Lynn Hasselberger

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A Valuable Reputation

After Tyrone Hayes said that a chemical was harmful, its maker pursued him.<p>In 2001, seven years after joining the biology faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, Tyrone Hayes stopped talking about his research with people he didn’t trust. He instructed the students in his lab, where he …

Why we need GMO labels

Most people like to know what they are eating. However, labeling for genetically modified organisms is not required in any state. This is largely because of the money expended by GM seed producers toward blocking food-labeling laws.<p>A common claim made by this group is that GM foods have been proved …

Are tornadoes getting stronger?

A new study out of Florida State University offers conflicting data, but one researcher says it’s a safe bet<p>Sometimes scientists can’t help themselves from showing dramatic curves, even though they have so many caveats that no firm conclusions can be made from the data. James Elsner at Florida …

UNICEF Study Warns Children Will be Hit Hardest by Climate Change

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has released a report that reveals the world’s children are most at risk from the effects of global …

Prince Charles Calls Climate Change Deniers A 'Headless Chicken Brigade'

LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles has called people who deny human-made climate change a "headless chicken brigade" who are ignoring overwhelming scientific evidence.<p>The heir to the British throne, a dedicated environmentalist, accused "powerful groups of deniers" of mounting "a barrage of sheer …

Clean Technology

Study Shows Just 90 Companies Caused Nearly Two Thirds of Man-Made Climate Change

<i>Photo of global warming via Shutterstock</i><p>New research by the Climate Accountability Institute has revealed that just 90 companies are to blame for the …

Climate