litigating several lawsuits in which members of the LGBT community allege discrimination. Brief article Sep 1, 2016 112
The US Supreme Court term that concluded June 27 turned out to be much more liberal than expected. Brief article Sep 1, 2016 107
A federal class action lawsuit was filed July 26 against the Tennessee Department of Corrections, charging that inmates with Hepatitis C (HCV) are routinely denied treatment for the disease. Brief article Sep 1, 2016 140
Science took a direct hit and church-state separation was violated when taxpayer money was allowed to resurrect a flailing project to build a replica of Noah's ark in Williamstown, Kentucky. Brief article Sep 1, 2016 127
Celebrated annually on June 5, World Environment Day 2016 focused on eliminating the illegal trade of wildlife products and safeguarding species--animal, plant, and tree--for future generations. Brief article Jul 1, 2016 102
The World Health Organization released new guidelines on May 16 aimed at helping healthcare workers provide better care to the 200 million women and girls worldwide living with female genital mutilation (FGM). Brief article Jul 1, 2016 101
A lawsuit filed May 10 in Denver, Colorado, charges Frontier Airlines with discrimination against female pilots who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Brief article Jul 1, 2016 132
Since 2010, over three hundred laws have been passed across the country aimed at restricting a woman's ability to have an abortion. Brief article Jul 1, 2016 208
Expatriation is on the rise! Brief article Jul 1, 2016 133
Worth noting. May 1, 2016 836
A five-year-old canine from South Africa has been awarded the prestigious PDSA Gold Medal for assisting in the arrests of 115 rhinoceros poachers in Kruger National Park over the past four years. Brief article Mar 1, 2016 119
The International Commission on Stratigraphy will be meeting later this year to examine evidence for establishing the Anthropocene as a true geologic epoch marking when human activities began to have a significant impact on Earth's geology and ecosystems. Brief article Mar 1, 2016 137
On February 5, United Nations officials ramped up the push to eliminate the violent practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) by 2030. Brief article Mar 1, 2016 135
A lawsuit was filed in December 2015 in Minnesota State Court challenging that state's ban on coverage for transition-related surgery for transgender people by the state's public insurance programs. Brief article Mar 1, 2016 103
On January 12 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled eight to one that Florida's death penalty sentencing system is unconstitutional. Brief article Mar 1, 2016 119
Texas Governor Greg Abbott crossed the church-state separation line on February 4 when he sent a legal brief to Texas State Attorney General Ken Paxton insisting that Christian crosses may be legally displayed on sheriffs' vehicles. Brief article Mar 1, 2016 104
Was it religious freedom or fear of Satan that led the Phoenix City Council in Arizona to vote on February 3 to eliminate prayers from public events? Brief article Mar 1, 2016 113
Worth noting. Jan 1, 2016 816
Landmark complaint with the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines, demanding investigation into the responsibility of fossil fuel corporations for impacting catastrophic climate change resulting in human rights violations. Brief article Nov 1, 2015 118
China committed to spending $3.1 billion to help developing nations reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Brief article Nov 1, 2015 116
Child mortality rates have decreased significantly since 1990. Brief article Nov 1, 2015 127
Many universities and colleges are taking steps to be more welcoming to students of all gender identities. Brief article Nov 1, 2015 146
A coalition of civil liberties groups filed a federal lawsuit in July against the Brevard County, Florida, Board of County Commissioners for their policy of excluding nontheists from delivering pre-meeting invocations. Brief article Nov 1, 2015 122
Thirty percent of California's forest fighters are prison inmates. Brief article Nov 1, 2015 106
The northern white rhino is closer to extinction than ever before. Brief article Sep 1, 2015 103
An amendment to its statutes earlier this year by the International Federation of Football (FIFA) increases the opportunity for child trafficking internationally. Brief article Sep 1, 2015 106
U.S. Republicans are pushing hard to defund Planned Parenthood. Brief article Sep 1, 2015 111
Challenging the allocation of New Jersey taxpayer funds to two religious ministries. Brief article Sep 1, 2015 128
Worth noting. Jul 1, 2015 795
World Water Day 2015 was recognized on March 22 with the United Nations calling for global unity in the pursuit of better water access for all. Brief article May 1, 2015 113
With the signing of a new law on March 9, Brazil has sent a message to all women of that country that femicide will not be tolerated. Brief article May 1, 2015 122
Despite the growing movement to end the death penalty both internationally and in the United States, some states continue to have a death grip on capital punishment. Brief article May 1, 2015 126
Abortion rights are under severe attack in 2015. Brief article May 1, 2015 113
Pregnant workers cannot be discriminated against. Brief article May 1, 2015 119
Religious freedom gained a victory in Warren, Michigan, in February when a federal judge ordered a "reason station" be allowed inside the city hall. Brief article May 1, 2015 131
A record number of rhinos were poached in South Africa during 2014. Brief article Mar 1, 2015 111
Two hundred eighty child soldiers were freed in late January by a south Sudanese militia. Brief article Mar 1, 2015 114
A battle is brewing in Washington, DC, over the Obama administration's proposal to expand Alaska's protected wilderness area by adding 12.3 million acres of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to it. Brief article Mar 1, 2015 113
Congressional conservatives "celebrated" the anniversary of Roe v. Wade on January 22 by pushing through the House an anti-choice bill designed to bar abortion health care coverage for millions of women. Brief article Mar 1, 2015 163
Legislation to legalize aid in dying was introduced in California in January. Brief article Mar 1, 2015 145
Salt degradation affects nearly 5,000 acres of fertile land each day. Brief article Jan 1, 2015 120
World governments are breaking their promises to phase out subsidies for fossil fuels. Brief article Jan 1, 2015 125
South Africa plans to spend $2.2 billion over the next two years on life-saving HIV/AIDS drugs to be dispensed by public hospitals. Brief article Jan 1, 2015 101
According to the 2014 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons released November 24 by the U.N. Office of Drugs and Crime, trafficking of youths is on the rise, with one in three victims being a child. Report Jan 1, 2015 156
The U.S. Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit decision in November to reverse district court rulings in six cases and uphold bans on gay marriage in four states. Brief article Jan 1, 2015 142
Abortion rights took a major hit in October. Brief article Jan 1, 2015 160
Worth noting. Nov 1, 2014 799
Nicaragua will begin construction of its $40 billion Atlantic-Pacific canal in the next few months. Brief article Sep 1, 2014 110
Uganda's Constitutional Court has overturned the sadistic anti-gay legislation that was signed into law earlier this year. Brief article Sep 1, 2014 107
Russia's new "information security law" took effect August 1. Brief article Sep 1, 2014 104
Equal rights for nonbelievers is the basis of a federal lawsuit. Brief article Sep 1, 2014 108
The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee voted June 19 to extend abortion coverage to Peace Corps volunteers by lifting a ban enacted in 1979. Brief article Sep 1, 2014 103
Will the Grand Canyon become the next Vegas? Brief article Sep 1, 2014 105
The United Nations launched its Decade of Sustainable Energy (2014-2024) on June 4 with the first annual Sustainable Energy for All Forum. Brief article Jul 1, 2014 105
The lack of access to pain relief for terminal patients has been declared a public health emergency. Brief article Jul 1, 2014 110
Brunei may be a small nation but its new change to penal law is having a huge impact internationally. Brief article Jul 1, 2014 137
Slave labor around the world rakes in $150 billion annually. Brief article Jul 1, 2014 115
Equality for same-sex couples has scored some big hits recently. Brief article Jul 1, 2014 103

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