Environment and Health Archives

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FDA ‘Cherry Picked’ Evidence to Push Cloned-Animal Foods

3/22/07

News Article

Food / Nutrition || Health / Safety

Michelle Chen

GE Contaminated Rice Turns up in Mexican Markets

3/15/07

News Report

Corporate Globalization || Agriculture

Jessica Azulay

Anti-Junk-Mail Laws Trashed by Businesses, Labor

3/8/07

News Report

Environment / Ecology || Privacy / Surveillance

Megan Tady

Case Against TVA’s Coal-Plant Emissions Heats Up

3/6/07

News Report

Environment / Ecology || Health / Safety

Megan Tady

Firm with Suspect Ties Monitors Chemical Industry for Govt.

3/2/07

News Article

Health / Safety || Business

Megan Tady

Climate-Change Victims Chip Away U.S. Procrastination

3/1/07

News Article

Civil / Human Rights || Environment / Ecology

Megan Tady

As the ice they depend on for their way of life melts away around them, indigenous people of the Arctic are taking a crack at Washington in international court.

Monsanto Merger Sows Fears over Skewed Seed Market

2/26/07

News Report

Food / Nutrition || Agriculture

Michelle Chen

White House Leaves Consumer Safety Agency Hobbled

2/21/07

News Article

Business || Health / Safety

Michelle Chen

Lawmakers Move Against Over-use of Antibiotics on Farms

2/15/07

News Article

Health / Safety || Agriculture

Megan Tady

As more and more scientific authorities conclude that feeding antibiotics to livestock is promoting drug resistance among bacteria that attack humans, Congress has begun to take notice.

Big Enviro Groups ‘Holding Back’ Anti-Warming Movement

2/9/07

News Article

Environment / Ecology || Catastrophe / Crisis

Megan Tady

While the US government and some corporations are finally acknowledging global climate change, some critics say partnering with such forces may “tame” the movement’s goals and strategies.

Drugmakers Hurry Sales, Delay Safety Studies*

2/7/07

News Article

Health / Safety || Business

Michelle Chen

Activists ‘Step Up’ Challenge to Climate Change

2/5/07

News Article

Environment / Ecology || Social Movements / Activism

Shreema Mehta

Public Pushes Back Against Planned Test on Old Nuke Site*

1/31/07

News Article

Military / War || Health / Safety

Megan Tady

Suspicious of government assurances that a planned desert explosion will not rekindle radioactive fallout from past events, Westerners and Native Americans want the plan halted.

Mass. 'Universal' Health Plan Already Falling Short

1/26/07

News Article

Health / Safety || Poverty / Class Issues

Megan Tady

Less than a year after Massachusetts’s controversial healthcare initiative was first revealed, evidence is accumulating to bolster critics who said the system is faulty by design.

Medicare Drug ‘Reform’ Bill a ‘Hollow Victory’ for Democrats

1/23/07

News Article

Health / Safety || Politics / Legislation

Michelle Chen

Interested parties on two sides of the Medicare prescription-drug debate say last week’s effort to give the government power to negotiate prices was a big deal, but experts say it is unlikely to have any real impact.

Ground Zero ‘Clean-up’ Plan ‘Designed to Find Nothing’

1/18/07

News Report

Environment / Ecology || Catastrophe / Crisis

Michelle Chen

Environmentalists Want Nukes Out of Climate Change Bill

1/18/07

News Report

Environment / Ecology || Energy

Megan Tady

Turkey Industry Uses ‘Ethically Repugnant’ Breeding Practices

1/17/07

News Article

Animal Rights || Agriculture

Megan Tady

Malpractice ‘Crisis’ Distorted for Profit, New Analysis Suggests

1/12/07

News Article

Health / Safety

Catherine Komp

‘Green-stamping’ of Timber Companies Comes Under Scrutiny

1/12/07

News Article

Environment / Ecology || Business

Kari Lydersen

Conservationists say a major certifier of environmentally “sustainable” foresting practices in the US offers its approval too easily and is too hesitant to take action against firms that harm the environment.

 

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