>Plastic left holding the bag as environmental plague

>Nations around world look at a banby Joan Lowy, Scripps Howard News ServiceSeattle Post Intelligencer (July 21 2004)Imagine a world without plastic shopping bags. It could be the future.There is a growing international movement to ban or discourage the use of plastic bags because of their environmental effects. Countries from Ireland to Australia are cracking … Continue reading >Plastic left holding the bag as environmental plague

>Enormous Hiatus between US Words and Deeds

>by Bill TottenNihonkai Shimbun and Osaka Nichinichi Shimbun (July 28 2005)(I've written a weekly column for two Japanese newspapers for the past three years. Patrick Heaton prepared this English version from the Japanese original.)Recently, when working at my computer, I was drawn to the juxtaposition of a list of Reuters news article headlines. Various incoming … Continue reading >Enormous Hiatus between US Words and Deeds

>Oil Addiction: The World in Peril – 15

>by Pierre Chomat (Universal Publishers, 2004)translated from the French by Pamela Gilbert-SnyderPart II. Age of ExcessChapter 15. The New Slave TradersWe now know that Habib's fears were well-founded with regard to his "pipelines of shame". The torrent of ergamines flowing out of the Sahara has never stopped. Each day, Algerian exporters send seven hundred thousand … Continue reading >Oil Addiction: The World in Peril – 15