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Global Green Deal

Global Green Deal Mark Hertsgaard A winning strategy: Globalize anti-globalization Anti-globalization forces scored a major victory at the World Trade Organization talks last December, but what’s next? The alliance forged in Seattle between labor, environmental and other activists has the potential to transform American politics by empowering a civil society counterweight to the increasingly corporate-dominated […]

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plastics, pesticides, and pills are contaminating our drinking supply

Pink water: plastics, pesticides, and pills are contaminating our drinking supply Holly Pyhtila In September of 2007, the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program in Norway released some startling statistics about birthrates in the globe’s northernmost reaches. The group found that twice as many girls as boys were being born in some Arctic villages, and that […]

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The History of Whaling in America

Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America Mark J. Palmer Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America by Eric Jay Dolin. 373 pages, hardcover. W.W. Norton & Co., 2007. Was there ever a more romantic, legendary occupation in American history than the whaling industry, pitting men, handheld harpoons, and small boats against the largest creatures […]

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A Biological Apocalypse Averted

A Biological Apocalypse Averted John Robbins These [genetically engineered] products are absolutely safe. For the most part you wouldn’t know [if you were eating them] but the point being that you wouldn’t need to know. — Bryan Hurley, Monsanto spokesperson There is a great deal of controversy about the safety of genetically engineered foods. Advocates […]