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Plastic Bag Fact Sheet: Amount of energy required to make 12 plastic shopping bags could drive a car for a mile

Oct 16, 2014

Oct. 16, 2014 - Worldwide, a trillion single-use plastic bags are used each year, nearly 2 million each minute.

The amount of energy required to make 12 plastic shopping bags could drive a car for a mile.

City, state, and national governments around the world are trying to limit plastic bag litter and waste with bans...

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Brady Center Launches National Campaign for a Future Where No Child Is Killed by a Parent’s Gun (VIDEO)

Oct 14, 2014

NEW YORK, NY, Oct. 14, 2014 - The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence today launched a multi-platform public awareness campaign for a future where no child is killed by a parent’s gun. More than 2,700 children die from guns annually. Studies show that most youth gun deaths involve a gun from or in...

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Planned Parenthood: New Survey Shows Parents Need to Be More Direct with Children About Sex

Oct 14, 2014

NEW YORK, NY, Oct. 14, 2014 — October marks Let’s Talk Month, aimed at getting families talking about sexuality and relationships, and this year Planned Parenthood is encouraging parents to go beyond “the talk” and have ongoing conversations throughout their children’s lives.

Planned Parenthood affiliates throughout the country are holding special workshops and events to...

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The Chemistry of Pizza (VIDEO)

Oct 13, 2014

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2014 — Whether it's a plain cheese, a deep-dish stacked with meats or a thin-crust veggie delight, there's just something about pizza that makes it delicious. There's a lot of chemistry that goes into everything from dough to sauce to toppings to, of course, cheese. There's also a very specific chemical...

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Sarah Silverman Helps the National Women’s Law Center Close The Wage Gap (VIDEO)

Oct 10, 2014

NEW YORK, NY, Oct 8, 2014 - Comedian Sarah Silverman and creative agency Droga5, co-creators of “The Great Schlep,” have reunited to create a new campaign, which launched today, to help close the wage gap between men and women. The National Women’s Law Center, a non-profit organization educating the public about the wage gap...

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Legal action calls on Walgreens to end sales of toxic TCA skin peel products

Oct 7, 2014

OAKLAND, CA, Oct. 7, 2014 - The Center for Environmental Health (CEH) today announced it has initiated legal action against Walgreens and four other companies for sales of skin peel products that contain the cancer-causing chemical trichloroacetic acid (TCA). Just one treatment of a “Perfect Image” brand TCA skin peel sold by Walgreens can...

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Why Do Clouds Stay Up?

Oct 7, 2014

Oct. 6, 2014 - There’s nothing wrong with having your head in the clouds.

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AFJ Documentary Exposes How Our Rights Are Lost in the Fine Print, and How to Fight Back

Oct 6, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C., OCT 6, 2014: Everyday Americans whose rights were taken away by big companies tell their stories in a powerful new video released today by Alliance for Justice. Lost in the Fine Print is narrated by former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich.

The 20-minute documentary exposes the pernicious practice of “forced arbitration”...

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What Every Dog Owner Needs to Know About Parvovirus

Oct 6, 2014

Oct. 3, 2014 - Outbreaks of parvovirus among dogs in Massachusetts, Indiana, Illinois, and New Jersey have animal shelters and owners scrambling to help sick dogs and prevent further spread of the virus.

Colin Parrish, Professor of Virology at the Baker Institute for Animal Health, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, who was involved in...

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In a bad mood? Head to Facebook and find someone worse off

Oct 2, 2014
In a bad mood? Head to Facebook and find someone worse off

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