Over 500,000 people have been displaced from their homes and over 10,000 are still missing. Many lack shelter, heat, electricity, and water. We'll be holding fundraisers in the coming weeks to help provide people with these necessities.
WASHINGTON, Mar. 16 – Statement of Gary Kalman, Federal Legislative Director of U.S. PIRG, in response to the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.
What we do with our stuff when we’re done with it is a huge problem. Here in Connecticut, almost 75% of our waste is buried or burned, a process that pollutes our environment and damages our health. But the great thing is that we know how to fix this problem! Go Zero Waste.
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CLINTON, N.Y. — They text their friends all day long. At night, they do research for their term papers on laptops and commune with their parents on Skype. But as they walk the paths of Hamilton College, a poster-perfect liberal arts school in this upstate village, students are still hauling around bulky, old-fashioned textbooks — and loving it.
WASHINGTON — Ending one of the fiercest lobbying fights in Washington, Congress voted Thursday to force commercial banks out of the federal student loan market, cutting off billions of dollars in profits in a sweeping restructuring of financial-aid programs and redirecting most of the money to new education initiatives.
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