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We can #ResistTrump by going all-in on clean energy.

18 Feb 15:46 | U.S. News

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Tell your mayors and local leaders that you're ready for your city to lead the nation and commit to 100% clean and renewable energy!

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MAKE A CALL: Scott Pruitt is now in charge of the EPA

17 Feb 17:50 | U.S. News

Dear Mary,

The nomination of Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is an extreme choice that puts the most basic protections that safeguard the air we breathe and the water we drink at high risk.

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The Senate just voted to put Big Oil in charge of EPA

17 Feb 14:08 | SciTech

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Senate just voted to put an arsonist in charge of fighting fires:

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The Senate just voted to put Big Oil in charge of EPA

17 Feb 14:07 | U.S. News

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Senate just voted to put an arsonist in charge of fighting fires:

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Researchers Say Zero Tolerance Policies Unfairly Punish Black Girls

17 Feb 13:08 | U.S. News

Black girls are disproportionately punished in American schools - an "overlooked crisis" that is populating the school-to-prison pipeline at rising rates, two education scholars argue in a new paper.read more »

Motor Vehicle Deaths In 2016 Estimated To Be Highest In Nine Years

16 Feb 10:06 | U.S. News

For the first time in nearly a decade, preliminary 2016 data from the National Safety Council estimates that as many as 40,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes last year. read more »

Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder by Zimmer Biomet: Class I Recall - High Fracture Rate

16 Feb 09:30 | U.S. News

Fractures may result in revision surgeries which could cause serious adverse health consequences such as permanent loss of shoulder function, infection, or rarely, death.read more »

HUD and Census Bureau Announce New Residential Construction Activity in January

16 Feb 07:07 | U.S. News

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Census Bureau jointly announced the following new residential construction statistics for January 2017.read more »

HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) Freeze Dried Vials by Synergy Rx: Recall - Lack of Sterility Assurance

15 Feb 08:30 | U.S. News

Administration of a drug product intended to be sterile that is not sterile could result in serious infections that may be life-threatening.read more »

When Home Buying, Selling And Renovating, It's An Animal House, Say Realtors

14 Feb 10:02 | U.S. News

When making decisions about buying, selling or renovating their homes, Americans, by and large, take their pets' needs into account, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors. read more »

Capitol Voice February 2017

12 Feb 13:01 | U.S. News

Pushing the State to Buy Clean for the Climate

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Older Adults Embracing 'Living Apart Together'

10 Feb 15:06 | SciTech

A new phenomenon called 'Living Apart Together' (LAT) -an intimate relationship without a shared residence - is gaining popularity as an alternative form of commitment.read more »

Can You Sponsor a Child to Experience Nature?

9 Feb 19:27 | U.S. News

We Need Your Help! Can you sponsor a child to go whale watching?

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America's Youngest Children Most Likely To Live In Poor Economic Conditions

9 Feb 15:21 | U.S. News

Out of all age groups, children are still most likely to live in poverty, according to new research from the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health.read more »

Alaris Syringe Pump Module (Large Volume Pump), Model 8100 and AIL Sensor Kits by CareFusion: Class I Recall - Alarm Error

9 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

Faulty Air-In-Line sensor which may generate a false alarm, and cause the syringe pump to stop supplying the infusion to the patient. Interruption of infusion could lead to serious adverse health consequences or death.read more »

Ibuprofen Lysine Injection, 20 mg /2 mL (10 mg/mL) by Exela Pharma Sciences: Recall - Particulate Matter

9 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

Particulate matter has the potential to block blood vessels, provoke an immune reaction, and/or lead to microinfarcts which could be life threatening.read more »

Well Balance Xanthium & Siler Combo (Bi Yan Pian) Dietary Supplement by Kingsway Trading Inc.: Recall - Product Contains Banned Ephedra Alkaloids

9 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

Supplements containing ephedrine alkaloids pose a risk of serious adverse events, including heart attack, stroke, and death.read more »

Well Balance Xanthium & Siler Combo (Bi Yan Pian) Dietary Supplement by Kingsway Trading Inc.: Recall - Product Contains Banned Ephedra Alkaloids

9 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

Supplements containing ephedrine alkaloids pose a risk of serious adverse events, including heart attack, stroke, and death.read more »

Betrayal at Standing Rock

9 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

The Sierra Club Insider

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Study Finds Troubling Consequences For Anti-Muslim And Anti-Mexican Attitudes

7 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

When Muslims and Mexican immigrants feel dehumanized by Americans, they are more likely to exhibit hostile responses, including support for violent over nonviolent collective action and unwillingness to assist counterterrorism efforts, a study has found. read more »

Rip Epa: 1970 - 2017?

6 Feb 2017 | SciTech

Dear Robert,

The Environmental Protection Agency's existence is on the line.

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Psychology Explains How To Win An Oscar

6 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

If you want to win an Oscar it is best to be an American actor in a film that portrays American culture. read more »

Beer Tops List Of Beverage Of Choice, But Wine Sees Gains In Popularity

6 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

While consumers increasingly alternate between alcohol categories depending on the drinking occasion, everyone has a favorite beverage to sip on – a trusted go-to regardless of the time or place. read more »

Oil and gas drilling. In National Parks.

