Stories by Alyssa Figueroa

Alyssa Figueroa is an associate editor at AlterNet. Follow @alyssa_fig subscribe to Alyssa Figueroa's feed

Posted on: Oct 20, 2012, Source: AlterNet

We know fracking has environmental and health damages, but there are other terrifying consequences.

Posted on: Oct 11, 2012, Source: AlterNet

For the wealthy, and alternative to the federal immigration system.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Is it a deal breaker or just a difference of opinion?

Posted on: Oct 5, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The TV anchor who confronted a viewer who criticized her weight took a brave step.

Posted on: Oct 5, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Corporations have turned to selling their likeability, not their products, as people grow furious at them.

Posted on: Oct 4, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Why the Latino vote is misunderstood.

Posted on: Oct 4, 2012, Source: AlterNet

New study reveals how Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit can dramatically reduce the need for abortion.

Posted on: Sep 28, 2012, Source: AlterNet

How far would you go for something you believed in?

Posted on: Sep 27, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Children’s brains are branded very early in life and that could be bad news for some kids.

Posted on: Sep 26, 2012, Source: AlterNet

It turns out your level of stress correlates with your level of leadership responsibility -- and whether you feel in control of your life.

Posted on: Sep 21, 2012, Source: AlterNet

As we continue to manipulate nature in detrimental ways to ensure our comforts, we put one of our great needs at risk.

Posted on: Sep 18, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Sep 17, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Here's our on-the-ground reporting from the East and West coasts.

Posted on: Sep 17, 2012, Source: AlterNet

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Posted on: Sep 10, 2012, Source: AlterNet

For not too much money you can buy Facebook 'likes,' Twitter followers and even book reviews.

Posted on: Aug 28, 2012, Source: AlterNet

It's more complicated than just how much money you make -- but where you live is definitely a factor.

Posted on: Aug 28, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Aug 23, 2012, Source: AlterNet

When you hear climate change you think of crazy weather, but there are other frightening effects.

Posted on: Aug 21, 2012, Source: AlterNet

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Posted on: Aug 20, 2012, Source: AlterNet

How poorly can FOX report a story on a new educational initiative that allows undocumented students to receive college credit?

Posted on: Aug 14, 2012, Source: AlterNet

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Posted on: Aug 14, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Arlie Hochschild, author of 'The Outsourced Self,' discusses the free-market's influence on our private lives.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Lunchtime is endangered. We need to fight back before it goes extinct.

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