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Entries by Lynne Peeples from 12/2011

Farm Bill Reform Could Trim Americans' Waistlines

Posted 12.07.2011 | Green

A cartoon consumer appears happy and healthy, eating a meal of fresh carrots, corn and chicken as the calendar cycles through the 1950s, '60s and '70s...

Dog Poop Poses Disease Risk: Scoop Fido's Feces While It's Still Fresh

Posted 12.09.2011 | Green

Once a week, Dwight Farias-Rios visits Max's yard to clean up after him. The owner of Call of Doodie, a pet waste removal service in New Jersey, is ty...

Farm Bill Conservation Programs Threatened By Anticipated Budget Cuts

Posted 12.11.2011 | Green

On October 17, a massive dust storm hit Lubbock, Texas, adding to already significant agricultural and environmental devastation across the South this...

Farm Bill Climate Change Policies Could Help Or Hinder Sustainability Efforts

Posted 12.13.2011 | Green

It wasn't a hurricane that devastated Mark Doyle's apples this year. Rather, an unusually cold and wet spring in the Northeast had already done enough...

Payroll Tax Bill With Poison Pills Angers Environmental And Public Health Advocates

Posted 12.14.2011 | Green

Standing in the very same room in which landmark laws like the Clean Air Act were written, environmental and public health advocates expressed their d...

Americans Worried About Global Pandemics, Yet Lack Knowledge Of Their Likely Source, Survey Shows

Posted 12.14.2011 | Green

Two out of every three Americans worry about the potential for a global disease outbreak. (Thank you, "Contagion.") Yet, alongside this result fr...

Exotic Pets' Human Health Risk: Could The Global Pet Trade Import The Next Pandemic?

Posted 12.17.2011 | Green

Part of a series investigating the complex links between human, animal and environmental health: The Infection Loop. Dr. Anthony Pilny had just fin...

EPA's Air Pollution Rule A 'Great Victory,' Say Public Health And Environmental Advocates

Posted 12.21.2011 | Green

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency unveiled historic new rules on Wednesday that would limit the mercury, arsenic and other toxic pollutants in ...

FDA Withdraws Proposal To Limit Livestock Antibiotic Use, Raising Public Health Concerns

Posted 12.23.2011 | Green

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday its withdrawal of a decades-old proposal to limit the use of antibiotics in animal feed, a mo...