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April 29, 2012
GMOs and Pesticides Found in Kashi Cereal

John Wood, owner of Portsmouth, Rhode Island health food store Green Grocer, no longer felt comfortable selling Kashi cereals after reading the report Cereal Crimes from non-profit family farm advocacy group Cornucopia Institute (CI), which investigated whether cereals…

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Plastic Seas

The problem of plastic waste in the world's oceans may be much worse than previously thought—and the picture already looked grim. For years, environmental organizations have sounded the alarm about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch—a mass of plastic particles stretching…

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Blocking Environmental Progress
Chris Christie Prevents a New Train Tunnel to Make a Political Point
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When New Jersey governor Chris Christie first planted his foot in the way of a proposed train tunnel project designed to relieve traffic congestion along the Hudson River, much of the nation's attention was focused on the platform of government austerity championed by the…

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Rethinking Evolution
A review of Darwin's Unfinished Business: The Self-Organizing Intelligence of Nature by Simon G. Powell

In Simon G. Powell's Darwin's Unfinished Business: The Self-Organizing Intelligence of Nature (Park Street Press), the author comes out swinging. He may not agree with intelligent design supporters who have challenged Darwin's evolutionary explanations, but nor can he…

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How Green Is That…House Paint?

The air inside our homes can be up to 10 times more polluted than the air outside, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Using nontoxic house paint is one way to reduce your family's exposure to volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that pose health risks…

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Rediscovering Sierra Leone
Ecotourism Blooms in West Africa

Sierra Leone is better known for blood diamonds than beach resorts, but this is changing. Ten years on from its brutal civil war, the small West African country has started rebuilding its tourism industry.

In the 1970s and '80s tourists flocked to high-class beach…

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Italy's Eco Mafia
Mafia Are Cashing In On Toxic Dumping and Other Environmental Crimes

When you think mafia, cocaine trafficking or loan sharking may come to mind. But groups such as Italy's ruthless 'Ndrangheta crime syndicate have expanded activities to include toxic waste handling and natural resources trafficking. Yes, the mafia has "gone green"…

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Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro

Dear EarthTalk: I understand there is to be another Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in June 2012, 20 years since the last one was held in the same city. What's on the agenda this time?

—Janet Grayson, Albuquerque, NM

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Dirty Cloud Computing

Dear EarthTalk: Why is Greenpeace upset with some leading tech companies for so-called "dirty cloud computing?" Can you explain?          

—Jeremy Wilkins, Waco, TX…

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March/April 2012

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