4 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

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Is this the future of our national parks?

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Chlorhexidine Gluconate: Drug Safety Communication - Rare But Serious Allergic Reactions

2 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

Reactions can occur within minutes of exposure, and may include wheezing or difficulty breathing; swelling of the face; hives that can quickly progress to more serious symptoms; severe rash; or shock, a life-threatening condition.read more »

February 2017 Southern Sierran

2 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

Southern Sierran Newsletter of the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter February 2017

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They want to drill in National Parks

2 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

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Is this the future of our national parks?

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Trump's Supreme Court nominee is a disaster for the environment

31 Jan 2017 | U.S. News

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Silence is NOT Golden

31 Jan 2017 | U.S. News

Dear Eric,

Scott Pruitt, a man who has spent much of his career trying to stop the US Environmental Protection Agency from enforcing health-protective regulations, is about to become the head of that agency.

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Agencies Express Hope US Will Continue Long Tradition Of Protecting Those Fleeing Conflict

30 Jan 2017 | U.S. News

The United Nations agencies dealing with global refugee and migration issues expressed the hope that the United States will continue its strong leadership role and long tradition of protecting those who are fleeing conflict and persecution.read more »

Halo One Thin-Walled Guiding Sheath by Bard Peripheral Vascular Inc.: Class I Recall - Sheath Separation, Kinking, or Tip Damage

30 Jan 2017 | U.S. News

The affected product may cause serious adverse health consequences such as internal tears and perforation to arteries or veins, excessive bleeding, and death.read more »

Aspiration and the Sierra Club have joined forces to democratize sustainable investing

30 Jan 2017 | U.S. News

Sierra Club: Use Choice For Change

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Survey Finds Health Care, Unemployment, Immigration, Education Top List

30 Jan 2017 | U.S. News

Health care, unemployment, immigration, and education top a lengthy and varied list of the American public's policy priorities for 2017, according to a new national survey conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. read more »

Letter from Sacramento: Next Steps to Resist, Overcome and Advance

29 Jan 2017 | U.S. News

Dear Eric,

Like a lot of Club staff and members around the country, I marched on January 21 to demonstrate opposition to the values the new president is espousing.read more »

See (and Hike) the World with Sierra Club Angeles Chapter in 2017

28 Jan 2017 | U.S. News

Explore the World in 2017

[Denali National Park and Airplane, photo by Donna Specht]

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EPA ordered to use "alternative facts"

28 Jan 2017 | SciTech

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No science. No funding. No more EPA.

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Certain Homeopathic Teething Products: FDA Warning- Confirmed Elevated Levels of Belladonna

27 Jan 2017 | U.S. News

Homeopathic teething products containing belladonna pose an unnecessary risk to infants and children. Posted 01/27/2017read more »

NucliSENS easyMAG Magnetic Silica and NucliSENS Magnetic Extraction Reagents by bioMerieux: Recall - Potential Inaccurate Test Results

27 Jan 2017 | U.S. News

Risk of false negative results, invalid results, or under-quantification for clinical laboratory tests. This error may result in inappropriate treatment or delay in treatment.read more »

Most Primary Care Doctors 'Strongly Endorse' Key Elements Of The Affordable Care Act

27 Jan 2017 | U.S. News

According to new research, while nearly 74 percent of physicians surveyed favor making some changes to the Affordable Care Act, only 15 percent favor repealing the legislation in its entirety. read more »

Man Pleads Guilty To Bank Robbery He Blamed On A Fight With His Wife

26 Jan 2017 | U.S. News

A Kansas City, Kan., man who told investigators he preferred jail to living with his wife has pleaded guilty Monday to a federal bank robbery charge.read more »

HUD and Census Bureau Report New Residential Sales in December 2016

26 Jan 2017 | U.S. News

WASHINGTON - Sales of new single-family houses in December 2016 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 536,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.read more »

HUD Reaches Settlement Agreements with Ohio and Florida Insurance Companies Accused of Violating Fair Housing Act

26 Jan 2017 | U.S. News

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced agreements with two insurance companies in Ohio and Florida settling allegations the companies violated the Fair Housing Act by denying insurance coverage to properties that contain "subsidized housing" and "low-income housing."read more »

San Diego Chapter January Newsletter

25 Jan 2017 | U.S. News

January NEWS, EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

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Vancomycin Hydrochloride for Injection, USP by Hospira: Recall - Particulate Matter in Vial

25 Jan 2017 | U.S. News

Injected particulate may result in local swelling, irritation of blood vessels or tissue, blockage of blood vessels and/or low-level allergic response to the particulate.read more »

URGENT: Trump advances Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines - fight back!

24 Jan 2017 | U.S. News

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E-Cigarettes Expanding Tobacco Product Use Among Youth

24 Jan 2017 | U.S. News

E-cigarettes - thought by some to be responsible for a decline in youth cigarette smoking - are actually attracting a new population of adolescents who might not otherwise have smoked tobacco products, according to a new UC San Francisco study.read more »

Cast Your Vote Online: Sierra Club Board Election

22 Jan 2017 | U.S. News

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21 Jan 2017 | SciTech

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21 Jan 2017 | SciTech

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20 Jan 2017 | SciTech

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