Category: U.S. News » Social Issues

Peers, More Than Teachers, Inspire Us To Learn

22 Mar 13:21 | U.S. News

"Why do I have to learn this?" It's a common question among youth, but new research out of Michigan State University suggests students perform much better academically when the answer is provided by their peers rather than their teachers. read more »

L.A.'s Premier Job Fair Returns

21 Mar 19:32 | U.S. News

Senator Kevin de León Senator Kevin De Leon invites you to attend the 22nd Annual Los Angeles Community Job Fair hosted by the Los Angeles DodgersProblems viewing this E-mail? Please click here. read more »

Poison Centers Receive 32 Calls A Day About Kids Exposed To Prescription Opioids

21 Mar 15:10 | U.S. News

A new study by the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Central Ohio Poison Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital found that there were more than 188,000 calls to US Poison Control Centers for pediatric exposure to opioids from January 2000 through December 2015, averaging 32 calls a day or one every 45 minutes.read more »

Breast Implants: Update - Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL)

21 Mar 13:00 | U.S. News

BIA-ALCL is a rare condition; when it occurs, it has been identified most frequently in patients undergoing implant revision operations for late onset, persistent seroma.read more »

20 Worst Paying Jobs For Women In America

20 Mar 10:05 | U.S. News

What are the worst paying jobs in America for women? 24/7 Wall St. reviewed female weekly earnings as a percentage of male weekly earnings in full-time wage and salary jobs using data from the Bureau of Labor statistics to identify the 20 worst paying jobs for women in America.read more »

Absorb GT1 Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS) by Abbott Vascular: Letter to Health Care Providers - FDA Investigating Increased Rate of Major Adverse Cardiac Events

18 Mar 10:00 | U.S. News

Increased rate of major adverse cardiac events observed in patients receiving the BVS, when compared to patients treated with metallic XIENCE drug-eluting stent.read more »

58 Million Americans Are Exposed To Loud, Frequent Noises

17 Mar 17:22 | U.S. News

Loud noise exposure is a common environmental hazard in the United States that can lead to hearing loss and other conditions such as sleep disturbance, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. read more »

Stand with San Diego.

17 Mar 12:02 | U.S. News

Dear Lynne,

I know one thing is clear to a dedicated environmental defender like you:

read more »

You Are Invited to the Open House at new Chapter Office on March 25

17 Mar 12:01 | U.S. News

March 25 Open House at new Chapter Office

Where do you fit in at Sierra Club? Come make new friends, hear about Chapter activities, learn new skills (think digital media, fundraising), exchange ideas and tour our new Chapter office at this day-long open house.

read more »

Mayor Garcetti: Tell DWP to stop building dirty gas plants

16 Mar 17:37 | U.S. News

Take Action with the Sierra Club

Dear Mary,

read more »

Capitol Voice Bulletin Mar 2017

15 Mar 12:02 | U.S. News

The March to Raise EV Fees Comes to California

read more »

Viberzi (eluxadoline): Drug Safety Communication - Increased Risk of Serious Pancreatitis In Patients Without A Gallbladder

15 Mar 12:02 | U.S. News

Patients who do not have a gallbladder should not take Viberzi. Developing pancreatitis could result in hospitalization or death.read more »

We are not powerless

14 Mar 18:37 | U.S. News

Team Sierra

Dear Mary,

President Trump's attacks on the environment grow more terrifying by the day. Because they're personal.

read more »

People See Black Men As Larger, More Threatening Than Same-Sized White Men

14 Mar 16:07 | U.S. News

People have a tendency to perceive black men as larger and more threatening than similarly sized white men, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.read more »

SynchroMed II and SynchroMed EL Implantable Drug Infusion Pumps by Medtronic: Class I Recall - Failure of Priming Bolus

14 Mar 13:20 | U.S. News

Patients may receive a drug overdose or under dose which can lead to serious adverse health consequences such as respiratory depression, coma or death.read more »

Two In Three Americans Favor Enhancing Women's Status In Society

13 Mar 12:05 | U.S. News

As Americans took part in International Women's Day, a collective day of global celebration and a call for gender parity, a new Harris Poll finds that two in three Americans (66%) say they favor efforts to strengthen and change women's status in society. read more »

