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Garden As If Your Life Depended On It, Because It Does

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Alternet - Ellen LaConte Mar 30'11 There are at least five reasons why more of us should take up the spade, make some compost, and start gardening with a vengeance. Details here. Canadian organic garden

Farmers and Seed Distributors Sue Monsanto

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CBAN - Parkside, SK- March 30, 2011  Over 60 family farmers,  seed businesses and organic agricultural  organizations in Canada and the US, have  filed a lawsuit against Monsanto Company  over genetically modified (GM) seed. Details here. A field of alfalfa in Idaho

BP Spill's Impact Could be Much Worse Than Expected

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Margaret Munro,  Ottawa Citizen Mar 30 VANCOUVER — The death toll from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill goes far beyond the animal corpses washing ashore, says a report that warns that whale and dolphin deaths may be 50 times higher than believed. Read more:  This explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil platform sparked the nightmare. PUBLISHER'S NOTE: Some time back, I posted this article with some trepidation. Was it over the top? You decide! l.p.

Russian Boreal Forest Being Driven North, Diminishing

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Joshua S Hill - PlanetSave Mar 29-11 Russia’s boreal forest, the largest continuous expanse in the world, is undergoing a large-scale shift in vegetation types as a direct result of the warming climate. Details here.