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Silent Spring and the Mixed Up Story of DDT
Environment  (tags: pollution, pesticides, ddt, africa, malaria, health )

- 2526 days ago -
It's commonly believed that Rachel Carson's book Silent Spring led to the banning of pesticides, including DDT - and that the banning of DDT cost millions of lives in developing countries where it was used to spray for mosquitos. A true story, or a myth?
Widespread And Substantial Declines Found In Wildlife In Kenya's Masai Mara
Environment  (tags: africa, population, wildlife, decline, research )

- 3336 days ago -
Populations of major wild grazing animals that are the heart and soul of Kenya's cherished and heavily visited Masai Mara National Reserve--including giraffes, hartebeest, impala, and warthogs--have "decreased substantially" in only 15 years ...
Unites States Has Enough Wind Power Capacity to Power More Than 8 Million Homes
Environment  (tags: energy, environment, green, goodnews )

- 3336 days ago -
According to the report, the U.S. wind energy industry installed more than 2,800 megawatts of new generating capacity during the first quarter of 2009, enough to power 816,000 homes.
Greenhouse Gases Continue to Climb Despite Economic Slump - NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Environment  (tags: CO2emissions, climate, ClimateChange, climatechange, climate-change, methane, economy, Global Economy, global warming, greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide, NOAA, atmosphere, fossil fuels, research, co2, historical levels, report, data from Noaa )

- 3336 days ago -
Methane and CO2 gases increased last year, despite the decrease in global economic activity, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's annual greenhouse gas index, which tracks data from 60 sites around the world.
How the European Union Is Destroying Its Fish Stocks
Animals  (tags: fish, Sustainabililty, over-fishing, eu )

- 3336 days ago -
In 2008, the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea recommended that cod stocks in the Celtic Sea had collapsed and should not be fished that year. The EU disagreed, and set their quota at 4,300 tonnes.
Westmill - the Community Owned Windfarm
Green Lifestyle  (tags: Sustainabililty, renewable energy, wind farm, wind turbines, cooperative economy )

- 3336 days ago -
Why wait for the government to invest in renewable energy, when you can get your neighbours together and buy your own wind farm?
Forests Could Undermine Carbon Market: Greenpeace
Environment  (tags: forests, forest carbon credits, environment, climate-change, protection, trees )

- 3360 days ago -
A report issued on the sidelines of U.N. talks in Bonn working on a climate treaty said that a flood of forest carbon credits could also slow the fight against global warming and divert billions of dollars from investments in clean technology.
Organic, Biodegradable Chewing Gum Goes on Sale in the UK
Green Lifestyle  (tags: forests, GoodNews, Sustainabililty, trees, organic, chicza, rainforest, mexico, gum, chewing gum )

- 3363 days ago -
Gum was made from the natural resin chicle until the 1950s, when it was replaced with synthetic rubber. Thanks to a Mexican co-operative, chicle is back. Chicza gum is creating jobs, stewarding the rainforest, and pleasing London street cleaners!
Which Is the Most Ethical Supermarket?
Green Lifestyle  (tags: shopping, supermarkets, supermarket, food, groceries )

- 3386 days ago -
Supermarkets have a bad reputation, but they aren't all created equal. Some have better ethical and environmental policies than others, and which one you choose can have far-reaching consequences.
How Corporate Tax Evasion Harms the Poor
World  (tags: poverty, development, aid, business, Tax Fraud )

- 3402 days ago -
The developing world receives $90 billion a year in aid, but loses $160 billion a year in corporate tax evasion. Shouldn't we do something about that?
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