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Courts Roll Back Clinton Administration Environmental Rules

By William LaJeunesse

Reported by FOX NEWS
Friday, March 08, 2002

LOS ANGELES — Several Clinton administration rules deemed favorable to environmentalists are being reconsidered under court orders that suggest Clinton's Interior Department went too far in passing regulations to protect endangered species.

"I think the courts are rightly stepping in and moving the pendulum to where there is a reasoned, balanced approach," said Richard Jemison, a land developer and homebuilder.

Eternal Treblinka

Our Treatment of Animals and the Holocaust

By Dr. Charles Patterson

$20 from Lantern Books, 2002
1-800-758-3756 *
ISBN: 1-930051-99-9

Reviewed by Karen Davis, PhD
In memory of the Cypress hens in Florida and Georgia, who were caged, starved, and gassed to death. "This is best for the chickens."--Leroy Coffman, Florida state veterinarian. March 10, 2002


To keep a population in line, wage perpetual war against a vague enemy

by Karen Van Wolferen

Published Mar 10, 2002

Has anyone else following the aftermath of Sept. 11 been struck by the similarity to George Orwell's "1984" -- in which a never-ending, faraway war against ever-changing enemies serves as a rationale for political and social repression?

In the past five months numerous Americans, and not a few Europeans, have not dared speak their minds, and many more have not dared to think things through to a point at which the urge to speak one's mind becomes unbearable.


Poison Pharm Crops Near You

ISIS Report, 7 March 2002

The range of products currently being produced using mammalian genes introduced into crop plants includes vaccines, immune control proteins such as cytokines, growth hormones and enzymes [1, 2]. There have been a number of field trials of pharm crops in North America but it is difficult to determine the full extent of the trials because they are not regulated in the way that genetically modified food crops are.

Links to fallacies of Animal Experimentation

For further information about the the fallacies of animal experimentation, please see:(please copy the link in the browser address bar) Experimentation_Issues/animal_ issues.html


Elephants Never Forget, Especially Grande Dames

Thursday April 19 3:15 PM ET

By Will Dunham

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The grande dames of African elephant society serve as repositories of social knowledge for the pachyderm's female-dominated clans, using that wisdom to guide relations with other elephant groups and ensure reproductive success, researchers said on Thursday.

An innovative, seven-year study conducted by scientists based in Britain and Kenya of elephants in Amboseli National Park in Kenya illustrated the vital role played by elephant matriarchs.


Slow Growth in Infancy Increases Heart Disease Risk

Friday April 20, 2001

By Will Boggs, MD

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Babies that do not gain sufficient weight in the first year of life appear to be at higher risk of developing heart disease later on, according to the latest research on the influence of early nutrition on adult heart disease.

After age one, the reverse appears to be true. Those youngsters who were born below normal weight but gained weight rapidly after their first birthday faced an increased risk of heart disease later in life.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Damage Same Across Cultures

Friday April 20, 2001

By Emma Patten-Hitt, PhD

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The children of women who drink during pregnancy exhibit similar intellectual and physical problems no matter what their cultural background, a new study suggests.

Drinking alcohol while pregnant can cause a range of birth defects collectively known as fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). Symptoms include physical defects as well as problems with intellectual functioning, including lowered IQ, attention deficits and behavioral and emotional problems.