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March 27, 2015 | Feature

Engineering An Environmental Disaster

Our supermarkets are awash in genetically modified foods. Biotech companies have dominated dinner tables with crops modified to survive lethal doses of herbicides, resulting in increased herbicide use, a surge in herbicide-resistant weeds, and the contamination of organic and conventional crops.

March 25, 2015 | Blog Post

Reining in the Coal Industry's Assault on Public Health

On Wednesday the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a crucial case about regulating mercury and other toxic air pollution coming from coal-fired power plants. At stake is a very dangerous precedent that industry profits are more important than thousands of lives.

March 25, 2015 | Blog Post

The Constitution Isn’t Burning, But the Planet Is

This week, Harvard law professor Larry Tribe captivated climate deniers and House Republicans when he went before Congress to attack the President’s Clean Power Plan, a landmark proposal to rein in carbon pollution from power plants.

March 25, 2015 | Blog Post

Feeling the Ripples of Pesticide Lake During Farmworker Awareness Week

It has been Farmworker Awareness week all year for me.  In my work to build awareness for stronger pesticide exposure protections for agricultural workers, I’ve had the honor of meeting some of the most courageous people, who have risked their jobs and livelihoods, as well as those of their families, by going public and sharing their stories to improve workplace conditions for those working on the front lines of growing and harvesting our food, nursery and other agricultural goods. 

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