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Populations of edible marine species may collapse entirely by mid-century, sa…
3 Nov 2006 at 11:11am
Thank god it’s Friday, but thank god even more it’s not 2048, when all edible ocean life may be sunk. According to a study in Science, 29 percent of commercially edible fish and shellfish populations have collapsed already, thanks to overfishing, development, pollution, and global warming. “Our children will see …

Indie rocker Tom Gray on green touring, Wal-Mart, and why he won’t proselytize
3 Nov 2006 at 11:11am
A tour bus hauling five musicians and heaven knows what else could be a sketchy place to hang out, but Grist’s Sarah van Schagen recently discovered that’s not the case with Brit rockers Gomez. When the group stopped for a show in Seattle, she climbed aboard the Gomez-mobile and found …

U.S. requests exemption from ban on ozone-depleting pesticide, again
3 Nov 2006 at 11:11am
At a meeting in New Delhi this week, thumb firmly attached to nose, the U.S. is seeking to convince fellow signers of an international ozone-layer treaty that it should be allowed to continue to use and produce a pesticide it had agreed to ban by 2005. With a stockpile of …

Billie Karel, advocate for pesticide alternatives, answers readers’ questions
3 Nov 2006 at 11:11am
How do you go about getting schools to stop using pesticides? Well, you start with a conversation or two, says this week’s InterActivist, Billie Karel of N.C.-based PESTed. Ask teachers if they’ve seen bugs. Ask administrators about their policies. Ask for help getting a petition signed. Be persistent until you …

Agencies investigate claims of muzzling by Bush administration
3 Nov 2006 at 11:11am
Has the Bush administration tried to suppress climate-change research? We’d tell you, but there’s a guy in a trench coat watching us type. Maybe inspectors general at NASA and the Commerce Department will have better luck as they investigate claims that climate scientists were muzzled by political appointees at NASA …

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