Jessica Corbett, staff writer

Jessica Corbett, staff writer

Jessica Corbett is a staff writer for Common Dreams. Follow her on Twitter: @corbett_jessica.

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roundup News
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
As Landmark Glyphosate Case Moves to Trial, Man Dying of Cancer to Have Day in Court With Monsanto
A California man dying of cancer will soon become the first person ever to take agrochemical giant Monsanto to trial over allegations that the company has concealed findings that glyphosate, the active ingredient in the company's popular weedkiller Roundup, causes cancer. Before DeWayne Johnson, a...
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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt News
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
'This Is Not Ok': Guard Shoves Reporter as EPA Bars Multiple News Outlets From Water Pollution Event
This post may be updated... The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) blocked reporters from CNN , E&E News , and the Associated Press from attending a summit about water pollution on Tuesday, and a security guard reportedly grabbed a journalist by the shoulders and "forcibly" shoved her out of...
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cows News
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Humans Less Than 1% of Life on Earth, But Have Destroyed Half of Its Plants, More Than 80% of All Mammals
While scientists and conservationists grow increasingly worried about the world's biodiversity , a new study that sought to estimate the biomass of all living creatures on Earth has shed some light on humanity's impact. The planet is largely dominated by plants, which make up 82 percent of all life...
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Google News
Monday, May 21, 2018
"Evil Is Fine Now": Google Ditches "Don't Be Evil" in Company Code of Conduct
Is Google finally embracing its evil side? The company has reportedly stripped from its employee code of conduct a section outlining its longtime unofficial motto, "Don't be evil," provoking a swift reaction on social media: " File under: 'Evil is fine now.' " " Glad this question has been settled...
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2018 News
Monday, May 21, 2018
72% of Democrats Say Opposing Trump Isn't Enough, Want Congressional Candidates to Push Progressive Agenda
Amid congressional primary races and ahead of the November 6 election, new survey results indicate that a large majority of Democratic voters believe that promoting a " progressive agenda " should be the top priority of any Democrat running for Congress. A CBS News/YouGov poll (pdf) asked Democrats...
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BFF News
Friday, May 18, 2018
Citing 'Common Good,' Nearly 1,500 Scientists Demand Congress Shield Endangered Species Act From GOP Attacks
In honor of Endangered Species Day on Friday, 1,452 American scientists sent a letter to Congress demanding that they "protect the scientific foundation of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and reject any attempts to weaken or compromise the role of science in protecting species." The letter (pdf)...
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News
Friday, May 18, 2018
Sanders Slams US Inequality as Report Finds Nearly Half of Americans Can't Afford Basic Necessities
"Is that really the kind of society we want to be living in?" That's how Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) responded to a new study from United Way's ALICE Project , which found that 43 percent of U.S. households—nearly 51 million families—cannot afford "a bare-bones household budget of housing, child...
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Barrow Island News
Friday, May 18, 2018
'Reality Check': Report Shows 'Staggering' Failure to Protect Biodiversity as Humans Threaten Third of Nature Reserves
In what's being called a " stunning reality check ," a new study published in the journal Science reveals that despite global efforts to safeguard biodiversity by establishing nature reserves, nearly a third of the world's "protected land is under intense human pressure." "For us to find such a...
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Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) News
Thursday, May 17, 2018
As Corker-Kaine AUMF Denounced as 'Recipe for Disaster,' Merkley Proposes Plan to Curb President's War Powers
Anti-war advocates and progressive national security experts are praising Sen. Jeff Merkley's (D-Ore.) challenge to a proposed Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) that critics warn would expand the executive branch's military authority and " further entrench the United States in endless...
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Trump News
Thursday, May 17, 2018
'Nonstop, Habitual, and Compulsive Liar': Poll Shows Just 13 Percent of Americans Consider Trump Truthful
Less than halfway through President Donald Trump's second year in office, a mere 13 percent of Americans believe the president is "honest and trustworthy," according to new polling results . Since February 2017, SurveyMonkey has periodically polled American adults about the president's personal...
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