Take Action with Your Dollars

13 Mar 08:30 | U.S. News

Live Well, Do Good

Our Live Well, Do Good newsletter features the latest news, benefits, discounts, and opportunities from the Sierra Club's mission-aligned partners. Our wide-ranging alliances help move us toward a sustainable future, advance a greener economy, and can help reduce our collective footprints to create positive impact through everyday actions and choices.

read more »

RSVP: 50 days until the Peoples Climate March

11 Mar 2017 | U.S. News

Take Action with the Sierra Club

http://click.emails.sierraclub.org/?qs=98d016470d73f9d2ad13e298af41502645ffce04b482a359958c25772ac2efae4cc1f8862f450a8612c39989ce17944536b0138d2bf6f5b9

read more »

HUD and Northern Illinois Lender Reach Fair Lending Settlement

10 Mar 2017 | U.S. News

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced an agreement with Alpine Bank and Trust resolving allegations the Northern Illinois-based lender discriminated against African American and Hispanic mortgage applicants.read more »

🚨 Trump’s EPA budget details released 🚨

10 Mar 2017 | U.S. News

Take Action with the Sierra Club

Trump's draft EPA budget: a love letter to Big Energy

read more »

Innocent African-Americans More Likely To Be Wrongfully Convicted

9 Mar 2017 | U.S. News

African-American prisoners who were convicted of murder are about 50 percent more likely to be innocent than other convicted murderers and spend longer in prison before exoneration, according to a new report. read more »

Lifepak 1000 Defibrillators by Physio-Control: Voluntary Field Action - Immediately Remove and Reinstall Battery

9 Mar 2017 | U.S. News

Device has shut down unexpectedly during patient treatment, which may expose patients to the risk of serious harm or death. Posted 01/14/2017read more »

Herbal and Dietary Supplement Products by Regeneca Worldwide: Recall - Not Manufactured in Compliance with Current Good Manufacturing Practices

9 Mar 2017 | U.S. News

Nationwide recall of Regeneca's entire line of herbal and dietary supplement products.read more »

SPS-1 Static Preservation Solution distributed by Organ Recovery Systems: Safety Communication - FDA Warns Of Potential Contamination

9 Mar 2017 | U.S. News

Laboratory results confirmed contamination with Pantoea and Enterococcus (intrinsically vancomycin-resistant) bacteria.read more »

This is what Trump wants to take us back to.

9 Mar 2017 | U.S. News

Take Action with the Sierra Club

EPA cuts = more pollution, sickness and death:

read more »

Balloon angioplasty devices to treat autonomic dysfunction: FDA Safety Communication - FDA concern over experimental procedures

8 Mar 2017 | U.S. News

Procedure may put patients at risk because is being promoted as treatment for a variety of conditions even though it has not been formally studied in clinical trialsread more »

Can Hiking Heal?

8 Mar 2017 | U.S. News

The Sierra Club Insider

http://click.emails.sierraclub.org/?qs=504dfbce927336685b2ae77eabf35c0062653e32f677260b235e03db3f552d56aa8e3d16a5f96c3131f0a7eb935f5027b0d662727c09b5c1

read more »

Dietary Supplements for Male Sexual Enhancement by A and H Focal: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient

7 Mar 2017 | U.S. News

PDE-5 Inhibitors may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs such as nitroglycerin and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.read more »

Congress could gut ESA

7 Mar 2017 | U.S. News

Take Action with the Sierra Club

URGENT: Trump's GOP Congress poised to gut the Endangered Species Act, putting countless threatened plants and animals at risk! read more »

SIGN THE PETITION: Stop EPA Budget Cuts

5 Mar 2017 | U.S. News

Dear Robert,

The Environmental Protection Agency's existence is on the line.

read more »

Trump's Policy Changes Put Women's Sexual And Reproductive Health At Risk, Argues Expert

3 Mar 2017 | U.S. News

Donald Trump's sexual and reproductive health policy changes threaten women in the USA and across the world, warns an expert.read more »

Regardless Of Intention, "Retarded" Remains A Common Insult Heard Among Adults And Teens

2 Mar 2017 | U.S. News

The word "retarded" remains an ever-present, however unfortunate, expression in the everyday dialogue of Americans. What was once used as a non-derogatory term to describe someone with an intellectual disability or other developmental delay, has since become an insult.read more »

See (and Hike) the World with Sierra Club Angeles Chapter in 2017

1 Mar 2017 | U.S. News

Explore the World in 2017

[Denali National Park and Airplane, photo by Donna Specht]

read more »

Kids Want Parental Help With Online Risk, But Fear Parental Freak Outs

28 Feb 2017 | Entertainment

Kids think that parents just don't understand what it is like to be a teen in an internet-connected world and this lack of understanding may hinder the development of skills necessary to safely navigate online, according to a team of researchers.read more »

FOUR polluting power plants in one community?

