Showing posts from December 30, 2009

Four Anti-Mountaintop Removal Activists Arrested at Home

Published by Sparki, Dec. 30th'09 Iran is not the only place where government agencies are... Mountaintop removal coal mine in southern WV encroaching on a small community. Photo by Vivian Stockman Ohio Valley Coalition

Anti-Mining Activist Assassinated in El Salvador

Mon. 21 Dec '09 - CISPA - Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador Demand an investigation and... ========== Editor's Note: The atrocious record of Canadian mining companies abroad just keeps getting worse. Led by our Prime Minister, that killer of justice and democracy, Canada just keeps racing to the bottom. Just how far will we sink? l.p.

Arctic Melt Top Weather Story of Decade, if Not Century: Enviro Cda's Phillips

Wed Dec 30'09 - By Pat Hewitt, The Canadian Press TORONTO - The big Arctic melt of...

Good News for Bees (At Least American Ones): Judge Bans Chemical

Contact: Josh Mogerman Bee-toxic Movento pulled from market for proper evaluation. Honey bee hive. l.p. photo NEW YORK (December 29, 2009) – A pesticide that could be dangerously toxic to America’s honey bees must be pulled from store shelves as a result of a suit filed by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Xerces Society. In an order issued last week, a federal court in New York invalidated EPA’s approval of the pesticide spirotetramat (manufactured by Bayer CropScience under the trade names Movento and Ultor) and ordered the agency to reevaluate the chemical in compliance with the law. The court’s order goes into effect on January 15, 2010, and makes future sales of Movento illegal in the United States . “This sends EPA and Bayer back to the drawing board to reconsider the potential harm to bees caused by this new pesticide,” said NRDC Senior Attorney Aaron Colangelo. “EPA admitted to approving the pesticide illegally, but argu

Science left behind in Copenhagen Coverage

Dec. 30 '09 Comment: By thegreenpages contributing editor Fraser Los After all the late-night hand-wringing by bleary-eyed world leaders, the Copenhagen climate conference...