Songbirds of the Rocky Mountains

Many species of birds have declined in recent years. Earthwatch scientists in Wyoming are making links between levels of human development and the decline of songbird populations. http://e2ma.net/go/6996995282/208499522/221125304/22480/goto:http://www.earthwatch.org/rf-hall0311.html


Water Pollution

(http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro/waterpollution.html) directs users to resources on drinking water, water pollution, bottled water, water regulations and standards, disinfection byproducts, and Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products as Pollutants (PPCPs).  These resources provide pre-formulated PubMed and TOXNET searches as well as  links to related databases and data repositories.


4.7 earthquake in Arkansas, gas well operators suspend fracking

Food Matters: A Clinical Education and Advocacy Program

What Clinicians Need to Know About Our Food System to Help Ensure Healthy Pregnancies, Healthy Families and a Healthy Planet, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Half-Day Program  May 14, 2011
Registration opening soon at www.healthyfoodinhealthcare.org
For more information contact Michelle Gottlieb at mbgottlieb@comcast.net, 617-216-5658 
Developed by Health Care Without Harm, Boston Medical Center, University of California's San Francisco's Program on Reproductive Health and Environment, Jointly Sponsored by Health Care Without Harm, Boston University School of Medicine

Pesticides and Pollinators: A future without bees

PAN UK’s Annual Rachel Carson Memorial Lecture looks at the role of pesticides in the decline of bees

Nearly half a century has passed since the release of Rachel Carson’s notorious book, Silent Spring, but its relevance has in no way diminished.  Regarded by many as launching the environmental movement, Silent Spring remains a key part of the reading-list for every burgeoning environmentalist.
This year’s Pesticide Action Network UK’s Annual Rachel Carson Memorial Lecture focuses on ‘Pesticides and Pollinators: A future without bees’ (not dissimilar to Silent Spring’s original message). The recent decline in populations of Honeybees and numerous other pollinators has been linked to pesticides in several ways, from a loss of foraging habitat to an increased susceptibility to diseases.

This April, you are invited to join activist Sam Roddick and a host of PAN UK associated organisations to find out more about pollinators, the threat posed by pesticide-dependent agriculture and what we can do to help.

Cost: £20 (£12 student/unwaged)
Date: April 1st 2011
Time: 6.30 pm
The Human Rights Action Centre
17 – 25 New Inn Yard
London EC2A 3EA

To register your interest and join the debate, email admin@pan-uk.org or visit www.pan-uk.org