June 4, 2010 -
BP's attempts to tame an oil gusher in the Gulf of Mexico have
failed. With thousands of barrels of oil a day leaking into waters and
washing ashore, the region is on the brink of an ecological disaster.
New America Media environment editor Ngoc Nguyen interviewed author
April 1, 2010 -
By Maya Rockeymoore, New America MediaNow that the health care reform bill has been signed into law, President
Obama and the Democratic Congress have a significant legislative
victory to call their own. While many are relieved that the United
States has finally been able to gain a foothold on reform -- an
accomplishment that has eluded presidents for almost 100 years -- plenty of
others are still wondering what the changes will mean for their lives.
March 18, 2010 -
By Anthony D. Avincula, New America MediaATLANTA -- Contrary to perception in the South and other parts of the country that
H1N1 virus has already ebbed in recent months, health department
officials here reported an unusual uptick in flu cases and warned that
the H1N1 pandemic is far from over.
The last week of February alone saw 36 people hospitalized because of
H1N1 and seasonal flu. In the first week of March the number had almost