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March 2008

Big League Enviros

With the start of the baseball season underway, The Wall Street Journal’s enviro blog (“Environmental Capital”) takes a look at what teams are preaching green this season, and no we don’t mean signing bonuses or debating natural versus fake turf. Rob Nuttig, the Mother Earth News publisher and owner of the Pittsburg Pirates, is one […]

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Toxins in toys … scared yet?

Hey, when you’re on a roll, you’re on a roll. You just can’t seem to click on your mouse without finding more evidence that parents are taking seriously the role of scrutinizing what’s in the products their kids play with. Shocking, I know. Remember the good old days? Lead paint on your metal toy? Hanging […]

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When is “organic” milk not organic?

A class action suit hopes to answer this question. Our friends over at Organic Consumer Association have the scoop here. Here’s a taste: Attorneys representing 52 consumers in a lawsuit against Boulder, Colorado-based Aurora Organic Dairy and some of the nation’s largest retailers will face off in court today at the federal court in the […]

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EPA drops ball on danger of chemicals to children

Just when you think there are no more shoes to drop in the Bush Administration’s march to decimate any and all public protections …  Imelda Marcos stops by after a shopping spree. In relation to a couple of recent posts related to Mark Schapiro’s book Exposed, where he is taken to task by some apologists […]

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Low Salmon numbers should spawn action

If you’re not sufficiently PO’d or freaked out by the lede to this story in The San Francisco Chronicle: The Central Valley fall run of chinook salmon apparently has collapsed, portending sharp fishing restrictions and rising prices for consumers while providing further evidence that the state’s water demands are causing widespread ecological damage. Then read […]

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George Lakoff hearts Obama

George Lakoff, the master of all master debate framers, has a great piece up on OpenLeft called “What Made Obama’s Speech Great.” Lakoff believes Obama’s speech was a turning point in U.S. politics, and was a broad sweeping look at the state of politics and people today, and not just on race as the media […]

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Building Green in Kansas

This just in from our good friend and Chelsea Green author Dan Chiras and the efforts to rebuild Greensburg, Kansas as a sustainable community from the ground up. The community was nearly wiped off the face of the Earth by a tornado last year, and Chelsea Green has donated green building books to help the […]

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The surge, the Shias, and the sham

I’ve seen arguments before that the “surge” didn’t actually do much to reduce violence in Iraq, but instead benefited (from the perspective of public relations) from the more-or-less independent and coincidental decision by popular Shiite leader Moktada al-Sadr to order the large militia under his control to halt attacks against Iraqi government and U.S. forces. […]

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Keeping kids’ toys safe

Journalist Mark Schapiro, whose book Exposed was recently the basis for a special feature on PBS’ NOW program that focused on phthalates—a hard-to-pronounce but damaging group of chemicals found in many children’s toys—is taking on the chemical industry’s apologists. Elizabeth Whalen took him to task earlier this year on The Huffington Post, calling him an […]

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Rethinking Limits to Growth

When Limits to Growth was published nearly 35 years ago by the Club of Rome, critics scoffed at its interpretations of data, arguing that its view of the world was skewed. Today, however, as we come to realize that “peak everything” is not an illusion, many are rethinking some of the basic assumptions laid out […]

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