Imperial Valley News Center
Cambridge, Massachusetts - When citizens stop complying with laws, the legitimacy of government comes into question, especially in nondemocratic states - or so goes a prominent strand of political thinking. But what if citizens are doing something subtler, such as disobeying in order to enact smaller, more incremental changes?
Washington, DC - The United States strongly condemns the May 23 killing of the leader of the opposition party Union for Peace and Development (UPD), Zedi Feruzi, and his bodyguard. We also strongly condemn the May 22 grenade attack in a market that killed several people and wounded many more. These attacks only undermine ongoing efforts to achieve a peaceful resolution to the current crisis through dialogue.
Washington, DC - The food system depends on a healthy environment; but agriculture is also responsible for environmental degradation. Beekeepers continue to lose 30 percent of honeybee colonies during an average winter likely because of pesticides and other agrochemicals. Soil degradation is occurring at staggering rates with soils being depleted 10 to 40 times faster than they are being replenished. And up to 100,000 plant varieties are currently endangered worldwide.
Durham, North Carolina - Researchers at Duke Medicine have determined that kidney function plays a critical role in the fate of patients being treated for sepsis, a potentially life-threatening complication of an infection.
Durham, North Carolina - If ever you've felt frustrated that your reward for getting things done was more work to do, new research shows that uneasy feeling could be spot on.
Dallas, Texas - In only one minute, you can learn how to save a life. Trust us, it’s worth your time, because 70 percent of all out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen at home, so the life you save is likely to be someone you know and love. The American Heart Association says Hands-Only CPR can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival and is as effective as CPR with breaths.
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