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Rounded Up, But Definitely Not Ready

  Rounded Up, But Definitely Not Ready The first verdict came in August 2018 when a San Francisco jury told Monsanto that it had to pay $289 million in damages to a Dewayne Johnson who developed non-Hodgkins lymphoma after years … Continue reading

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When Fish Poop Feeds the World

When Fish Poop Feeds the World If you or your kids have ever won a goldfish at a carnival, chances are you took it home and stuck it in a glass bowl where it swam happily for years.  We had … Continue reading

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Slipcover the World

Slipcover the World If given the choice, most people would not wash their hands with a pesticide even if it assured them a squeaky clean, bacteria-free experience. Yet every day in kitchens and bathrooms across America, people are unwittingly doing … Continue reading

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When Chemicals Combine

When Chemicals Combine It’s a tenet of the modern age that if you are alive and thriving on our planet, walking around in a “meat suit” — to steal a term from the TV show, “Supernatural” — you are likely … Continue reading

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Nix the Nics

Day 14 of the #AtoZChallenge Nix the Nics The honey bees, our fuzzy four-winged friends responsible for pollination of about 70% of the foods we eat are dying at a rate of about 30% per year and getting harder to … Continue reading

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Home Is Where Your Honey Bee

[I previously posted a version of this essay in my former blog.] I never really thought much about bees other than the ones hiding in my soda can during family picnics and never had that warm fuzzy space in my … Continue reading

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Silent Spring

Silent Spring When Rachel Carson penned Silent Spring, first published in 1962, she probably had no idea that it would be one of the most influential books of the modern environmental movement. A smart, savvy scientist, Carson wrote the seminal … Continue reading

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