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July 7, 2009

The Happy Planet Index ranks countries by ecological footprint and the happiness of their citizens.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/jul/04/costa-rica-happy-planet-index

Environmental trigger fingered: Increased levels of nitrates from processed food and fertilizers linked to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. 

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/07/090705215239.htm

Official thumbs up: American Dietetic Association releases updated position paper on veg diets.

http://eatright.org/cps/rde/xchg/ada/hs.xsl/media_22003_ENU_HTML.htm

Green giant: Sears tower to undergo an eco retrofit.

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/06/sears-tower-goes-green.php

Wild animal species threatened by cancer.

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17358-hidden-cancer-threat-to-wildlife-revealed.html

Not so sweet news: Artificial sweeteners, not completely removed by sewage treatment plants, may be present in drinking water.

http://www.springer-sbm.com/index.php?id=291&backPID=121&L=0&tx_tnc_news=5961&cHash=4a86c55468

“Schooled”? Sophisticated social learning ability seen in fish.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/06/090616205515.htm

—VT Editors