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Bhopal Anniversary: Redefining "Natural"

The Yes Men | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics
The Yes Men

Emissions of a toxic sort, the quick-acting kind like at Bhopal, or the slow-acting kind the whole world is starting to reel from today: to stop them isn't a technical issue. It's a matter of redefining what we want natural to really mean.

30 Years Later, Those Responsible for India's Bhopal Disaster Must Be Held Accountable

Salil Shetty | Posted 12.03.2014 | World
Salil Shetty

It is neither justice nor equality when a U.S. company can evade accountability for the deaths of thousands of people in India.

'Green News Report' -- December 2, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.02.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: UN climate summit underway to map the future of global warming; Califo...

Maui's GMO Ban Blocked By Federal Judge

AP | AUDREY McAVOY | Posted 11.14.2014 | Green

HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge says Maui County may not implement a new law banning the cultivation of genetically modified organisms until he can ...

Monsanto, Dow Unit Sue Maui County Over GMO Law

AP | AUDREY McAVOY | Posted 11.14.2014 | Business

HONOLULU (AP) -- Two leading developers of genetically engineered corn have sued Maui County to stop a new law banning the cultivation of genetically ...

Hollywood Stardust and Poison

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 11.04.2014 | Green
Rebecca Tinsley

The anniversary of the Bhopal disaster should shame us, and worry us about our own vulnerability to cost-cutting at domestic chemical factories. But it should also provoke despair at how successive Indian governments treat the health of its citizens with such indifference.

Dow Chemical and Monsanto Are At It Again as EPA and USDA Approve "Agent Orange" Crops

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 10.27.2014 | Green
Andrew Kimbrell

Agent Orange was primarily manufactured by Dow Chemical and Monsanto, and these two companies are at it again. This time, they've teamed up to unleash a mixture of their chemical herbicides on the American farmland.

Warren Buffett as Market Manipulator -- Impossible?

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 09.27.2014 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Is it possible that even Warren Buffett has clay feet, stooping to the very actions whose cynicism and manipulative enterprise has made many so wary of a structure that rewards the few at the cost of the many?

Exceptional Volume of Pesticides Used by Chemical Companies in Hawaii

Andrea Brower | Posted 10.01.2014 | Hawaii
Andrea Brower

The connection between the chemical industry's deep and widespread influence in Hawaii, and a regulatory system that fails to protect people's health and the environment, is of grave concern to residents.

Scientist Explore Plan To Use Trees To Clean Pollution

AP | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 08.09.2014 | Green

FREEPORT, Texas (AP) — Before Houston and its suburbs were built, a dense forest naturally purified the coastal air along a stretch of the Texas Gul...

Sleeping With the Enemy

Mary Ellen Hannibal | Posted 08.02.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Hannibal

"Green Is Good," T.D. Max's story mostly about The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in the May 12 New Yorker, starts out covering TNC's current strategy to partner with big polluters to get them to mitigate in the interest of their own bottom lines.

This Industry Is Among The Big Spenders On Lobbying This Quarter

Center For Public Integrity | Dave Levinthal | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

America’s most powerful special interests are collectively regaining their appetite for old-school government lobbying. About half of the nation...

Paper or Foam -- For Your Take-Out Cup, That Is?

Paul Alexander | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics
Paul Alexander

Go into Jamba Juice today and you'll find something new. Your drink will be served in a specially designed double-walled paper cup.

Meet the New Monsanto: Dow Chemical... and Their New 'Agent Orange' Crops

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 04.20.2014 | Home
Andrew Kimbrell

There is one company that may even be worse than Monsanto. And unless we act soon, that company is going to start contaminating our farms and our food in ways we have never seen before. Meet the Dow Chemical company.

The Difference Between a Farmer and a Global Chemical Corporation

Andrea Brower | Posted 04.13.2014 | Hawaii
Andrea Brower

Whether one is skeptical, hopeful, or a mix of both about the science and technology of genetic engineering, we must differentiate between what is good for Dow, DuPont, Monsanto, Syngenta, BASF and Bayer, and what is good for farmers and farmworkers.

Big-Ag Companies Sue To Block Anti-GMO Law In Hawaii

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

In November, Hawaii's Kauai County Council passed a groundbreaking GMO bill that limits biotech crop and pesticide use on the island of Kauai. The law...

To Feed and Protect the World, Rein In Corporate Ag

Andrea Brower | Posted 02.01.2014 | Hawaii
Andrea Brower

Food production and distribution are not inherently destructive. Agriculture can also be a major source of carbon sequestration and a builder of biodiversity and ecological resilience. But moving in the direction of a sustainable and equitable food system requires reining in the power of transnational corporate agribusiness.

An Island Rallies Against GMOs And Wins.. For Now

Posted 11.17.2013 | Green

The last three months on Kauai have been the culmination of a longstanding resistance by many residents against the growing influence of biotech and b...

Kauai County Council Overrides Mayor's Veto, GMO Bill Safe

Posted 11.17.2013 | Green

After a cunning political maneuver, the Kauai County Council has overridden Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho’s veto of Bill 2491, freeing the way for th...

Kauai Mayor Vetoes Seminal GMO Bill

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 10.31.2013 | Green

Kauai Mayor Bernard P. Carvahlo Jr. has vetoed Kauai’s groundbreaking GMO-related Bill 2491. The bill passed on October 16 after a nineteen-hour mar...

Protecting Health and Life: Kauai Must Lead

Andrea Brower | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Andrea Brower

This anti-democratic agenda was being advanced by the chemical-GMO corporations, who lobbied strongly for it and were likely involved in its original crafting and introduction by Senator Dela Cruz, known for his allegiance to the industry and their large financial pay-offs.

Paul Blumenthal

Here Are 24 Corporate Donors To The Nation's Largest Business Lobby

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A report released Monday by Public Citizen's U.S. Chamber Watch lists some of the corporations donating major sums to the U.S. Chamber o...

Chemical Corporations Tremble at Kauai's Unwavering Determination

Andrea Brower | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Andrea Brower

We are on the verge of forcing insidiously powerful corporations to disclose what kinds of toxic experiments they are conducting on our land and people. And this is just the very tip of what is happening on Kauai, and what is increasingly happening around the world.

Monsanto, DuPont Launch Website To Combat Anti-GMO Movement

Reuters | Posted 09.28.2013 | Green

By Carey Gillam July 29 (Reuters) - A group of biotech seed companies on Monday launched an online forum to combat mou...

Barrett Brown vs. the Private Intelligence Business

Urizenus Sklar | Posted 08.23.2013 | Technology
Urizenus Sklar

In view of the recent exposure of the PRISM program by Edward Snowden, one might think journalist Barrett Brown would be in the news discussing the new revelations, but he isn't. He is in federal custody, facing charges that add up to 105 years in prison. The question is: Why?