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Daily Archives: October 23, 2009
Read the full story in USA Today. New research suggests a link between women’s exposure to household insecticides — including roach and mosquito killers — and the autoimmune disorders rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. The scientist did not find a direct … Continue reading
Read the full story at Plastics Today. Bioresin manufacturer Metabolix Inc. (Cambridge, MA) has genetically engineered tobacco to produce polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) as it works to create non-food sources for biobased polymers. Under a permit from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture … Continue reading
Read the full story at New American Media. When supermarket janitors in Local 1877 of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) rallied last month at Safeway and Lucky stores in San Jose, Calif., they weren’t only demanding improved wages and … Continue reading
Luther, Linda (2009) Managing Electronic Waste: Issues with Exporting E-Waste (October 7, 2009). Washington, DC : Congressional Research Service. Summary: Electronic waste (e-waste) is a term that is used loosely to refer to obsolete, broken, or irreparable electronic devices like … Continue reading
Source: Lowell Center for Sustainable Production, September 2009 Author: Monica Becker Full report available at http://www.greenchemistryandcommerce.org/downloads/summaryreport_000.pdf Consumer product companies need chemical information from their supply chains for many reasons, including the design of products that are safe for human health … Continue reading
Read the full story at Wisconsin Radio News. Legislation designed to keep old TVs and computers out of landfills is on its way to the governor’s desk. The Senate on Tuesday gave final approval to the bill, which requires electronics … Continue reading
Read the full post at BoingBoing. Let’s start this off with a quick clarification. When I say “LED light”, I’m not talking about the nifty, little blinky things that are frequently part of the ingredients list in Make projects. I’m … Continue reading
Read the full story in the New York Times. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has brought attention to environmental concerns, but the biggest pieces of his agenda have either failed to win approval or are still awaiting action.
Read the full story in the New York Times. The Interior Department proposed to designate more than 200,000 square miles of land, sea and ice along the northern coast of Alaska as critical habitat for polar bears.
Read the full story in the New York Times. New labels listing the carbon dioxide emissions associated with the production of foods are appearing on some grocery items and restaurant menus around the country.