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On November 3rd, Step It Up is organizing global warming rallies in a number of cities throughout the United States. The organization's primary goal is to get Congress to agree to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050. The November campaign also aims for a moratorium on the construction of coal burning power plants.
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Food, Inc.
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Are you curious about where your food comes from?


MANOHLA DARGIS of the NY Times writes: "Forget buckets of blood. Nothing says horror like one of those tubs of artificially buttered, nonorganic popcorn at the concession stand. That, at least, is one of the unappetizing lessons to draw from one of the scariest movies of the year, “Food, Inc.,” an informative, often infuriating activist documentary about the big business of feeding or, more to the political point, force-feeding, Americans all the junk that multinational corporate money can buy."

 
The Real Victor in Iraq: Monsanto
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Written by Jeanne Roberts   

Five years of occupation, more than $558 billion spent, 4,182 U.S. soldiers and 655,000 Iraqi civilians dead, and it now looks like Monsanto (NYSE.MON - $71.95) is going to be the real victor in Iraq thanks to a postwar document known as Order 81.

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I Can Live with Peak Oil, but Peak Coffee is a Dealbreaker
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News from Green Options Media via the blogspot EcoWorldly suggests that coffee addicts in Western nations may soon face shortages.
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In a Warming World Coastal Forests Are the Only Defense
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Written by Jeanne Roberts   
As the world warms and oceans rise, coastal forests of mangrove, beach grasses, tupelo and bald cypress help protect coastlines from the ravages of hurricanes and typhoons.
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FDA Approvals and What They Mean to You
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Written by Jeanne Roberts   

FDA Approvals and What They Mean to You
Photo: Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com, Creative Commons, Flickr
I recently wrote an article on a Supreme Court ruling that limits the ability of patients to sue over defective medical devices if the item has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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