Sex change and salvation

November 28, 2004

Endocrine disrupters are man-made chemicals that affect our hormonal systems by mimicking or blocking hormones that regulate essential functions of the thyroid, pancreas, ovaries and testes glands.

They are pervasive in the environment, in the water we drink and food we eat and it is time to call them for what they are: sex change agents.

Sex change agents turn normal sperm on a mission from God into sluggish swimmers with deformed heads, tails or midsections, a microscopic analog to fish deformed by endocrine disrupters in our estuaries and bays. Read the rest of this entry »

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Everglades ‘restoration’: A work in progress?

November 3, 2004

When it comes to the $10 billion-plus project to restore the Everglades, America’s fabled River of Grass, it helps that independent scientists under the umbrella of the National Academies of Science are evaluating segments of the huge taxpayer investment in which the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Interior and the South Florida Water Management District audit their own performance. Read the rest of this entry »