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Day: <span>February 26, 2016</span>

Plastics in the Ocean Affecting Human Health

Author: Gianna Andrews This case study is part of a collection of pages developed by students in the 2012 introductory-level Geology and Human Health course in the Department of Earth Sciences, Montana State University.  Over a few decades, humans have managed to dump tons upon tons of garbage into the ocean. Of the most devastating […]readmore

FUKUSHIMA FALLOUT: How Radioactive Is the Pacific, Really?

  By JAMES JOINER   This month, an alarming report said Fukushima radiation had hit American shores. The truth is, it’s only in trace amounts. The real problem is that it’s nobody’s job to check ever again. Radioactive elements from Japan’s Fukushima disaster were found in the ocean on the U.S. Pacific coast last week. Alarmist […]readmore

More oceans swamped by plastic ‘soup’

Australian scientists say it will take at least 500 years to stop the growth of five swirling masses of plastic waste in the world’s oceans. Even that grim scenario would depend on an immediate ban on more plastic going into oceans, they say. A swirling mass of plastic debris was first discovered in the so-called […]readmore

All the Water on Earth

Source: United States Geological Survey This image show blue spheres representing relative amounts of Earth’s water in comparison to the size of the Earth. Are you surprised that these water spheres look so small? They are only small in relation to the size of the Earth. These images attempt to show three dimensions so each […]readmore

Dr. Amos Wilson: Why We Do The Things We Do

(In 1998, Our Time Press ran a three-part series on Post-Traumatic Slavery Syndrome, taking the title from the lecture of Professor Joy Leary at St. Paul Community Baptist Church MAAFA lectures. Part three of the series came from a lecture at Brooklyn’s Slave Theater in 1995 given by the late Dr. Amos N. Wilson, assistant […]readmore


TO ADDRESS DEVELOPMENT IMBALANCE, BOROUGH PRESIDENT CALLS FOR REINVESTMENT IN CORE INFRASTRUCTURE, EXPANSION OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR COMMERCIAL SPACE AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING BROOKLYN, NY, February 22, 2016: Today, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams released “A Decade Later in Downtown Brooklyn”, a report analyzing the impact of the Downtown Brooklyn Plan, a rezoning initiated in 2004 […]readmore

View From Here

By David Mark Greaves Senator Bernie Sanders is making Secretary Clinton a far better candidate than she ever would have been without him.  And even if he does not win the nomination, he’s moved the Clinton self-described “pragmatism” needle to the Left, which would not have happened if he were not there. With the Republican […]readmore

The Human Toll of Antonin Scalia’s Time on the Court

Blacks, Latinos, and poor whites suffered because of his draconian approach to criminal punishment. By Mugambi Jouet, Slate In the days since Antonin Scalia’s death, he has been duly recognized as one of the most impactful justices in the Supreme Court’s history. A critical part of his troubling legacy has long been staring us in the […]readmore