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Around the world, thousands of scientists and their supporters marched on Earth Day, April 22, against cuts to research proposed in Trump's budget. Here are some of the voices of the people who took part in the New York City Science March. 

Cathy Marion and Melissa Foster — Environmental Contamination Experts

Now that Bill O'Reilly is off the air, I think it is time I provide an account of my appearance on the "O'Reilly Factor," since the tape of the episode I appeared on is nowhere to be found.

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City

Directed by Matt Tyrnauer

Sundance Selects, 2017

92 min., NR

So, a film producer walks into a theater and asks the audience if they have any questions. The only problem is that the movie hasn’t started yet.

We now live under a regime that sees catastrophic war moves as a handy distraction from its endless failures. The boundaries between the executive branch, corporations, finance and the military are fast losing substance. We stand by in horror as they play chicken with the world from Syria to Russia to North Korea.

Everybody who knows the history of the medical marijuana movement knows that Dennis Peron started the San Francisco Cannabis Buyers Club in response to the AIDS epidemic. The early ’90s also brought the beginning of the Prozac epidemic. Eli Lilly’s brilliant, pervasive marketing scheme would change how US Americans thought about “Depression,” and what constitutes a “serious illness,” and the “medical use” of drugs to improve mood.

Dozens of members of the Brooklyn group Bay Ridge for Social Justice carpooled across the Verrazano Bridge to meet up with Staten Island activists and march to the home of a state legislator who is trying to build her political resume by attacking and scapegoating undocumented immigrants.

With matzo crackers in hand, Rabbi Joshua Stanton led people in song at an interfaith seder on April 11, the first day of Passover.

Years ago, I worked for a wealthy television executive in Washington, DC, who had a posh Georgetown townhouse with a courtyard.

In the center of his courtyard was a small fountain, and he became obsessed with getting hold of a certain dye for it that the National Park Service used in fountains and pools at various historic sites around the capital.

The dye turned the water an opaque black, so murky you couldn’t see to the bottom. The park service claimed it was more aesthetically pleasing.

The world added record levels of renewable energy capacity in 2016 while spending less on clean energy development, according to a new report by the United Nations Environment Program and Bloomberg New Energy Finance.