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Canadian bureaucrat fights charges over leaked climate document

11 May 2007 at 1:05pm

This week's hottest eco-scandal comes from Canada. For real! Where else would Mounties descend on a federal office to arrest an anarchist-leaning, punk-drumming bureaucrat for allegedly leaking a climate document to activists and the press? We swear on our stack of Celine CDs: this happened Wednesday at the Environment Canada ...

Interior officials messed with science, say witnesses at House hearing

11 May 2007 at 1:05pm

Think you've had a rough week? Imagine how the U.S. Interior Department feels. This week saw a heated House hearing in which activists and former officials testified about Interior's nasty habit of meddling with science. "This is an agency that seems focused on one goal: weakening the law by administrative ...

Dan Peplow and Sarah Augustine, indigenous-health activists, answer readers' ...

11 May 2007 at 1:05pm

Dan Peplow and Sarah Augustine are wary of implicating big aid organizations in complicity with mining practices that affect indigenous health in their area of focus, Suriname; after all, it was criticism along those lines that once nearly threatened their safe exit from the country. But an inquiring reader wants ...

Indigenous tribe sues oil company over pollution in Peru

11 May 2007 at 1:05pm

A group of indigenous tribe members from Peru has filed suit against Los Angeles-based Occidental Petroleum in a U.S. court, claiming that the company's operations in the Amazon from 1975 to 1999 contaminated their food and water supplies, hurt their health, and led to the death of a child. The ...

Wal-Mart to cut mercury content in compact fluorescent bulbs

11 May 2007 at 1:05pm

As energy-saving compact fluorescent light bulbs move their way into the mainstream, concerns about their mercury content are spiraling up too. Soon, however, consumers will be able to find less-toxic CFLs for always low prices. Yes, Wal-Mart announced yesterday that its bulb suppliers will reduce mercury content by about one-third, ...

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