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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.

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.

Age, Poverty Affect Birth Weight More in U.S. Blacks

Age, Poverty Affect Birth Weight More in U.S. Blacks

November 1, 2001

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - African-American women are nearly four times as likely as white women to have very low birth weight (VLBW) infants, and this risk is increased as these women age, according to a report.

VLBW infants weigh less than 3.3 pounds at birth. They are less likely to survive, much more likely to be born prematurely, and more likely than infants of normal weight to have developmental problems. Moderately low birth weight (MLBW) infants weigh between 3.3 and 5.5 pounds.