Inevitable Welfare Reform & European Rabbits


340 million rabbits are raised for food every year in Europe. The European Parliament seems to think that implementing certain welfare measures will “make life better” for rabbits who are considered nothing more than economic commodities. The ultimate decision rests on the European Commission, but the assumption here is that the rabbits would somehow benefit from these measures.

2016 Democracy Reform Ballot Initiatives Roundup

Sightline Daily

This election, voters in nine states and one province saw a total of 17 democracy reform initiatives on their ballots. The initiatives gave voters a chance to weigh in on issues ranging from voter registration to vote-counting systems, from the role of big money in funding political campaigns to the adoption of game-changing campaign finance reform programs that would make campaigns about voter outreach again. Four of these proposed reforms

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The need for proper land reform

Green (Living) Review

Proper land reform could enable thousands upon thousands to do just that and that many additional farmers would bring enough food on the home markets for all. But that would simply have to go hand in hand with the land reform itself.

H.R. 1029, EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2015

Environmental Economics

The CBO doesn't think that implementing the changes propossed by this legislation would cost very much: H.R. 1029 would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to make various changes related to the qualifications of members serving on the Science Advisory Board (SAB) and to expand disclosure requirements for members of the board. The SAB was established in 1978 by the Congress with a broad mandate to advise EPA on technical matters related to science.

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Telling the Truth About Education?and About Ed Reform | Mother.

Mother Jones

Telling the Truth About Education—and About Ed Reform. At the same time, years of dipping into the ed reform literature has made me very cynical about faddish interventions. Skip to Navigation. Skip to Content. Mother Jones. Politics. Environment. Culture. Photo Essays.

4 Steps to Healthier Healthcare.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Health & Wellness Los Angeles New York CDC health care healthcare healthcare reform interstate health insurance medical care medicine obamacare pharmaceuticalsIf these four steps could be implemented, the state of.

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A Better Way to Meet America’s Needs: Invest in Nature

Conservancy Talk

Tax Reform Congress is poised to consider sweeping tax reform proposals, which presents another promising opportunity to encourage private-sector investments in nature.

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Five Steps Toward a Brighter Water Future for California

Conservancy Talk

Expedite groundwater reform: Groundwater accounts for one-third of the state’s water supply in normal years and more than 60% in times of drought. Last week, government scientists issued their strongest forecast yet for what some are calling a “Godzilla” El Niño.

Who Funds Seattle’s Political Candidates?

Sightline Daily

Democracy Election Reform Honest Elections Seattle Money in politics SeattleOriginal Sightline Institute graphic, available under our free use policy. Original Sightline Institute graphic, available under our free use policy.

Top #5 Wicked Problems the World Desperately Needs to Solve.

Elephant Journal

We are faced with countless wicked problems in the world—problems so severe and so complex that finding answers almost seems impossible. Government The theory of democracy is majority rule, but in practice the minority actually decides the outcome on most issues.

"Ninety-Five Regulatory Experts Express Concerns about Trump Administration Reforms"

Environmental Economics

Joshua Linn and Alan Krupnick: Many economists and other professionals looked on in dismay when President Trump issued executive orders and supporting guidance documents that appear to target regulations for elimination based primarily on their costs rather than a balanced assessment that includes benefits.

Nature’s Climate Solutions

Conservancy Talk

Halting forest loss is one of the most cost-effective responses to climate change, although policy reforms, such as improving land tenure, can pose challenges. Climate change is one of the most pressing challenges facing our planet today.

Prescription for REAL Healthcare Reform – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) PRESCRIPTION FOR REAL HEALTHCARE REFORM by Howard Dean, MD with Igor Volsky and Faiz Shakir Published by Chelsea Green Publishing June 2009 ISBN 978-1-60358-228-5 Paperback 140+ pages Price USD 12.95 Tags: health care healthcare reform

Welfare reform reinforces growing class prejudice reminiscent of Victorian era

Green (Living) Review

“Gas Taxes and Oil Subsidies: Time for Reform”

Environmental Economics

Many emerging market countries have taken advantage of the last year of falling oil prices to implement such reforms. Jeffrey Frankel at Econbrowser : World oil prices have been highly volatile during the last decade. Over the past year they have fallen more than 50%. Should we root for prices to go up, down, or stay the same? The economic effects of falling oil prices are negative overall for oil-exporting countries, of course, and positive for oil-importing countries.

