Flotsam & Jetsam
Oddities, outrages, victories, alerts and illuminations from the tide pools of the global media.

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  • Flotsam & Jetsam:
    - Save Trees and Pandas -- Wear Bamboo
    - The Rise of the Red Panda
    - Invest in a Clean Environment
    - US Spray & Ecuador's DNA
    - A Chemical Time-bomb Haunts Africa
    - Monsanto's Plot to Impose FrankenCrops
    - Terror-free Gasoline
    - "Lion Gives Bear Hug, Kiss."
    (9/9/07)
  • Flotsam & Jetsam:
    - Findhorn's Footprint: Lowest in Europe
    - Dow Shareholders Question Bhopal Memo
    - EPA Urged to Adopt "Precautionary Principle"
    - California to Tighten Regulations on Two Pesticides
    - "Veggie Libel" Bill Defeated in Sacramento
    - New Organic Herbicide Debuts
    - Pesticide Suspected in Global Decline of Bees
    - No More Organic Coffee?
    - Bush's EPA OKs Pesticides in Drinking Water
    - Harkening to a Wiser Earth
    - Lawn Chemicals, Breast Cancers Linked
    - Chemical-free Lawns
    - Cotton Is "The World's Dirtiest Crop"
    - Pesticide Exposure Leads to Fatter Kids
    - Organic Kiwis Are Healthier
    (5/8/07)
  • Flotsam & Jetsam:
    - British Car Gets 8,000 Miles per Gallon
    - Ox, and Ye Shall Re-seed
    - Dave Matthews Band Goes Green by Going Native
    - Up in the Sky! It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Greenpeaceman!
    - Brazilian Dam Not All It's Cracked Up To Be
    - Gold versus Water in Chile
    - Global Paper Demand is Pulping Asia's Forests
    - Power to the (Rich) People
    (12/16/06)
  • Flotsam & Jetsam:
    - Good-Bye to Camy the Goat
    - Solar Power Plant to Shine in North China
    - Time for a Tesla Drive
    - A Fan-tasic Idea
    - Whole Foods to Sell Wind Power
    - Global Warming Threatens Asian Security
    - Australia Roasts under Record Drought
    - Pentagon Declares War on Wind-turbines
    (11/27/06)
  • Flotsam & Jetsam:
    - Greening the Oscars: The Battle of the Swag-Bags
    - The Green Business Awards
    - It's CITGO from the Git-go!
    - State Stabs Salamander in the Back
    - Roomba Robots Ready to Rumble
    - US to World: "Help Save our Democracy"
    (5/3/06)
  • Flotsam & Jetsam:
    " E-waste Is a Huge Problem
    " Tempest in a Coffee Cup
    " The Planet's 1,000 Nobel Women
    " Clines Wine Shines (2/25/06)
  • Flotsam & Jetsam:
    - Solar Living Center Flooded (John Schaeffer)
    - Sea Shepherd Starts Ramming Pirate Whales
    - ZAP Set To Put Some Zip in Your Trip
    - 2005: The Tiger Reappears (Sunita Narain) (1/19/06)
  • Flotsam & Jetsam:
    Gar Smith on: Green City Lofts, Doing the Green Living Tour, Charities 9 What Gives, The IRS Agent Who Outgunned the IRS, The Hurricane Victim Handcuffed for Cussing Cheney and Groundhog Day Redux: A Monumental Media Glitch. (9/18/05)
  • Flotsam & Jetsam:
    I Fear for the Planet, Proof: Eating Whales Makes You Stupid, Who Was Really behind those Anti-Bush Shirts, Build It Green and They Will Come, Mind Your Manures, Climate Change In New England: Leave No Leaves Behind, and Leave No Child Unexposed (11/28/04)
  • Flotsam & Jetsam:
    Schwarzenegger Axes Forest Bill By Gar Smith
    Pepper Spray Trial Ends: Jury Deadlocked 6-2 in Favor of Plaintiffs By Karen Pickett
    If America Were Iraq, What Would It Be Like? By Juan Cole / Informed Comment (10/04/04)
  • Flotsam & Jetsam: Bush-Blaster Jailed; Freed
    Investigative reporter, Republican "Truth Candidate," and Edge contributor John Buchanan made journalistic history by documenting Bush family connections to a Nazi financier. Is that why he was harrassed, arrested and threatened with five years is prison? All charges against Buchanan have now been dropped.
