03 Nov 2015

Indonesian Forest Fires Producing More Pollution Daily Than Entire US Economy

Indonesia is burning, literally, one of the worst environmental and humanitarian disasters of our era, though you likely haven’t heard about it on TV.

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18 Aug 2015

4,000 Prison Inmates Fighting California Wildfires For $2 Per Day

With wildfires blazing throughout the parched Western United States, the state of California has found a novel, though ethically questionable, way to save money on the state’s safety budget: Send state prisoners to work on the frontlines fighting forest fires for $2 per day. About 4,000 low-level felons from California’s state prisons are fighting the fires, operating out of so-called “conservation camps.”

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