Richard Schiffman

Richard Schiffman is the author of two books and a former journalist whose work has appeared in, amongst other outlets, the New York Times and on a variety of National Public Radio shows including Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

 

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 7:32am
The 2012 Election's Only Bipartisan Consensus: Not to Talk Climate Change
There are a lot of big issues that you won't be hearing much about during the closing weeks of the presidential race.
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Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 7:38am
The Republican Fight for Dirtier Air
Last month the Senate rejected a bid by Oklahoma’s James Inhofe to roll back new limits on mercury in the air proposed by the Obama administration in December.
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Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 8:16am
New Report on the Dangers of Genetically Modified Foods
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 8:08am
The Most Anti-Environment Congress in History: Here's the Record
Global temperatures are rising, violent weather is increasing, chemicals in the air, food supply and water have led to soaring rates of allergies, asthma, certain cancers, hormone disruption, male infertility. Forest lands are vanishing at unprecedented rates, vast dead zones are spreading in the world’s oceans, we are running out of non-renewable fossil fuels.
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Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 1:55pm
How California's GM Food Referendum May Change What America Eats
Last month, nearly 1 million signatures were delivered to county registrars throughout California calling for a referendum on the labeling of genetically engineered foods.
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Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 7:08am
North Carolina Legislature Prepares to Ban Sea From Rising!
Once upon a time, the great King Canute, strolling on a beach with his courtiers, ordered the waves to halt. Yet they kept on coming. It was a lesson intended for the monarch's fawning sycophants. Canute was showing them that there are limits to power. Even a king can't stop the sea!
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Friday, April 27, 2012 - 8:43am
Scientists Cry Fowl Over the FDA's Regulatory Failure
In 2005, the antibiotic fluoroquinolone was banned by the FDA for use in poultry production. The reason for the ban was an alarming increase in antibiotic-resistant campylobacter bacteria in the meat of chickens and turkeys – "superbugs", which can lead to a lethal form of meningitis that our current antibiotics are no longer effective against.
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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 11:11am
Republicans Fight Obama's Planned Nuclear Cuts
“Iran Worried U.S. Might Be Building 8,500th Nuclear Weapon,” read the headline. This front page banner in the satirical weekly, The Onion may not have gotten the number exactly right.
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Friday, February 24, 2012 - 9:03am
A Compendium of The Goofiest Things That Rick Santorum Has Said So Far...
If a recent poll is accurate, Rick Santorum is now the top dog of the Republican pack with 38% approval amongst GOP voters nationwide in contrast to 23% for Mitt Romney, 17% for Newt Gingrich, and 13% for Ron Paul. Whether Santorum can maintain this lead is another matter.
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Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 11:57am
Coal Miners Pay in Blood for China's Economic Miracle
There is a saying in China about the coal miners who go underground into the bowels of the earth to earn their living -- that they only become human again when they come back to the surface.
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