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  • An Extreme Climate Forces Extreme Measures as Worst-Case Predictions Are Realized

    By Dahr Jamail, Truthout | Report

    Mt. Rainier. (Photo: George Artwood; Edited: LW / TO)Mt. Rainier. (Photo: George Artwood; Edited: LW / TO)

    The speed of planetary warming and all of its subsequent consequences continues to outpace previous worst-case scientific predictions. While some people are already exploring adaptation measures, such as towing Antarctic icebergs to Cape Town, South Africa, as a solution to an ongoing water crisis, the denialist movement in the US continues to reach new lows.

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  • Vermont Legislators Pass a Drug Importation Law to Challenge High Drug Prices

    Vermont Legislators Pass a Drug Importation Law to Challenge High Drug Prices

    By Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News | Report

    In an effort to tackle the issue of constantly climbing drug prices, Vermont passed a law last week that would facilitate the state's importation of prescription drugs wholesale from Canada. However, just having a law like Vermont's on the books is not enough to legalize importation. Next the state must outline how its initiative would save money without jeopardizing public health.

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  • Israel Continues Aggression Against Syria While Playing the Victim

    Israel Continues Aggression Against Syria While Playing the Victim

    By Zak Witus, Truthout | News Analysis

    In recent months, much has been written and discussed in the US mainstream media about the possibility of all-out war between Israel and its adversaries in the region. In reality, Israel has been ratcheting up tensions in the region for years, conducting largely one-sided acts of aggression against Syria, Lebanon and Iran in the name of "deterrence."

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