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Entries by Lynne Peeples from 02/2012

Bioterrorism Funding Withers As Death Germs Thrive In Labs, Nature

Posted 02.10.2012 | Green

Part of a series investigating the complex links between human, animal and environmental health: The Infection Loop. In early October 2001, just da...

Going Hog Wild: Weaning Antibiotic-Resistant Bugs Out Of Pork

Posted 02.11.2012 | Green

After nearly succumbing to an antibiotic-resistant infection contracted from one of his hogs, Russ Kremer went cold turkey. He exterminated his diseas...

BPA's Obesity And Diabetes Link Strengthened By New Study

Posted 02.14.2012 | Green

The modern lifestyle of super-sized french fries and couch potatoes often takes the blame for the rising rates of obesity and diabetes in the U.S. -- ...

Why Global Warming Still Considered Target Of Skepticism For Americans

Posted 02.17.2012 | Green

If you follow the popular polls, you might think that Americans are growing ever more skeptical about man-made climate change -- despite the consensus...

Toxic Chemical BPA Under Attack, But Alternatives May Not Be Safer, Experts Say

Posted 02.23.2012 | Green

As evidence mounts of the dangers of bisphenol-A, there is a rising urgency to purge the common chemical from consumer products. Several states hav...

Work Less, Help Economy And Environment

Posted 02.24.2012 | Green

There's nothing really natural about the 40-hour work week -- let alone the 50-plus hours many Americans spend on the job. Some people argue the U...

Farm Bill 2012 Eyed As Chance To Boost Conservation Of Soil, Bolster Crops

Posted 02.27.2012 | Green

American farmers suffered more crop losses in 2011 than in any other year in recorded history. Total insurance payouts have surpassed $9 billion, and ...