I can’t decide whether I’m sad or glad to see that the bottling industry is finally ‘fessing up to its role in the appallingly low rates of PET bottle recycling [ … ]
You’ve seen the ads on TV for all-you-can-eat shrimp buffets. Shrimp, once a special treat that you’d get once in a while on a summer seaside vacation, has turned into cheap fast-food like McDonald’s hamburgers. And like fast-food burgers, cheap shrimp is an ecological disaster.
We pollute America with an estimated 500 million plastic straws every day. GlassDharma provides an alternative: Reusable, super-strong, glass drinking straws.
Last week the EPA withdrew a proposed rule that would have required CAFOs to actually disclose information about how they dispose of toxic waste, for the purpose of regulation ensuring compliance with the Clean Water Act. The proposed rule would have required CAFOs to report their basic waste management practices to the EPA. But industry interests threatened litigation — so never mind! Once again the EPA fails to protect anyone but Big Ag interests, continuing its bid for a solid ‘F’ in environmental and consumer protection.
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I just received an action alert from the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), and it turns out that Monsanto Roundup, the fertilizer linked to plant diseases and superweeds, is up for a “registration review.”
More on Michelle “Crazy B” Bachmann From Grist: Bachmann pledges to have the EPA’s ‘doors locked and lights turned off’ From Bill Maher: ‘New Rule’ (video clip) on Bachmann and [ … ]
If the weed infestation keeps growing apace the approximately 37 billion acres of Earth’s land will be infested in about 15 years and the 9 trillion acres of ocean would take another 25. I just rounded my projection in the cartoon’s title up to the year 2100 because, hey, I’m an optimist.
A “potent thyroid toxin” that is a component of rocket fuel, perchlorate, contaminates the drinking water of up to 17 million Americans in 26 states. The EPA is finally going to start regulating it.
A recent study suggests that commercial oyster farms might be the solution to the Bay’s water quality issues.
As if industrial agriculture wasn’t polluting water enough with manufactured chemical pesticides, now researchers have discovered that U.S. streams are also contaminated with insecticides genetically engineered into plants. According to a study published last week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the Bt toxin from GMO corn is finding its way into streams.
Most people are aware of at least a few of the problems associated with factory farming. Anyone who has ever had the unfortunate experience of even being near one will [ … ]
Gooey melted cheese on pizza, a glass of cold milk with freshly baked cookies, ice cream on a hot summer day… who hasn’t at one time or another enjoyed something [ … ]