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High seas of South Pacific protected from bottom trawling

7 May 2007 at 11:05am

A landmark agreement between 21 countries will restrict the controversial practice of bottom-trawling in the high seas of the South Pacific. The deal, which takes effect in September, affects a quarter of the world's oceans, and is the first step toward implementing a U.N. resolution on bottom-trawling from December. "It ...

Sarah Augustine and Dan Peplow, indigenous-health activists, InterActivate

7 May 2007 at 11:05am

Sarah Augustine and Dan Peplow live on a sustainable ranch in eastern Washington state, but, more often than not, their thoughts and energies are focused on a Washington-sized country in South America. The co-directors of the Suriname Indigenous Health Fund supply technology and support to indigenous communities impacted by gold ...

Pesticides could make kids dumb, diesel emissions make them sick

7 May 2007 at 11:05am

You know how we say we shouldn't wreck the planet for "future generations"? Turns out we're wrecking them too! A study from Indiana University says children conceived in the summer score lower on tests in school, and suggests that in-womb pesticide exposure may be to blame. "To recognize that what ...

Umbra on online shopping

7 May 2007 at 11:05am

It's hard to believe, but there was a time when you actually had to leave the house to get any shopping done. A reader wonders whether the growth of online consumerism is a boon or bane for the environment: does leaving the car parked outweigh the effects of all that ...

Spanish activists up in arms over unchecked urbanization

7 May 2007 at 11:05am

This weekend, thousands of protesters took to the streets of Spain to voice their fury over ... rampant urbanization. Yes, it's true, residents of la piel de toro have had it with the bull. A building boom that started in the 1960s is overrunning rural areas and coastal cities, say ...

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