Environmental Politics

"Russell E. Train, Former EPA Head, Dies at 92"

"Russell E. Train, a former tax court judge whose awakening on safari sparked a new career in environmental activism, as head of the nascent Environmental Protection Agency and as the first president of the World Wildlife Fund's American chapter, died Sept. 17 at his farm in Bozman, Md. He was 92."

Source: Wash Post, 09/18/2012

NY: "Health Panel Approves Restriction on Sale of Large Sugary Drinks"

"Seeking to reduce runaway obesity rates, the New York City Board of Health on Thursday approved a ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, street carts and movie theaters, the first restriction of its kind in the country."

Source: NY Times, 09/14/2012

"Fisheries Declared Disasters on Four Coasts"

"Today [Thursday] the US Commerce Department declared disasters not of fishermen's making in three key fisheries on four US coasts: the North Atlantic, the Gulf of Mexico, the Bering Sea, and the Gulf of Alaska in the Pacific Ocean. The declaration opens the door for Congress -- if they choose to accept the mission -- to appropriate funds to help struggling fishers."

Source: Mother Jones, 09/14/2012

Stanford Organics Study: Did Methods, Politics Threaten Kids' Health?

After a study by Stanford researchers, published September 4, concluded that organic foods had negligible health benefits, controversy occurred. Now critics, mostly from the environmental health and organic food communities, are challenging the study's methods, its accuracy and completeness, its framing questions, potential conflict of interest stemming from funding support, and the competence of the news media in reporting it.

Source: Huffington Post, 09/14/2012
September 23, 2012

Book Reading/Author Talk in Flagstaff, AZ

Krista Schlyer will be discussing her new book, Continental Divide: Wildlife, People and the Border Wall, at the Coconino Center for the Arts in Flagstaff, AZ on September 23 at 4pm.

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