27 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

Take Action with the Sierra Club

Dear Mary,

read more »

83 Percent Of Women Over 25 Who Plan To Have Children Are Postponing Starting a Family

27 Feb 2017 | Business

Eighty-three percent of women over the age of 25 who plan to have children are postponing starting a family to focus on their career, compared to 79 percent of men, found a recent CareerBuilder survey. read more »

Edex (alprostadil for injection) 10 mcg 2 Pack by Endo Pharmaceuticals: Recall - Potential Lack of Sterility Assurance

27 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

Loss of container closure integrity could impact the product’s sterility assurance and may lead to serious adverse events such as infections, both localized at the site of injection and systemically.read more »

NPC Protests White House Blackballing Of News Organizations

27 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

Leaders of the National Press Club and the National Press Club Journalism Institute have expressed shock about the White House press secretary's decision to keep several news organizations which have written critical stories about President Trump out of one of his briefings.read more »

Letter from Sacramento: Big Things Happening

26 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

Dear Eric,

Since November -- more specifically, since the November election -- Sierra Club's membership in California has jumped by more than 10,000.

read more »

Avella Specialty Pharmacy Unexpired Sterile Injectable Products Labeled “Latex Free”: Recall - Products May Contain Synthetic or Natural Latex

24 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

Risk of potential adverse events can range from local site reactions including swelling and inflammation, to allergic reactions which could be life-threatening to users who are sensitive to latex.read more »

Stop Big Oil and Pruitt - one day left

24 Feb 2017 | US Politics and Govt

Take Action with the Sierra Club

URGENT: Pruitt emails reveal he let Big Oil tell him what to say. Now he's going to dismantle the EPA. read more »

HUD and Census Bureau Report New Residential Sales in January 2017

24 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau today jointly announced the following new residential sales statistics for January 2017.read more »

48 hrs to stop Big Oil and Pruitt

23 Feb 2017 | US Politics and Govt

Take Action with the Sierra Club

Pruitt and Trump planning to destroy EPA:

read more »

Take action: Tell the Trump administration we won't stand for more tar sands pipelines

23 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

Take Action with the Sierra Club

http://click.emails.sierraclub.org/?qs=1920fc2be81fce1f75a166ef86cebfbe12db38ab4af1369e2cd5656d109b2ff8d77bd34905da3f1f609cfe581e119890caa4deb4d00aadfa

read more »

Not Even Trump Can Mess This Up

23 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

The Sierra Club Insider

http://click.emails.sierraclub.org/?qs=c77adae1d6f555e3400be29618ace7e2d5abcb79de77756ec51901fdd39f2f2b39c20b8ea95508b0701c80ef98deee974892aa5d14c77100

read more »

Not Even Trump Can Mess This Up

23 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

The Sierra Club Insider

http://click.emails.sierraclub.org/?qs=be72115e2a6fb2705e1dc878262fade9527189c0c1f6f01a519bc37f08a82c6e47b5c678e7f2712fbd6cba705fbc8488c89f1decad79dc92

read more »

XtraHRD Natural Male Enhancement Capsules by Organic Herbal Supply, Inc.: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient

22 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

Undeclared tadalafil may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs (such as nitroglycerin) and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.read more »

We can #ResistTrump by going all-in on clean energy.

18 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

Take Action with the Sierra Club

Tell your mayors and local leaders that you're ready for your city to lead the nation and commit to 100% clean and renewable energy!

read more »

MAKE A CALL: Scott Pruitt is now in charge of the EPA

17 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

Dear Mary,

The nomination of Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is an extreme choice that puts the most basic protections that safeguard the air we breathe and the water we drink at high risk.

read more »

The Senate just voted to put Big Oil in charge of EPA

17 Feb 2017 | SciTech

Take Action with the Sierra Club

Senate just voted to put an arsonist in charge of fighting fires:

read more »

NEWSMAIL