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It’s Time to Ban BPA



It is time to ban Bisphenyl-A. In fact, banning Bisphenyl-A is long overdue. This toxic chemical, also known as BPA, can make kids sick. Previous studies have indicated that BPA can cause baby boys to be born with short penises that could ultimately make reproduction difficult when the boys become men. A study released yesterday […]

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Is your environmental “glass” half empty, or half full?



Are you hopeful about the state of the world, or filled with despair? Japan's nuclear disaster is only the latest in a string of environmental catastrophes that might make anyone question whether we're doomed. I'm normally a "glass half full" kind of person. But after almost four decades of working as an environmental activist, I can't help but wonder: "Are […]

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Would You Use a Gun to Protect Your Lettuce?



This is not a hypothetical question, at least in my neighborhood. And no, I don't live in the woods, or on some out-of-the-way country backroad. I live in a suburb of Washington, D.C. And someone who lives around the corner from me is actually learning how to shoot a gun so he can "protect" his family in […]

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