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North Bay’s Will Parrish new article

“Some boosters of Trans Mountain have also predicted dire consequences for protesters. “There are some people that are going to die in protesting construction of this pipeline. We have to understand that,” David Dodge, a former head of the Bank…

 

GM Watch news

US wants China to approve more GM crops under trade deal The US is seeking better access for imports of GM crops into China as part of a trade deal currently under discussion between the two sides. The subject, long…

 

Regulatory roll back tracker

Ideology and competence appear to be at opposite ends…… Environmental Law at Harvard has tracked all the environmental assaults by the current administration. The HLS Environmental and Energy Law Program is tracking environmental regulatory rollbacks of the Trump Administration. This…

 

76 Environmental Rules on the Way Out Under Trump

“The Trump administration has, in many instances, pared back these regulations in favor of more expansive energy extraction policies — often as a direct response to petitions from oil, gas and coal companies. Mr. Trump has argued that supporting the…

 

More GM Watch news from around the planet

  Meta-analysis reveals major unintended differences between GMO and non-GMO cultivated plants The myth of “substantial equivalence” between GM crops and their closest non-GM relatives (called “isolines”) has taken yet another scientific hit. Researchers performed a meta-analysis of genetic data…

 

Water, Wine & Weed, news from Sierra Club

News from Sierra Club Redwood Chapter Sonoma • Napa • Solano • Mendocino • Lake • Humboldt • W. Siskiyou • Trinity • Del Norte Water, Wine & Weed Can concerned citizens protect watersheds and groundwater basins from depletion as…

 

Will Switzerland Ban Synthetic Pesticides?

“….Bhutan said that as one of the only places in the world that can claim it is phasing out synthetic pesticides en masse, it would be ideally placed to recoup any losses once other nations wake up and realize that…