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Ignorance Kills

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 11.19.2014 | Science
Jeff Schweitzer

When fiction becomes confused with fact, we sever our critical tether to reality. The conclusions from years of careful research, scrutinized by competing scientists and published in peer-reviewed journals carry no more weight with the public than the random thoughts of a bloated pundit.

The True Alar Story IV

Wendy Gordon | Posted 07.12.2011 | Green
Wendy Gordon

Whether it is toxic substances in food, climate science, or EPA regulations to protect our air and water, industry continues to mislead the American public about risks to our health and well being.

The True Alar Story

Wendy Gordon | Posted 06.09.2011 | Green
Wendy Gordon

Actually, the truth is that Alar was -- and is -- not a safe chemical. And it was not necessary for the health of the nation's apple industry.

When Faith Trumps Reason: the Curse of Scientific Illiteracy

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Steeped in the wasteland of scientific illiteracy we in Texas descend ever further toward a theocracy, in danger of becoming the Iran of the West, or a bad copy of the former Soviet Union.

Beyond Acting: Meryl Streep, Activist Mom

Wendy Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wendy Gordon

I loved Streep in Julie & Julia , but I can testify to another role that Meryl has held with great passion: environmental health activist.