Category Archives: Disease

Increased Productivity, Economic Benefits from Lower Pollution, Study Shows

The Republican perennial assault on the already underfunded, inept Environmental Protection Agency usually calls for looser regulations by spreading the scare of economic strain and job loss as a result of stricter ones. A new study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research shows lower … Continue reading

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Mysterious illness plagues Alaskan seals

Several days ago, The Associated Press [via Washington Post] reported a large handful of ringed seals had been found along the Alaskan shore with a mysterious illness. According to the article, 107 seals appeared along the Beaufort sea coast with “lesions, … Continue reading

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Pesticide Guide for the Urban Shopper

There’s a Whole Foods two blocks south of a Food Emporium right by my apartment. Food Emporium is more cost efficient, but Whole Foods offers that feeling of eating super fresh produce (even though the apples all look the same … Continue reading

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Good Riddance to Rinderpest

You’ve probably never heard of rinderpest, and according to this story from the New York Times green blog, you’ll probably never hear about it again after reading this. That’s because the livestock disease has gone the way of the Dodo, … Continue reading

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