Medical doctors warn of "lethal" levels of noise produced by military aircraft in the US. People living in communities near military air bases are already suffering from hearing loss, immune toxicity, insomnia, stroke, heart attacks and even death.
A few days ago, concerned citizens and environmental groups gathered in San Francisco in solidarity with "kayaktivists" in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, who have been expressing outrage against Shell and the lack of leadership exhibited by President Obama.
Border enforcement isn't just a counterproductive waste of taxpayers' money; it's also lethal. A quarter century's buildup on the border has forced would-be crossers to take more dangerous routes through the Southwest's deserts and mountains. At least 5,607 people died while attempting to enter the country between 1994 and 2008, mostly along these new, riskier routes.