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Entries by Lynne Peeples from 10/2012

Pesticide Use Proliferating With GMO Crops, Study Warns

Posted 10.04.2012 | Green

Scott McAllister remembers well the meeting with the Monsanto salesman. The third-generation Iowa farmer questioned the agricultural giant's peddl...

Arsenic's Lethal Legacy: How A Notorious Poison Permeates Our Food And Drink

Posted 10.10.2012 | Green

A French maid, a promiscuous husband, and an angry wife -- the first arsenic poisoning patient that Dr. Michael Harbut saw in his Michigan practice wa...

Pesticide Protest: Soccer Moms Play It Safe, Keep Kids Off Fields Over Chemical Concerns

Posted 10.12.2012 | Green

Cedar McGourty-Batchelor won't be playing soccer this Saturday. Neither will his first-grade teammates from Riverview Elementary School -- nor, for th...

Fracking Pollution Sickens Pennsylvania Families, Environmental Group Says

Posted 10.18.2012 | Green

The McIntyres of Butler County, Pa., no longer drink the water piped into their home. They no longer brush their teeth with it, shower or do laundry w...

Clean Water Act: Industry Influence, Political Environment Dangerously 'Different' 40 Years After Passage, Warn Advocates

Posted 10.19.2012 | Green

Waterfront property didn't offer the same draw in the early 1970s as it does today. Smelly and unsightly waterways -- a flaming Cuyahoga River and a d...

Arsenic In Agriculture Enjoys Comeback In Poultry Feed, Pesticides

Posted 10.22.2012 | Green

Industrial food production has enlisted many innovative, albeit controversial, tools in recent years -- broad-spectrum pesticides and genetically modi...

Chemical Industry Uses Wallet To Block Tighter Regulations, Environmental Advocates Say

Posted 10.25.2012 | Green

In an effort to block a ballot measure in California that would require the labeling of genetically modified foods, shape a Senate race in Ohio with p...

Hurricane Sandy: Federal Agencies Prepare For 'Unprecedented' Storm

Posted 10.29.2012 | Green

As Hurricane Sandy steadily approaches the East Coast, federal officials say that forecasts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (...

Hurricane Sandy Could Displace Rats, Spread Infectious Disease

Posted 10.29.2012 | Green

The 8-million-strong human population of New York City is matched, if not exceeded, by the city's number of rodent dwellers. Fortunately, the two popu...

Hurricane Sandy Spills Sewage, Triggers Toxic Troubles

Posted 10.30.2012 | Green

NEW YORK -- Raw sewage, industrial chemicals and floating debris filled flooded waterways around New York City on Tuesday. Left in the wake of Hurr...