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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

Multiple articles from recent news.

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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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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Every year, for last 30 years, Project Censored at Sonoma State University has been collecting and reporting on news that corporate media doesn’t cover. The issues that don’t make it to the corporate media usually involve social justice, human rights, corporate greed and the environment.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

While some of the travel trips might not be the safest alternative here in US, like hitchhiking, there is still a lot you can do when traveling to help environment.

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Friday, September 15, 2006

The scientific journal Nature has added a new element to its system of reviewing articles for publication---posting submissions online and allowing feedback from recognized scientists and institutions. The posting of pending research is meant to support, not replace, the traditional peer-review process, which has come under increased scrutiny as of late for failing to weed out shoddy or even fraudulent research. Nature's editors hope that poorly drawn conclusions and flaws in experimental design, will be more easily flagged with more eyes reviewing them.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

After more than 5 days--and critical posts on TreeHuggerAdWeekFast CompanyEmergence MarketingChurch of the Customer blogAutoBlogGreenTriplePunditCityHippyBlogHer and Viral Garden--McDonald’s is unable to ignore the buzz calling into question the authenticity of its corporate blog. Last night, VP Bob Langert began allowing comments, but has yet to respond to any of them. Langert still needs to respond to live up to his blog’s name, “Open for Discussion.”

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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Union of Concerned Scientists is in the final round of its Scientific Integrity Cartoon Contest, recognizing the best cartoons dealing with the intersection of politics and science. Only 12 finalists remain--check out all 12 and vote for your favorite. Here's mine.

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Monday, September 11, 2006

Culminating a hike of several hundred miles, West Virginia grandfather Ed Wiley will arrive in Washington tomorrow to ask the federal government to help where his local officials’ resources fall short. Wiley, a former coal industry contractor, wants to see Marsh Fork Elementary moved from its current location, just yards from a coal silo he says makes kids sick--informal surveys indicate that many of Marsh Fork’s 220 students do have asthma or chronic bronchitis.

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Friday, September 1, 2006

Pulitzer-prize winning biologist E.O. Wilson is working to unite religious Creationists and secular believers of evolution theory around a shared commitment to environmental conservation. "There are two world views in conflict -- religious and secular -- but yet they can meet in friendship on one of the most important issues of this century," he said.
Amen, prof! [Link]

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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

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Monday, July 24, 2006

Today Center for Science in the Public (CSPI) Interest hosted a public forum to discuss conflicts of interest on National Academy of Sciences (NAS) issue panels. CSPI's most notable finding was that out of 320 NAS issue panel committee members evaluated, 18% had "direct conflicts of interest " defined as "a direct and recent connection to a company or industry with a financial stake in the study outcome."

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Friday, July 21, 2006

 

Here are a few remaindered links to get you through the weekend:

In Did Al Get the Science Right? Der Spiegel surveys the scientific community for reactions to Al Gore's documentary, An Inconvenient Truth.

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Thursday, July 20, 2006

What do OceanaOxfam America, and Greenpeace all have in common? Well-among other things-they are all nonprofits that have tapped into the social networking world of MySpace.com to attract new supporters.

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