Green News For The Weekend Volume 275

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Here are your green news links for you to catch up on this weekend.

What My Son’s Disabilities Taught Me About ‘Having It All.’ Because of her child’s problems, the author will never have a tidy, peaceful life. But none of this keeps her from being happy — as long as she asks herself the right questions. Written by my friend Marie Myung-Ok Lee.

The next time you take a swig of Odwalla’s Organic Carrot Juice, or munch on a bowl of Orville Redenbacher’s Organic popcorn, take note: A lot of popular organic and all-natural brands are made by companies that are spending thousands of dollars to defeat Proposition 37, the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act. Organic brands like Odwalla, Kashi, and Naked Juice against labeling GMOs. What is going on?

How many ancient cousins did early man have? Exciting new fossils discovered east of Lake Turkana confirm that there were two additional species of our genus — Homo — living alongside our direct human ancestral species, Homo erectus, almost two million years ago. Looks like we have more relatives than we initially thought!

Tommy Lee of Mötley Crüe wrote an open letter to SeaWorld asking them not to play any of the band’s songs while orcas perform, stating “Although we like to torture the human fans who willingly come to our shows, we don’t want to be a part of making innocent animals’ lives hellish. I’ve learned from my friends at PETA that these marine animals are very sensitive to sound, as they communicate by sonar, and loud noises mess with their most basic instincts and drive them more nuts than they already are when trapped in your tanks.” Very cool, Mr. Lee, very cool.

Have a great weekend everyone…

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