Sunday May 22nd 2016, 10:00 AMThe real problem is not one of specific 'bad actors', but the entire system that allows new, likely to be toxic compounds to pollute the environment in near-total ignorance of their impacts. It's time to take our campaigning to a whole new level. [News Source]
The problem is not glyphosate, or DDT, or BPA – we must challenge the entire system!
Diagnosing chemical safety failures, from DDT to BPA.
Tuesday May 17th 2016, 10:00 AMFocusing on specific chemicals like BPA, which are just the messengers of a failing system, is not only pointless, it is counterproductive. It distracts and detracts from the infinitely more important truth, that the institutions, the methods, and thus the entire oversight of chemical regulation are unfixable. [News Source]
Deadly animal prion disease appears in Europe.
Tuesday April 19th 2016, 10:00 AMA highly contagious and deadly animal brain disorder has been detected in Europe for the first time. Scientists are now warning that the single case found in a wild reindeer might represent an unrecognized, widespread infection. [News Source]
The looming threat of avian flu.
Sunday April 17th 2016, 10:00 AMLast year's outbreak showed just how difficult it is to protect America's agricultural system from devastating diseases. Next time it could be even worse. [News Source]
Considering earthquake threats in California and Oklahoma.
Wednesday March 30th 2016, 10:00 AMThe most discomforting things about earthquakes is that there is no warning. [News Source]
In Taiwan, leftover food scraps help farmers sustain porky appetites.
Thursday March 24th 2016, 10:00 AMTaiwan has institutionalized the practice of feeding leftover food to livestock, an approach that many nations are using or considering to reduce their food waste. Now, two thirds of the country’s overall food waste helps feed its 5.5m pigs. [News Source]
In saving Minnesota’s moose, scientific breakthroughs and difficult choices.
Tuesday February 02nd 2016, 9:00 AMWhen a moose goes down, scientists haul it out, seeking clues to the steep decline of a beloved North Woods beast. They've shown that saving it will require hard tradeoffs. [News Source]
Consumers won’t know meat origin after US ends labeling law.
Monday January 04th 2016, 9:00 AMAfter more than a decade of wrangling, Congress repealed a labeling law last month that required retailers to include the animal's country of origin on packages of red meat. [News Source]
Ghosts in the genome.
Tuesday December 01st 2015, 9:00 AMHow one generation’s experience can affect the next. [News Source]
Inside America’s secretive biolabs.
Monday November 02nd 2015, 9:00 AMA USA TODAY Network investigation reveals that hundreds of lab mistakes, safety violations and near-miss incidents have occurred in biological laboratories coast to coast in recent years, putting scientists, their colleagues and sometimes even the public at risk. [News Source]