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Smithsonian Arctic Exhibit Tainted by "Scientific Uncertainty"

Smithsonian Arctic Exhibit Tainted by "Scientific Uncertainty"

Scientifically correct clouds are roiling in the atmosphere of the Smithsonian Institute. The institute’s much vaunted 2006 exhibit on warming in the Arctic was shown recently to have been altered toward a global warming-not-yet-proven view at the last hour by the Smithsonian’s director, Cristian Samper.

November 16, 2007

Lululemon Athletica's 'Seaweed' Clothing Contains No Seaweed

Lululemon Athletica's 'Seaweed' Clothing Contains No Seaweed

Lululemon athletica, a yoga-inspired clothing line, has often been touted as an ethical business.  On November 14, however, the New York Times reported that, VitaSea, which the company claimed contained seaweed, in fact, did not.  Considering that consumers pay more for organic clothing, the report raises questions about Lululemon.

November 15, 2007

WalMart's Holiday Guide Includes Recalled Toys

WalMart's Holiday Guide Includes Recalled Toys

Shopping for Christmas presents for kids this year is a bit like walking through a mine field. Who knows what toys are going to be recalled next—after children have been injured by them or their health compromised? There have been two major recalls over the past few weeks. More could be on the way. And the federal department that oversees toy safety has just turned down more money from Congress to increase safety oversight. Now, the world’s biggest retailer, WalMart, has included several of the toys that were recalled in its holiday season catalog.

November 14, 2007

A Revolution In Cellular Service is Coming

A Revolution In Cellular Service is Coming

A change is coming in the cellular phone industry.  According to a November 12 New York Times article, internet providers may soon be entering the wireless market, where they are expected to take advantage of a more open network.  Encouraged by Apple’s iPhone, which has led consumers to expect more from handheld devices, Google and others may soon tap into consumer discontent at the services, or lack thereof, provided by cell phone companies.

November 12, 2007

State Ag Departments Banning Hormone-Free Labels on Milk

State Ag Departments Banning Hormone-Free Labels on Milk

A quick glance at milk carton’s label let’s us know if the milk has not been made with artificial bovine hormone (rBGH).  Unfortunately, milk carton labels that state the milk does not come from rBGH cows are being banned by heads of the agriculture departments in Pennsylvania (with Ohio following suit).

November 11, 2007

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