Things related to the web of life; ecology; wildlife; endangered species

October 19, 2011 to October 23, 2011

SEJ's 21st Annual Conference

Shark tagging, coral reef and Everglades exploration, a deep-freeze collection of biomedical samples from the ocean, rising sea levels, oil and water... this is just a taste of topics lining up for tours, concurrent and plenary sessions at SEJ's 2011 Annual Conference hosted by the University of Miami.

Topics on the Beat: 

Leaked Memo Shows EPA Ignored Own Scientists to OK Bee-Toxic Pesticide

"An internal EPA memo released [Dec. 8] confirms that the very agency charged with protecting the environment is ignoring the warnings of its own scientists about clothianidin, a pesticide from which Bayer racked up ... about $262 million in sales in 2009."

Source: Grist, 12/17/2010

"Amid Court Pressure, USDA Eyes GMO Alfalfa Compromise"

"Amid complaints of environmental harm and pressure from a federal court, U.S. agriculture regulators are considering a compromise approval for genetically altered alfalfa that would allow the crop to be grown with certain restrictions aimed at protecting non-GMO crops, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Thursday."

Source: Reuters, 12/17/2010

Groups Challenge Canada's Secrecy on Breeding Proposal for GM Salmon

A coalition of some 60 environmental, fisheries, and consumer groups want to know whether the Canadian government is undertaking a risk assessment before allowing AquaBounty's genetically engineered eggs to be grown on Prince Edward Island.

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