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Drinking coffee in the U.S.? Worry about forests in Vietnam, study says

malavikavyawahare - MongaBay - Creative Commons (MongaBay) - The U.S.’s thirst for coffee drives forest loss in central Vietnam, while Germany’s craving for cocoa is doing the same in West Africa, a landmark study that...

The FCC Wants Your Broadband Horror Stories: You Know What to Do

Chao Liu - EFF - Creative Commons (EFF) - At long last, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is asking for your broadband experiences. When you submit your experiences here, you will let the FCC know...

The nine boundaries humanity must respect to keep the planet habitable

(MongaBay) - Glenn Scherer - MongaBay - Creative Commons  All life on Earth, and human civilization, are sustained by vital biogeochemical systems, which are in delicate balance. However, our species — due largely to rapid population...

To Hold the Government Accountable, We Need to Know What It’s Doing. That’s Why We’re Tracking PPP Data.

by Jeremy Kutner - ProPublica - Creative Commons - ProPublica Newsletter (ProPublica) - This column was originally published in Not Shutting Up, a newsletter about the issues facing journalism and democracy. Sign up for it here. On...

130+ European Businesses Tell European Parliament: Reject Copyright Directive

(EFF) - The EU's Copyright Directive will be voted on in the week of March 25 (our sources suggest the vote will take place on March 27th, but that could change); the Directive has...

The European Copyright Directive: What Is It, and Why Has It Drawn More Controversy Than Any Other Directive In EU History?

(EFF) - During the week of March 25, the European Parliament will hold the final vote on the Copyright Directive, the first update to EU copyright rules since 2001; normally this would be a...

The Best of Europe’s Web Went Dark Today. We Can’t Let That Be Our Future.

(EFF) - We’re into the final days before members of the European Parliament vote on the Copyright and the Digital Single Market Directive, home of the censoring Article 13, and the anti-news Article 11....

2016: Big Pharma Spending Millions Researching Real-Life Superhumans’ DNA To Earn Billions from New Drug

(AnonHQ) - Thanks to exceptionally rare mutations, the DNA of 35-year-old Washington-based Steven Pete and 26-year-old Johannesburg-based Timothy Dreyer — two superhumans who can walk away unflinching from stab wounds, or keep bones intact, even after...
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