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Most U.S. Electronic Waste is Pollution-and-Worker-Danger Shipped Overseas

Most U.S. Electronic Waste is Pollution-and-Worker-Danger Shipped Overseas

Part of our society’s growing green practices as ethical and socially conscious consumers is to recycle old computers, monitors, drives, televisions, cell phones and other electronic gadget waste. But our e-waste in many cases is not being recycled here, but is being shipped out of America as a global jet stream of electronic waste to countries with low-wage workers.

November 19, 2007

Stem Cells from Monkeys Created; Impact on Human Health Issues

Stem Cells from Monkeys Created; Impact on Human Health Issues

The brave new world medical technique of stem cell cloning was elevated to new possibilities yesterday in Oregon. Researchers at the Oregon National Primate Research Center successfully cloned monkey embryos from single monkey skin cells and also generated stem cells.

November 15, 2007

Chevron Agrees to $30 Million Settlement Over Saddam Kickbacks

Chevron Agrees to $30 Million Settlement Over Saddam Kickbacks

Chevron Corporation will pay $30 million to settle a fraud lawsuit stemming from its role in the Iraq oil-for-food scandal. The U.S. attorney's office had alleged that Chevron paid bribes and kickbacks to Saddam Hussein's regime in exchange for oil it purchased through the program.

November 14, 2007

Yahoo Lies About Report Leading to Jail for Chinese Dissident

Yahoo Lies About Report Leading to Jail for Chinese Dissident

Internet giant Yahoo and was under ethical fire yesterday in Congress’s House Foreign Affairs Committee. Members of the committee met with Yahoo’s chief executive Jerry Yang who was testifying on Yahoo’s handling of an incident in China that led to the incarceration of a dissident.

November 7, 2007

Gap Explores New Measures to Prevent Future Child Labor Abuses

Gap Explores New Measures to Prevent Future Child Labor Abuses

In the wake of one of the most damaging child labor scandals of the past few years, The Observer is reporting that Gap Inc is considering measures that would break new ground in the retail clothing industry's commitment to preventing future abuses.

November 5, 2007

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