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Andrea Germanos

Andrea Germanos is a staff writer at Common Dreams.

Antarctic glacier's 'irreversible' melting threatens 'considerable increase' to sea level rise

New study on Pine Island Glacier shows 'striking vision of the near future,' says co-author.

Anti-fracking activists cheer 'victory' that 'gives new life to environmental rights'

Anti-fracking campaigners in the U.S. are cheering a ruling by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that "gives new life to people‚Äôs environmental rights." On Thursday, the Court ruled 4-2 that...

Is your chicken dinner making you sick?

Two new reports may have consumers thinking twice about having chicken for dinner.

Nation's tech giants unite in demand for surveillance reform

'We urge the US to take the lead and make reforms that ensure that government surveillance efforts are clearly restricted by law.'

Pope slams rampant inequality, 'Economy That Kills'

'The socioeconomic system is unjust at its root'

Fukushima's radioactive water to be dumped into Pacific Ocean

No risk to public health, Japanese nuclear company TEPCO maintains.