Birth control pill turns male fish into females and led to near extinction of fish in lake

Reported by Aly Thomson in The Regina Leader-Post, the study, being published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, found that introducing small amounts of estrogen into a lake led to the near extinction of the fathead minnow because it interfered with the fish’s ability to reproduce.   Lead researcher Karen Kidd of the University of...

Fairer Trade: Rubber Giant to Hear Villagers’ Complaints

More than 15 months after a Global Witness report revealed that Vietnam’s state-owned rubber giant, the Vietnam Rubber Group (VRG) had illegally cleared land and displaced communities in Cambodia, The Cambodia Daily recently reported that the company has announced that it will accept and respond to complaints from those whose lives it has...

Five Reasons Why I Love Greenpeace

A couple of weeks ago, I finished our annual Board of Directors retreat at the Garrison Center north of New York City. The two days I spent with the staff and other board members reminded me why I love Greenpeace: 1)    We bring corporations to their knees. As they’ve done to hundreds of companies, Greenpeace actions send fear into the hearts of the...

The Voice of Small Business Is Ringing True

There is still one thing both sides of the aisle agree on: Small businesses are great for the economy. After all, there are 23 million small businesses in the U.S., accounting for more than half of all American jobs and sales, according to the Small Business Administration. Without them, the economy would be more vulnerable and far less diverse. And both...