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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has taken refuge in the Ecuadoran embassy in London and is seeking political asylum.
We used to have the Brown Bins collected every two weeks, this has now been increased to four times a week, with a limit now enforced on general household waste this means we now have to recycle a lot more.
This in itself is a good idea but we have not been given the facilities to accommodate this increase in recyclable waste leaving many of us with an overspill which the council will not collect.
I am calling for people to sign this petition who want the Brown Bins collected more frequently, to prevent the build-up of unsightly waste, and to stop us, the residents, having to take time out of busy schedules to take waste to landfill and recycle centres at our own fuel and time costs.
My name is Robert Aweet. I am of mixed heritage, my father was Sudanese and my mother was Somalian. I came to England to seek asylum because of the civil war situation in Somalia, where I lived with my mother. My father had died of an illness when I was younger.
I fled Somalia to Kenya, after my mother was shot dead in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia. I spent many years on the run, in between the Kenyan refugee camps and Somalia. I had to leave Somalia permanently and supported myself in Kenya through fishing. I came to England from Nairobi to seek asylum due to the harassment of refugees in Kenya. I was regularly arrested and beaten by the Kenyan police.
I sought Asylum in Liverpool in 2009. When I arrived I was taken to detention and then given housing by the government while I waited for my claim to be processed. After 4 court cases my claim was rejected. This is because the government dispute my nationality despite expert witnesses testifying otherwise. I was then kicked out of my accommodation; I became homeless for eight months. During this time I became very ill and I was diagnosed with TB. My deportation order was postponed, but I am now again threatened with deportation.
I am displaced, I have no place to call home and no community to return to. I have built a life in Sheffield, I now have many friends here. This is my home.
I am appealing to the home office to give me leave to remain; I would really appreciate your signature.
Alaska hosts one of America's last remaining wilderness areas, ANWR. This 19-million-acre refuge was set aside for protection by President Eisenhower in 1960, but Congress in 1980 said its 1.5 million acre coastal plain could be opened to oil development if Congress specifically authorizes it. Recently, the Senate, by a 51-49 vote, rejected an attempt by Democrats and GOP moderates to remove a refuge drilling provision from next year's budget, preventing opponents from using a filibuster -- a tactic that has blocked repeated past attempts to open the Alaska refuge to oil companies. The budget is immune from a filibuster, meaning drilling supporters will need only a majority --not the 60 votes required to break a filibuster -- to succeed when the issue comes up for final action later this year. President Bush has deemed the issue vital to national security.
However, the United States' continual reliance on foreign oil is believed to be linked with global climate change and other environmental hazards. Environmentalists contend that while new technologies have reduced the drilling footprint, ANWR's coastal plain still would contain a spider web of pipelines that would disrupt calving caribou and disturb polar bears, musk oxen and the annual influx of millions of migratory birds.
What's more, speculations are that the United States will not reap the benefits from drilling for another decade, and only at a minimal rate of 1 million barrels a day (1/20th of current US daily consumption) at peak drilling. Relying on middle eastern oil is also a pertinent national threat. We believe more resources should be placed in renewable energy instead of reliance on coal, oil, and natural gas supplies.
We urge Senator Dole and Senator Burr to reconsider their stance on drilling in the Alaskan Refuge.
On Friday, January 21st, 2005 Henri Bisson, the director of Alaska's Bureau of Land Management planned to open thousands of acres on the North Slope of Alaska for exploritory drilling of oil and natural gas. This section has been fenced off since the Reagan administration because of environmental concerns and it is a migratory path for birds and caribou.
It has been said that the exploration would produce a minimal impact of the area but if this area has been fenced off for decades is this true? Tell the BLM of Alaska and Henri Bisson to stop all plans to drill in Alaska's North Slope.
A petition to the Mayor of Miami Dade county to provide funding. For the Everlades Outpost Wildlife rehabilitaion center and refuge.
Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is the crown jewel of America's refuge system.
Tucked away in the state's remote northeast corner, this 19.6 million acre wildlife sanctuary is an awe-inspiring natural wonder: A sweeping expanse of tundra studded with marshes and lagoons and laced with rivers dramatically situated between the rugged foothills of the Brooks Range and the wide, icy waters of the Beaufort Sea. This pristine place is under threat by an oil industry that sees not its beauty, but its profit-making potential.