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How can it be bad when it feels so good?

Something’s fishy here.

From The New York Times: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration commissions report by Institute of Medicine on risks and benefits of eating fish. Institute of Medicine obliges, states that marine-life consumption "may" reduce risk of …

A Refine Mess

Bush admin plans to relax air-pollution regulations on ethanol refineries President Bush has been hyping the environmental benefits of ethanol in recent months, even as his administration has been preparing to relax air-pollution regulations for …

The 'threat' of zero population growth

Doesn’t exist.

It is practically a cliche among mainstream financial journalists that slowing (or zero) population growth is a threat to a country's economic health. Economist Dean Baker -- whose site is must-reading -- debunks the notion. …

Iceland begins commercial whaling

Do you care?

I presume all of you who reject my notion that animal welfare should be considered part of environmentalism see no problem with this development.

Falling off the Obandwagon

When’s Obama gonna do something?

I must confess that my initial infatuation with Sen. Barack Obama (D-Mount Olympus) is wearing off. Yes, he's got the charisma, the personal history, the zeitgeist on his side ... but he hasn't done anything, …

Inhofe Alert!

Melting of Larsen B ice shelf connected to climate change

Introducing a new regular feature here on Gristmill: the Inhofe Alert. Inhofe Alerts are not about Sen. James Inhofe (R-Mongo) himself. They're about the ever-accumulating evidence for global warming. Remember: based on the logic of …

Good news from the North

Canadian conservatives suffer for environmental policy

The Conservative government in Canada -- once a proud Tory tradition, now effectively GOP-lite -- is slipping in the polls, after showing some gains during the summer. The main reason for their difficulties? The laughable …

E.O. Wilson chats about his new book on the intersection of science and religion

E.O. Wilson. Photo: Jim Harrison In 1967, E.O. Wilson coauthored the book that founded island biogeography, a new field of scientific study. He could have retired then with a distinguished record. Instead, in the ensuing …

Hormones and Groans

Endocrine disruptors in everyday products may trigger early puberty Some doctors worry that children as young as preschool age are facing a higher risk of early-onset puberty — including breast growth and pubic-hair development — …