    US-Style Growth Bad for Planet and People
    A new report from Britain's Sustainable Development Commission finds that economic growth has been "accompanied by much greater inequality in income, and a long-hours, high-pressure employment culture more characteristic of American society." The report concludes that "there is no evidence [that] economic development is making people happier or giving them a better quality of life."
    Iraq Survey Finds 37,000 Died in Six Months
    A detailed independent survey of Iraqi civilian fatalities from March through October 2003 concludes that -- in the 13 major cities that were able to compile records -- at least 37,000 civilians were killed by coalition troops sent to "liberate" the nation. (08/29/04)
  • Flotsam & Jetsam: Attorney Ford Greene Makes Banner Headlines, Meet Ilana Wexler, John Kerry's Smallest Big-time Supporter, Rice Yields Fall as Planet Warms, Diesel Pollution Deadlier than Guns, AND Honduran Environmentalists Threatened with Death (07/31/04)
  • Flotsam & Jetsam: A Declaration of Financial Independence ByThe Solari Action Network Team
    Celebrate July Fourth by moving your money from big commercial banks and into community-owned cooperative savings-and-loans. Defund corporate banking and change the course of history.
    Judi Bari's Friends Vow to Pursue Her Killers By Gar Smith / The-Edge Between songs and celebration at Oakland's Judi Bari day, Darryl Cherney revealed how the existence of "a second bomb" may lead to the discovery of Judi's attacker.
    Canada's Supreme Irony: Schmeiser v. Monsanto By Gar Smith / The-Edge Who says Percy Schmeiser lost his case before Canada's Supreme Court? In many ways it was a victory.
    The Roots of the 'Nonviolent Peace Army' Concept By Gar Smith / The-Edge University of California at Berkeley Professor Michael Nagler explores the history and strategies of civilian nonviolent intervention. (06/27/04)
  • Flotsam & Jetsam: A Solar Monument to Cesar Chavez, World Environment Day -- Green Sabbath? Black Sabbath?, Gross National Happiness: Bhutan's Altruistic Economics, AND San Francisco Declares Energy Independence (06/04/04)
  • Flotsam & Jetsam: A Well-seasoned Calendar, Dimming Prospects as Pollution Shutters Sunshine, Eating Whales Makes You Stupid, Organic Crops Now Cover 24 Million Hectares, Countries Agree to Clean-up after War, Fluoride Threatens India's Water, Possible Brain Cancer-Air Pollution Link, AND Piercing the Terrorist Net with a Wink and a Nod (05/23/04)
  • Flotsam & Jetsam: Jo Wilding and Crew Take a Circus to Iraq, Dismay at Enola Gay Display, The Sweet Taste of Victory, Greenland's Ice (and Earth's Global Cities) Are 'Doomed', Outsourcing the Elderly, Contrition vs. Perdition: Better Late than Never?, and Is Your Boss a Psycho? Here's the Test! (04/26/04)
  • Flotsam & Jetsam: Life on Mars: Courtesy of Planet Earth, Mendocino Mashes Monsanto. Marin Set to Battle GMOs, As Goes Vermont, So Goes the Nation?, Cows Eat Genetically Modified Maize and Die, World's Second-largest Rainforest Faces Destruction, and FAO Fears 'Genetic Erosion' of Earth's Animals. (04/12/04)
  • Flotsam & Jetsam: Greenpeace's 'Picture of Innocence' Defies Bush Attack, EXXONMOBIL Has Caused Five Percent of Global Warming, Extinction Risk from Climate Change, A Matter of Great (and Lesser) Interest, WW II Sub Leaking Mercury and Uranium?, Windpower Blows Nuclear Power Out of the Picture, Countries Agree to Cleanup after War, AND The 10 Worst Corporations of 2003 (03/15/04)
  • Flotsam & Jestam: The-Edge Visits the Newest Greenpeace Ship the MV Esperanza, by Gar Smith.
