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Costly Biodefense Lab Criticized In New Report

Reuters | Kevin Murphy | Posted 09.12.2012 | Science

By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Kansas (Reuters) - The United States should consider scaling down ambitious plans for a $1 billion laborat...

Cattle or People?

Karl Grossman | Posted 09.04.2012 | Green
Karl Grossman

The National Research Council has issued a report identifying "a number of deficiencies" in an "updated risk assessment" done by the federal government for the National Bio and Agro Defense Facility it wants to build in Kansas to replace the Plum Island Animal Disease Center off Long Island.

White House Garage Sale? Obama Plan Proposes Selling Underused Property

Posted 11.30.2011 | Business

One federal government's trash is another man's treasure. At least that's the reasoning behind one aspect of President Obama's deficit reduction propo...

Plum Island: A Sitting Duck

Karl Grossman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Karl Grossman

There's a sitting duck for terrorists off eastern Long Island, NY between Boston and New York City. And al Qaeda knows about this. So does the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Biolabs Multiplying Like Rabbits: A Clear and Present Danger

Barton Kunstler, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barton Kunstler, Ph.D.

The dangers posed by biolabs often fly under the radar, but that may be changing. The public would do well to question the knee-jerk "security at all costs" policy of the federal government.