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It's the Environment, Stupid | All the green that’s fit to post

Agent Orange Chemical Still in Wide Use Throughout the U.S.

Friday, March 9, 2012
Agent Orange Chemical Still in Wide Use Throughout the U.S.

The USDA appears about to approve a new Monsanto GMO crop that will increase spraying of a herbicide containing 2,4-D, a chemical component of Agent Orange. 2,4-D is already in use, not only on crops, but on lawns and playing fields. Read More...

Cheaper, Farther, Stronger — A New Car Battery Design Is Ready for Testing

Thursday, March 8, 2012
Cheaper, Farther, Stronger — A New Car Battery Design Is Ready for Testing

A small company has developed a battery module, that, assembled into an electric car battery, could double, and even triple the range of current batteries at half the price. Read More...

Environmental Toxicants Can Change Our DNA — & Our Children’s

Monday, March 5, 2012
Environmental Toxicants Can Change Our DNA — & Our Children’s

Scientists are finding that the way our DNA operates is redetermined by environmental factors after conception, including what we eat, inhale and absorb through out skin, and that we can pass those changes on to future generations. Read More...

Environmental Movement Failures Laid to Failures of Environmental Funding

Sunday, March 4, 2012
Environmental Movement Failures Laid to Failures of Environmental Funding

A new book by an insider on the environmental funding circuit says the failure to achieve environmental goals is due to the failure to foster and fund people at the grassroots level where many environmental failures are manifested. Read More...

It’s Vegetarians Vs Meat Eaters Again

Tuesday, February 21, 2012
It’s Vegetarians Vs Meat Eaters Again

If the world stopped eating grain-fed meat tomorrow, in short order some 800 million people could be fed on the grain the animals no longer needed. Of course, that’s not going to happen, but it shows that even a small reduction in meat consumption by enough people would have a huge impact. In fact,... Read More...

Republicans Parented Environmental Agencies

Monday, February 20, 2012
Republicans Parented Environmental Agencies

A writer from the San Gabriel Valley Tribune reminds us that most of the major environmental government agencies we count as our blessings were started by Republicans, including Nixon. Read More...

New Car Smell Symptom of Bad Air Quality

Saturday, February 18, 2012
New Car Smell Symptom of Bad Air Quality

That new car smell that is such a prized evidence of a newly acquired vehicle will, in the long run, make you sick, especially after the car has stood in the sun and cooked all its deadly brew of chemicals to a turn. A few cars are avoiding the use of materials that contain... Read More...

Environmental Burden of Poor Health Falls on Poor

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Environmental Burden of Poor Health Falls on Poor

Losing a million years of healthy lives every year in Europe is a number that should make everyone aware of the stealth theft that polluters everywhere take from the life pockets of the world's people. Read More...

How SW Florida’s Lee Country Cut Toxic Emissions 85%

Tuesday, February 7, 2012
How SW Florida’s Lee Country Cut Toxic Emissions 85%

How the Florida EPA gradually got local industries to cut their own emissions over seven years by 85% is a very instructive story. Most of the reductions were the result of better technology, but the consciousness raised by EPA's Toxics Release Inventory Program obviously played a major role. Read More...

Tea Party Strangles Green Laws

Monday, February 6, 2012
Tea Party Strangles Green Laws

The photographs show rows of chairs mostly occupied by elderly people who have been mobilized by the Tea Party. They are definitely not from the "one per cent," but they are doing the one per cent’s bidding. Their avowed goal is to stop anything that smells green, anything that may preserve the environment if... Read More...

GREEN BOOKS

Water: Our Most Precious Resource: by Marc Devilliers. This highly readable report on the looming global water crisis is amazingly informative on water issues around the world from China to Texas.