Activists are organizing physical nationwide protests through Reddit and Twitter, in an operation called Restore the Fourth. They have drawn supporters through the internet and have planned rallies in nearly every state except for a few (pictured lower right). They seek to "bring awareness to the abuses against [Americans'] civil liberties and the erosion of this cornerstone of [Americans'] democracy," according to their website.
Saturday, July 6, 2013 - 04:00 to Sunday, July 7, 2013 - 04:00
On July 6 and 7, Vancouver, BC, will host EPIC – one of the biggest sustainable festivals in the North America. With around 300 exhibitors and 20,000 anticipated guests, the EPIC Sustainable Living Festival will become the place to be for eco-lifestyle enthusiasts for two full days.
Monday, June 17, 2013 - 04:00 to Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 04:00
Discussions of natural gas, and liquid natural gas (LNG) in particular, dominated the EIA 2013 Energy Conference, which brought together professors, government officials, and private sector leaders to discuss the American energy landscape in the near future. Over the course of the two-day conference, speakers remained optimistic about the growth of the natural gas industry, but speakers neglected to explore the environmental consequences of natural gas. Speakers predicted growing market shares of both natural gas and renewable energy.
Sunday, June 16, 2013 - 04:00 to Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 04:00
On June 14, two days before the opening of the 37th session of UNESCO's World Heritage Committee - which "has the final say on whether a property is inscribed on the World Heritage List" - taking place in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap-Angkor, Cambodia, a group of Tibet advocates submitted a petition with 85,000 signatures to the Committee to save Lhasa, the heart of the Tibetan capital's cultural heritage, from redevelopment by the Chinese government.
Sunday, June 16, 2013 - 04:00 to Friday, June 21, 2013 - 04:00
According to the USDA, about 80 percent of agricultural land experienced drought in 2012, conditions not seen since the 1950s. Two thousand US counties were designated as disaster areas, and 67 percent of cattle and 70-75 percent of corn and soybean production was affected. The summer months were the driest, putting 28 percent of the affected farms in exceptional (worse than severe) drought conditions. The tide turned this spring for some Midwestern areas, when torrential rains made it difficult to farmers to plant their crops.
Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 04:00 to Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 04:00
In a twist of events, hacker Deric Lostutter of Kentucky, may face up to ten years in prison for hackivist activity. According to Reuters, the FBI is investigating his role in the efforts to uncover and publicize those involved in a rape that occurred in Steubenville, Ohio. Lostutter belonged to KnightSec, which was responsible for releasing the viral video of a former Big Red baseball player, Michael Nodianos, joking about the rape. The video, posted in December 2012 on rollredroll.com, is of a person wearing a Guy Fawkes mask demanding a public apology from the attackers, and threatening to reveal social security numbers and other sensitive information of those involved if they didn't apologize. Though Lostutter admitted to being the man in the video, he does not claim responsibility for hacking the website or posting the video. Note: Information, photos and video may contain graphic details of sexual assault.