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ISRI Transportation Safety Awards Entry Period Now Open

Program recognizes and rewards the recycling industry’s best in driving safety

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) announced that the entry period for the 2017 Transportation Safety Awards is open. The program, now in its fifth year, includes four awards recognizing outstanding safety records: the Best Fleet Awards, Pacesetter Awards, the Driver of the Year Award, and the ISRI Golden Wrench Award.

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Activists Announce Major Climate March in DC & Nationwide on April 29th

Communities Begin Organizing Nationwide to Resist Attacks on the Environment and Our Communities

In the wake of last weekend’s Women’s Marches, activists have announced a major “People’s Climate March” on April 29th in Washington, D.C. and across the country. The effort is being organized by the coalition formed out of 2014’s People’s Climate March, which brought over 400,000 people to the streets of New York City and many more around the world.

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Has Climate Censorship Begun?

President Trump’s moratorium could cut off billions in funding that supports clean up efforts, jobs and public health in the west

The Badlands National Park twitter account starting posting facts about climate change  -- only for those tweets to be swiftly deleted, while others from the day remain. Its part of a disturbing trend that began with Donald Trump almost exclusively appointing climate deniers to his administration and continued when all references to climate change (& LGBT protections, protections for the disabled, and civil rights) were deleted from the White House website and a gag order  was imposed on the EPA and other agencies this week.

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Public Interest Groups, Farmers File Lawsuit Challenging Monsanto’s Toxic Pesticides

Illegal approval of dicamba use on engineered crops will harm farmers, environment

Monsanto Sued for XtendiMax pesticideFarmers and conservation groups filed a federal lawsuit on Friday challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s approval of Monsanto’s new “XtendiMax” pesticide. The approval, of the pesticide company’s latest version of the older weed-killer known as dicamba, permits it to be sprayed directly on Monsanto’s genetically engineered (GE), dicamba-resistant soybeans and cotton. The decision greenlights a more than 10-fold increase in use of the toxic pesticide, increasing risks to farmers, community health, and the environment. Because these same crops are also engineered to withstand applications of Monsanto’s Roundup, the overuse of that pesticide (containing the active ingredient glyphosate) will continue at current high levels.

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