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

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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...

Dreaming of a Green Christmas? A Few Hints for the Dedicated

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All right, it’s Christmas. “I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas” has not yet made the charts, but as a devoted (or often-devoted) environmentalist you wouldn’t mind if your Christmas gifts this year didn’t contribute to the morass we are making of the earth. There is plenty of guidance around. Check out such environmental sites... Read More...

An Interesting Angle: Google Greens the Planet

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It's an interesting angle: Google admits to using a huge number of megawatts in its data centers, but look how many millions of trips to the library that saves. Read More...

8 Answers to Electric Car Naysayers

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This list from Mother Jones magazine will give you the right dope about why our belated-but-finally-arriving electric cars are the real thing, environmentally speaking. Read More...

Atrazine: DDT All Over Again

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This detailed and thorough article on the widespread use of the weed-killer and hormone disrupting chemical, atrazine, reminds us that Rachel Carson's warnings against the poisoning of our landscape and ourselves should still be ringing in our ears. Read More...

Bottled Water: Public Nemesis

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Back in 1999 -- before we were aware that plastic bottles leached BPA's -- the NRDC's 4-year study made clear that bottled water was a bad choice for both our health and the environment. Here is a reprise of the Exceutive Summary with the bad news. Read More...


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.