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Category: Environment

Letters: ‘This piece is so unbalanced’

by WS Editors | Sep 1, 2013 | Environment

Maybe you should look at (in “Silencing Science,” June 1, 2013) the pharmacokinetic data from the National Center for Toxicological Analysis, which appears to have convinced the Silent Spring Institute that BPA does not present an estrogenic threat to mothers or infants. Or the EPA’s “state of the science” report on non-monotonic dose responses in […]

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Entering the Third Carbon Age—Not the Era of Renewable Energy

by Michael Klare | Aug 8, 2013 | Environment

(Source: Wikipedia/Creative Commons) When it comes to energy and economics in the climate-change era, nothing is what it seems. Most of us believe (or want to believe) that the second carbon era, the Age of Oil, will soon be superseded by the Age of Renewables, just as oil had long since superseded the Age of […]

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Unfit water

Feds Propose Limited Immunity for Water Polluters

by Alison Fairbrother | Aug 8, 2013 | Environment

(Source: woodleywonderworks/Flickr/Creative Commons) Agriculture is the largest contributor to water pollution in the U.S., dumping millions of pounds of nitrogen and phosphorous into the nation’s waterways each year. But as the problem worsens and government scrambles to find a solution, a program offering regulatory exemptions to farmers who voluntarily take cleanup steps is getting terrible […]

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What Producers of BPA Plastic Learned from Big Tobacco

by Lou Dubose | Aug 1, 2013 | Environment

(Illustrations by Edel Rodriguez) Our June investigative report on a Texas courtroom battle over “estrogenic-active” chemicals in consumer plastics is part of a much larger story involving compelling evidence that the plastics industry is hiding the toxicity of a product used in millions of American homes every day. Consider. The Eastman Chemical Company has spent […]

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3 Basic Principles of Eating Meat

by Alexis Zanghi | Jul 29, 2013 | Environment

(Image source: Benoît Deniaud/Flickr/Creative Commons) Nelly was wider than she was tall (about five hands or so), and kind of a jerk. She was old, and some brat (me) was always trying to put a saddle on her and play National Velvet in her paddock. But Nelly had that infuriating and endearing quality that most […]

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