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2008-06-17 12:00:00

By EHUD ZION WALDOKS Five of the largest environmental organizations in Israel launched a joint public pressure campaign on Sunday to halt what they see as the headlong rush to begin the Red-Dead Sea canal project before feasibility studies have been completed. The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI), Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME), the Israel Union for Environmental Defense (IUED), Tzalul and Green Course fear that President Shimon Peres will announce the...

2007-04-20 06:00:30

By Nohynek, Gerhard J; Lademann, Jrgen; Ribaud, Christele; Roberts, Michael S Many modern cosmetic or sunscreen products contain nano-sized components. Nanoemulsions are transparent and have unique tactile and texture properties; nanocapsule, nanosome, noisome, or liposome formulations contain small vesicles (range: 50 to 5000 nm) consisting of traditional cosmetic materials that protect light- or oxygen-sensitive cosmetic ingredients. Transdermal delivery and cosmetic research suggests...

2006-09-05 10:11:47

By Jeremy Smith BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European consumers may be at risk from unauthorized genetically modified (GMO) rice grown in China after a biotech strain was found in products sold in three EU countries, two leading environment groups said on Tuesday. The Chinese rice, modified to resist certain insects, was detected in samples of rice stick noodles in France and Germany, and also in rice vermicelli in Britain, Greenpeace International said, citing the results of two rounds of...

2006-09-05 10:07:52

By Jeremy Smith BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European consumers may be at risk from unauthorized genetically modified (GMO) rice grown in China after a biotech strain was found in products sold in three EU countries, two leading environment groups said on Tuesday. The Chinese rice, modified to resist certain insects, was detected in samples of rice stick noodles in France and Germany, and also in rice vermicelli in Britain, Greenpeace International said, citing the results of two rounds of...

2006-04-03 05:47:10

By Jeremy Smith BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Environmental group Friends of the Earth on Monday accused the European Commission of favoring the biotech industry in its vision of how GMO crops could be grown alongside organic and traditional types. In a report issued on the eve of an EU conference on the subject in Vienna, FoE said the Commission's approach, far from avoiding contamination and protecting health and the environment, was to ensure that GMO trade went unimpeded. The Commission,...

2006-01-10 12:27:48

LONDON (Reuters) - Genetically modified crops could become marginalized due to consumer rejection and technical difficulties in developing new products, environmental group Friends of the Earth said on Tuesday. "The biotech industry seems to be running out of new ideas, with the decline in the number of GM crop field trials and a return to conventional breeding for some of its most promising new crops," the report said. The report noted the possibility that "transgenic plant...

2005-08-25 01:40:09

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Two environmental groups and four U.S. cities may sue U.S. federal agencies which finance overseas projects which they say contribute to global warming, a federal judge has ruled. The two federal agencies -- Overseas Private Investment Corporation and the Export-Import Bank of the United States -- had asked the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California to dismiss the lawsuit. It was brought by Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace and the...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.