Top Campaign Contributors: Hillary Clinton vs. Bernie Sanders. {Infographic}

Elephant Journal

I came across the following info-graphic, which shows the top financial contributors of Hilary Clinton and Bernie Sanders: Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) 2016 bernie sanders campaign Democracy financial reform hillary clinton infographic money political campaign politics

When the Darkness of Tragedy Compromises our Faith in Humanity.

Elephant Journal

How is it that so many people can be enraged about the Brock turner case and then post hate-filled commentary on the news that we have our first female presidential candidate running for office?

Fairtrade Foundation response to CAP reform statements

Green (Living) Review

Aurelie Walker, the Fairtrade Foundation’s Trade Policy Advisor, said: ‘Caroline Spelman’s speech today suggesting the Common Agriculture Policy is ‘morally wrong’ for ‘undercutting producers in developing countries’ represents a potentially significant watershed in attempts to produce meaningful reform of Europe’s €55 billion subsidy regime. The Fairtrade Foundation welcomes the Government’s stated intention to introduce a new moral dimension, linking development to CAP reform.

Ofgem calls for energy system reform

Green (Living) Review

"A commitment to radically reform the energy system must be a significant element of all the political party manifestos." by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Commenting the recent call by energy regulator Ofgem for radical plans to safeguard Britain's power supplies and tackle climate change, Friends of the Earth's Executive Director Andy Atkins, said: "Ofgem has rightly recognised that the free-market energy system is failing the UK.

How Money Gets into Our Politicians’ Pockets

Sightline Daily

Up until a 1989 reform act , candidates were able to legally use leftover campaign money for anything—and many used it as a retirement cushion. This is an area that’s almost universally accepted as needing reform. Democracy Election Reform Money in politics PACs

Professional bodies unite in concern over proposed planning reforms

Green (Living) Review

Six bodies representing a range of environmental professions have united in a joint letter to planning Minister, Greg Clarke MP, expressing their concern over the current planning reform proposals from Government. The signatories urged the Government to exercise due caution in rushing out the reforms and in particular to re-examine its use of the term ‘Sustainable Development’, which they consider to be a “gross mis-representation” of the principle.

"Grimm-Cassidy Bill Seeks to Gut Biggert Waters Flood Insurance Reforms"

Environmental Economics

Rachel Cleetus: In an extraordinary turnabout, House members seem set to abandon bedrock principles of fiscal conservatism by voting on a bill to undermine the Biggert-Waters flood insurance reforms. Those reforms would have put the highly-indebted National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in a more solvent position, benefiting taxpayers who have been footing the growing bill for costs of flooding.

Enneagram Personalities: The Challenger, The Harmonizer & The Reformer.

Elephant Journal

Health & Wellness Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today challenger Enneagram harmonizer personality reformerGroups 8, 9 and 1 relate to the body. The body types are associated with anger, with this emotion influencing the personality of those.

Jailed Pussy Riot Member to Start NGO for Prison Reform


Nadezhda "Nadya" Tolokonnikova, a member of the feminist punk band Pussy Riot is starting a non-governmental organization (NGO) for prison reform. Read More The post Jailed Pussy Riot Member to Start NGO for Prison Reform appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Scalia's Jokes Mask Reality Too Many of Our Leaders Shield.

PR Watch

Since Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia clearly isnt going to take the time to actually read the health care reform law before he decides whether or not its constitutional, maybe he and a couple of his buddies on the High Court can catch a screening of "The Hunger Games", the movie about children battling each other to the death in a futuristic America, renamed Panem. Skip to Main Content Area. Contact Us. News Feeds. Podcasts. Privacy Policy. RSS Feeds. Volunteer. Optional Member Code.

U.S. Seeks To Reform Mining Laws

Eco Friendly Daily

A 137-year old law is expected to be reformed by Congress is the near future. I think there is a possibility we can get mining reform done in this Congress.”. With these recent moves, the Obama administration is indicating their dedication to mining reform.

Giant Panda Habitat Threatened by Forest Reform


China’s recent achievements in giant panda conservation are at risk of being undermined by the reform of its system of collective forest tenure, said Conservation International scientists in a letter published in the journal Science.

