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Cold War, Ruthless Power, and Toxic Agriculture

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 07.02.2014 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

In 2014, instead of DDT, which thankfully EPA banned in 1972, we have the neonicotinoid insecticides (neonics) to satisfy the toxic addiction and practices of agribusiness men.

Can Long Island Be Saved? Part III -- An Interview With Carl LoBue of The Nature Conservancy

Marshall Brown | Posted 07.17.2014 | New York
Marshall Brown

I first got to know Carl in August of 2012, shortly after founding Save The Great South Bay. We new that if The Great South Bay was to be saved, it was going to have to be through bringing science to the problem.

50 Years After Rachel Carson: There's Still Hope

Jeanne Rizzo | Posted 06.29.2014 | Green
Jeanne Rizzo

Rachel Carson died half a century ago from breast cancer, but her words about nature and humanity still ring true today.

Plastic Is Food Poisoning

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 06.28.2014 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Phthalates used to soften and make flexible rigid plastics like PVC, are also endocrine disrupters. Just like BPA, the impacts from these endocrine disrupters is most dangerous when the fetus is developing.

How Our Regulatory System Misjudges Pesticides and Risks Our Health

Trip Van Noppen | Posted 06.22.2014 | Green
Trip Van Noppen

It's a plague hard to fight and hard to protect ourselves against -- in part because our regulatory system treats the chemicals as if they had rights; safe until proven guilty.

Let Me Tell You 'Bout the Birds and the Bees... and a Thing Called Neonics

Steve Zack | Posted 04.08.2014 | Green
Steve Zack

The environmental movement progresses in fits and starts. We may win occasional battles, but I sometimes fear we are losing the war and our successes can feel like stopgaps until the next crisis. Are neonics that next crisis?

'Toxic Hot Seat' Ignites Awareness

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 01.26.2014 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Toxic Hot Seat, a new documentary directed by James Redford and Kirby Walker, takes an in-depth look at chemical flame retardants.

'Green News Report' - October 24, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

Ubiquitous Plastics, Toxic Sponges Extraordinaire

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.13.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Toxic plastic pollution is filling-up the Great Lakes, European lakes and even subalpine lakes in Europe's famed Alps. This insidious byproduct of pet...

Is Ecology Subversive?

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 09.11.2013 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

One of the discoveries I made during my 25-year tenure at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was ecology. Of course, I had heard of ecology bef...

Rachel Carson and Rudolf Steiner -- An Unknown Debt

Michael Ruse | Posted 09.22.2013 | Religion
Michael Ruse

Last year was the fiftieth anniversary of the publication in 1962 of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring. Rightly acknowledged as one of the all-time great...

Time to Recognize the Rights of Nature

Terry Tamminen | Posted 06.17.2013 | Green
Terry Tamminen

As the World Bank warns, a possible 4 degree Celsius increase in global temperatures by the 2060s will lead to a "transition of the Earth's ecosystems into a state unknown in human experience."

PUSSY RIOT FEST

AP | IRINA TITOVA | Posted 09.10.2012 | World

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- A music festival to support jailed members of the Russian band Pussy Riot went forward despite official pressure to cancel i...

Dolphin Catastrophe in Peru Still a Mystery

Hardy Jones | Posted 06.18.2012 | Green
Hardy Jones

What is known is that catastrophic die-offs of dolphins and other marine mammals are occurring with greater frequency and virulence around the world. They are an indication that the oceans are in deep, deep trouble; perhaps greater trouble than we have imagined.

Rachel's Kids

Michael Brune | Posted 08.17.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

Rachel Carson would be proud of the kids at Renaissance High School in Watsonville, California.

The Tree of Life: Your Summer Popcorn Flick It Ain't

Avital Andrews | Posted 08.09.2011 | Entertainment
Avital Andrews

The Tree of Life isn't exactly what its trailer suggests. Watch its marketing tool, and you get the idea that it's a poignant story about a young fam...

Is Propoxur the Way to Not Let the Bedbugs Bite?

Bill Chameides | Posted 07.31.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Some of you are no doubt scratching your heads, thinking: "There's gotta be an insecticide capable of offing these guys. Why can't the pointy-headed geniuses at the chemical companies make one?" As it turns out, they have.

Don't Allow This to Be Another Silent Spring: Tell Lawmakers to Take Climate Action

Sigourney Weaver | Posted 07.25.2011 | Green
Sigourney Weaver

I keep thinking about Rachel Carson these days, because the current efforts to discredit climate scientists look a lot like the powerful resistance that met Carson's warnings about DDT.

Green News Report: January 20, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | 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: Fox "News...

Did You Just Eat a Plastic Bag? How Plastic Pollution Has Entered Our Food Chain

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Many of us limit our intake of tuna and swordfish due to high chemical levels in those fish, and research shows disposable plastic waste may be a potent source of this contamination.

When Traveling, B Is for "Bedbug," not "Baggage"

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

While there is no instant fix for bedbugs, there are ways to control and avoid them when traveling.

Eco Etiquette: Is Organic Milk A Hoax?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Organic milk production, long considered one of the fastest growing segments of US agriculture, has begun to slow in the past year as Americans tighten their belts.

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...

Dispersants and Oil Spills. Tradeoffs and a Lesson in Risk Perception.

David Ropeik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Ropeik

The dispersants used to break up the oil from the Gulf of Mexico spill are indeed toxic, but no more so than the oil itself. They reduce the mechanism by which the oil suffocates or harms some wildlife.

Shadow Elite: Merchants of Doubt -- Do Scientific Denialists Have No Shame?

Naomi Oreskes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Naomi Oreskes

From tobacco to acid rain to DDT to global warming, how has a small cabal of men come to justify their misrepresentation of scientific evidence? The personal attacks on colleagues, including vulnerable younger ones?