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My One Black Friend

Article: My One Black Friend

One Republican stronghold demographic is catching the nation by surprise and voting Democrat for the first time. And of all the elections in history to swing their vote, there is a certain irony to this one. The converts who are the latest casualty of the McCain-Palin campaign disaster: RACISTS. Rather than having to court their…

Great Lakes Compact Clears Final Hurdle

Article: Great Lakes Compact Clears Final Hurdle

WASHINGTON, DC, September 23, 2008 (ENS) – Great Lakes governors and environmentalists today applauded as the House of Representatives voted 390 to 25 to approve a bill to ensure more sustainable use of the Great Lakes, which contain 90 percent of the fresh surface water in North America. The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water…

Mapping Wildlife Diseases May Help Prevent Their Spread

Article: Mapping Wildlife Diseases May Help Prevent Their Spread

MADISON, Wisconsin, May 5, 2008 (ENS) – Tracking wildlife disease outbreaks around the world is now possible with another online map that shows where threats to the health of wild animals, domestic animals, and people are occurring. The Global Wildlife Disease News Map, developed jointly by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the U.S. Geological Survey,…

Corn-Ethanol Crops Will Widen Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone

Article: Corn-Ethanol Crops Will Widen Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone

MADISON, Wisconsin, March 11, 2008 (ENS) – The U.S. demand for corn-based ethanol will add to nutrient pollution in the Gulf of Mexico and expand the annual low oxygen “dead zone” that kills fish and other aquatic life, a computer model run by an international team of scientists shows. In the first study of its…