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House Appropriations Bill Threatens Endangered Species

House Appropriations Bill Threatens Endangered Species

On July 9, the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee for Interior, Environment and Related Agencies passed the 2015 appropriations bill for the Department of the Interior. The bill includes numerous policy riders seriously damaging to wildlife and important habitat including some likely to lead to the extinction of several key species, Defenders of Wildlife said. […]

REVIEW: Gasland Part II on HBO July 8

REVIEW: Gasland Part II on HBO July 8

Josh Fox a filmmaker from Eastern Pennsylvania was in the state mid-June to debut his follow-up to the groundbraking documentary, Gasland, Gasland Part II.  The film will air on HBO on July 8, and many environmental activists are expected to make its viewing a neighborhood event. I attended the first Pennsylvania screening at the Boroughal Middle School […]

Are Contaminants In Cannabis A Serious Concern Or A Manageable Side Effect Of Prohibition?

Are Contaminants In Cannabis A Serious Concern Or A Manageable Side Effect Of Prohibition?

Toxins and pesticides in legal marijuana have been in the news lately.  “Alarmingly high” pesticide residuals were found in cannabis tested at the Werc Shop, a cannabis analytical lab in Pasadena, California. Are contaminants in cannabis a “serious concern” or a manageable side effect of prohibition? The Werc Shop study, published in the Journal of […]