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03/20/2018 - 04:00
Morgan Lynch

(Beyond Pesticides, March 20, 2018) Regulations that separate ingredients in pesticide products as either “other/inert” or “active” have no scientific basis, according to a new review of the toxicity of formulated pesticide products published in the journal Frontiers in Public Health. Despite widespread awareness that “other” or “inert” pesticidal ingredients present toxicity concerns, only “active” ingredients undergo a full risk assessment, and pesticide products containing both active and inert ingredients are not tested in formulation before being sold to the public. Using glyphosate and...
03/20/2018 - 00:00
Beyond Pesticides

Last month, the Alliance for Automobile Manufacturers submitted a report to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration/Department of Transportation calling into question impacts of climate change and tailpipe pollutants in an effort to undercut the need for fuel economy regulation.  The Alliance is the trade group for Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, and Toyota, among others.  The report funded by the Alliance was written by industry shills with ties to the Heartland Institute and General Motors, and it flies in the face of automaker claims by the likes of Ford and Toyota that they are...
03/19/2018 - 15:49
Dave Cooke

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: Travel Management Company Proposals Requested World Resources Institute’s mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations. WRI’s more than 700 experts and staff work in more than 60 countries, with our Global Office in Washington, DC and international offices in Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico; in addition to a program office for our... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
03/19/2018 - 15:46
Wil Thomas

Winter just isn’t the same these days in the North Pole region.  At a time of the year when we expect to see maximum Arctic sea ice area for the winter season, all indications are that a 2018 winter maximum area will rank among the lowest years (#1: 2017, #2: 2015, #3 2016). Nick Mailloux calculated that the historical average for maximum Arctic sea ice area is slightly larger than twice the size of the contiguous United States, but in 2017 the area lost was more than the size of California, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona combined. The northernmost city in the U.S. – Utqiaġvik (formerly called...
03/19/2018 - 15:07
Brenda Ekwurzel

Forests Will Protect Brazil, but Only If Brazil Protects Them Comments|Add Comment|PrintSede do Projeto Conservador das Aguas in Brazil, part of the Sao Paulo watershed. Photo by James Anderson/WRI Brazil faces a multi-dimensional water challenge. Severe water crises- such as floods and droughts- have hit a quarter of Brazil’s municipalities in the last year, including major cities such as Brasilia, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Vitória. These same communities have also suffered from  threats... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more...
03/19/2018 - 11:39
Wil Thomas

Weather in Colorado can be a fickle beast. Last year, despite the winter starting on a dry note, Colorado ended with a significant amount of precipitation across the state, particularly across the Western Slope. The snow was so deep in some communities that ski areas closed due do too much snow!! Click to enlarge. But this year, it’s a different story. On my drive into the high country earlier this week, it was impossible not to notice a missing aspect of the landscape: snow. Colorado, like other states across the southwest and high plains is dry. Very, very dry. Warm temperatures with scant...
03/19/2018 - 11:30
Fay Augustyn

Taking Greenhouse Gases from the Sky: 7 Things to Know About Carbon Removal Comments|Add Comment|PrintRestoring degraded landscapes like this one in Costa Rica is a natural way of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Photo by Luciana Gallardo Lomeli/WRI With greenhouse gas emissions climbing and climate impacts becoming increasingly severe, the urgency to address climate change has never been greater. Many of the solutions to date have focused on mitigation—ways to slash emissions as... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more...
03/19/2018 - 11:11
Wil Thomas

Scientists created a scoring system for freshwater health.
03/19/2018 - 10:14
Allie Goldstein

2018 has already been a good year for democracy reform. | Exciting democracy changes are afoot in Cascadia. This year the Washington state legislature passed a suite of bills affirming its citizens’ right to vote. Benton County, Oregon, is about to become the first Cascadian jurisdiction in nearly a decade to use ranked-choice voting. And British Columbians will decide this year whether to make their elections more representative by using proportional voting for their legislature, a powerful move toward more-representative democracy....
03/19/2018 - 09:30


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