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What do those Europeans know?

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By Unknown #2 August 23, 2006
The European Union is placing strict controls on rice imports from the US in an attempt to keep genetically-engineered rice out of the continent link The Eu flatly states that unauthorized GE foods are not to enter the food supply in any way. Read more...
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That's a lot of people

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By Unknown #2 August 24, 2006
Just over two hundred years ago, the population of the Earth hit one billion people. By 1960, it had tripled, to three billion. Read more...
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Bacteria getting out of hand

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By Unknown #2 August 24, 2006
Bacteria evolve at a frenetic pace, mutating and adapting to their environment and their hosts at blazing speed. Scientists have worried in recent years that the overuse of antibiotics is contributing to the rise of superbacteria, newly evolved forms of bacteria that are far more resistant to the antibiotics used by modern medicine to keep these bugs at bay. The International Herald Tribune reports today on the alarming rise in staph infections. Link: Bacteria's expanding reach elicits concern - Health & Science - International Herald Tribune. Read more...
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Why bigger may not be better for organic

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By Unknown #2 August 24, 2006
Organic food is booming, as mega-retailers like Wal-Mart jumping into the organic grocery business with both feet. But bigger may not be better for small, local organic growers, who risk losing clout and money as the grocery behemoths force lower prices and greater yields. Farmer Tom Philpott, writing for GRIST, argues that this mass commodification of organic goods will be a bad thing for small farmers. The solution: buy local. Link: Read more...
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LA Times looks at the plight of the oceans

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By Unknown #2 August 24, 2006
Garbage, pollution and an explosion of living slime are taking their toll on the world's oceans. The Los Angeles Times explores the issue and its ramifications in a five-part multimedia report. Link: Read more...
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What the last ice age tells us about global warming

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By Unknown #2 August 29, 2006
Scientists have used data from the last Ice Age to paint a troubling picture of the impact of accumulating greenhouse gases. Such gases, already linked to global warming, are expected to double from pre-Industrial levels sometime this century. According to this new study, that could trigger a global rise in temperatures of about 5 degrees F. Read more...
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What's bad for the glaciers is bad for all of us

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By Unknown #2 August 29, 2006
South American glaciers are shrinking much faster than experts had forecast, and many may disappear entirely within the next quarter century. Link: Guardian Unlimited | Science | Cities in peril as Andean glaciers melt. They blame global warming (what else?) and warn that the shrinking glaciers could mean water shortages, mudslides and do all sorts of damge to the environment and inhabitants of South America. Read more...
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Big times in the dairy state

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By Unknown #2 August 29, 2006
America is getting fatter. A new report from the Trust for America's Health says 31 states have shown in increase in obesity in the past year. Read more...
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