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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

In Venice, the International Environmental Sciences Academy will meet to consider a court to penalize nations for pollution. Nobel Peace Prize Adolfo Perez Esquivel, president of the Academy, has proposed that the United Nations establish an International Penal Court for the Environment. The court would punish nations for intentional environmental "crimes against humanity," such as the Chernobyl disaster. We'll see how the community of nations responds.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

As the climate change talks in Nairobi stagger forward, the French have thrown a new proposal into an already sludgy mix. Instead of allowing the world’s worst polluters, the United States and China, to ignore the problems, Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin has proposed taxes on imports from countries that have not signed the Kyoto Protocol.

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Thursday, November 9, 2006

There is so much which can and must be accomplished when we know what is happening to our environment, and its direct impact on each of our lives. No one person, group or organization can bring about complete awareness and comprehensive change alone. The faith community must become a far-reaching, consistent voice, from pulpits, to exhort the masses to understand, get involved, speak out, and be converted to “SAVE OUR WORLD… FROM US!!”"

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Friday, November 3, 2006

Several news articles and their summaries within.

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Monday, October 30, 2006

Several articles from recent news contained within.

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Thursday, October 26, 2006

Multiple recent news articles within.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Today’s USA Today profiles (on the front page no less) EWG intern Alex Wells. According to USAT Alex may be pretty typical of Generation Y. Research suggests she and other millennials — those in their mid-20s and younger — are civic-minded and socially conscious.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Multiple recent articles from news websites to be found within.

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Thursday, October 19, 2006

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Currently, about 40 million acres of rainforest are lost annually, even though they are home to to five to ten million plant and animal species. In addition to their role as diverse habitats, rainforests also help mitigate the effects of global warming by absorbing greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide.

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Monday, October 16, 2006

We learn today, via Effect Measure and DemFromCT at DailyKos, that the CDC has started a blog of their own, with the realization that "new media" is a good vehicle to help advance discussion of federal health policy.

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Monday, October 16, 2006

Check out this 40 second clip of Minnesota Senator Michele Bachmann calling climate change science into question as her audience laughs in her face.

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Friday, October 13, 2006

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Thursday, October 12, 2006

Isn't this MUCH better? Thanks to EWG designer extraordinaire, Carrie Gouldin, we no longer look like a spam blog. In fact, I'd have to say (in my completely impartial opinion, of course) that we've now got one of the best designs out there. We're still making small tweaks, so please comment or email us if you have trouble with anything, or if something just looks plain wrong on your browser.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Thanks to newlyweds Molly Amirault and Dave Higgins of Westbrook, Maine, EWG made its first appearance (as far we know) at a wedding last weekend. Not only did the couple give each of their guests two wallet guides (Pesticides in Produce and Safe Cosmetics)-they also made a contribution to EWG on behalf of each guest. What a great way to celebrate such an important milestone. Congratulations, Molly and Dave!

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Monday, October 9, 2006

 

Scientists and Engineers for America is a new group, just recently formed:

"to enter the political debate when the nation's leaders systematically ignore scientific evidence and analysis, put ideological interest ahead of scientific truths, suppress valid scientific evidence and harass and threaten scientists for speaking honestly about their research."

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Friday, October 6, 2006

Iowa has been chosen as the location for Earthpark, the largest educational center in the United States on environmental and conservation issues. Earthpark Iowa is hoping to have the same success that its predecessor has enjoyed in the UK.

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Wednesday, October 4, 2006

NPR reports uncovering internal documents suggesting that EPA administrator Steven Johnson ignored the advice of EPA scientific advisors when he rejected tougher air quality standards that could save thousands of lives each year.

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Wednesday, October 4, 2006

In the September issue of Fast Company, author Charles Fishman begins his story like this: Sitting humbly on shelves in stores everywhere is a product, priced at less than $3, that will change the world. Soon. It is a fairly ordinary item that nonetheless cuts to the heart of a half-dozen of the most profound, most urgent problems we face. Energy consumption. Rising gasoline costs and electric bills. Greenhouse-gas emissions. Dependence on coal and foreign oil. Global warming.

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