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Moose Die-Off Alarms Scientists

Moose Die-Off Alarms Scientists | Current Events | Scoop.it
Populations across the continent are experiencing a sharp decline, and the exact cause is a mystery. But there is a common thread among possible factors: climate change.
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This article explains the consequences that climate change and hunting are having primarily on Moose. Due to these two factors many moose are now dying at 'alarming' rates. With the climate changes happening, such as winter being so short and falls lasting longer, many different parasites/ticks are having a feast on them so much so that they even become anemic. The article raises alarms that not many people are paying attention to. In places like New Hampshire and Minnesota moose are a big economic contribution factor due to tourism. If this ecological problem is causing devastating effects to moose then who's to say that it won't happen to other animals?

 
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Victims Push Laws to End Online Revenge Posts

Victims Push Laws to End Online Revenge Posts | Current Events | Scoop.it
Posting explicit images of former sexual partners can ruin lives, yet mostly goes unpunished. But the law may be catching up with technology.
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Many women are finding their not so decent pictures online these days thanks to their ex-boyfriends whom want to get revenge. Now there's anger rising in part of these women, within reason, stating that this should not be allowed and that they are looking for justice. This article shows what an impact the social media is having in our lives. In this case it poses as a con due to the fact that many of these people that find themselves in this position have lost either their jobs, relationships, familiy, or all of the above. It also shows that a lot of the time justice in the law system can't always help. Many of those in charge of the websites meant to defame these people in a bad(nude) light aren't being charged or put under investigation. They claim that this would be a violation of the 1st amendment, but maybe there will be a change considering that California is talking this possibility of charging those a part or in fault of these crimes. Then again a Nevada Lawyer asks the question, "Do we really need more people in jail?"

 

Source found in New York Times website newspaper, a liable and very well known newspaper.

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Long-term inmates — and prison culture — move into county jails

Long-term inmates — and prison culture — move into county jails | Current Events | Scoop.it
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown 's plan approved two years ago to ease crowding in state prisons has left county jails struggling with hard-core felons sentenced to spend years, even decades, in facilities meant to hold criminals for no more than a...
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After the the AB 109 law was passed by Governor Jerry Brown in order to decrease the overcrowding of jails problems arised. State jails are sending their prisoners to county jails, like in Los Angeles. The problem is that County jails can't handle State prisoners. Especially if they've been sentenced to forty two years, like drug trafficker Nicholas Gaona. A deal was made that those prisoners that were dangerous wouldn't be sent to County jails, but since Gaona wasn't convicted with a weapon he's not considered dangerous. Even though he's part of one of Mexico's big drug cartels. County jails were designed for shorter sentences, and for those individuals who have not committed serious crimes, but with this law they have to spread the prisoners wherever they can. At the same time many of these County jails will find themselves having trouble with collecting funds for these prisoners due to the programs they have within them, which they will have to extend, and medical treatments will now be standard.

 

This article was found in the LA Times, a very well known and popular newspaper.

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Salmonella outbreak in chicken shows resistance to antibiotics

Salmonella outbreak in chicken shows resistance to antibiotics | Current Events | Scoop.it
A salmonella outbreak in Foster Farms chicken contains several antibiotic-resistant strains that may explain an unusually high rate of hospitalization.
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This article goes to show that as time passes many bacteria are starting to become resistant to many of the anibiotics that are supposed to make us better. Also that even if certain poultry or meat is well packaged that it all comes down to how one takes care of it. Salmonella is starting to make a comeback, but according to this article it could be because many people don't take the correct measures to thoroughly cook it. It's being recommended that they do a call back for the poultry, but as stated before some argue that it's not the companies managing the poulty, it's the folks who are the cause.

 

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Environment Groups Set for New Fight Over Drilling on U.S.-Managed Utah Land

Environment Groups Set for New Fight Over Drilling on U.S.-Managed Utah Land | Current Events | Scoop.it
The Bureau of Land Management plans to open some of the San Rafael Swell in central Utah to oil and gas drilling.
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It's amazing how time after time oil drilling and gas are put forth on the list all the while leaving a care for the environment at the very bottom. Many of those who are hoping to save The San Rafael Swell from such drilling aren't receiving much of the support that they wish they could be, and it doesn't help that apparently the Obama administration is being pressured by the companies who want to set their business insights on these lands. As noted in the article results to this "environmentally sensitive story" won't be seen until November.

 

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Senate panel backs U.S. strike on Syria

Senate panel backs U.S. strike on Syria | Current Events | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — The Senate took a crucial step Wednesday toward authorizing a punitive strike on Syria but deep reluctance was evident in the House, where lawmakers questioned whether the U.S.
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Senate has issued a vote of 10 to 7 in order for the U.S to use force against Syria, while the House is still weary of this matter, and not sure wether to say yes or nay. Secretary of State John F. Kerry believes that action should be taken for belief that the President of Syria has the same traits as Hitler and Hussein, and believes that this President should be stopped as well like them. While President Obama wants to discuss this subject with the Russian President, as it seems that they are on Syrias side, and the U.S seems to be getting major support from Arab. On the other hand there's also worry that Syria will use chemical weapons sometime in the near future.

 

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