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Teen Girl Dies At Sleepover After Sipping Spiked Soda

AP | TERRY COLLINS | Posted 09.10.2011 | Crime

SAN FRANCISCO — Alcohol was a likely factor in the death of a 14-year-old Northern California girl after she and three friends apparently drank ...

FBI Want Unabomber's DNA In Puzzling Poison Case

AP | KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 07.19.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- The FBI has requested a DNA sample from "Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski as part of its investigation into the 1982 deaths of seven Chicago-area p...

The Proposal to Poison a Wildlife Refuge

Maggie Sergio | Posted 07.14.2011 | Green
Maggie Sergio

About a week and half ago it came to my attention that US Fish & Wildlife Service is considering the aerial spraying of one of the most deadly poisons...

Their Spray Rigs in a Twist

Ken Cook | Posted 07.13.2011 | Green
Ken Cook

It apparently doesn't occur to the pesticide-produce lobby that the reason sales for organic products have surged is because they taste better and don't deliver toxic pesticides into one's daily diet.

Green News Report: April 21, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.21.2011 | 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: It's hard...

Green News Report: April 19, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.19.2011 | 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: Big victo...

Plastic Wars: Science Loses in Renewed Campaign Against Plasticizers

Jon Entine | Posted 06.11.2011 | Green
Jon Entine

No science based agency in the US, Europe or elsewhere has found direct links between phthalates and human health. But this doesn't stop some groups from plying on consumer fears.

Todd Haynes Talks About Mildred Pierce

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Todd Haynes has spent his filmmaking career working far outside the mainstream -- yet he seems surprised when a reporter refers to his new miniseries, HBO's Mildred Pierce, as surprisingly conventional for him.

Saving Money by Saving Wildlife

Andrew Wetzler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Wetzler

Cutting Wildlife Services' budget for the lethal control of carnivores is a win-win proposition for wildlife and the federal budget.

Sex Toy Queen Poisoned: Police

AP | CASSANDRA VINOGRAD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Jacqueline Gold brought sex toys to the British masses one set of pink furry handcuffs at a time, amassing a fortune while reinventing ...

If A Microbe Can Do It...: Finding Happiness Even Amid Toxicity

Rev. Susan Sparks | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rev. Susan Sparks

We can't change the world or the people in it. However, we can clearly change ourselves. Rather than look for life outside yourself, give it to yourself. If a microbe can do it ... surely we can, too.

PHOTOS: In Hungary's Wake, A Look Back At 10 Terrible Toxic Spills

Huffington Post | Alden Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As headlines and photos pile up of the toxic sludge accident in Hungary, we're unfortunately reminded that it isn't unique. Toxic spills have a long a...

The Case Against Poisoning Our Wildlife

Camilla Fox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Camilla Fox

Over 120,000 native carnivores -- including coyotes, wolves, bobcats, badgers, foxes, and bears -- are killed every year by Wildlife Services, largely at the behest of corporate agribusiness interests.

Afghan Schoolgirls Fall Ill, Poison Feared

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — Dozens of Afghan schoolgirls have fallen ill in recent days after reporting a strange odor in their classrooms in northern Afghanistan, ...

Is Your Lawn "Green"?

Waylon Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Waylon Lewis

"Pesticide," as most of us know, is a fancy word for "poison." Injested through food (say, on your apple tree), it's really bad. Runoff into our waterways, real bad.

An Environmental Disaster We CAN Avoid: Canadian Mining in Guatemala

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Emma Ruby-Sachs

The disaster of BP should be a lesson to the world: stop environmental abuses before they escalate to unmanageable levels. In other industries, the same inevitable environmental destruction must be avoided.

The Empire of the Ants

Michael Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Michael Jones

In antediluvian Evanston, that is, before three weeks ago, a few confused ants would wander about the kitchen counter, lost on their way to ant conventions or curious about life beyond the baseboards.

Sick of Cyanide

Nicole Rosmarino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Nicole Rosmarino

Each year, a federal agency kills thousands of coyotes, wolves, bears, eagles and other native carnivores on behalf of agribusiness using two lethal poisons.

Is There Arsenic In Your Apple Juice?

Mother Nature Network | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Newspaper investigation finds that most apple juice is laced with some level of arsenic. But how much is too much?...

Kitchen Worker Arrested For Attempted Poisoning Of Students

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — A kitchen worker at an exclusive English boarding school has been arrested for trying to poison a batch of soup being prepared for stud...

Fun-Filled Rock of Ages' Knowing Concert Escort

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Danny Groner

The best thing about Rock of Ages is that it nods knowingly at the audience in ways no other show does. The show is a re-interpretation of the experience of being at the theater.

Mice Infest UK Parliament: House Of Lords Considers Cats For Westminster Palace

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — The House of Lords has a momentous decision to make: Should it get cats to chase the mice that have infested one of Britain's most famo...

Mirror Images: Reflecting The Best Of YOU

James M. Lynch | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
James M. Lynch

'Firing' clients can have the added benefit of replacing them with new clients that appreciate your effort, pay their invoices on time and with whom you enjoy working.

Kisha Jones Tried To Abort, Poison, AND Kill Baby Of Husband's Mistress

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A New York City woman pretended to be a hospital administrator, called an emergency room and tried to get hospital staff to take the ...

Harvard: Lab Workers Poisoned By Tainted Coffee

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BOSTON — Six Harvard University medical researchers were poisoned in August after drinking coffee that was laced with a chemical preservative, a...