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Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Massachusetts boasted a 60 percent kill rate. Vermont claimed up to 69 percent. And, in Texas, a preliminary report suggested that aerial spraying of pesticides eliminated 93 percent of disease-carrying mosquitoes in some neighborhoods.
The Age Of Western Wildfires
Study On Monsanto GM Corn Concerns Draws Skepticism
IEA Outlines Ways To Limit Vehicle Fuel Consumption
Are There Unsafe Levels Of Arsenic In Rice?
'World's Best' Tap Water Contaminated
Donald Carr: Increasing Pollution, Dwindling Options
Industrial agriculture, not manufacturing, gas drilling or mining, is the largest contributor to America's water pollution problem.
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff: Are Green Cleaners Safe? New Data May Surprise You
EWG's scientists looked at 2,000 cleaners over a one-year period and found half have ingredients known to harm our lungs.
Kristin Wartman: Organic Agriculture: Fifty (Plus) Shades of Gray
Labels do matter -- and what the Stanford analysis brings to the fore is the need for deeper, more comprehensive studies on the infinite shades of gray when it comes to agricultural practices
Katie Redford: Arrrr! Shell Tries to Plunder Human Rights
Shell's lawyers actually argued to the Supreme Court that a hypothetical company -- Pirates Incorporated -- should not be held accountable for their crimes, because, you guessed it, they're a corporation.
Annie Spiegelman: Bee Deviled: Scientists No Longer Bumbling Over Cause of Colony Collapse Disorder
If you're not a huge fan of the bee, why should their rapidly reducing population matter to you? Well, if you like to eat food, you should be concerned. Besides gathering nectar to produce honey, bees pollinate agricultural crops, home gardens, orchards and wildlife habitat.

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