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Strawberries Top Dirty Dozen List of Produce Containing Pesticides

Report finds 146 different pesticides on fruit and vegetable samples tested by federal agencies

Keep your hands off those strawberries folks! Unless they are organic that is. Apparently nearly all conventionally grown strawberry samples tested by federal officials had detectable pesticide residues, and some had traces of as many as 17 different pesticides lingering around. Photo…
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by: Maureen Nandini Mitra – April 13, 2016

Short Film on the Hidden Life of Cougars Reveals their Social and Caring Side

The Secret Life of Mountain Lions debunks long-held perceptions of cougars as solitary, anti-social animals

A short film about the life of a Wyoming cougar named F61 and her three spotted kittens has been going viral on the Internet. Released on Vimeo on March 1, The Secret Life of Mountain Lions provides a rare and intimate glimpse into the…
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by: Maureen Nandini Mitra – March 11, 2016

Berta Cáceres, Honduran Indigenous Rights Leader, Murdered at Home

Cáceres was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2015 for her courageous opposition to mining and other mega-development projects

We woke up to tragic news this morning. Honduran indigenous Lenca leader Berta Cáceres was shot dead in her home town early today, less than a year since she was awarded the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize in recognition of her courageous efforts…
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by: Maureen Nandini Mitra – March 3, 2016

Thai Officials Reject Controversial Tiger Temple’s Application for a Zoo Permit

Big cats held at the temple will be rescued at the rate of five individuals a month

Efforts to rescue the tigers held captive in Thailand’s infamous Tiger Temple may not be moving as fast as most wildlife activists would like, but there may be hope for the big cats yet. In the past month, five more of the…
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by: Maureen Nandini Mitra – March 2, 2016

Lest We Forget

“Drinking a glass of water shouldn’t be risky business,” I wrote in the previous issue of this magazine. Sadly, the unfolding crisis in Flint, Michigan – where people’s drinking water has been poisoned with dangerous levels of lead, where officials failed to notify residents for months after they learned of the problem – shows that a glass of water continues to be risky in many places across the United States. We now…
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by: Maureen Nandini Mitra – Spring 2016

Fight Senate Bill Seeking Voluntary GMO Labeling, Say Right to Know Advocates

Draft legislation an attempt to block Vermont’s mandatory labeling law that goes into effect on July 1

Big Ag’s effort to withhold information about the kind of food we put on our table continues. Now there’s a new bill in the Senate that seeks to preempt state or other local laws that would require mandatory labeling of genetically modified…
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by: Maureen Nandini Mitra – February 23, 2016

Five Big Cats Rescued from Thailand’s Tiger Temple

Fate of remaining 142 big cats still uncertain

Thai officials seized five of the 147 captive tigers at the controversial Tiger Temple on Friday and relocated them to wildlife refuges run by the country’s national parks department, according to a report in the Bangkok Post. Photo by Steve WinterThe Tiger…
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by: Maureen Nandini Mitra – January 29, 2016

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