It’s the day after Earth day, 2014. Earth Day has become an annual event, celebrated every April 22, when events are held to demonstrate the support for environmental protection. 854 more words
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I visited Agumbe rainforest, Karnataka to attend a 4-day workshop on Rainforest Ecology (April 12 – 15, 2014), hosted by the Agumbe Rainforest Research Station. Before leaving from Mumbai, I called the coordinator, Dhiraj Bhaisare, several times to ask several questions – Are there leeches in the forest? 621 more words
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Environmentalists call on us to ban carcinogenic pesticides. They choose to overlook the consequence that when pesticides are banned, fruits and vegetables become more expensive, people eat fewer of them, and cancer rates consequently rise.* If they really wanted to reduce cancer rates, they would weigh this effect in the balance.
“We don’t look for patterns. We don’t analyze those patterns. And that is a terrible tragedy. People are dying because we do not do effective public health surveillance in this country. 66 more words