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May 5, 2009

Paying for packaging: Chemical in food wrapping detected in human blood.

http://wvgazette.com/News/200904300771

Save a tree: Banana crop waste in Africa can be turned into burnable briquettes for fuel.

http://earth911.com/blog/2009/05/04/african-banana-crop-waste-used-for-fuel/

Karma? Exotic pet trade harbors hidden costs, raises disease risks.

http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2009/04/30/pet-trade-costs-02.html

Her vegetarianism gets spotlighted: Stella McCartney named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2009.

http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1894410_1893837_1893829,00.html

Truth in labeling: Farm Sanctuary issues report evaluating animal welfare claims by agribusiness and food retailers.

http://www.farmsanctuary.org/mediacenter/2009/pr_truth_behind_labeling.html

Reprieve for wildlife: Obama revokes Bush administration ruling that once undermined the Endangered Species Act.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30460036/

Another reason to ditch water bottles: PET plastics may harbor hormone disrupters.

http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2009/04/28/water-bottles-health.html

Window on the future? Energy-efficiency standard set on all energy-related household goods, including showerheads and windows, sold in the European Union.

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/04/european-union-ban-goods-energy-efficient.php

‘Green’ Apple: New York City officials announce plans to require buildings to be more energy efficient.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/22/science/earth/22green.html?_r=1&ref=science

Royalties slated for charity: UK’s Prince Charles has an eco book and documentary film in the works.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/apr/21/prince-charles-harmony-book

—VT Editors