Tag Archives: environment

March 14

Best of Arbiter News

  Here are some of our best stories: Marine Debris: What Trash Does to Our Oceans. WASHINGTON, March 11, 2014—A significant amount of the world’s waste ends up in our oceans. Each year, Americans alone produce 200 million tons of garbage, enough to fill a football stadium from top to bottom twice a day. Much of it ends up in […]

February 21

Launch of Arbiter News, Best of the Week, Call for Contributors

I am delighted to announce the launch of Arbiter News! We believe there should be a place on the internet where thinkers can articulate their findings on a subject, present both sides, and have meaningful dialogue with others without the polarizing rhetoric that dominates the media today. The change starts with the philosophy of the organization. It’s time […]

January 06

Cheerios now GMO-free: will it make a difference? Not likely.

WASHINGTON D.C., January 6, 2014—General Mills announced Thursday that original Cheerios will be made without genetically modified (GMO) ingredients. While environmentalists and activists are calling the move by the Minneapolis-based food giant a major victory, the change does not necessarily signal a shift in General Mills’ business practices regarding GMOs or GMO labeling. According to […]

Lasesana’s GBU List for Sunday, January 5, 2014

The good From Salon: Pope asks Catholic Church not to alienate kids of gay or divorced parents From TakePart: Watch These Recycled Cans Morph Into Furniture From Grist: In Stockholm, a proposal to make snow plowing priorities better for women  The Bad From The Guardian: Eusébio, Portugal’s footballing hero, dies at 71 From NPR: Despite […]

Lasesana’s GBU List for Friday, January 3, 2014

The Good From Bicycling.com: Gym Etiquette From Think Progress: Judge Rules Exxon Must Face Criminal Charges Over 50,000 Gallon Fracking Waste Spill From The Guardian: Protect the Mozambique forest found on Google Earth, scientists say   The Bad From Environment News Service: U.S. Sailors Sue Japanese Nuclear Plant Owner TEPCO From Sustainable Pulse: USDA Gives […]

December 28

5 easy ways to integrate cycling into your daily life

Given cycling’s health, environmental, and economic advantages, many people would like to adopt cycling as a daily activity. While it may seem impossible at first, believe me if I did it, anybody can. Read my personal story of how my bike changed my life.   Following are a few of the tips that helped me […]

Lasesana’s GBU List for Thursday, December 26, 2013

The Good From Inhabitat: Chinese Man Builds His Own Bionic Hands from Scrap Metal After Losing Limbs in Explosion From Newsday: Delta to honor round-trip domestic flights for $25.05 mistakenly posted Merry late Christmas!   The Bad From Michigan State University: Percentage of people who believe in evolution by country. From Deutsche-Welle: Climate change fuels […]

December 13

EPA planning to significantly reduce inspections and enforcement against worst polluters

The EPA is planning to significantly reduce the number of inspections and enforcement actions against polluters, saying too much enforcement mat discourage investments in innovation. Read my article in Communities @ The Washington Times: EPA planning to reduce inspections and enforcement for the next five years. Read EPA’s Proposal: here Comment before January 3, 2014, everyone […]

December 06

EPA caves in to the petroleum industry, could cost taxpayers

EPA is proposing to reduce ethanol volumes mandated for transportation fuel in 2014. EPA caves to the petroleum industry, could cost taxpayers.

July 17

Nuclear plant at Fukushima leaking since 2011

WASHINGTON, July 12, 2013 — The Japanese nuclear power plant at Fukushima is thought to have been leaking contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean for the past two years, according to Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority. The announcement came after experts from Japan’s nuclear regulator analyzed readings of radiation levels in the waters surrounding the plant. Continue […]