Obscene bonuses show need for fundamental reform of banking sector

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Responding to the recent announcement that JP Morgan Chase paid out $26.9 billion in pay, bonuses and benefits last year, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said: “These obscene bonuses paid so soon after the world's taxpayers had to rescue the banking system show that there is something fundamentally wrong in the relationship between banking and the rest of the economy.

Government planning reform must lead to green, safe and prosperous future

Green (Living) Review

A greener and fairer planning system must be at the heart of reforms reported to be published next week says Friends of the Earth. Planning reform is expected to form a prominent part of the Government's Decentralisation and Localism Bill. " The Decentralisation and Localism bill is expected to include further reforms of the land use planning system.

9 Ways we can Process Tragedy in the Community.

Elephant Journal

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Where Co-Dependency Ends, from a Reformed Co-Dependent.

Elephant Journal

When I’ve been trampled on, I had to pull up my big girl pants that have made me feel grossly.

Sierra Club calls for Ex-Im bank reform

Sierra Club Compass

Some Congressional Republicans believe that the bank should be abolished, while many others on both sides of the aisle believe it needs real reform. The Sierra Club believes that Congress should continue to push the Bank to reform its energy sector lending. competitiveness in the evolving global marketplace, it should focus on reforming Ex-Im’s energy sector portfolio.

Pissed About Brock Turner’s Early Release? Here are 5 Ways to Be the Change.

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) WAYLON: Today Only Activism anger Brock Turner Brock Turner case change feminism how to create change justice leadership Reform voteIn the wake of the Brock Turner verdict and his early release, I found myself waiting for one of our feminist leaders to direct us.

COP18: We Must Reform Fracking to Limit Environmental Impact.

Sierra Club Compass

New Report: Look Before the LNG Leap » COP18: We Must Reform Fracking to Limit Environmental Impact. But with fracking, and the environmental concerns that come along with this, they are now focusing on getting the process of extracting shale gas reformed to limit these impacts. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference COP18: We Must Reform Fracking to Limit Environmental Impact : Comments. Compass.

Loose lips sink ships follow-up

Environmental Economics

Yes, there are challenges on the right -- skepticism about climate science and about tax reform -- but those are surmountable with time and effort. Yes, there are challenges on the right — skepticism about climate science and about tax reform — but those are surmountable with time and effort. Yes, there are challenges on the right — skepticism about climate science and about tax reform — but those are surmountable with time and effort.

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Poisoned Chalice: California rate design reform and its consequences for rooftop solar, efficiency, and conservation

Sierra Club Compass

Last year the California Legislature passed a bill (AB 327 - Perea) granting the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) the ability to make broad changes to how the state's investor owned utilities (PG&E, SCE, and SDG&E) charge customers for electricity.

Want to double world food production? Return the land to small farmers!

Green (Living) Review

agriculture farmers farming green living land reform peasants small farms smallholdingsby Michael Smith (Veshengro) If we want to double world food production and be able to feed a growing population we will have to return the land to small farmers and also establish more small farms.

WATCH: Bill Nye Explains Climate Change With Emoji


Nye continues his quest for climate change reform Read More The post WATCH: Bill Nye Explains Climate Change With Emoji appeared first on Ecorazzi. Bill Nye the Science Guy uses the language of the Millennial generation — emoji — to make his point about climate change.

Put your Money where your Mindful is: How to Create Positive Change.

Elephant Journal

Animal Rights Conscious Consumerism Ecofashion Enlightened Society Food Green Health & Wellness animal agriculture eco economic policies green grow your own food Meat Free Mondays palm oil positive reformation reusable coffee cups second hand options shop consientiously sustainable alternatives vote with our walletsI'm not going to lie to you. Being a conscious consumer takes more time than the more mindless variety.

Proposed Soda Tax to Fund Obama Health Care Reform

Green Living Ideas

The Obama administration has proposed a sin tax on sodas to pay for health care reform. Proposed Soda Tax to Fund Obama Health Care Reform. Sumptuary or sin taxes are common on alcohol and cigarettes, but do sugary sodas fall into this same category? Of course, the beverage lobby opposes the tax claiming it would unfairly target lower income families. Supporters [.] Post from: Green Living Ideas. Related Posts. Boost Your Health with Organic Energy Drinks.