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Deliberate forest fires cause choking haze in Southeast Asia
23 Oct 2006 at 3:10pm
Southeast Asia has been suffering through hellish smog over the last few weeks thanks to Indonesian farmers and owners of timber and palm-oil plantations who have set massive fires to clear land. Slash-and-burn practices are illegal in Indonesia, but nonetheless take place every year and rarely result in punishment. This …

Umbra on battling cockroaches
23 Oct 2006 at 3:10pm
You shun pesticides on your food, in your garden, and especially in your home, but when cockroaches come crawling out of nooks and crannies, even the most ardent environmentalist can be tempted to reach for the Raid. Don’t do it, says advice columnist Umbra Fisk, who comes to the rescue …

Inmates exposed to toxins in e-waste recycling program, says report
23 Oct 2006 at 3:10pm
A federal recycling program that uses cheap prison labor to recycle computers and other electronics exposes inmates to unsafe conditions, says a report released by activist and environmental groups last week. Prisoners paid from 23 cents to $1.15 an hour by government-owned Federal Prison Industries, Inc., also known as UNICOR, …

Maisie Ganzler of an eco-friendly catering company answers Grist’s questions
23 Oct 2006 at 3:10pm
Bon Appétit Management Co. serves up grub for some 200,000 people every day at various corporate offices, universities, and museums. But these ain’t your lunch lady’s cafeterias. With the help of Maisie Ganzler, Bon Appétit has turned over a green leaf — requiring chefs to look for local ingredients and …

What climate scientists have learned from Western wildfires
23 Oct 2006 at 3:10pm
As another record-setting wildfire season comes to a close, scientists are trying to get a handle on what’s behind the increasing severity of U.S. conflagrations. Is the uptick due to climate change, management techniques, or some combination thereof? Josh McDaniel talks with researchers and land managers to find out where …

Thomas Schueneman
Thomas Schuenemanhttps://tdsenvironmentalmedia.com
Tom is the founder and managing editor of GlobalWarmingisReal.com and the PlanetWatch Group. His work appears in Triple Pundit, Slate, Cleantechnia, Planetsave, Earth911, and several other sustainability-focused publications. Tom is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists.

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