a jury ruled that Monsanto’s weed killer round up caused cancer and order the company to pay the victim $289 in damages. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6049007/Roundup-cancerous-jury-declares.html Chlorpyrfios, an insecticide which damages children’s brains, must again be banned by the EPA, which had stopped …

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By Bailey Sincox Preface to Fracking: An Epic Poem “But man is a part of nature, and his war against nature is inevitably a war against himself.” –Rachel Carson Marcellus’ story is just that: a story. Building upon the Odyssey, the …

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By Sacha Chadwick A surprisingly unheard of phenomenon in many Western countries, bear gall bladder consumption is very popular in the Eastern and Southern Asian regions, most notably in Japan, China, and South Korea. What Westerners would consider ‘strange’ and peculiar, …

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Participants of all ages will visit sites along the community-designed Mott Haven-Port Morris Waterfront Plan, including the proposed Lincoln Avenue waterfront park, the 132nd Street pier and the historic Port Morris gantries. Participants will also learn about local organizing campaigns …

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By Lieselot Bisschop Contemporary society generates ever higher quantities of waste as a result of increased consumption and production. The use of chemicals in manufacturing products has also contributed to a higher toxicity of waste (Pellow, 2007). E-waste – waste …

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On March 5, a fascinating debate on nutrition science is taking place between Nina Teicholz, author of The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet, and John Mackey, the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Whole Foods Market. John …

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By Alexander Schlutz Yesterday’s educational forum on Today’s Fossil Fuels and the Future of Our Children’s Health – co-sponsored by The Mothers Project, Climate Mama, the Center for Environmental Health, and John Jay’s program in Sustainability and Environmental Justice  – …

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