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  • Mangroves in Crisis: Why One Man Works to Save the Plants That Fight Climate Disruption

    By Dahr Jamail, Truthout | Report

    A mangrove forest in Malaysia. Mangrove forests act as virtual carbon scrubbers, yet are under threat by the shrimping aquacultural industry.A mangrove forest in Malaysia. Mangrove forests act as virtual carbon scrubbers, yet are under threat by the shrimping aquacultural industry. (Photo: Yasser Abusen / Flickr)

    A man in Washington State believes he can help slow climate disruption by working to save mangrove forests, which sequester up to five times as much carbon as normal forests. If current deforestation and sea level increase trends continue, most of the carbon stored in mangroves, along with their ability to sequester more in the future, will be released back into the atmosphere, as mangroves are likely be gone completely by 2100.

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  • Beyond Awareness: Mental Illness and the Ableism of Capitalism

    Beyond Awareness: Mental Illness and the Ableism of Capitalism

    By Katie Klabusich, Truthout | News Analysis

    The inherent ableism of our economic system values people based on their productivity, sidelining those of us diagnosed with mental illness. Capitalism values people based on their efficiency within a standard work schedule, rather than on the depth of their contributions to the lives of those around them. However, more inclusive workplaces are indeed possible, even within the capitalist system.

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  • Organic Farmers Are Not Anti-Science, but Genetic Engineers Often Are

    Organic Farmers Are Not Anti-Science, but Genetic Engineers Often Are

    By Elizabeth Henderson, Independent Science News | News Analysis

    Opponents of genetically modified organisms, including organic farmers, are routinely dismissed as "anti-science." But it isn't organic farmers who are preventing independent university researchers from studying patented seeds or ignoring scientific evidence of the human harm associated with rising pesticide use. So, who are the real anti-scientists?

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