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Bio-Hope, Bio-Hype: A user's guide to biofuels

Biofuels can be made from nearly any organic material. By essentially recycling carbon from living things (as opposed to the ancient biomass in coal and petroleum), biofuels help fight global warming. But some could also add to our environmental problems.

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Physicians go green

Canadian doctors will be asked to become environmental stewards, after 95 percent of delegates to the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) General Council voted to ask physicians to discuss environmental issues with patients, to work with health care facilities to reduce or recycle waste, to make their own work and home environments environmentally friendly and work to include environmental progr...

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Canadian water up for grabs

"Make no mistake, Canada's water, through diversion, transfer, sale, trade or all of the above, is on the negotiating table in Canada/U.S. relations," concludes a report just published by the University of Toronto Munk Centre.

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Can vegetarianism prevent bird flu?

According to an American Journal of Public Health article, eating less meat would mean that fewer animals would need to be raised in factory farms, and suggests that our continued consumption of animals not only has moral implications, but is also "highly imprudent" when it comes to preventing pandemics.

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Milk prices moooving up

Driven by a combination of climate change, trade policies and competition for cattle feed from biofuel producers, global milk prices have doubled over the last two years.

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ZIP codes predict obesity

New research has found that adults living in ZIP codes with the highest property values were the slimmest, and those living in ZIP codes with the lowest property values were the fattest.

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