Using IPM to Evaluate Manure in Farm Facilities
November 11, 2004 06:37 PM - Pennsylvania IPM Program

Fall brings the annual clean out of poultry and other livestock facilities prior to winter or the housing of the next herd or flock. Sound integrated pest management (IPM) practices can be applied both in the barn and out in the field to prevent the spread of insect pests, says a Penn State extension educator. IPM aims to manage pests — such as insects, diseases, weeds and animals — by combining physical, biological and chemical tactics that are safe, profitable and environmentally compatible.

Groups Sue EPA For Failing to Protect Children from Rat Poisons
November 11, 2004 06:36 PM - Natural Resources Defense Council

The Environmental Protection Agency has failed to protect children from exposure to chemical rat poisons, according to a lawsuit filed today by West Harlem Environmental Action (WEACT) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The groups filed the lawsuit in federal district court in New York City.

"The Tree of Life Shares the Family Love"
November 11, 2004 06:31 PM - The Tree of Life

Welcome to the FIRST full color online edition of the Family of Light bulletin!

Great Ape Crisis Symposium Slated for Des Moines
November 10, 2004 11:02 AM - Great Ape Trust of Iowa

Less than a century ago, the world's great apes numbered in the millions, thriving on savannahs and rain forests throughout central Africa and Southeast Asia. Today, one by one, species by species, the great apes are rapidly disappearing - most of them the victims of deforestation and poaching. Some are captured or killed for an illegal international pet trade while others are slaughtered for their bushmeat. All the great apes - bonobos, chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans - share one disturbing distinction; they face extinction - some by the end of this decade.

Penn State Part of International Research Program
November 10, 2004 11:01 AM - Pennsylvania IPM Program

Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is one of several partners in an international collaborative research program that is working to reduce agricultural losses from pests and increase farm income while protecting the environment in developing countries.

Report Shows U.S. Companies Moving Forward with Carbon Reductions
November 10, 2004 11:00 AM -

According to an independent study, many U.S. corporations are moving ahead with greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction programs in the absence of federal requirements to do so and despite the U.S. staying out of the Kyoto Protocol.

New Scientific Consensus: Arctic is Warming At Unprecedented Rate, Burning Of Fossil Fuels is Culprit
November 10, 2004 10:58 AM - Natural Resources Defense Council

The Arctic is warming rapidly, with the loss of polar ice projected to accelerate global warming as well as contribute to sea level rise and flooding, according to a comprehensive four-year scientific study of the region conducted by an international team of 300 scientists that was officially released today.

Personal Intervention Web Site Offers an Environmental Tool to Reduce Our Addiction to Destructive Technologies and Relationships
November 10, 2004 10:55 AM - Project NatureConnect

A new confrontational web site at Project NatureConnect notes that out of fear or self-loathing, most criminals deny that they are guilty of their crimes. The site says that normally most of us experience the same denial with respect to our abusive trespasses of nature, the natural systems around and within us.

More Tooth Decay in Poor Children; Fluoridation No Help
November 10, 2004 10:48 AM - New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc.

Caries experience may be associated with income,” reports the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Low income, not fluoridation deficiency, predicts more cavities is revealed in newly-released statistics posted 10/25/04 on the CDC’s website (1).

Polluters to Face Even Less Resistance from EPA in Second Bush Term; Enforcement Will Shift to States, Citizen Lawsuits, Says NRDC and EIP
November 9, 2004 07:04 PM - Natural Resources Defense Council

The reelection of President George Bush means that polluters will enjoy four more years of lax enforcement of the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to experts from the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NDRC). The good news, the groups say, is that at least some state attorneys general and citizen enforcers will step in to tackle the worst cases when the EPA fails to act.

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