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Lauren McCauley, staff writer
In a historic show of unity, more than 50 First Nations across North America on Thursday signed a new treaty alliance against the expansion of tar sands mining and infrastructure in their territory. Citing the threats to water and land through a spill or pipeline leak, as well the industry's undeniable impact on "catastrophic climate change," the...
Nika Knight, staff writer
A tar sands plant emits fumes in Alberta
Confirming what a First Nations community surrounded by tar sands development...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
An estimated 300,000 people marched in cities across Germany on Saturday to voice opposition to the pending CETA and TTIP trade agreements. (Photo via  Campact/Twitter)
As the pro-corporate Canada-Europe trade deal notched another victory on Monday...

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With the world too much with us, we honor the winners of the 26th First Annual (yes) Ig Nobel Prizes, celebrating wild if minimally useful science research around the world. Winners include a brand analysis of rock personalities (Economics), a three-volume work on collecting flies (Literature), an effort to live as a badger (Biology), and, key in this election season, a philosophical study on bullshit (Peace Prize); the authors conclude, "Bullshit may be more pervasive than ever before.”