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Oil Change International: Azerbaijan's COP29 Distraction - Polluters Leading Climate Funds is Greenwashing
WASHINGTON, July 20 -- Oil Change International issued the following statement on July 19, 2024:

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In response to Azerbaijan's climate fund distraction announcement, Bronwen Tucker, Oil Change International Public Finance lead, said:

"A $1 billion voluntary climate fund that gives polluters decision-making powers is greenwashing. There is momentum to make polluters and the super-rich pay up for the trillions needed for climate action. Inviting fossil fuel interests to play-act as climate champions is a waste of time. Fossil fuel interests have knowingly and systematically blocked, delayed, ... Show Full Article

Marine Biological Laboratory: Unlocking the Secrets of a Blood Parasite
WOODS HOLE, Massachusetts, July 20 (TNSres) -- The Marine Biological Laboratory, an affiliate of the University of Chicago, issued the following news:

By Alex Megerle

It's an unnerving thought: tiny worms burrowing into your skin, living in your veins and arteries, wreaking havoc on your body from the inside out.

But it's reality for the millions around the world who suffer from schistosomiasis, a disease caused by a genus of parasitic worms called Schistosoma. Depending on the species, these small invaders can cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, organ damage, and worse. Schistosomiasis is estimated ... Show Full Article

Latinos Embrace LIBRE's 'La Prosperidad Es Posible' and 'Diga NO to Bidenomics' Issue Campaigns
ARLINGTON, Virginia, July 20 -- LIBRE Initiative issued the following news release:

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What They're Saying: Telemundo, WFMZ, The Morning Call, WNEP: National Latino Group Informs Community About Pro Growth Policies at Grocery Store Events

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania -- For months, The LIBRE Initiative, the largest center-right Latino organization in the country, has been holding events across the country informing the Latino community about how overspending is contributing to high inflation rates and an uneven economy.

Uni Lopez, LIBRE grassroots engagement director, addresses Prosperity ... Show Full Article

International Committee Keeps Spotlight on Illegal Monkey Trade: PETA Statement
NORFOLK, Virginia, July 20 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following statement on July 19, 2024:

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Geneva - Please see the following statement from PETA primate scientist Dr. Lisa Jones-Engel regarding today's decision of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to maintain additional scrutiny of endangered monkeys exported from Cambodia, the Philippines, and Vietnam in order to determine whether the trade is legal, sustainable, and traceable:

"CITES' announcement today is the latest smackdown for Charles River ... Show Full Article

Immigrant Advocates Applaud TPS Re-Designation and Extension for Somalia, Urge Pathway to Citizenship for All
NEW YORK, July 20 -- The New York Immigration Coalition issued the following news release on July 19, 2024:

Today, the Department of Homeland Security announced the extension and redesignation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Somalia for 18 months, from September 18, 2024 to March 17, 2026, benefiting an estimated 4,900 people, if they are otherwise eligible.

This extension and redesignation does not apply to anyone who was not already in the United States on July 12, 2024. Current TPS Somalia holders must re-register during the 60-day period from July 22, 2024, through September 20, ... Show Full Article

Equality California on Successful Recalls of Anti-LGBTQ+ Sunol Glen Unified School District Trustees
LOS ANGELES, California, July 20 -- Equality California issued the following statement on July 19, 2024:

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SUNOL, Calif. -- Equality California, the nation's largest statewide LGBTQ+ civil rights organization, issued the following statement from Executive Director Tony Hoang in response to the successful recall of anti-LGBTQ+ Sunol Glen Unified School District Trustees Linda Hurley and Ryan Jergensen in a special election on Tuesday, July 2nd:

"LGBTQ+ youth in California have been under attack by extremists like Linda Hurley and Ryan Jergensen seeking to advance hateful agendas that put ... Show Full Article

Applied Materials Unveils Chip Wiring Innovations for More Energy-Efficient Computing
NOVELTY, Ohio, July 20 -- ASM International posted the following news from Applied Materials Inc.:

Applied Materials Inc., Santa Clara, Calif., introduced materials engineering innovations designed to increase the performance-per-watt of computer systems by enabling copper wiring to scale to the 2-nm logic node and beyond.

"The AI era needs more energy-efficient computing, and chip wiring and stacking are critical to performance and power consumption," said Dr. Prabu Raja, president of the semiconductor products group at Applied Materials. "Applied's newest integrated materials solution enables ... Show Full Article