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I have some very interesting and diverse topics for you to read this week. Short but mighty from should you be giving your pet so many shots to who are Co-op America’s best of the bad boys this year. As always, if you have favorite green or health articles (including your own) that you think Green Talk readers would enjoy, list it in the comments along with a few sentences of what it is about. Let me know your thought about the following articles:
Greener Living Pet Care: A Holistic Look at Vaccinations by contributing writer of Blue Planet, Green Planet Doreen Dock, DVM, a holistic veterinarian. Dr. Dock questions who is advocating for our pets as it pertains to recommended vaccinations and walks you through step by step as to the vaccinations recommended and why some are not required.
“Byproducts Becoming Cornerstones” by Alec Appelbaum of the NY Times Using slab from steel mills has become an alternative to using solid concrete in the construction of commercial buildings. One Bryant Park in Manhattan used 45% less cement than would have ordinarily been used and replace it with slag. As demand for concrete increases, many builders and architects will be using this recycled material in their buildings. In addition, the slag affords other benefits as well to simply using concrete which include less emission of green house gases than regular concrete.
“DOD and CDC: Studies Suggest a Possible Link Between Multiple Vaccines and Injury” by David Kirby, via AC 360 degrees (Anderson Cooper of CNN) According to the Director of Vaccine Healthcare Centers Network (VHCN), their studies show that there are preliminary findings of a relationship between adverse events and multiple vaccines given to military personnel. The VHCN is a collaborative program between the CDC and the Department of Defense. The author questions why the CDC has not made the same connection with autism and multiple inoculations in babies who are still developing when adults in the military are having adverse events.
“Co-op America Announces Year’s Worst Corporate Scrooges” Reported in International Business News. Co-op America in conjunction with its Responsible Shopper program has named its bad boy list for 2008. All you have to do to go to the top of the list is exhibit “the worse kind of unbridled greed and a lack of compassion or concern for others over the last year.” The envelope, please. The winners are Charles Prince, former CEO, Citigroup; Rick Wagoner, chairman and CEO, General Motors; John J. Harris, chairman and CEO of Nestle Waters; and Bruce Williamson, CEO, Dynegy.” So, what do you have to do to get on this list? Hmm…
“Are Environmental Journalists an Endangered Species?” By Joel Makower of the website, Two Steps Forward, and editor of Greenbiz. Recently a number of prominent environmental journalists have been laid off due to the economy. Makower discusses the layoffs and their effects on the future of environmental reporting. Get ready for more soundbites and less reporting.