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Flotsam and Jetsam
Oddities, outrages, alerts and illuminations from the tidepools of the global media.
  • 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."
  • 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
  • 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

Exposés explored, rumors milled, whistles blown, inner secrets spilled.
  • Eco-Mole:
    The-Edge Covers 3 Project Censored Stories
    Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster
    Carter Says Gore Won 2000 Election
    Whistleblower Says AIDS Made in America
    NYC Cops, Firemen Report 'Bombs Inside WTC"
    Transit Authority Tapes Reveal 'Heavy Smoke' Below WTC on 9/11
  • EcoMole: The 2004 Falsies Awards
    Our friends at the Center for Media and Democracy have compiled a list of "the people and players responsible for polluting our information environment" during the previous year. The winners of this dubious achievement include public relations firms, television news stations, government agencies and the Bush administration. (1/28/05)
  • EcoMole:
    What If the Whole World Could Vote for President?
    The View from Midnight
    GOP Urged Not to Disrupt Election
    Grand Theft Election
    How to Avoid a Recount: 'Cheat Big'
    Some Passing Factoids
    Secure the Electronic Records to Secure the Vote
    Bush Group Claims Dems Planned to 'Steal Election'
    RESOURCES: Election Protection. Video Vote Vigil. Army and Computer Army

Hoots and Hollers
Local News from Around the World. Frontline reports in the campaign to defend life on Earth.
  • Hoots & Hollers:
    'Pop Stars Won't Save the Planet'
    By Tony Juniper

    FOE/UK's director steps down from his post and takes a few parting shots at various politicians and celebrities. (2/12/08)
  • Hoots & Hollers:
    Economic Collapse And Global Ecology
    Dr. Glen Barry / Earth Meanders

    Given widespread failure to pursue policies sufficient to avoid ecological collapse, perhaps the best we can hope for is that the growth-based economic system crashes sooner rather than later. (2/12/08)
  • Hoots & Hollers:
    Duty, Honor, Country 2007
    An Open Letter to the New Generation of Military Officers Serving and Protecting Our Nation
    By Dr. Robert M. Bowman, Lt. Col., USAF, ret.

Around the Bend
Articles and investigative reports from The-Edge.
  • Around the Bend
    The Hoax of Eco-Friendly Nuclear Energy
    By Prof. Karl Grossman

    Nuclear advocates in government and the nuclear industry are engaged in a massive, heavily financed drive to revive atomic power in the United States-with most of the mainstream media either not questioning or actually assisting in the promotion. (3/13/08)
  • Around the Bend:
    Hillary & Barack: Who Is Greener?
    By Tom Hayden

    Is Barack the one we have been waiting for? Or is it the other way around? I
    endorse the movement that Barack Obama has inspired and will support his
    candidacy in the inevitable storms ahead.

    The Obama Craze: Count Me Out
    Matt Gonzalez

    Barack Obama a candidate who says he's going to usher in change. But his record
    is one of accommodation and concession to the very political powers that we
    need to reign in and oppose if we are to make truly lasting advances. (3/13/08)
  • Around the Bend
    The Greening of Valentine's Day
    By Gar Smith / The Edge

    More that 175 million roses will be shipped thousands of miles to feed the Valentine's Day market in the US alone. Many will arrive sprayed with herbicides and pesticides. There are better alternatives (for chocolate, too!). (2/12/08)

Tools and tips for living sustainable lives and restoring the Earth.
  • Solutions: The Saga of the Cork Boat John Pollack, a former Washington speechwriter, explains why he spent 25 years collecting more than 165,000 corks and wound up transforming this huge stash of bottle-stoppers into a modern recreation of a Viking longboat. In April 2002, Pollack fulfilled a lifelong dream, sailing his cork boat down Portugal's Douro River. Excerpted from Pollack's best-selling book, The Cork Boat. AND A Proven Pollution Solution: Reporting from Portugal for Young Reporters of the Environment, Filipa Pires, Sónia Moreira and Catarina Bastos celebrate the introduction of hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered public buses. (02/14/04)
  • Solutions: Beijing Beats Bush's Hydrogen Promise, Brit Kit Bags for Kenyan Vets, Energy Champs and Green Gyms, Going Green in Glastonbury, Something You Can Put Your Trust In, The Magical Mister-E Tour, No More Wasted Effort, Tree-free Paper. (02/21/03)
  • Solutions Chill Out with NASA's Coolest Creation, Heat Your House, Light Your Lamps, Make Clean Water, Fuel Your Car, Water Tips from Drips to Traps, & Power? Greenpeace and the Body Shop Summit Up (08/09/02)

Opinionated outbursts on world events, domestic idiocies and the state of the planet by the Roving Editor.
  • Smithereens:
    War/Dance: The Children Who Danced Away from War
    Film Review by Gar Smith / The-Edge

    This unforgettable Sundance Award-winning documentary by Sean Fine and Andrea Nix tells the unlikely story of a band of war-damaged children who briefly escape the confines of their refugee camp in northern Uganda in a bid for national stardom. (2/12/08)
  • Smithereens:
    Ralph Nader: Redemption of an Unreasonable Man
    Film Review by Gar Smith / The-Edge

    A new, thought-provoking documentary profiles a controversial rabble-rouser and asks the question: "How does a man go from being a hero to a pariah?" The film also makes a persuasive case that Ralph Nader didn't put George Bush in the Whitehouse. (3/9/07)
  • Smithereens:
    Jesus Camp: America through Evangelical Eyes
    Catching Fire: An Emotional Evening with a South African Hero
    An Evening with Helen Thomas 9 The First Lady of the Press

Essential Facts and Images.
  • Benchmarks:
    US Interventions -- 1798 to the Present
    Global Policy Forum (5/3/06)

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