Environmental News Round-Up

6 Extreme Weather Projections for the U.S. – Treehugger 6/29/08

Why Cell-Phone Health Concerns Persist – Business Week 8/6/08

Cloned Beef Has Already Entered U.S. Food Supply, Even Before FDA Nod – Natural News 7/29/08


Health Hazards in Household Cleaners Exposed – US News & World Report 7/25/08


The Pentagon’s alarming project: Avian Flu Biowar Vaccine – Global Research 8/14/08


The Depleted Uranium Threat – TruthOut 8/13/08


‘Safe’ pesticides now first in poisonings – Center for Public Integrity 7/30/08


Debunking ‘Some Common Myths About Alternative Fuels’: GMNext Video Series – Treehugger 8/4/08


The Death March of the Penguins – Alternet 8/4/08


Power to the flower – Salon 7/30/08

Down with urban blight! Cultivating public land, as the author of “On Guerrilla Gardening” explains, is nothing short of a revolutionary act.


Papuan tribe takes on US mining giant – Raw Story 8/11/08

AP IMPACT: Underground FEMA fuel tanks could leak (AP) – AP/Yahoo 8/12/08 

“Dead Zones” Multiplying Fast, Coastal Water Study Says – Nat’l Geographic 8/13/08

More than 400 swaths of coastal waters are so deprived of oxygen they cannot sustain normal marine life.


Honeybee deaths at ‘crisis point’ – Raw Story 8/14/08

Jellyfish invasions hint at oceans’ decline – NYTimes/Boston Globe 8/3/08

Certain Parasites Alter Behavior of Their Infected Hosts – NaturalNews 7/31/08

The new generation of resistant infections is almost impossible to treat – BoingBoing 8/6/08


Homeopathic Alternatives to Antibiotics – Natural News 7/9/08


Eating as if Climate Mattered – Alternet 1/23/08  


Using Seawater in Agriculture and Its Significance for Human Survival – NaturalNews 7/25/08


French fries, potato chips could be getting safer to eat – AP/Houston Chronicle 8/2/08

EXCERPTS: “Four food manufacturers agreed to reduce levels of a cancer-causing chemical in their potato chips and french fries under a settlement announced Friday by the state attorney general’s office.  California sued H.J. Heinz Co., Plano-based Frito-Lay, Kettle Foods Inc., and Lance Inc. in 2005, alleging they violated a state requirement that companies post warning labels on products with carcinogens. 
The companies avoided trial by agreeing to pay a combined $3 million in fines and reduce the levels of acrylamide in their products over three years, officials said…Acrylamide forms naturally when starchy foods are baked or fried. Studies have shown the chemical, which also has industrial uses, causes cancer in lab animals and nerve damage to workers who are exposed to high levels.”

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