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(9 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 8, 2021
A Road to Hell Paved with Best Intentions "It's not a passport; that's a euphemism. It's not a passport; it's a yellow star. It's the beginning of the end of your right to control your body, your movement, your income, your privacy, your sex life, your family life."
(4 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Creatures of the Cutting Board People who have autism, Alzheimer's disease, or Parkinson's disease are often further trialed by anxiety. There are reasons for that.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, September 23, 2018
Roundup(R) Unredacted: Antibiotic Resistance? Antibiotics gave humanity a time when infection and trauma were relatively easily vanquished. Those days are largely behind us, and glyphosate plays a part.
SHARE Saturday, September 22, 2018
Roundup(R) Unredacted--Manganese and Seizures Just as it does out in nature, glyphosate, a patented antimicrobial, kills microbes it encounters in the body, blighting our microbiome. Glyphosate chelates metals, making them unavailable for their indispensable functions. In biochemical activities involving glycine, glyphosate deposes glycine. Glyphosate damages neurons. Glyphosate is metabolized into toxic byproducts.
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Roundup(R) Unredacted We have been told that glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup(R), does not affect mammals. There are reasons to be wary of that sentiment.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, October 31, 2016
Neocon and Neolib--Pick Your Poison The next time you're fuming at some clueless, purchased politician, you'll be able to use the proper insult.
(5 comments) SHARE Monday, October 31, 2016
TPP Means The People Pay Unless you have been paying attention, you may be hating the TPP for all the wrong reasons.
(4 comments) SHARE Thursday, June 16, 2016
Spinning in Slow Jam Everyone likes a good parody. Until it spins into outright deception.
(5 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 12, 2015
Jon Stewart's False Equivalence Jon Stewart has been revered as a comedic barer of the Emperor's new clothes. Some of what he shows, however, is more of the same from a different angle.
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 24, 2014
Where Have all the Finches Gone? What happened to the birds who used to greet the dawn along Colorado's Front Range?
SHARE Thursday, November 14, 2013
How to Frack Your Cake and Eat It Too The moderator of a 'neutral' university lecture series on fracking pauses to review for us what she's learned thus far. I think what she really learned is how to keep the funding flowing.
(21 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Who Turned Scientific American? For years, Scientific American was a trusted and objective source of scientific knowledge. Until September, 2013, when suddenly it was no longer so.
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Fracking a Flock of Pandoras A few years ago you were hearing about "peak oil" and how we're about to reach it or already have. Then you hear about how the US has suddenly been heading headlong into that exalted state of Energy Independence, all on the sinuous shoulders of shale that have been residing quietly, previously undisturbed, beneath us all this time. We are getting much more than we bargained for.
SHARE Wednesday, May 29, 2013
The Future's So Fracked, We've Got to Wear Masks Might noxious fumes be unhealthy for you, your children, and your animals? It's not such a straightforward question, you know.
SHARE Sunday, May 19, 2013
Fracking is EDF's Friend Is the Environmental Defense Fund in an ill-conceived relationship, or has it simply sold out?
SHARE Friday, May 10, 2013
Frackonomics An economist guides us gently through economic facets of fracking fever.
SHARE Saturday, April 27, 2013
Have Another Hit of Fracked Air Have another hit, but try not to inhale. You wouldn't want what's out there getting in.
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What the Frack Do We Know? What do we know, what don't we know, and what do we ignore at our peril about fracking and our water?
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, April 6, 2013
Frack-Flavored Gas The next time a spokesperson showers you with platitudes, you might want to 'drill' a little deeper.
(4 comments) SHARE Saturday, March 30, 2013
Water-Free Fracking--Why Not? An exploration of this exciting new fracking technology that is water-free.