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In Canada's Alberta province, oil sands boom is a two-edged sword

Published: 
Wed, 10/23/2013 - 8:25pm
Category: 
Energy

In the Cree language, the word "athabasca" means "a place where grass is everywhere." 

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10 Foods Sold in the U.S. That Are Banned Elsewhere

Published: 
Tue, 09/10/2013 - 8:52pm
Category: 
Shopping & Food

Americans are slowly realizing that food sold in the US doesn’t just taste different than foods sold in other countries, it’s created differently.

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Life in a Toxic Country

Published: 
Mon, 08/05/2013 - 10:57pm
Category: 
Chemicals

I recently found myself hauling a bag filled with 12 boxes of milk powder and a cardboard container with two sets of air filters through San Francisco International Airport.

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Kidney Disease, an Underestimated Killer

Published: 
Wed, 07/24/2013 - 9:39pm
Category: 
Shopping & Food

Kidney disease doesn’t get the attention, funding or concern associated with cancers of the breast or prostate. But it actually kills more Americans — 90,000 a year — than both malignancies combined.

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Pesticides: Now More Than Ever

Published: 
Wed, 12/12/2012 - 6:00pm
Category: 
Chemicals

How quickly we forget.

After the publication of “Silent Spring,” 50 years ago, we (scientists, environmental and health advocates, birdwatchers, citizens) managed to curb the use of pesticides and our exposure to them — only to see their application grow and grow to the point where American agriculture uses more of them than ever before.