13 Sep '11, 7pm

Roundup weed killer is showing up in air and water:

Hey, what's even better than weed killer being sprayed on crops you eventually eat? How about if it then ends up in air, water, and even rain ? AWESOME. I SEE NO POSSIBLE DOWN SIDE TO THIS PLAN. Seriously, this is pretty alarming news: Researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey have detected the active ingredient of Roundup, a chemical called glyphosate, in waterways, air, and rain. On the one hand: Those raindrops have no weeds in them, by God. On the other hand: Everything else about this. Now, we're talking about some pretty tiny concentrations here, much less than what farmers use to kill weeds. But unless you're only breathing on alternate Thursdays, you could definitely be taking in these small doses frequently enough that they build up. A researcher at the University of Wisconsin looked at the USGS numbers and calculated that the level of contamination they were se...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-09-13-roundup-weed-killer-...

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friday’s eco news roundup

friday’s eco news roundup

alternativeconsumer.com 17 Sep '11, 1am

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environment-agency.gov.uk 19 Sep '11, 12pm

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WTF is wrong with people? This guy and the guy who BURNT a cat should be jailed

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news.insing.com 17 Sep '11, 10am

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environment-agency.gov.uk 18 Sep '11, 4pm

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buildinggreen.com 19 Sep '11, 2pm

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oceanconservancy.org 17 Sep '11, 6pm

Practice "Plus-One Boating" by bringing back everything you take out on your trip—plus one piece of litter from someone el...

KlearZkin-ed my Macbook Air!

yinagoh.livejournal.com 25 Sep '11, 10am

i've been using my darling Macbook Air for almost 2 months now, and every time i carry it around, i'm always amazed at how...

SpongeBob in hot water from study of 4-year-olds - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

SpongeBob in hot water from study of 4-year-old...

sg.news.yahoo.com 12 Sep '11, 11pm

CHICAGO (AP) — The cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants is in hot water from a study suggesting that watching just nine...

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environmentalleader.com 16 Sep '11, 4pm

Register here to join EL Pro. View more PRO content or sign in . Environmental Leader's Pro service delivers opportunity-f...

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alternativeconsumer.com 26 Sep '11, 2pm

I know caffeine makes me go faster…(video) Coffee-Powered Car Makes Bid for Speed Mark – bbc Big name stars like Leonardo ...

Four Ways That Water Gets Into Buildings.

Four Ways That Water Gets Into Buildings.

greenbuildingadvisor.com 12 Sep '11, 3pm

getzinta buildings? by Bill Rose Helpful? 0 Sign in to vote Very nice writeup, just a couple to add. You probably should b...

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thegoodhuman.com 18 Sep '11, 1pm

CCE cites a recent Stony Brook University study showing that some fish species in New York’s Jamaica Bay are experiencing ...

GOP says ban on invasive snakes is ‘job killer’

GOP says ban on invasive snakes is ‘job killer’

grist.org 15 Sep '11, 5pm

The Obama administration wants to strangle job growth in America like some kind of giant, prosperity-choking python, mostl...