Kristin Shrader-Frechette

June 23, 2008
Why atomic power isn't the answer
June 23, 2008
Though neither the Vatican nor the U.S. bishops have made a statement on nuclear power, the church has outlined the ethical case for renewable energy. In Centesimus Annus Pope John Paul II wrote that just as Pope Leo XIII in 1891 had to confront “primitive capitalism” in order to defend
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March 24, 2008
Why did terrorists attack the United States The Kentucky farmer and writer Wendell Berry believes they were responding to U S corporate economic institutions that harm the poor and accept deadly pollution and global climate change as mere costs of doing business Michael S Northcott a priest of
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April 30, 2007
Most people realize that over the last 40 years the tobacco industry has spent millions of dollars to mislead the public about the dangers of smoking People are less likely to know that oil companies are doing something similar ExxonMobil has spent 16 million to fund a web of organizations charg
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September 11, 2006
Years ago my husband and I spent a grim rainy day at the former Dachau Concentration Camp in southern Germany The museum rsquo s last exhibit in white letters against a black background was a single line from American philosopher George Santayana Those who forget the past are condemned to repea
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December 05, 2005
Consider that cancer is the leading killer of Americans under age 85 that 40 percent of victims are under 65 and that for 25 years childhood cancers have been increasing 1 4 percent annually mostly because of environmental contaminants If the National Institutes of Health are right industrial to
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October 24, 2005
Two decades ago outside on the bow of a Norwegian ice-breaker other scientists and I drank cognac poured over 10 000-year-old ice from a nearby glacier Bundled up only miles from the North Pole we enjoyed an August sunset a break in our scientific meetings to develop policy for protecting the
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August 04, 2003
Promoting the largest deregulation campaign in the last half century the Bush administration says deregulation will bring prosperity and health But will it Cass R Sunstein a professor of law at the University of Chicago makes the case for the Bush claims He says that environmental laws kill m
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March 24, 2003
If you like mysteries read this book Even if you don rsquo t like mysteries read itbecause it may save your life The world-famous epidemiologist Devra Davis tracks a killer responsible for millions of avoidable ailments like heart disease and cancer She explains for example why women with high