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24 Sep 2020
Editorials

What the Frack 

Along with wildfires and earthquakes, California faces another environmental threat — the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) obsession with fracking. The BLM released a report on April 25 labeling one million acres — three times the size of the city of Los Angeles —…

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Open Access for All 

Researchers spend months, often years, developing their work before sharing their findings with the world. Once they go through a publication company they often lose the rights to their research. Readers must pay to read their work and the researchers still don’t make a profit….

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Let Puerto Rico Decide 

 About 97 percent of voters in Puerto Rico voted in favor of statehood in a nonbinding referendum in 2017. The U.S. federal government disregarded the vote, neglecting Puerto Ricans’ call for representation.  This undermines any remaining claim of democracy our country can make.  Christopher Columbus…