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1 in 7 Wildlife Refuges Has Genetically Engineered Crops

Three organizations file a lawsuit against the USFWS, a new study finds three strains of GE maize likely damaged organs of rats that ate the foods for just three months, pesticide use associated with GE crops may actually be greater than for traditional crops, and GE seed prices skyrocket.

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March 25, 2010

NEPA and Climate Change: CEQ’s Draft Guidance

Hear a diverse group of experts, hosted by the Environmental Law Institute, discuss the impact of the guidance, the timing of its release, and the larger questions about the role of climate change in agency planning. Teleconferencing is available for members of the press.

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White House May Urge Greater NEPA Transparency

New NEPA policies proposed in February by the Council on Environmental Quality cover climate impacts; findings of no impact and requirements for monitoring; categorical exclusions; and better tools for reporting to the public on NEPA activities.

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October 31, 2010 to November 4, 2010

ASA-CSSA-SSSA 2010 International Annual Meetings

More than 3,500 scientists, professionals, and students will meet in Long Beach, CA, under the meeting theme, "Green Revolution 2.0: Food + Energy and Environmental Security." This is the Annual Meetings of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) and Soil Science Society of America. Also meeting: U.S. Canola Association Research Conference and The 3rd International Conference on Criminal and Environmental Soil Forensics.

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Health Care Journalists Seek End to Press Office Restrictions at FDA

The Association of Health Care Journalists and other journalism groups have co-signed a letter to the Food and Drug Administration's Transparency Task Force, calling for FDA to "end these harmful practices and restore the free flow of information."

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Opinion: Finding Common Ground On Protecting Montana Wilderness

In the Yaak Valley of Montana, environmentalists have been talking to loggers, snowmobilers and other longtime opponents of wilderness protection about the future of public lands. Rick Bass writes of his involvement in a cooperative effort that could lead to the first wilderness-area designation in the state in a quarter-century.

Source: Yale Environment 360, 09/19/2009

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