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2012-01-09 11:24:21

An article in the forthcoming issue of the Journal of Integrated Pest Management (JIPM) refutes claims by Greenpeace Germany that the western bean cutworm (WBC), Striacosta albicosta (Smith), is "a new plant pest" that was "caused by genetically engineered corn." The Greenpeace Germany report, which was written by author Christoph Then of Testbiotech, offers a "surprisingly simplistic conclusion" regarding the spread of western bean cutworm over the last decade, according to the JIPM authors....

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2011-07-14 06:00:00

The environmental group Greenpeace reported this week that eight samples of wastewater discharged from two factories in the Yangtze and Pearl River deltas in China, contained "a cocktail of hazardous chemicals". The factories supply materials that make up major clothing brands such as Nike and Adidas, reports the AFP news agency. Hormonal problems down river from these factories are being linked to the waste that is dumped into these important water sources. The Yangtze, China's longest...

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2011-05-26 13:24:11

Greenpeace warned Thursday that marine life off the coast of Japan has shown radiation levels far above the legal limits. The environmental group released preliminary results two weeks ago from their marine radiation monitoring work off the coast of Japan, near the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. The results showed worrying levels of radiation in seaweed, a key staple in the Japanese diet. Researchers sent samples of seaweed, fish and shellfish to labs in France and Belgium to test...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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