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U.S. expands no-fishing zone around oil spill

(Reuters) – The United States has nearly doubled the no-fishing zone in the Gulf of Mexico because of the spread of oil leaking from the ruptured BP well, a federal official said on Tuesday. The no-fishing zone now covers 19 … Continue reading

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Homeless nuclear waste

Some 60,000 metric tons of radioactive waste is stored at nuclear power plants across the country, awaiting federal action that’s already a decade late. WISCASSET, Maine Standing on the end of Bailey Point, looking out on a cold, blue inlet … Continue reading

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China uses fear to hush up poisoned children

At first the villagers could not understand why their bouncing babies turned into small children who refused their food and complained of feeling ill all the time, agitated one moment but listless the next. Then, early this summer, so many … Continue reading

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When Cocaine and Monsanto’s Roundup Collide, War on Drugs Becomes a Genetically-Modified War on Science

At the intersection of cocaine and Roundup in rural South America, Monsanto and the U.S. government are struggling to keep up appearances. That’s becoming more and more difficult as the unanticipated hazards of genetic modification become clearer.

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India’s generation of children crippled by uranium waste

Observer investigation uncovers link between dramatic rise in birth defects in Punjab and pollution from coal-fired power stations Their heads are too large or too small, their limbs too short or too bent. For some, their brains never grew, speech … Continue reading

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Scientists Find “Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch”

Scientists have just completed an unprecedented journey into the vast and little-explored “Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch.” On the Scripps Environmental Accumulation of Plastic Expedition (SEAPLEX), researchers got the first detailed view of plastic debris floating in a remote ocean region. … Continue reading

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Modified corn seeds sow doubts

Next spring, farmers in Canada will be able to sow one of the most complicated genetically engineered plants ever designed, a futuristic type of corn containing eight foreign genes.

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eco-toxin clippings

Prenatal Air Pollution Exposure Linked to Low Childhood IQ Prenatal exposure to pervasive air pollutants may adversely affect a child’s intelligence by preschool, researchers reported today.

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Nintendo is poisoning the planet

Greenpeace have cited Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo as among the worst environmental offenders, when it comes to using toxic materials in their manufacturing.

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Polish ban on GMO production illegal under EU regulations

Poland has violated its obligation towards the EU in connection with GMO, the European Tribunal of Justice has declared in Luxembourg. Poland, which fighting to become a GMO free-zone had been in dispute with the European Commission over GMOs for … Continue reading

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