Many environmentalists want to stop the burning of coal for electricity. But a new report from the International Energy Agency says this abundant resource is critical for lifting people out of poverty.
A suit filed in federal court charges the Environmental Protection Agency with conducting illegal and potentially lethal experiments on hundreds of financially needy people who were paid $12/hour without even informing them of risks. Based upon thousands of documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, procedures undertaken since 2004 and continuing through the Obama administration exposed subjects at the University of North Carolina’s School of Medicine to very high levels of toxic air pollutants.
The government has long sought to protect both public health and the environment, but what does it do when these two priorities seemingly conflict with one another? Well such was recently the case when the FDA was charged with removing the last remaining over-the-counter asthma inhaler.
The Wall Street Journal recently made a dreadful error in a news story. That’s “dreadful” as in causing consumers to dread the potential loss of the antibiotics we need to cure pneumonia, tuberculosis, and infected scratches. On January 10, the WSJ online told its readers that America’s hog farmers were overusing antibiotics in their hogs’ feed—and that could lead to more antibiotic resistance in humans. Food editors eagerly pounced on the scare story. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, however, issued a correction statement on March 18, saying that the WSJ had “wrongly interpreted” a statement by one if its research administrators [...]
By Cyril BoynesA couple months ago, when its dog-sledding business lost customers, a Canadian company had a hundred of its dogs killed. The incident “shocked” and “angered” people. The employee who shot the dogs said he suffered “post traumatic stress” from killing them and wants compensation.Animal activists used the incident in campaigns against dog sled rides. “I don’t think society is willing to accept that animals should be killed just because they are surplus or don’t suit the purpose they were born for,” said one. “The magnitude of this atrocity is so shocking – our heads are reeling,” another said.Huskies are [...]
It's well known that many environmentalist believe there are too many people on the planet. So what happens when their anti-population priorities collide with the environment?
What would happen if cities nationwide adopted so-called "smart growth" policies similar to those of, say, Portland, Oregon? Well this was the inquiry of a recent study conducted by the National Center for Public Policy Research, and the results don't bode well for those favoring nestling more folks into the Big City.