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Arsenic

Is There Arsenic in My Baby Formula?

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 04.23.2012 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Last week's findings of arsenic in organic brown rice syrup may be even more frightening to parents than last year's discovery of arsenic in apple juice. That's because organic brown rice syrup is ubiquitous in natural products -- it's used as a substitute for high fructose corn syrup.

'Green News Report' - December 22, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.21.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Breaking: M...

Lynne Peeples

EPA's Air Toxics Standards A 'Great Victory,' Say Public Health And Environmental Advocates

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | 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 ...

'Green News Report' - December 15, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.14.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Arsenic and...

Is There Arsenic In My Kids' Apple Juice?

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 02.04.2012 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Last week, the news broke that Consumer Reports had found traces of arsenic in apple juice. Naturally, I was alarmed. Although we don't keep juice in the house, my kids do drink apple juice in restaurants and friend's houses. Could I have unintentionally exposed them to poison?

Still No Regulation to Keep Poisons Off Our Plate

Andrew Gunther | Posted 08.16.2011 | Home
Andrew Gunther

Most of the rest of the world recognizes that adding a known poison to something you are going to eat is not a great idea. For example arsenic is prohibited from being added to any animal feed in Europe.

If It Quacks Like a Doc

Linda Bergthold | Posted 07.29.2011 | Healthy Living
Linda Bergthold

People seek alternative treatments with no evidence of effectiveness when they are desperate. But not only do these treatments not cure cancer, they can be seriously harmful.

Mountaintop Removal, an American Tragedy (VIDEO)

Rebecca Tarbotton | Posted 06.07.2011 | Green
Rebecca Tarbotton

The impact of mountaintop removal mining is hidden from most us. If you don't live in Appalachia it's easy not to see the devastation that the practice has caused.

I Demand Cheaper Electricity

Michael Kieschnick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Kieschnick

Few would demand that mercury remain an essential ingredient of our electricity. Yet that is precisely what the powerful dirty coal industry would want you to believe.

An EPA Potboiler: Clean Air Retreat?

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

The EPA has been under concerted attack by members of the new Congress. Makes me wonder: are EPA's new, weakened rules on hazardous air pollutants intended as a peace offering -- or white flag -- to their opponents?

Time To Stop Lacing Our Chicken Feed With Arsenic?

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

As a jaded observer of the meat industry, even I'm flummoxed by this fact: It's standard practice on factory chicken farms to dose those unfortunate b...

The Agency That Cried "Awesome!"

Athena Andreadis, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Athena Andreadis, Ph.D.

NASA should not have to resort to circus acts as the price for doing science. It's in such circumstances that violence is done to process, to rigor, to integrity.

Life, But Not As We Know It

Seth Shostak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Seth Shostak

The import of the discovery of a new arsenic-based microbe is that finding life as we don't know it will give us a better shot at testing for biology on worlds that are, both by definition and in fact, truly alien.

NASA Finds Weird Life... Where Exactly?

George Zaidan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
George Zaidan

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Friday Talking Points [148] -- Aliens Landing?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

So the good news this week was apparently that giant mutant space monsters are not, in fact, about to arrive and (assumably) enslave humankind and eat...

NASA Apologizes for Not Finding the Aliens

Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alex Pasternack

Newspaper readers and internet users were doggone annoyed that NASA didn't discover a giant space alien, but only an arsenic-fueled microbe that blows apart our definition of life and could help us find aliens in the future.

Arsenic and Odd Lace

Athena Andreadis, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Athena Andreadis, Ph.D.

It was clever of NASA to disclose its "amazing astrobiology discovery" right around budget-cutting time. But they should have better managed the hype -- and kept squarely in their memory the tale of the boy who cried wolf.

Earth to NASA!

Frank Dwyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Dwyer

Arsenic nurtures some microbes! This is old news for fans of C-Span....

NASA Discovers New Life: Arsenic Bacteria With DNA Completely Alien To What We Know

The Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham and Craig Kanalley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Astrobiology research funded by NASA has made a tremendous new discovery which could "fundamentally change the knowledge about what comprises all know...

Weekly Mulch: What's in Your Water? Nuclear Waste, Coal Slurries and Industrial Estrogen

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger It won't be long before the world has to confront its diminishing supply of clean water. "We've had the sa...

New Orleans Food Farms Struggle With Toxins and Red Tape

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Large-scale, community farming in the city requires soil and water testing and an array of permits. But that's not stopping gardeners in New Orleans.

Coal Ash Threatens Water From Baton Rouge Southwards

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Louisiana residents may think coal ash is for Appalachia to fret about. But ash from a coal-fueled power plant north of Baton Rouge is threatening drinking water along the Mississippi River.

City Playgrounds Tackle Toxic Soil and Equipment

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

New Orleans city and school leaders want to remove contaminants from playgrounds, where even the most benign-looking spots can harbor arsenic on swing sets and lead and arsenic in soil.

PHOTOS: 7 Toxic Chemicals In Your Seafood That You Don't Know About

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Since the smell test doesn't really cut it, we decided to investigate the chemicals in seafood that you might not know about. We all know that mercur...

Almost All Herbal Supplements Found To Have Contaminants: Lead, Mercury, Arsenic Found

New York Times | GARDINER HARRIS | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Nearly all of the herbal dietary supplements tested in a Congressional investigation contained trace amounts of lead and other contaminants, and some ...