    And An Invitation to Pick a New Superpower. Protest and Shame at the WTO. Anuradha Mittal reports from Cancun, Mexico. Peace Warriors Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize. The-Edge Exposes Seven of the year's 25 Best Censored Stories. (10/3/03)
  • Flotsam & Jestam: George W. Bush: Closet Francophile! Peace Groups Finds Missing WMDs. Peru Oil Pipeline would Benefit Bush's Buddies. Sanyo Builds an Arc Light. My Acre of Africa. Seacology: 'Seek and Ye Shall Fund.' Oakland Declares Judi Bari Day. Mighty Monsanto Sues Tiny Dairy. An Environmental Charter? Viva la France! Unocal on Trial for Burma Abuses. The International Criminal Court Debuts. (08/22/03)
  • Flotsam & Jestam: Weapons Inspectors Arrested in US, Civilizations Clash at the Check-out Counter, The Gulp War: Soda's Saudi Sales Soar, Mecca Cola: The Cause that Refreshes, Totalitarian Information Awareness Shorts Out, Big Math Bugs Big Mac, Bush's Media Strategy: Freeze Speech, Treasury Department Threatens Website. (02/28/03)
  • Flotsam & Jestam: "Peace Uprisings Circle the World," by Will Thomas (02/21/03)
  • Flotsam & Jestam: Human Squatters Litter the Planet; Natural Gas Is Found to Be a Major Polluter; China's TV Screens Set to Go Green; Three US Nuns Busted for Preaching Peace; Take a Bough: Earth First Sets a Tree-sit Record, and much more! (11/29/02)
  • Flotsam & Jetsam: Everyone Loves Children -- Well, Almost Everyone. Sanctioning the Deaths of Children. French Fried over McFattened Kids. Priming the Political Pumps. Don't Trade on Us, and much more... (11/22/02)
  • Flotsam & Jetsam: Berkeley Endorses Space Preservation Treaty, Humans and Whales Join Forces in Ocean Rescue, Woods Hole Goes Solar, Chirac Backs Fat-Cat Tax, US Plant to Produce 300-foot-long Solar Sheets, Tumucumaque: Brazil's Gift to the World, FAO Predicts More Food in the Future (10/4/02)
  • Flotsam & Jetsam: Tuvalu and Greenpeace Sue US for Global Warming; Russia Ratifies: Kyoto Confirmed!; Colombia Invokes US-Style PATRIOT Act as Washington Pours in More Money (09/20/02)
  • Flotsam & Jetsam: The Earth Charter: Deadline Johannesburg, More Pain and Indignities for the World's Lab Animals, Brussels Muscles-in Europe's First Fluoride Ban, The Tehri Dam Erases Scores of Villages, Trade Agreement Has Farmers Holding Their Noses, Farmers .. (08/16/02)
  • Flotsam & Jetsam: Hindus Undo Hindu How-to, The Ganga├┤ All Here, The Pentagon├┤ Plan for Robots with Whiskers, Bush & Blair Conspire to Build Nastier Nukes, & The Man Who Prevented WW III (08/02/02)
  • Flotsam & Jetsam: Earth Loses Another Lake, Winning the Pavement Pentathlon, Trying to Pop Citigroup's Balloon, The 26-word Cure for Corporate Crime, & Message to George: Forget Iraq; Topple Burma's Dictators (07/26/02)
  • Flotsam & Jetsam: Genetically Engineered Billboards, the Pentagon's Overlooked Strategy for Stopping Nuclear War, George W. Bush Becomes a Comicstrip in India, Big Brother Has Big Plans for Europe (07/19/02)
  • Flotsam & Jetsam: Green Government in Costa Rica, Anti-Nuclear Action in Russia, Africa's Parks for Peace, Popes Call for Green Activism, Cambodian Timber Thugs Attack Enviros (06/28/02)
  • Flotsam & Jetsam: Bush Steals Solar Funds, Peace Prize Nominations, Bushcast: Overcast and Toxic, Those E. Coli Blues, Solar Power from a Paint Can, & Geocache as Geocache Can (05/15/02)




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