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Education and contraceptives most effective in reducing abortion rates

The Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v Wade, a 50-year-old ruling that the Constitution of the United States would protect the rights of a pregnant person's liberty to safe and legal abortion, will undoubtedly have a strong ripple effect that expands outside the nation of the US. In Read More...

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100 percent renewable energy could prevent natural disaster blackouts

With storms growing in intensity the world over, such as Storm Eunice in Europe, solutions for enduring extreme weather are greater than ever. Adapting energy grids is particularly important to avoid blackouts.  Recent research shows, fortunately, that switching entirely to renewable energy Read More...

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Policy changes and activism render Texas abortion reporting site inactive

Website host GoDaddy has taken down Texas Right to Life’s abortion whistleblowing website for violating its terms of service. GoDaddy specifically cites Section 5.2, which states “You will not collect or harvest (or permit anyone else to collect or harvest) any User Content (as defined below) Read More...

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Lyft and Uber announce protections for drivers under TX abortion law

Following the implementation of abortion restrictions in Texas which make Uber and Lyft drivers legally vulnerable for driving patients to abortion clinics, the transportation companies have announced that they will pay all legal fees for drivers implicated under the new law. Lyft announced the Read More...

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This platform redirects power to critical sites during an outage

When a winter storm hit Texas in February, it has brought some of the coldest weather the state has seen in decades. The deep freeze led to a massive electricity generation failure, leaving millions of people without power for several days. The ensuing power crisis revealed multiple problems with Read More...

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Texas oil and gas unions support a green energy transition

The fossil fuel industry in Texas employs about 450,000 people, a statistic that has long driven politicians in the state to oppose green energy adoption measures. However, as the impacts of climate change begin to affect more and more communities, even fossil fuel workers in the Lone Star State Read More...

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Community rallies around bakery criticized for Pride celebration

After Confections, a small bakery in Lufkin, East Texas posted an image of a rainbow-colored cookie with a message in support of Pride Month, the shop, unfortunately, lost many followers and had several large clients cancel orders. In an inspirational move, people from around the world stepped up Read More...

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Volunteers in Texas have saved thousands of sea turtles from the cold

As you may have heard, a winter vortex has brought uncharacteristic bone-chilling temperatures to the state of Texas over the past few days. And while humans are certainly feeling the chill, countless sea turtles are facing a frigid death as a result of the drop in temperature. That’s because sea Read More...

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How to help people facing winter storms in Texas right now

Millions in Texas are still facing power outages due to severe winter storms. With more storms anticipated this weekend, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is foreseeing more rolling blackouts meaning more people will continue to live without basic needs all across the state. If Read More...

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This program in Austin aims to undo racism in the music industry

The Covid-19 pandemic has deeply affected many industries, but perhaps none has the weight of it so great as the music industry. Live music events and venues were some of the first to be shut down with the first wave of lockdowns and will be the last to open and function regularly once things Read More...