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Greenpeace Ad

The City Gas Guzzler, which we linked to last week, is drawing lots of comments on the Autoblog.

Washington Post Series "Harvesting Cash" Continues

Today, the Post's farm policy investigators tell the story of a 2003 boondoggle in which massive stockpiles of powdered milk, intended for use as "drought relief," ended up being traded all over the U...

Washington Post Keeps Digging Up Dirt on Wasteful Farm Policies

The Post's Dan Morgan, Gilbert M. Gaul, and Sarah Cohen continue to expose some serious flaws with the 2002 Farm Bill today in three articles deatiling different aspects of farm subsidy waste. Today's...

Organic Fast Food Coming to NYC

Organic hot dogs, burgers, and milkshakes may soon be making their way to the streets of the Big Apple. According to Sustainable Industries Journal, activist Antonia Nagy is working on a business...

Update: More Venues Offer to Host Farm Policy Showdown

Purdue University has agreed to host one of a series of debates on farm subsidies and the next farm bill that EWG president Ken Cook has proposed to former House Agriculture Committee Chairman Larry...

Government Study Confirms Dangers of Dioxin

Today the National Academy of Sciences released a report confirming that dioxin, the byproduct of several industries, is a potent carcinogen. In a 2005 investigation, Environmental Working Group (EWG)...

WHO: Environment = Health

The World Health Organization has released a new report which strengthens the argument for increased controls on environmental pollution. Here are some of the key findings: 13 million deaths annually...

Vinegar for Whiter Whites?

Who'da thunk. Tossing some vinegar into your washer's rinse cycle whiten your whites without making your clothes smell like a salad. Throwing in some baking soda can strengthen your laundry detergent...

Getting married soon? Consider greening your wedding.

Planning a large event like a wedding is a unique opportunity to make decisions can dramatically reduce your toll on the environment. Joe Carrick and Jessica Randall, newlyweds featured in today's...

Bush's energy concerns fuel international interest and skepticism

The world watched in awe and excitement as President Bush outlined his new concepts of global warming and strategies to battle it during his State of the Union address Tuesday night. While the...

Tests reveal high lead levels in multivitamins

A new report by ConsumerLab.com finds only 10 of 21 products tested meet the claims on their labels. Several of the multivitamin products tested contained high levels of lead, including one women's...

With 2007 comes a cleaner House

The House has taken a strong step toward cleaner energy by passing the Creating Long-Term Energy Alternatives for the Nation (CLEAN) Act. The CLEAN Act will shift nearly $14 billion in tax breaks for...

EPA may allow 'Brockovich' carcinogen in wood preservative

On January 19, EPA will decide whether to allow unrestricted use of a potent human carcinogen in lumber sold at hardware and home improvement stores. Hexavalent chromium–the "Erin Brockovich" chemical...

NY Times: Less is more when it comes to skin care

The New York Times' most emailed article of the day reports on the absurd marketing claims for cosmetic skin creams and the high prices the products demand. A Manhattan dermatologist recommends...

EPA backs off -- halfway -- on plan to gut toxics reporting

EPA administrator Stephen Johnson has announced that the administration is dropping its plan to excuse companies from annual reporting of their toxic chemical releases. At face value this is a step in...

U.K. Environment Agency names top 100 eco-heroes

The Environment Agency (UK) has published its Top 100 eco-heroes as voted by their peers ("peers" is code for "the staff of The Environment Agency"). Many of the obvious trailblazers have made the...

OSHA tries to put the brakes on asbestos precautions

OSHA scientist Ira Wainless is facing unpaid suspension for standing by his assertion that mechanics should be warned of possible asbestos exposure from brake pads. Most people, including mechanics...

Climate change a hot topic in the pulpit

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...

Measuring your disease risk

A new website by Harvard School of Public Health lets visitors tally their risk for several types of cancer, as well as heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and stroke. Users input their age and...

Eco-friendly pest control

Got cockroaches? Grist's Umbra gives us a few eco-friendly tips for getting rid of the unwanted guests. I'm definitely bookmarking this one as I have little idea what crawlers may await me in the...

In the news: October 30, 2006

Several articles from recent news contained within.

Harvard ethics investigation violates federal law

Last month we reported on the outrage of some distinguished Harvard alums over a suspiciously closed-door “investigation” that cleared Harvard professor Chester Douglass of charges that he covered up...

In the news: October 26, 2006

Multiple recent news articles within.

Scientists find farm link to breast cancer

"A team of researchers who studied the occupations of nearly all the Windsor, Ont., women who developed breast cancer in a period from 2000 to 2002 found they were about three times more likely to...