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Entries by Lynne Peeples from 09/2012

Hurricane Isaac: BP Oil May Be Resurfacing In Aftermath Of Storm

Posted 09.05.2012 | Green

Oil is washing up on beaches across the Gulf Coast in the wake of Hurricane Isaac, and evidence suggests that at least some of the slicks, sheens and ...

Stanford Organics Study: Have Faulty Methods, Political Motivations Threatened Kids' Health?

Posted 09.13.2012 | Green

It offered all the ingredients for a highly clickable news story: an elite university, a reputable scientific journal, surprising results and a conclu...

Pesticide Spray Success Claims Against West Nile-Carrying Mosquitoes Questioned By Critics

Posted 09.18.2012 | Green

Massachusetts boasted a 60 percent kill rate. Vermont claimed up to 69 percent. And, in Texas, a preliminary report suggested that aerial spraying of ...

GMO Debate Heats Up: Critics Say Biotech Industry Manipulating Genes, And Science

Posted 09.21.2012 | Green

Sporting a white coat and tagged with impressive credentials, Dr. Ronald Kleinman carries an aura of authority on camera as he says, "There are no can...

Sewage Pollution Still Fouling Waterways As Clean Water Act Turns 40

Posted 09.26.2012 | Green

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- With each steady stroke, John Lipscomb inched the canoe deeper into an infamous urban waterway. The water surrounding the boat grew ...

'Silent Spring' Turns 50: Rachel Carson Warned Of 'Pesticide Treadmill' Powered By Big Ag

Posted 09.27.2012 | Green

"This is not what Rachel Carson would have wanted for her 50th anniversary present." Mardi Mellon, senior scientist with the non-profit Union of Co...