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China Could Actually Improve US Pork. Here’s How.

Originally Published by Mother Jones

– If the Chinese purchase of American pork giant Smithfield goes through, producers will have to ramp down use of at least one dodgy feed additive.

Ancient Plants Reawaken: Plants Exposed by Retreating Glaciers Regrowing After Centuries Entombed Under Ice

 ScienceDailyOriginally Published by ScienceDaily - When University of Alberta researcher Catherine La Farge threads her way through the recently exposed terrain left behind by retreating glaciers, she looks at the ancient plant remains a lot closer than most.

Monsanto modified wheat mystery deepens in Oregon

Originally Published by New Scientist

– Company ended its wheat programme and destroyed all genetically modified material by 2005, so origin of Oregon wheat remains unknown.

Complaints Abound in ‘Green’ Certification Industry

Originally Published by The NY Times

– A federal complaint filed by two environmental groups has exposed a schism in the forest products world between two rival groups that certify paper products as “green.”

EPA Limits Formaldehyde Exposure From Wood Products

Worker at Columbia Forest Products factory patches imperfections in finished plywood (Photo courtesy Columbia Forest Products)Originally Published by ENS - Giving expression to a law unanimously passed by Congress in 20

Holloway by Robert Macfarlane, Stanley Donwood and Dan Richards – review

Originally Published by The Guardian

– A slim, but poetic and beautifully illustrated book about travels on sunken paths makes a powerful impression

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Extreme Ice Melts: The New Normal?

 ENNOriginally Published by ENN - Most of us are familiar with snow and ice melting as seasons change.

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