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Judge says Dakota Access developer can't sue BankTrack 27.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A federal judge has ruled that the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline has no claim under federal racketeering law for damages against a Dutch environmental group that urged banks not to finance the $3.8 billion project.
SuperTanker 747 required to fly through more hoops before joining the fight against Colorado’s wildfires 8.7.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Perhaps the biggest obstacles between Colorado's wildfires and a plane that can drop nearly 20,000 gallons of water at a time? A software install and Uncle Sam's seal of approval.
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Colorado middle school teacher gets PETA’s top education award 6.7.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Sarah Hewson's efforts recently earned her national Teacher of the Year honors from the animal advocacy group PETA -- People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals. The group, which has earned the ire of some for its high-profile campaigns against consuming and using meat, said Hewson's work is helping kids deal with a sometimes unfeeling society.
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Two important stories about seed and Monsanto 20.6.2018 - News for the rest of us
Food & Health For decades, pockets of resistance around the world have been tracking and educating general publics about farmers' right to seed and the importance of not allowing corporations to patent seed or to manipulate genetic material for pure speculation and gain. Behind most of these stories of resistance has been the far-reaching control exercised by corporate giant Monsanto, particularly when it comes to demanding royalties on seed (harken back to Percy Schmeiser ) and modifying seed to be resistant to glysophate, a chemical pesticide it produces and sells under the brand of Roundup. Yes, we have all heard it said: Roundup Ready! Catchy and scary at the same time. This week two stories once again are showing how carelessness in food production and a lax regulatory framework, as well as popular pressure and resistance on food issues, can have dramatic results. These stories run deep. Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN) has been monitoring the regulatory climate around genetically ...
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Denver Police Department uses $240K grant to battle violent extremism 8.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
The Denver Police Department is using a $240,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to counter violent extremism ranging from animal rights to white supremacy.
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High Court takes note of lonely hippo kept at touring circus 2.6.2018 Delhi – The Indian Express
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Testing analysis for TSCA new chemicals embraced by EPA’s Beck has serious omissions 11.5.2018 Nanotechnology Notes
Richard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist.  Ryan O’Connell, EDF High Meadows Fellow, and Stephanie Schwarz, EDF Legal Fellow, assisted in the research informing this post. As noted in a previous blog post, EDF recently filed a request for an extension of the public comment period on EPA’s draft Alternative Testing Methods Strategic Plan under the […]
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A judge just raised some deep questions about chimpanzees' legal rights 9.5.2018 News
"Does an intelligent nonhuman animal who thinks and plans and appreciates life as human beings do have the right to the protection of the law against arbitrary cruelties and enforced detentions visited on him or her?" wrote Eugene Fahey, one of five Court of Appeals judges who ruled on the matter. "This is not merely a definitional question, but a deep dilemma of ethics and policy that demands our attention."
HBO defends animal use after PETA criticizes company for live elephants in 'Westworld' episode 9.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

The animal rights group PETA took HBO to task for the use of live elephants in the most recent episode of “Westworld,” which featured two of the animals in the opening sequence in what appeared to be an India-like variation of one of the series’ parks.

The organization criticized the show’s use...

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H&M, Zara, and others ban mohair products after animal cruelty investigation 2.5.2018 News
Video footage from a PETA investigation shows workers dragging goats by the horns and legs and lifting them off the floor by their tails.
H&M, Zara and others ban mohair products after animal cruelty investigation 1.5.2018 Washington Post
H&M, Zara and others ban mohair products after animal cruelty investigation
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Naruto’s choice 26.4.2018 Editorials – The Indian Express
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Boulder police arrest animal rights activists interviewing Whole Foods shoppers about meat 25.4.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Boulder police arrested two people on Tuesday afternoon accused of trying to film interviews with customers and employees at Whole Foods about eating meat.
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Maryland to become second state to ban sale of puppies in stores. But the store owners are pushing back. 24.4.2018 Washington Post
Maryland to become second state to ban sale of puppies in stores. But the store owners are pushing back.
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Monkey loses selfie copyright case. Maybe monkey should sue PETA, appeals court suggests. 24.4.2018 Washington Post
Monkey loses selfie copyright case. Maybe monkey should sue PETA, appeals court suggests.
Mono no puede reclamar derechos de autor por 'selfies' determina  una corte de apelaciones 24.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Un tribunal federal de apelaciones decidió el lunes por unanimidad, que los animales no pueden demandar por la protección de los derechos de autor.

El fallo vino en el caso de un mono que tomó selfies con la cámara de un fotógrafo de vida silvestre. El fotógrafo luego publicó las fotos.

Un grupo...

Monkey can't sue for copyright infringement of selfies, 9th Circuit rules 24.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

A federal appeals court decided unanimously Monday that animals may not sue for copyright protection.

The ruling came in the case of a monkey that took selfies with a wildlife photographer’s camera. The photographer later published the photos.

An animal rights group sued, charging the monkey owned...

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For 15 Years, Energy Transfer Partners Pipelines Leaked an Average of Once Every 11 Days 20.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
A new report from environmental groups Greenpeace USA and the Waterkeeper Alliance, Dakota Access builder Energy Transfer Partners has had spills amassing over 3.6 million gallons of hazardous liquids over the course of fifteen years. The report also notes that the fossil fuel industry's record of spills has only gotten worse over time. An aerial view shows a natural gas liquids pipeline under construction October 26, 2017 in Smith Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Robert Nickelsberg / Getty Images) 5,475 days, 527 pipeline spills: that's the math presented in a new report from environmental groups Greenpeace USA and the Waterkeeper Alliance examining pipelines involving  Dakota Access  builder Energy Transfer Partners (ETP). It's based on public data from 2002 to 2017. All told, those leaks released 3.6 million gallons of hazardous liquids, including 2.8 million gallons of crude oil, according to data collected from the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration ...
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A bear performed at a Russian soccer match and animal welfare groups are livid 17.4.2018 Washington Post
A bear performed at a Russian soccer match and animal welfare groups are livid
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Remembering Linda McCartney 17.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Linda McCartney died 20 years ago Tuesday after a three-year battle with breast cancer.
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